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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 good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (39 reviews)
“calamari” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Main Highway, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good & Yummy food, price range average but it has bar & Snooker as well FG is small town, after meal you can stay for snooker or listening music Staffs are very nice , food very good !

Thank Ruby Y
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had driven from Queenstown on the west coast and, after checking in at the motel, were in dire need of a drink. Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon was an easy walk, Fox Glacier township is not large, and dropped in on their "happy hour"....More

Thank Jon_Janet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff and good food, we had a salmon with risotto and a ceasar salad with chicken and it was very tasty, and a nice terrace outside

Thank HenkFlipse
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to order a nice gluten free calamari meal. After ordering told not available as GF waitress suggested I order a salad. I chose a Caesar with chicken no egg. Simple & easy Apparently not took 30 mins came out with a few green leaves...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a meal there on our last night in Fox Glacier and enjoyed it very much. The food was very tasty and the wine was good. Service was a bit patchy, probably because the place was full, and it took an age to settle...More

Thank Lindsay W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in and were asked where we wanted to sit - out of the two tables available. Limited beer choice. My husband wanted whitebait but they weren’t available so he had ribs which he said were very good, however the coleslaw with them was...More

1  Thank Wendy E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had a couple of cappuccinos here but enjoyed them and watching the helicopters and people running around.

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to eat here as the menu was varied. The service was excellent even though it was extreme busy. The food quality and quantity was excellent and we tasted good wines. Thoroughly recommend for an evening meal

1  Thank Tykes0nTour
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, discovered a gem today, weather bound, because of Gita blowing in, I had the Lamb Shank which was one of the best I have ever had (forget previous reviews) it was perfect, my Wife has Fish & Chips, in her words ‘the best fish...More

2  Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place to stop in for a coffee, sandwich or dinner right in the heart of Fox Glacier. It is more of a pub environment, but the food is good.

1  Thank LibbyH1
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Restaurant Details

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