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Monsoon Bar & Restaurant

46 Cron St. | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
+64 3-752 0101
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (72 reviews)
“lamb shank” (25 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, International, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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46 Cron St. | Franz Josef Glacier, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7856, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dropped by for the ridiculous good value two for one pizza deal. Both pizzas were delicious and there are a good range of drinks on offer. The bar gets busy with the backpacker crowd later, which isn't my scene anymore but it's a decent bar.

Thank owlbeonholiday
Reviewed 4 days ago

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...More

Thank Mitchell O
Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank IJArchibald
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank mbaumgartl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 Kelly B
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Just up from our accommodation we found Monsoon. A generous cheese and meat platter with garlic bread and a side of wedges with sour cream and chilli was just what we needed. We admired the patience of the staff with some demanding customers. Well done...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

As a break from cooking in a campervan we decided to eat here. Initially it looked a little pricey but it is definitely value for money. Food portions are big! We had the garlic bread which was so tasty..followed by chorizo and prawn pizza. Nice...More

Thank c2288
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a drink vefore we went to hot pools and liked it so much we went back for dinner later on. Fab food best sausage and mash I've had in a long time. Good value and selection. Really cosy feel. Definelty reccomend...More

Thank Em1202
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Great selection on the menu and great prices. Open late which is helpful for those who like to sight see beyond 7pm.

Thank OutlawzDR
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Cron St. | 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 0101
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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...
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