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.

To Begin

Prawn cocktail (GF)

Pan fried prawn cutlets in a seafood sauce and salad

Homemade soup of the day (GF option)

Our freshly made soup served with garlic bread

Seafood chowder (GF option)

Delicious creamy chowder served with garlic bread
entree   $14 | main   $19.5

Tapas & Bits on the Side

Sticky Asian pork belly (GF)

Pork belly slowly cooked until meltingly tender and then finished with a sticky chilli glaze

Tortillas (V)

Wrap your own soft ?our tortillas, with your choice of cajun chicken, cajun beef or vegetarian four bean. Served with guacamole, cheese, salsa & sour cream
chicken   $16 | beef   $18 | vegetarian   $16

Fish bites

Ginger beer battered hoki bites with tartare sauce & chilli mayo

Monsoon cheese platter

A delicious selection of New Zealand cheeses, chorizo, salami, olives, chutney & freshly baked ciabatta
two   $32 | four   $48

Crispy pork crackling

Crispy pork crackling served with homemade apple sauce

Beer battered fries

Served with aioli

Bowl of olives

Kalamata and green

Classic fries

Served with tomato sauce & aioli


Garden salad

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

Monsoon Loaf

Our home-baked white Vienna loaf with lashings of garlic butter

Potato wedges

With sour cream and sweet chili sauce

Nachos (GF) – spicy beef, or vegetarian four bean (V)

Your choice of spicy beef or vegetarian four bean nachos, smothered with melted cheese, salsa, sour cream, guacamole & jalapeños
entree   $15 | main   $21

Gourmet Pizzas

Spicy chorizo & garlic prawn

Pan fried garlic prawns, chorizo, red pepper, coriander & lemon    

Quattro formaggi (V)

Mozzarella, feta, blue cheese & ricotta    

Margarita (V)

Cherry tomatoes, sliced mozzarella & basil    

BBQ chicken

BBQ chicken breast, bacon, onion, red pepper & smoky BBQ sauce  

Spanish tapas

Chorizo, red onion, red pepper, tomatoes, olives, feta & basil    


Ham, bacon & pineapple    


Ham, bacon, salami, pepperoni & smoky BBQ sauce    


Fresh tomatoes, mushroom, spinach, red onion, olives, feta & pesto

Mexican chicken

Cajun chicken, red pepper, red onion, jalapeños & sour cream    

Salmon & capers

Salmon, spinach, cream cheese, capers & lemon    

Extra toppings

Chorizo, ham, pepperoni, salami, bacon, prawns, cajun chicken, salmon
$4 per topping

Capers, red onion, red pepper, jalapenos, olives, blue cheese, brie, ricotta, feta, tomatoes
$3 per topping

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

Hippie burger (V)

Homemade chickpea, corn & spinach burger, sun-dried tomato & olive chutney, lettuce, tomato served in a rustic bun    

Monsoon beef & bacon burger

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

Pulled pork burger

Slow roasted pork shoulder served in a soft bun with coleslaw, apple sauce & hickory sauce    

The Main Course

Lamb shanks (GF)

2 shanks of new zealand lamb, slowly braised in a tomato, rosemary and red wine jus served on a bed of creamy potato mash, baby peas and our rich brown gravy
$29.5 | extra shank add $6

Pioneer stuffed chicken (GF)

Our most popular dish, chicken breast wrapped in bacon, stuffed with spinach & ricotta served with roast potatoes, coleslaw & mushroom sauce    

Massaman curry (GF)

Melt in your mouth, slow cooked New Zealand beef in a Thai massaman curry served with jasmin rice    

Roast pork and crispy crackling (GF)

With golden roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, rich brown gravy & home made apple sauce    

Monsoon pasta with garlic bread (V)

Penne pasta in a pesto cream sauce, mushrooms, spinach & sundried tomatoes    
$24.5, add: chicken   $4 | bacon   $4 | salmon   $5

Prawn or chicken caesar salad (GF option)

Salad greens, prawns or chicken, bacon, garlic croutons, egg, caesar dressing and parmesan    

Roast vegetable salad (GF) (V)

A generous portion of seasonal roast vegetables served on a bed of salad greens with feta, toasted seeds and a balsamic dressing    

West Coast bangers and mash (GF option)

World famous blackball pork Cumberland sausages with a creamy potato mash, baby peas & gravy  

Classic fish & chips

Homemade crispy beer-battered hoki fillets served with fries, coleslaw & tartare sauce    

Pan seared salmon fillet (GF)

Salmon fillet drizzled with hollandaise sauce, with roast potatoes & salad    

Ribeye steak (GF)

250gm of prime New Zealand thick ribeye steak cooked to your liking with a choice of garlic butter or mushroom sauce, served with roast potatoes & coleslaw


Steamed veg

Mixed seasonal vegetables

Potato mash & gravy

Creamy mash and rich gravy

Roast potatoes

Roasted golden and tossed in rosemary salt

Happy Endings

Sticky date pudding

A delicious hot pudding served with a yummy toffee sauce    

Chocolate mudcake

A rich and warm chocolate cake with chocolate sauce    

Ice cream sundae

Creamy vanilla ice cream served with wafers and your choice of chocolate, strawberry or caramel sauce    

Dessert of the day

Ask our friendly wait staff    

Make a Booking

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Where to find us

46 Cron St, Franz Josef

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