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“Almost Perfect”

Monsoon Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 20 Restaurants in Franz Josef
Price range: US$11 - US$23
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Monsoon bar and restaurant will quite possibly be your favourite bar in NZ, with roaring fires & regular DJ's. We carry a large range of New Zealands finest beers and wines. The Monsoon restaurant will satisfy your hunger whatever your budget with all you can eat pizza nights, backpacker meal deals and a specially created ala carte menu specially designed by our head chef Ronald Lacanilao who has created a menu of mouth watering local delicacies to treat you after a hard day glacier exploring. Monsoon: it rains... we pour...
Hobart, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Almost Perfect”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We went here 2 nights in a row. Great selection of drinks. Lamb shanks were amazing, fish and chips were pleasant but the pub nibbles was a let down. Desserts were to die for

Visited July 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“good price, great service”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Had dinner here once, the service is excellent, food is very good and great prices, the best prices in Franz

Visited July 2014
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Blenheim, New Zealand
2 reviews
“The best pizza in NZ!”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

The pizza was the best, cocktails went down well, service was friendly. We will cherries these good memories, until next time we go back - and we WILL go back.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Linnel2014
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very obliging staff”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Its has taken me along time to review this restaurant but I finally found the card. It was all you can eat pizza night the restaurant was full of 20-30s the manager noticed us 40's a bit out of it so he came up to us especially, asking if he could help us with a certain pizza, and the next one out became ours exclusively. It wasn't so much the food but the care and attention that makes this place stick in my mind. Besides that everyone was having so much fun.

  • Visited July 2013
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Brisbane
1 review
“Food = fine, service = shocking!”
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Whilst the food here is average, though a little overpriced, the service is pretty appalling.

The long-haired git behind the bar was rude and inhospitable to say the least.. Wouldn't hurt someone in customer service to learn some basic manners! I was made to feel like a chore, and an interruption to his evening.

The atmosphere is the best thing about this place with a number of lovely open fires and one pool table.

I had the stuffed chicken (nice but a small portion) and we shared the fried platter (don't bother).

Overall, I'd suggest going elsewhere if you want good food and pleasant service. My next visit to Franz Joseph certainly will NOT include a visit to this place due to this bad experience. Just my opinion, obviously.

  • Visited June 2014
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