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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Good food, good service, friendly staff and a lovely, open restaurant with garden and porch seating. The live music at dinner on New Year's Eve was good, but the amp needed to be turned down because it was impossible to hear each other. We asked the wait staff if it could be turned down a little but they all seemed... More 

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Thank Alison G
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Comfy lunch place with some nive breeze and sun. Ribs are good! Price is reasonable also. Good place to stop over during our road trip. Yo

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Thank Green H
Norman, OK
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358 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

A quaint tavern and cafe right on the main street running through Fox Glacier township. All of their beers are Monteith and DB, so not much variety, but a good place to spend some off-hours with friends. Good ambience.

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Thank pathfinndr
Singapore
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Good choice of food and drinks, especially beers and friendly attentive staff. Decent portions too and centrally located.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Good wait staff, however the dessert that was on the specials board wasn't available and we were not told that. Instead another dessert was brought to our table. The main dinner was very good.

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Thank Joanne M
Hong Kong, China
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128 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Friendly and attentive staff. Great food and portion sizes were huge. My son's burger from the Kid's Menu would have been more than adequate for me! Loved the wholesome, cozy atmosphere despite some patrons were only there for drinking.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

This place has a good, western style atmosphere but it's never pleasant to find hair wrapped inside the contents of your burrito. Enough said.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

What an amazing place. I ordered the lamb shank - it was melted in your mouth tender - absolutely delicious! There were six of us in our party and we were all very impressed with our meals. Great atmosphere. And what a spectacular location!!! Shelley who runs the joint took very good care of us. All the staff were friendly,... More 

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Napier
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Bar staff were lovely, food was fine. We would probably have eaten there on all three days we were in Fox if it wasn't for the manager, Shelly. We were sat eating our meal and she was openly berating her staff in a loud "I'm in charge and everyone's going to know about it" voice and then proceeded to have... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Staying in Fox Glacier we didn't want anything too sophisticated to eat so the Cook Saddle Cafe was ideal. The atmosphere was warm and friendly,the menu pretty extensive and the prices reasonable. The ribs and fries were excellent. We enjoyed it sufficiently to go back a second night.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, 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
Description
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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