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Monsoon Bar & Restaurant

46 Cron St. | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0101
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (70 reviews)
“lamb shank” (25 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
46 Cron St. | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We turned up on a rainy day expecting it to be busy but got seated very quickly. Happy hour was a welcome surprise with $5 drinks! Our starter of sticky pork belly was delicious however it went downhill when it came to the mains. My...More

Thank akruss80
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We stayed at the Rainforest Retreat for one night and this is the onsite bar and café. The Retreat site is huge so it was no surprise that the café was packed. However the service was good. We had cocktails, lamb shank and stuffed chicken....More

Thank Janzell
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed this easy to walk to location! Waitress told us about a great early evening deal of "buy one pizza, get second free" when you buy two alcohol drinks ... easy choice! Had Hawaiian pizza and mix of two others (veggie and Italian ) and...More

Thank Jmuhn
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had the steak & it was awesome - looked & tasted great. The place was buzzing with great music & people having a good time. The bar was full & the restaurant (inside & out) was nearly to its max. The atmosphere & music...More

Thank marypappas1
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Staying in Franz Josef we had enjoyed a busy day and were looking for somewhere to eat. Having tried a number of great restaurants we came across Monsoon Bar & Restaurant. From the outside it appeared quite with no one around but it had been...More

Thank Bridstow
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink on the way back to the motel and enjoyed the atmosphere and decor. However the bad rating is due to the lady pouring drinks behind the bar she had no idea how to pour drinks. 2 attemps at the Pint...More

Thank Swanny4444
Reviewed 18 February 2017

A popular and buzzing place for evening drinks and pub food. Definitely for the young though ! The open fire was appreciated on a chilly night. Full of back packers and youngsters having a good time.

Thank kel35
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had dinner on our first nights stay. The place was buzzing. We chose to have pizza which was very good so no complaints from us. We were talking to a couple like us from the UK who were waiting for their puddings. They were...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Had a few beers in the Monsoon beer garden on a sunny afternoon after our heli hike was cancelled. They do some great food (the fish bites were awesome) and good beers too.

Thank SCochrane
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here on our first night in a camper van staying at the rainforest retreat. We had arrived late after a long NZ drive and had a hungry & tired 7 year old. We were welcomed warmly (without a booking) and served immediately....More

Thank Rennie F
RainforestFranzJosef, General Manager at Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Hi Rennie Glad we ticked all the boxes for you and your family. Hope you had a great trip. Cheers Oscar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$11 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Cron St. | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: +64 3-752 0101
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Monsoon bar and restaurant will quite possibly be your favourite bar in NZ, with roaring fires & regular DJ's. We carry a large range of New Zealands finest beers and wines. The Monsoon restaurant will satisfy your hunger whatever your budget with all you can eat pizza nights, backpacker meal deals and a specially created ala carte menu specially designed by our head chef Ronald Lacanilao who has created a menu of mouth watering local delicacies to treat you after a hard day glacier exploring. Monsoon: it rains... we pour...
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