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The Glasshouse Restaurant

££ - £££, European
36 Main Road, State Highway 6 | Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0729
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible0%
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New Zealand, European
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
36 Main Road, State Highway 6 | Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I both ordered the rack of lamb which was accompianed with roasted tomatoes and scalloped potatoes. Our meat was done to perfection as was the herb crust and jus. The attentive staff and the incredible view of the mountains and glaciers heightened...More

Thank mdbelanger2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with the Chicken Breast Supreme as it was noted as a chef recommendation. I was not disappointed... It was delicious. My wife had a tomato-based soup and was very happy with her selection as well. There were plenty of vegetarian options for her...More

Thank Jeffrey Z
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at The Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jeffrey, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your dinner with us at the Glasshouse Restaurant. I know how difficult it is to travel with special dietary requirements and I am...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017

The breakfast was included in the package and the variety and quality on what was on offer was superb and really very tasty. The service was quite unquestionably outstanding.More

Thank DavidMay1945
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at The Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Dear DavidMay, Thank you very much for taking your time to review us on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to know that you have enjoyed our breakfast here, both food and service. I hope you enjoy the rest of trip and will see you again in...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

While in Franz Josef Glacier, we enjoyed a very nice dinner at The Glasshouse Restaurant. I had the duck. All of our dishes were very good. The service was also quite good. Highly recommended.

Thank Sandro M
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at The Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Dear Sandro, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your experience in our Glasshouse Restaurant. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards, Mick

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Great food with the John Dory dish being a personal high light form chef Ravi. With the waiters Pia giving good service. A fantastic viewMore

Thank Duncan R
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at The Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Dear Duncan R, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I'm delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your dinning experience with us in the Glasshouse Restaurant. Ravi and Pia are definitely real assets in our restaurant. Thank you...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

We had both dinner and breakfast here, which were included in our rate. Dinner was average with very few options for vegetarians. Breakfast included a cold buffet (which was tiny) and there was an extra charge for a hot buffet (which we chose to skip,...More

Thank TheShis
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at The Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Dear TheShis, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip in New Zealand. Best regards, Mick Yuan

Reviewed 17 April 2017

One of the 2 restaurants in this lovely hotel serving yummy food by courteous Staff. A reservation in advance will certainly help to get you a table with a gr8 view in this relatively little place. Overall--7/10More

Thank arby235
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at The Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Dear Arby, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you have enjoyed our food and service in the restaurant. Glasshouse restaurant has the best view in town featuring all snow mountains in the surrounding area and you...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

It appears the restaurant or part of it also goes by the name Canavans, and this review is for the main dining area at the Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier. We had two dinners and two breakfasts here. Most everything we tried for dinner was...More

Thank walkalot4ever
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at The Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Dear walkalot4ever, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your breakfast and dinner with us. To utilize local ingredients and cook fresh is always the idea of our restaurants. Regarding...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Just had a delicious breakfast with my girls. The buffet was plentiful and fresh. The eggs were light and fluffy while the bacon was very tasty. The chocolate croissants were wonderful! The wait staff was attentive even though it was a buffet. The view of...More

Thank Matecha
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at The Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Dear Matecha, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you have enjoyed your breakfast with us. I am humbled by your kind words and yes we are blessed to be located in such a beautiful...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stayed at the Scenic Hotel and carefully chose The Glasshouse for its fine dining. The other restaurant does a fixed price meal and was full of coach parties and groups. The Glasshouse kitchen is no longer used and maybe thats the problem. The main...More

Thank AcerFrance
MickYuan, Restaurant and Bar Manager at The Glasshouse Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Dear AcerFrance, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I am disappointed to see that our service that evening did not meet your expectation. While majority of our guests have enjoyed their experience with us, your feedback is extremely...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Cuisine
New Zealand, European
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Main Road, State Highway 6 | Scenic Hotel 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 0729
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Description
With stunning glacier views the Glasshouse Restaurant provides casual ala carte dining designed for families and leisure guests. Open for buffet ora la carte breakfast from 6.30am to 10.00am as well as a la carte dinner(plus salad bar) from 5.00pm to 9.30pm, daily.
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