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Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon

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Main Highway, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0700
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (44 reviews)
“calamari” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Highway, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

We were hungry and the burgers were great, One of our party had the Vegan Curry but didn't enjoy it as much as the Curry she had the day before. (A little too much Onion?) We enjoyed the milkshakes and the drinks and all over...More

Thank Robert Charles I
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We trying our lunch at Cook Saddle, order 1 pork ribs which only NZD 18 and chicken burger with chips NZD 24, restaurant environment is nice!

Thank Jesphannie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Cook Saddle Café, admittedly it was rather a busy saloon when we arrived but then I noticed that half the bar had been closed off, "for cleaning" even though the bar was completely full. We where seated at the only available table for two by...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here for both nights we stayed in Fox, the lamb cutlets were great, however the spaghetti was average. Stick to the dishes you would expect the restaurant to do well.

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cook Saddle Cafe and Saloon is _the_ place to eat in Fox. Good food, good wine, good beer. What more do you need after a day of tramping? Seared salmon was great, as was the potato-leek soup. Quite the selection of beers for a tiny...More

Thank CJ G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice looking spot. Service was ok in small letters. Food was very average for what you pay. Special board is a scam with no prices listed and staff don't know when asked. Herb and garlic bread turned out as toasted grain bread. Menu is not...More

Thank dinga1111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A serious lack of options in this town. It was just average food. The ribs have a very non traditional sauce on them.

Thank brandasa
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Dined here as a family of 4 service was very prompt which is always helpful when dining with toddlers! Ribs were fabulous and all very reasonably priced. Thank you

Thank Kiwinz1234
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

So what you can do if its raining and raining all day? Hiking?biking? Or going to have a beer in the pub? 😊 Nice place for a beer and a snack! Cheers mate! Hope the sun is back tomorow

Thank Nikolet W
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

We tried other places in Fox Glacier, the fries here were definitely the best and labelled as vegetarian, bonus points awarded! The soy coffee was really good too. Warm and cosy with the fire and wooden set up going.

Thank Dan F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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