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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
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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, bar meals 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. Choose from over 40 different gin's, have a create your gonna experience Monsoon: it rains... we pour...
US$9 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, Pizza, International, Pub, New Zealand
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 有泊車位, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 6 nights and frequented Monsoon regularly. Even though the menu seemed basic, the food was very good with the thin based pizzas very tasty and the steaks some of the best we have ever had and melt in the mouth. The bar with...the good cocktail range was great and the staff very good alsoMore

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 26 May 2022 via mobile

We stayed at the on site accommodation at Rainforest Retreat and came to Monsoon in the evening. After a day on the glaciers it's a perfect place to unwind, have some drinks, great food and play some pool. It has a warm wooden cottage vibe...to it and the service was a great. We were recommended the Cauliflower Steak as a main, and even as a non-vegetarian, I was very impressed with it!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 25 May 2022

Had a amazing dinner on Wednesday night ..we ordered cauliflower steak & chowder, both the meals were very delicious. It was amazing customer service with a smile 😃 too..

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 25 May 2022 via mobile

Last night we had dinner at the Monsoon Restaurant which part of the Rainforest Retreat Franz Josef Our group included 2 chefs. The venue is warm and inviting. Friendly efficient staff who made us very welcome Nice simple menu and food and drinks were reasonably...priced Salmon Salad was excellent as was my Pizza One of our group had the cauliflower steak that she said was excellent. No room for deserts. A very very satisfying meal Happy diners Joan. Paul. DebbieMore

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

Such a lovely restaurant - so cosy and delicious food! We were staying at the Rainforest Retreat and it was wonderful to have the restaurant on site. The service was fantastic - we were there for dinner on 16 May and there was one bloke...running the restaurant. Didn’t catch his name but he was doing a fantastic job by himself - excellent service and super friendly.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 10 May 2022

Our hosts were friendly, helpful and showed they truely wanted us to have the best experience they could provide. Food was lovely, environment was comfortable and cozie

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 22 April 2022

We were late check ins to Rainforest Retreat after a very slow and wet drive from Haast. Monsoon was just closing up the kitchen but managed to fix us a couple of pizzas and chips to feed the kids. Gorgeous setting, kids loved the egg...swings, friendly staff, loved the fire after the rain and pizzas were approved by all. Will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 10 April 2022 via mobile

A wonderful atmosphere in the Bar and Restaurant. Our steak dinners were excellent with steak coojed to our liking and vegetables fresh and lightly steamed. We recommend Monsoon Restaurant at the Rainforest Retreat.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 8 April 2022 via mobile

Fantastic service!! The waiter on his first day did an awesome job and we were very impressed with the waitress who came out and gave us updates on our food time and checked on us. The food was great, all four of us really enjoyed...our meals (steak, GF pizzas and Burger). We also got the cauliflower as a starter and it was delicious!! We all had different G&Ts and they tasted great with a fantastic selection of gins as well as tonics to match. We arrived around 5:30 on a Thursday so it was quiet but rather than putting us by the window where it was colder in order to draw other people in, they sat us by the fireplace at the back which we were impressed by. By 6:30pm the place was starting to buzz. Good prices.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 26 March 2022 via mobile

We came here for a meal when we stayed in the attached holiday park. Husbands steak meal was very well cooked. I tried the cauliflower steak for something different. I hadn't tried this before and was expecting the cauliflower to be cooked abit more and...be softer but was still tasty. We were served by a very friendly and helpful young man.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monsoon Bar & Restaurant

Yes, Monsoon Bar & Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Monsoon Bar & Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Monsoon Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5