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“Unexpected surprise”
Review of Blue Ice Cafe

Blue Ice Cafe
Ranked #4 of 20 Restaurants in Franz Josef
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 8 April 2014

From the outside, this restaurant doesn't look like much ~ just another cafe, but DON"T pass it by.

We made a reservation for a mid-week dinner and it did end up quite busy. The crazy hummer-limo they send to pick you up at your accommodation was actually quite fun and a great idea if you plan to drink. We arrived at the restaurant and were greeted at the door by a couple of the staff. They were very warm and welcoming.. seated at our table, our waiter immediately brought water and menus. We had brought a bottle of wine (corkage= $10) and we bought a bottle to do side-by-side tastings. The waiter was fine with bringing us extra glasses, no problem.
The menu has just the right amount of choices- meat, fish, vegetarian, and all of it really did sound good. Our party (4ppl) ended up choosing the Lamb shanks, Lamb rack and Salmon fillet- the portions were huge and super tasty. We were truly surprised how such an unassuming place is turning out such good food. The Lamb dishes were cooked perfectly (what I was told) and my salmon fillet was as well. All the mains come with vegetables and a starch (potato/pasta)~ thank goodness we didn't have any starters, because we were absolutely full.

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Thank winegirl2
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

This little restaurant at the end of the main drag proved to be a delightful experience. We were fortunate enough to have made reservations so it does fill up. All of the meals (party of 4) were outstanding - a fish dish, lamb shank and steaks. No one thought there meal was lacking. The service was great and I highly recommend this restaurant

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Thank popsicleCalgary
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

The cheeseburger is very big and very filling so you may want to split it. I can't be sure, but I think that an egg is mixed into the ground beef.

Thank ElaineMT12
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

It has been the best steak meal we have tried in New Zealand so far and wish we can have it again. Remember to make reservations...it's very popular!

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Thank Goldie_Lucky75
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

We enjoyed the mussels for an entree and for mains we dined on the special fish on the menu that evening. The atmosphere is superb and the service is outstanding. A great experience!

Thank SMEMBoston_Ma
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