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Alice May

$$ - $$$, European,
30 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 3-752 0740
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“venison burger” (30 reviews)
“brie” (22 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Bar, European, New Zealand, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed today via mobile

We loved this restaurant.. It had a great atmosphere with friendly staff and the food was to die for!

Thank Alice T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for a drink with friends and ended staying for dinner The location is lovely with a view of the glacier and the restaurant tended to be a bit quieter than the Main Street which was nice. We sat outside and the drinks and food...More

1  Thank bluesocks1101
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good food at, given where it is in a huge tourist spot, very good value. Had a discount voucher from our motel which made a difference as well. Calamari, Linguine and Venison Burger all very good, Whitebait starter OK but no more. Friendly service.

Thank westwalesfoodie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

20% surcharge for New Year. But it wasn’t New Years Eve it was several days later. Service dreadful. Starters arrived 10 minutes apart. Food lack lustre. Lets hope this was just a seasonal glitch. Worst meal of the month by some way.More

Thank cultureoutdoors
Jennie O, Owner at Alice May, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear cultureoutdoors - thank you for your review which clearly from your photo was meant for The Landing just down the road and not The Alice May. Possibly instead of words fail me you meant to write "My memory fails me ". This sometimes happens...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quaint restaurant with a bit of history attached to it. Service was prompt and attentive. Food is good but not exceptional...the menu looks similar to all other restaurants but I suppose that due to Franz Josef's locality, it is too be expected. A pleasant visit...More

Thank alvinwcloo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a famous restaurant in that popular area and supposed to be very expensive at night. We went there for lunch at a very value for money price for lunch. Food quality was high and we enjoyed a lot.

Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 3 days ago

great comforting food after a hectic day heli-hiking and skydiving! we had the lamb shank and roast pork. the wine was great and we loved the quirky interior. plus lovely staff, a great night!

Thank ich1812
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Called in here for a quick drink and was really pleasantly surprised by the super friendly service. We ended up staying longer than we had planned as it was so cosy and welcoming. The main meals that were coming from the kitchen looked great. We...More

Thank T2913AWkevink
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved this restaurant. It has a really interesting history which the staff are only to happy to share. The story is printed on the menus, and provides a great topic for conversation. Real honest, pub food and plenty of it. The menu has something for...More

Thank MacFields
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent two days and a half at Franz Josef, and had three meals here. Food was great, generous and properly priced. All the staff was super friendly!! Loved it.

Thank adricabra
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Questions & Answers
11 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jennie O |
Hi - yes we are open New Year's Eve and we take bookings for 6 or more people. If less than that just wander in - no need to book. Cheers Jennie
10 April 2016|
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Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry unable to answer your question was not there at that time of the year...I would give them a ring to ask and if the answer is yes book straight away...Good Luck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: +64 3-752 0740
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As warm and welcoming, as a traditional English Carriage House. The white walls and exposed rafters are adorned with riding tack, farm tools and other historic artifacts. While the wooden floors, wagon wheel bar stools and open fireplace add to the warmth.
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