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“Large Portions + Great Tasting”

Monsoon Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 23 Restaurants in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$21
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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, bar meals 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...
Reviewed 6 December 2017

If you're in need of a pub fix, look no further than Monsoon Bar. The food varies from burgers to pizza to lamb and more. The food portions are as big as their bar.

Having had some of the world's best pulled pork in Kansas City, I was amazed to find that Monsoon produces a pulled pork sandwich on par with Kansas City's best. It is truly an amazing sandwich with the perfect bbq sauce with coleslaw on top - just the way it should be!

The burgers are monstrous and the fries large and crispy. The chicken tortillas were spiced nicely and the guacamole and salsa were perfect compliments.

The outdoor seating includes an outdoor bar as you sit nestled nicely by the glacier.

Everything is expensive in Franz Josef so you aren't going to find great values, but if you stick with the sandwiches here, it's a pretty good value compared to the alternatives.

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1  Thank Mitchell O
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Really good bar with the best nightlife in Franz Josef. The food is also very good with great deals available on both food and drink.

Thank donnyt1
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Enjoyed a good feed here of Lamb Shanks, although I did struggle to finish the size of the portion. Good cold beer and reasonable prices considering were you are. Was good to see the rugby on the TV. Service was good, although can be a bit busy at some times.

Thank AoteaTravelMan
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

The atmosphere in this place was great! A lot of the backpackers stop through here to wet their whistles, so the pub was buzzing. The beer and wine selection were great. The food was also great, large quantities. Pricing is what you see all over New Zealand. Inside seating got a little smoky (in their interior courtyard), but you can sit away from it as well or sit outside. This was the only place we went to twice while in NZ.

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Thank Markus B
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We ate here while staying at the forest retreat. Drinks were a good price and I had the need burger that was yummy. Good came out quickly and was yummy. Good for a easy bite to eat nothing fancy but nice.

Thank KellyB6019
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