Cuisine: European, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

As warm and welcoming as a traditional English carriage house, Alice May is a welcome sight in the popular tourist town of Franz Josef.

Rustling up roast meats, gourmet burgers, salads and fresh seafood, this cosy eatery serves all your favourite New Zealand dishes. With desserts to die for, a kids menu and plenty of gluten-free and veggie options available, there’s something to keep the whole table happy at Alice May!

Decorated with a nostalgic nod to 19th century New Zealand, with white walls, exposed rafters and plenty of historical relics, Alice May provides classic Kiwi cuisine in an atmospheric setting. Don’t forget to ask about the colourful past of their namesake (no spoilers)!

Having worked up an appetite from trekking the glacier, this is the perfect stop for adventurous travellers and road-trippers passing through. Located on Cron Street, just off the main highway.

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Alice May
30 Cron St
Franz Josef 7856

Open Hours:
Everyday 4pm - 10pm

Phone: 03 752 0740
Website: www.facebook.com

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Alice May
Location: Franz Josef
Cuisine: European, New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $35

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Phoebe Chan

Good restaurant in a small tourist town, showcasing NZ food. The ribs dish is massive and uses good quality meat so go for that if you are hungry. I am very impressed with the kids roast pork meal too. The beef cheek dish, mussels starter and kids fish and chips seem slightly on the small side(esp compared to the other two dishes we ordered) but overall a good experience. Service is excellent. The restaurant was super popular and had people waiting for tables.

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John Fisher

Great food from a varied menu. Desserts - try the chocolate and hazelnut croissant, yum!
Friendly service. Would definitely go again.

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Melody Fedorsen

Lovely atmosphere with live music the evening we went. The service was attentive and friendly. Tasty food with a nice selection of drinks and meals to choose from.

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Anita Wong

Great food, the chowder, the steak, lamb shank, beef cheeks and ribs were all great, and the story behind the name was interesting too.

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Great food and good service at this icon restaurant. Such a great spot looking out to Franz Joseph Glazier. Had live music last night , young guy playing , who was really talented . Would go back next time we pass through .

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The restaurant has an interesting story behind its name with an inspired setting, which I will leave you to research yourselves. The food is really delicious and well priced compared to other restaurants in the area. Definitely recommended!

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Wong Wiingg

nice environment, nice staff, delicious food. recommended!!

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Sasha Mackay

Enjoyed the seafood chowder, and both the salmon fillet and lamb shank were tasty and nicely cooked. View of the glacier from the outside of the restaurant, while the inside is cosy and comfortable.

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We had lovely food in a great atmosphere at the Alice May.

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Thomas Rohde

Well prepared food, which was a delight to eat.

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A lovely restaurant. I went there to have dinner for 2 days.
Love their seafood chowder soup!

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Paul Marmont

Lovely restaurant with good food & friendly efficient staff. Would definitely eat there again

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Selena Leung

Great service in a lovely remote area. The seafood chowder was amazing! We also got the pork and lamb shank, both of which was nothing spectacular but made for a decent meal.

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Alex Zaslavsky

Had a great time, food was delicious with large servings.
Dessert was a little bland for my liking.

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Stephanie Clarke

We were welcomed by the most friendly staff, the atmosphere was great, the food delicious. It is fulled with history, amazing story of Alice May!. Next time we are back there, we will have our meals there!

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Chabbie Conmigo

awesome food. yummy roast pork

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Estéfani Bauer

Good food and very friendly staff!

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Yong Hsin

Try the seafood chowder. It’s amazing!

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Maria O Brien

Excellent service, I have coeliac disease as does another member in the group and the staff were very accommodating and helpful in providing us with gluten free dishes. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Poranun Khunanak

We had a great time at Alice May. We ordered Seafood Chowder and Special prawn pasta for starters, the Lamb Shank and Special NZ lamb burger for our mains. Everything was more than perfect. The staff are very friendly and helpful!!.

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Had a wonderful dining experience here. Service was first class, friendly and cheerful. We had an entree of arancini balls followed by mains of steak and lamb shank. All cooked to perfection and very tasty. And to cap of the night the sticky date and choc fudge desserts were sensational. Thanks Alice May and staff for a great night

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Natasha Setubal

Never fails to impress, delicious food, fantastic service and very cute restaurant.

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lovely waiter we only had the main meal which was salmon very enjoyable

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Heather Schmetz

Table for 4, wonderful warm welcome and a warm dining room on a chilly evening.
Loved the time given to choose a wine, and the menu was explained clearly. We chose the soup of the day , Kumara, pumpkin and coconut cream , and 2 shared the arancini balls, both meals declared a winner.
Mains: yellow curry on rice (vegan) , lamb shanks , steak with blue cheese sauce and salmon on pea and asparagus risotto, all yum, excellent portion size, served piping hot and with such care. Actually the standard of service was perfect for us. Steve was brave to order the sticky toffee pud, others chose jasmine green tea. Complimentary truffles were enjoyed and appreciated. Off in to the night with our family who loved getting together at the Alice May on Father’s Day. Thank you for everything.

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Jess Rennie

Delicious as always!

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Sarah Marshall

The seafood chowder was one of the best I’ve ever eaten. I ordered the steak and it was great. Cooked perfectly and a good amount of sides came with it. The story behind Alice May was great to read during the short wait for our food. Would recommend to anyone staying in Franz Josef.

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The ambient is very nice. Food is ok.

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Great experience. Staff were really helpful and friendly. Food was great and good portion size. Only criticism was steak was a little fatty, not the best. But otherwise the food was awesome, and atmosphere really good.

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Kevin Breen

Delightful English setting, well priced menu (even without First Table) and excellent service that made you feel welcome and appreciated. Happy to frequent again.

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Alexis Mantis

Tasty food in a good location in Franz Joseph; close to all of the accommodations. Their wine and beer list was also nice. The waitress was helpful in helping me order a gluten-free dinner.

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Very good!

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Fantastic food and great service. The roast pork was outstanding. I would highly recommend a visit to Alice May.

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Jess Rennie

Such a nice evening! The food was amazing and the service was top notch!

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Simone Wiggan

Very nice evening with tasty food and friendly staff.

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