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/alicemayfranzjosef/

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

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Graeme Percy

Had a great meal highly recommended dont go past.Yum Good on ya West Coast.

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Friendly service and delicious food!

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Deanna Watson

Great food, great service

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The place it's self is great. Well set out and warm. Our waitress was awesome she is a very bubbley and knows her menu great service.
We had the ribeye I'm not sure if it is the chef's fault or not but the steak was tuff and full of grisel so not nice. And the vege could have used a few more minutes in the head.

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Very nice

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Maureen Evans

Nice meal. Cozy atmosphere. Great service!

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Can not fault the food or service at Alice May. The portion size was more than generous and each starter and main was fantastic. We had the mussels and calamari which were lovely, and the pork belly and lamb shanks. The pork belly was a very decent portion and the vegetables with both dishes were cooked perfectly. Would definitely return.

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Our apps---a couple of seafood chowders and a whitebait souffle---were scrumptious. Our tasty mains came in such large portions that we had more than enough to share amongst ourselves. Everything was delicious, just the ticket before a day of hiking on the glacier. Moreover, the restaurant was filled to the rafters with diners who looked like they were all having a good time.

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First class restaurant offering first class service. The food was absolutely delicious. One of the best meals in NZ. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived to the time of leaving. The Italian waitress was very professional and friendly. Our australian waiter added alot of humour to the experience. I am from Napier so the story behind this was quite overwhelming. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Franz Josef. Thank-you for a memorable evening.

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Melissa Brinsdon

The food, location & service was excellent plus good prices on the wine. I enjoyed it so much I went twice. Great menu with varied meals.

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Food was great and staff were absolutely lovely, great experience all round. Recommend the chocolate hazelnut croissant as someone else mentioned - so good!

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Great service. 3 out of 4 meals were very satisfying and the 4th was ok but the salmon and risotto were a bit bland and could have done with a bit of lemon or similar.

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Rachael Third

The service was excellent, and food was bought out really fast.
The calamari was delicious, but the mains were just ok.
I asked.for a medium steak, and it was rare.
The mains menu is a lot of stuff that you would cook at home.
It was a nice dining experience

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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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