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Alice May

) #1 of 12 Restaurants in Franz Josef ££ - £££ European, , International
30 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 3-752 0740
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brie” (18 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
30 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 1,084 reviews

Reviewed 22 May 2017

When we arrived at Franz Josef, we chose Alice May to have dinner as it was listed as recommended in the top 10 restaurants. Indeed the place have great ambient, good food and friendly staff.

Thank arngyc
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Food was above average, specifically we had pork belly that had a nicely toasted crackling. Chicken in Brie was average, a little dry. Great glass of Cabernet.

Thank Huy L
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This is certainly a must do. Super friendly staff the minute we walked in to a menu that was just so wonderful. We started with the garlic bread to share but when it arrived, I immediately wanted a serve each. Not because it was small...More

Thank Samhain73
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Happened to be in Franz Josef on the day of our anniversary so selected Alice May after reading some reviews. A little disappointed after what we had read. Food was very basic - especially with just plain boiled vegetables that were not prepared that well...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The restaurant had a warm inviting feel about it. We started with garlic bread which wasn't very garlic in flavour. Two of us had beef cheeks which were tasty. The other two had sirloin steaks which were just adequate. One of us ordered salad instead...More

Thank mike p
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner after a heavy lunch so we only ordered the set menu to share. The waitress was very friendly and helpful, helping us with our choices. We ended up with a Kumara (sweet potato) & pumpkin soup, pork knuckle, & ended...More

Thank Baoyue Vanessa C
Reviewed 12 May 2017

What a great value friendly and homely restaurant this was. We enjoyed the seafood chowder, venison burger, and the venison sausages with mash, and the warm of the fire on a cold night. Great, friendly service in a relaxed pleasant atmosphere. Seems to specialise in...More

Thank NL2210
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Great cafe We had dinner here and loved the food. Staff were friendly Atmosphere was nice Internet was free and very fast Lamb shanks were awesome

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We were recommended this place by a local and must say it was the best meal we had in a couple of days travelling throughout New Zealand. We had 3 meals in Franz Josef and this was by far the best, and a must try...More

Thank Goddessniobe
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Nice beer, really friendly staff and an incredible view! Great spot to relax outside in the sunshine!

Thank Emma A
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you open on New Year's eve? If so, could we book a table for 31/12/16?
10 April 2016|
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Response from |
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
Is it open on new year's eve? Could we book now?
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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