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Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon Restaurant

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Main Highway, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0700
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a lunch here. I had a ciabatta and hubby had a hamburger. He wished he had the ciabatta - just as much food for less $. But all of it was delicious. We sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine.

Thank Keryn611
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165 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for steak while in the area. Food was great and was sitting by the fire which was great. Staff member did seem a bit off form, perhaps it was a long day. Great meal all the same

Thank Pete H
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped into this bar/ restuarant for a bottle of wine after a long day of walking in Fox, to watch the sun go down. The price wasn't too much money for a tourist town in an isolated location. The deck outside is a lovely place to watch the sun go down, even in the season change it was still pretty... More 

Thank BexhillGirl
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

A little pricey, it's a tourist town so it's unpredictable. Delicious and fresh food. Friendly staff. Food portion are not big.

Thank 137annyl
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We had one very pleasant afternoon visit with good service and drinks, and another less positive evening visit. It has a good menu and drinks list, and is in a great spot for people watching but staff are very mixed quality and attitude!

1 Thank Kevin L
Wellington, New Zealand
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576 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We found this place to be good value. We had a beer, a bowl of hot yummy soup, and wedges. Very tasty all round and the service was friendly. Would go back.

Thank Ah62
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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192 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Good place to have a beer and some bar food. Lots of tourists, but locals visit the place as well. Located in the middle of the village on SH6.

Thank Jens C
Deloraine, Australia
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The food here was really good but was unfortunately let down by the service, the staff seemed unhappy and like smiling was a task

1 Thank HLE-94
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Had an evening meal, all good. The staff were helpful and sorted me out with a meal done in a way I enjoyed rather than slavering garlic on everything like other restaurants ......

Thank MartinJLaws
Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Nice blue cod and chips. But such unfriendly service at the counter! :( No smiles and everything seemed bothersome to her. Wouldn't come here again. :(

1 Thank Lilia682

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Highway, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)  >  Fox Glacier
  • Phone Number: +64 3-751 0700
Cook Saddle Cafe and Saloon offers locals and visitors a variety of menu options at reasonable prices in a warm and friendly country atmosphere.Our wide menu selection includes ala carte and group menu’s, while our popular western style meals are enjoyed by young and old. A children’s menu is available and we endeavour to meet special dietary requirements upon request.The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining and during the cooler months visitors can relax and unwind by the cosy open fire.The saloon is full of local history, a comfortable place for visitors to the West Coast region to catch up with the locals and perhaps hear a few good old stories from days gone by!

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