Take a step back in time

Alice May

Restaurant & Bar

Franz Josef, New Zealand

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 the courtyard.


an unforgetable evening.

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 fantastic range from the Montheiths Brewery and an excellent selection of NZ Wines.

The story of Alice May.

Alice May Parkinson (1889 – 21 July 1949) was a New Zealand manslayer. She was born in Hampden, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand in 1889.

Her subsequent trial and conviction became a subject of contemporary controversy for New Zealand socialist and feminist campaigners due to the perceived severity of her sentence compared to male criminals.

A few kind words…


When I say we went to Alice May every day of our trip I am not joking.
Whitebait omelette, croquettes as well and the delicious sticky toffee pudding – We ate this every day…. Can not fault it. The beef cheeks are also really yummy, especially on a cold day! Also, Lovely staff and cozy atmosphere .”

– Amberkahu

Warm and Welcoming

Warm and welcoming after a long drive. Waiter was very friendly, excellent service. Lamb shank was very tasty with lots of gravy. Good value considering the location. Would come back.

– Kellie Huxford

An Absolute Must

Alice May is an absolute must when exploring NZ’s west coast. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere with a delicious menu to choose from. I would highly recommend the tender “melt in your mouth” beef cheeks! Can’t wait to go back!

– Melissa Oakley