Whether you’re after a cold beer on the deck, or a warm seat by the fire, Monsoon is the perfect place to relax after a hard day’s exploring. The restaurant serves an extensive menu of delicious dishes made from the best local produce, complemented by a fine selection of wines and beers. And you can’t beat the relaxed, rustic atmosphere and rugged West Coast scenery, set amongst the beautiful native bush setting of Rainforest Retreat.


Homemade soup of the day (GF on Request)

Ask our friendly wait staff. Served with a side garlic bread   $11

Seafood chowder

Delicious creamy chowder served with garlic bread

entree   $14 | main   $19.5

Entrees + Light Bits

Nachos (GF) (V)

Your choice of spicy beef or vegetarian four bean (Vegetarian) nachos, with melted cheese, salsa, sour cream, guacamole & jalapeños

entree   $15 | main   $21

Sticky Asian pork belly (GF)

Pork belly slowly cooked until tender then finished in sticky chilli glaze, served with rice   $17.5

Wrap-your-own Tortillas (V)

Soft flour tortillas, with your choice of cajun chicken or four bean (Vege). Served with guacamole, cheese, salsa and sour cream.   $16

Fish bites

Crispy ginger beer battered Hoki bites served with tartare sauce & chilli mayo   $10

Tear ‘n share loaf

Our home baked Vienna loaf loaded with garlic butter $9.5

Salt ‘n pepper squid

Calamari coated in salt and pepper mix, deep fried and served on a green salad topped with garlic aioli $16

Monsoon Platter

A tasting platter for two, from a selection of meats and treats from our menu $32

Prawn hotpot

Garlic fried prawns soaked in a garlic cream and olive oil sauce, served with crunchy garlic and mozzarella ciabatta slices.  $18.5

Gourmet Pizzas

Salmon & capers

Salmon, spinach, cream cheese, capers and lemon    $28.5

Mexican chicken

Cajun chicken breast, red pepper, red onion, jalapenos and sour cream    $28


Ham, bacon, salami, pepperoni and BBQ sauce    $28


Ham, bacon and pineapple    $28

Vege (V)

Tomato, spinach, red onions, peppers, olives, feta and basil pesto $28

Spicy chorizo & garlic prawn

Pan fried garlic prawns, chorizo, red pepper, coriander and lemon    $28

Margarita (V)

Tomato and basil   $24.5

BBQ chicken

BBQ chicken breast, bacon, onion, red pepper and BBQ sauce.  $28

Spanish tapas

Chorizo, red onion, red pepper, tomatoes, olives, feta and basil    $28

All of our delicious 12” pizzas (8 slices) are made on a thin and crispy base, topped with our home made pizza sauce and grated mozzarella. why not add your own ingredients from our extra toppings, half and half option available.
Gluten free pizza bases available, ask our friendly waitstaff

$2.00 per base.

Gourmet Burgers

Beef & bacon burger

Homemade beef burger served in a soft bun with bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, caramelised onions & mayo    $16.5

Pulled pork burger

Slow roasted pork shoulder served in a soft bun with coleslaw    $16

Hippie burger (V)

Homemade chickpea, corn & spinach burger, sun-dried tomato & olive chutney, lettuce & tomato    $16

The Main Course

Classic fish & chips

Homemade crispy beer battered Hoki served with fries and salad, with tomato and tartare sauce    $26

Pan seared salmon fillet (GF)

Salmon llet drizzled with hollandaise sauce, served with roast potatoes and salad    $29.5

Steak (GF)

Prime New Zealand beef, cooked to your liking, served with fries and salad or roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables, with your choice of garlic butter, peppercorn or mushroom sauce    
Sirloin 250gm $30.5 | Sirloin 350gm $35.5 | Ribeye 250gm $33.5 | Ribeye 350gm $38.5

Lamb shanks (GF)

300gm of New Zealand Lamb, slowly braised in a tomato, rosemary, red wine jus, served on a bed of creamy potato mash with peas    $31

Pioneer stuffed chicken (GF)

Chicken breast wrapped in bacon, stu ed with spinach and ricotta cheese, served with fries and salad or roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables, and your choice of gravy or garlic butter    $29.5

Massaman curry (GF)

Thai massaman curry with slow cooked New Zealand beef, served with a side of rice    $29.5

Roast pork and crackling (GF)

Slow roasted pork shoulder served with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables, topped with gravy and apple sauce    $27.5

Pasta of the Day (V)

Ask our friendly wait staff    $24.5

add: chicken or bacon   $5 | salmon   $6

Caesar salad (GF option)

Salad greens, bacon, garlic, croutons, caesar sauce and parmesan cheese.   $24.5

add: chicken or bacon   $5 | salmon $6

Roast vegetable salad (GF) (V)

Hearty roasted vegetables & garlic in a bed of lettuce topped with red onion, feta and seeds drizzled with balsamic vinegar.

add: chicken $5 | salmon $6


Steamed veges (V)

Mixed seasonal vegetables    $6

Potato mash & gravy

Creamy mash with a rich brown gravy    $6

Crispy pork crackling

Crispy pork crackling served with homemade apple sauce   $8

Steamed rice (V)

Bow of steamed rice $6

Classic fries

Served with tomato sauce & aioli   $9

Hash tag fries

Served with tomato sauce & aioli   $10

Potato wedges (V)

With sour cream and sweet chili sauce   $12.5

Garden salad

Green salad with tomato, cucumber & red onion and a balsamic dressing   $9

Happy Endings

Sticky date pudding

Delicious hot pudding served with ice cream, cream and a sticky toffee sauce    $14

Chocolate mudcake

Rich and warm chocolate cake, served with ice cream, cream and home-made caramel sauce   $14

Ice cream sundae

Creamy vanilla ice cream with you choice of strawberry, chocolate or caramel topping    $9.5

Cheesecake of the day

Ask our friendly waitstaff    $14

Cream brulee

Classic Vanilla Crème Brulee served with ice cream and cream $14

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Where to find us

46 Cron St, Franz Josef

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