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Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the story of Alice May Parkinson along with some mouth-watering food and great ambience. Spectacular views of the Southern Alps can be appreciated from our courtyard. Alice May prides itself in serving traditional New Zealand homemade food. We welcome locals and visitors to call in for a delicious freshly cooked meal and beverages. We offer a range of beer and cider from a West Coast Brewery and a selection of NZ wines.
PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, European, Healthy, New Zealand, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food , beer and politeness and helpfulness of staff second to none. Great evening. Really good local beer. Food more than substantial.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting memorabilia telling the story of local legend Alice May, but more importantly the food was amazing and the server was attentive.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 22 May 2022

had the three course meal deal $40 for a great pumkin soup made with coconut cream, roast pork and sticky date the pork was falling apart and ample quanity and the dessert well cooked and presented would dine here again when in franz.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 26 April 2022

Exceptional food and great staff. There were four people in our party and we had three different dishes between us. The worst part was deciding what to have!! We all commented on the good menu and the quality of the food. The dishes not only...tasted good, but we felt it represented good value for money. The restaurant was busy (which is always a good sign) but that didn't affect the service which was efficient and waiting time was minimal. Had a really friendly waitress that we enjoyed good banter with. Excellent dining - fully recommend this place.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022 via mobile

This place was humming on a saturday night, we had to sit outside but heaters were a good option as would of frozen otherwise. The very few front of house staff were running but didnt seem stressed and had time to chat and recommend meals....Our meals came out very quickly and were delicious.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

Lovely meal and nice decor with some history added in. Wait staff were polite and attentive. On my visit it was raining heavily (nothing unusual for the west coast) and all the windows and doors were closed which made it humid and stuffy. I would...have liked a ceiling fan or a couple of slightly open window perhaps to circulate the air, particularly so in these pandemic times where fresh air is a must really. I enjoyed my meal and didn’t feel rushed to leave like solo diners can often experience. Thanks.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 16 April 2022 via mobile

On a busy Easter weekend in Franz Josef township we had a delicious meal at Alice May. The staff we very accommodating as we hadn’t booked. Sat in the conservatory area with lovely warm heaters. Well priced and great food.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 13 April 2022

We noticed on our 2 week South Island trip that you tended to pay a little more in F.J. then other places whether it be accommodation a helicopter trip or a meal. I had the Venison Sausages my wife white bait starter as a main,...good size portions good service, paid F.J. prices though not off the scale. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 April 2022

Attentive staff. Great venue atmosphere. The food was delicious, and just what we needed after travelling and feeling like something more homestyle with a twist.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 30 March 2022 via mobile

Best Whitebait fritters in the West! In fact the 4 of us enjoyed the whole experience, from the staff to the food to the ambiance! We'll be back!

Date of visit: March 2022
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jjcollis
11 April 2016|
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Response from jennieo350 |
Hi - yes we are open New Year's Eve and we take bookings for 6 or more people. If less than that just wander in - no need to book. Cheers Jennie
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jjcollis
10 April 2016|
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Response from Judy B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry unable to answer your question was not there at that time of the year...I would give them a ring to ask and if the answer is yes book straight away...Good Luck
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4