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Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon Restaurant

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) #6 of 8 Restaurants in Fox Glacier $$ - $$$ American, ,
Main Highway, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0700
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“ribs” (36 reviews)
“calamari” (12 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 4 days ago via mobile

Food was alright. They have good vegetarian options unlike many places. Ambiance was good, staff were courteous but food was a bit pricey, given the location it doesn't surprise me.

Thank Jaya S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a late lunch and ordered the ($20!!!) saloon sharing platter and nachos to share and both were really disappointing! The sharer had 2 ribs which had barely any meat on them, everything else was just cheap and deep fried and you could...More

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was over priced and below average. Wine list was the worst wine nz has which is a shame as so many reasonably priced but quality options in our country. I should have known by looking at the wine to go elsewhere........ My lamb...More

1  Thank harry76
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Food was great, and atmosphere friendly. We really enjoyed our meal. There is a lovely fire and rustic decor. Great service, too!

Thank JessFree
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Nearly every restaurant in Fox Glacier is a bit pricey, but we enjoyed our food here and felt the prices were similar to others in the area. Both dishes we ordered were excellent and the wait staff was friendly and attentive. I'd recommend this place...More

Thank dr_j_now
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

If you are passing through Fox Glacier and are looking for some good old road take away food go no further. Service was quick, staff was friendly, food was yum and decently priced. Take away menu includes chicken nuggets, garlic bread, wedges, hot dog, spring...More

Thank Veronica G
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch here with my partner before heading to Franz Josef Glacier. We both ordered smokey BBQ chicken with streaky bacon, what arrived was 2 pieces of chicken with a slither of bacon in the middle smothered in BBQ sauce you'd buy at the...More

2  Thank aimeesic
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Lovely ambience - warmed by an open fire service good - food good reasonable prices - would thoroughly recommend

Thank Annie B
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The menu is all over the place, but I was pleased with the Chicken Satay that I ordered. Not fast, but acceptable service-- I sat in the "bar area" as to watch the rugby match.

Thank SarahJean22
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We had just had a trip on the fox glacier, and we're ready for a meal, we called in here and looked at the menu and we're spoilt for choice, my wife had the Salmon and I had the steak with garlic prawns, both meals...More

Thank Guru652015
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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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