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Alice May

30 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
+64 3-752 0740
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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European, New Zealand, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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30 Cron Street, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

Very fast and friendly service from all the staff. This really differentiate Alice May from other restaurants in Franz Josef. We had 2 Lamb Shank, West Coast White bait and the famous pavlova with passion fruit. The lamb was a bit dry. The white bait...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2016

Situated just off the main road in Franz Josef so away from the noise & bustle of the backpackers. As such a more "mature" clientele. Great food and extremely friendly staff from all over the world - ours were from Ireland & USA. So good...More

Thank alannevillenz
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner without a reservation, there weren't any tables available and we were told we could have a drink at the bar and wait for a table. Noticed there were tables outside and asked if we could sit outside. It was warm enough...More

Thank Joriss10
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We ate twice here while staying in Franz Joseph. The food was good both times although I was a little disappointed to see the daily fish special was the same both days (even cooked in the same way). However, the quality of the food was...More

Thank Strolling_Goldfish
Reviewed 28 March 2016

After a very disappointing day with our Glacier trip cancelled due to poor weather, a visit to Alice May was a breath of fresh air. Just walking in and smelling the food was enough to make my mouth water. I had the Beef Cheeks, which...More

Thank Markinozz
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel we stay in Franz Josef. We were there late for the dinner and the foold was really good.

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Despite being quite full, the restaurant was not overly noisy. Service was excellent and the food was quite good. We both had lite fare - ha! I can't imagine the size of the full portions! I could not finish my roast pork, which was tender...More

Thank Delightsingoodfood
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This pub/bistro was handy for our motel next door.We noticed it was always busy during our stay.On the evening we dined there we managed to get a table inside straight away.Plenty of friendly staff around,and the place had a buzz about it. It served typical...More

Thank Chilli48
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Alice May has a sweet back story (on the last page of the menu), and delicious food. Our personable server, Michael, was prompt with the iconic bottle of cold water and explained the specials. We chose salmon, fish and chips, corn chowder and curry, all...More

Thank Terrie T
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Who thought "bangers & mash" could taste so good - and all for $20. My wife's pasta was excellent too. Service was quick and friendly and we were surprised by getting a 10% early bird discount. Don't miss Alice if you are staying over in...More

Thank gnt255106
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Questions & Answers
10 April 2016|
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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
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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, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
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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