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“A Decandent Dessert!”
Review of Alice May

Alice May
Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$23
Cuisines: International, Healthy, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
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“A Decandent Dessert!”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Being quite full from a rather late lunch, Alice May's did not fail to deliver on a most decadent dessert on their menu that month. The chocolate knicker-bocker glory (or at least that is what I likened it to) was not only delicious but went down within 5 minutes of arriving at the table with a few stares from other patrons wondering what I ordered.

The delicious, sweet tasting dessert aside, the atmosphere was fairly intimate, as seating was not crammed against one another. A fire-place and low-lighting (though not too low that one struggles to see) added a bit more UK "pub-like" atmosphere and the bar was not huge but quite well stocked with wines and the local NZ branded Monteiths beers and cider on tap. The staff were friendly, but admittedly I thought the dessert preparation and serving did take a little longer than expected. It also wasn't cheap, but when I went there if you ordered a main and dessert, it usually gets bundle and ends up being a little easier on the back pocket.

Overall, a thumbs up as a nice little place to chill out with mates (or in my case family) and when I visit again the mains will be on order as well as the dessert.

  • Visited May 2013
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Northland
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4 reviews
“dinner out”
Reviewed 24 July 2013

Good well cooked food at great rate. Great service from friendly staff. Good wine list. Always full and lively no waiting for a table more than 10minutes

Visited July 2013
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Blenheim, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Dinner for five”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

The restaurant was packed but we were given a lovely table. The staff were attentive and the meal was beautifully presented. The food was delicious as was the wine. Thank-you for a lovely night.

Visited July 2013
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Landau in der Pfalz, Germany
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“good meal”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

We got a lamb shank that was cooked well. Also all sides were ok for an acceptable price. The staff was friendly.

Visited July 2013
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Austin, Tx
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Warm fire - delicious meals!”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We happened upon Alice May's when we visited Franz Josef in mid-June. We were there during their happy hour, so each of us got a free wine or beer with our meals. We all really enjoyed our meals, and we also split a delicious dessert. We were the only customers when we first arrived, and we enjoyed chatting with the waitperson. The service and food were both outstanding.

  • Visited June 2013
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