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Blue Ice Cafe

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Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0707
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Bloomington, Indiana
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The first time I stopped by this nice little restaurant was to simply get a strawberry smoothie. When you are backpacking around a country you tend to be very frugal with money so I had mainly been living off of peanut butter sandwiches and various other cheap items. I had spent about five hours hiking that day and wanted something... More 

Thank Courtney P
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was my daughter 21 birthday, I wanted to give her a memorable surprise dinner. Blue Ice Cafe did the perfect job. Picked up by the Hummer from our accommodation, warmly welcome in the restaurant, perfect food, completed with the most delicious special made carrot cake birthday cake, cannot Thank you enough for all the special arrangement The food was... More 

Thank 456Wong456
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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351 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were recommended this café by our travel agent and we enjoyed our dinner here. It is located on the High Street and is made to look icy which is different. The waitresses were attentive and we didn't have to wait long for the food but it wasn't busy. We ordered fish and chips,- well cooked,- portion size just right... More 

Thank Sheilambutcher
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had an excellent dinner. We ordered the green mussels, rack of lamb, and steak. The service was great and the complimentary limo ride a plus.

Thank Carmen Valdez G
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we have read lots of not so good review, we find the place served very good meal with good ambient. Just need to be patient on waiting time.

Thank joric19
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had eaten here years ago and we enjoyed it just as much this time. The tables are a bit close but it all adds to the friendly atmosphere. The food is very good with a modern twist and excellent ingredients.

Thank patricia t
Christchurch, New Zealand
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here as a couple and i must say my husband was happy enough with his meal. I think i drew the short straw as mine was not good. I had an entree priced at $16 which was inedible. It was not cooked and tasted like a plate of glue. My main, venison $36.00 was slightly better however the... More 

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Shenzhen, China
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at the end of the season so no waiting for tables. The smoked salmon bruschetta was beautifully prepared and tasted great too. Had the Italian pizza which was good too.

Thank Hock8
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an unexpected treat in a small town. We just stumbled in here but had the nicest and best meal of our time in New Zealand. The food was amazing and the service was great!!

Thank Duane K
Durham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here whilst visiting Franz Josef on Honeymoon and had a lovely meal! The food, in particular the meat, (I had beef Dave had venison) was cooked beautifully and the staff were very friendly! I would highly recommend it!

Thank Emma A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Franz Josef
  • Phone Number: +64 3-752 0707

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?