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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%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (70 reviews)
“lamb shank” (24 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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1 - 10 of 345 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had the lamb shanks and some kiwi pinot noir. very delicious. the staff are friendly and attenti. loved it

Thank Paul3131
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosy bar with a lovely log fire and lots of heaters. Loads of screens to watch the lions game and very welcoming staff at the bar. Service excellent and good prices during happy hour (7-9!)

Thank Q5976UFalisons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the monsoon bar after arriving back from a hunting trip and were tired and wanted a good meal, thankfully we did get a good meal at reasonable rate, however, there were to female English bartenders who quite frankly let the whole operation...More

1  Thank eldonvickers
RainforestFranzJosef, General Manager at Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Eldonvickers, Thank you for visiting and for your review. It is most out of character to receive a review such as yours. As you will see from our other reviews our customer service and friendly vibe usually rates very highly. I am extremely sorry...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice spot to have dinner more like local bar. We had pizza, salmon and couple drinks. Nice fire place you can have relax dinner!

Thank Ayumi M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing about this place is exceptional, but food is tasty, beer is cold and atmosphere fits the territory. Prices are fair. Server was friendly and efficient.

Thank oltmannd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and excellent service by the one and only Alice and Nathan. Thank you guys for a brilliant night we will be back again

Thank CR500Man
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Alice & CJ are awesome! This was definitely a night to remember. Everyone is so friendly and they have awesome deals and dirty bingo 😉 CHEERS. It's a must to make an appearance. 🤙🏼

1  Thank Anneliese W
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I stayed here 2 nights and was impressed with everything...the room..the bed...the warmth...the food...the staff...everything was just perfect

Thank Graham K
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Loved this place Food was good Service was friendly and fun Atmosphere was great with indoor and outdoor fireplaces nice and cozy.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We were staying at the Rainforest Retreat therefore ate here as it's onsite to the accommodation. We arrived late and were tired from driving all day so this was convenient. It's a nice enough pub atmosphere with a fire and pool tables. LOTS of backpackers!...More

Thank navijac
RainforestFranzJosef, General Manager at Monsoon Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Hi Navijac I was disappointed to see that you didn't enjoy your meal. We get great feedback regarding our food generally. It sounds very odd as what you have described isn't what we serve unless someone had made a mistake in which case I am...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$11 - US$23
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
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16:00 - 01:00
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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