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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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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (37 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 1 week ago via mobile

Good spot for dinner with the kids as it has the garden to the side of the property. We could sit on the balcony on a large round table while the kids played and kicked a ball around the lawn. I had the ribs which...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner there and the lambshank was very good. The place is extraordinary decorated, but it fits to the name.

Thank Konrad E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The highlight of this restaurant for us is definitely the Pork Ribs, nice, juicy and tender. The fireplace that is burning real wood add to the atmosphere. Service is quick but the water in Fox Glacier is brownish. Nothing happened from having food and drinks...More

Thank SingLai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was amazing - the risotto and salmon was superb, ribs looked good too - didn't eat them, but partner seemed to enjoy :) Service was good, staff were international and this added atmosphere to the place, warm friendly location, good wine selection. Would go...More

Thank AussieA12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very nice dinner at this restaurant. The service was very good and the food was excellent. Besides the food and the service we enjoyed the nice, real wood, fire in the fire place. The is a good place to eat in Fox...More

Thank Mike_B52033
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a light lunch and found the Favorites Combo Platter really great, calamari tender and crunchy, the dipping sauces for the chicken wings and garlic bread (which could have had more garlic) and pork spare rib just what I needed. Pity this Cafe...More

Thank Xjapie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a pleasant evening meal. Luckily we arrived early-ish (without a booking), because in a very short time the place was packed, but the service was still very good. We had whitebait and blue cod fish dinners and everything was presented very well. The...More

Thank Laurie and Anne A
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Nice visit to this restaurant.Beautiful part of the country. My partner wanted an expensive meal so I thought I would have a cheapie. I ordered 5chicken wings Got about 15 .Had some of partners chips Really full up by now . Good eatery but a...More

Thank Spud C
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Food here average or below average in taste, quality, and price. The steak sandwich is edible and tender. The Chicken Fingers/ strips had too much breading and not good. The Ham and Cheese toasted sandwich was charcoal burned not toasted. The people working there were...More

Thank Hugette C
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We chose to have dinner here and really enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was quite reasonable in flavour and price and we were asked to give our opinion on some new sauces. It was lovely to enjoy a glass of wine by the fire. Service...More

Thank Christine J
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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