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Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon

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” (41 reviews)
“calamari” (13 reviews)
“wedges” (5 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 February 28, 2016 via mobile

Called in for early lunch was served by very friendly guy from Annecy in France food was lovely and very reasonable with good service would have liked to have time to stay and enjoy night life there.

Thank Brendan M
Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

The town of fox as limited to sting places. This place as good food the great meal sizes. The food if not brilliant but never the less is still great food but not cheap but nothing in fox is.

Thank David J
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

We were a party of four for dinner and we spent a very enjoyable evening here. Food was very tasty out of a huge selection, service was friendly and efficient and prices were reasonable. Highly recommended

Thank Zingers
Reviewed February 16, 2016

The place was hoppin', so we figured it must be good. However, the servers were completely frazzled, the service spotty, slow, and barely there. The servers looked miserable. There was a consistently long line of people waiting to pay - everyone in it looked annoyed....More

3  Thank Allie P
Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

We are here both nights we stayed in Fox glacier. It offers a good selection of tasty food. We tried the nachos, chowder, fish and chips and venison sausages. All were good value tasty food. Beer is good too. There was live music one night...More

Thank BucksJane
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Saw the 2015 College National Championship here on Jan 11 live ROLL TIDE !! Had a great time here, loved the huge menu. I had the Caesars salad that was a meal in its self. Large bar area. were there very late and there seemed...More

Thank mmorgan87
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Cook Saddle many years ago and the food was fantastic, so to come here with my new husband I was very excited. We were both absolutely disappointed. The meals were over priced and over cooked. The only meal that was...More

1  Thank Trudy17Cuthbert
Reviewed February 6, 2016

It seems that everyone recommends a place called' the last kitchen' but they don't take bookings and apparently the wait time at around 8 to 9 pm could be an hour. Apparently always full so they don't need the bother of reservations... Clearly they don't...More

Thank hattiepops
Reviewed February 5, 2016

We ordered vegetarian soup, sea-fruit chowder and spaghetti bolognaise. The spaghetti was the worst I've ever eaten, and the chowder must have been rotten because it gave me a terrible stomach ache.

3  Thank gadi_sam
Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

I had the roasted pumpkin salad and my partner had the pork ribs. Both dishes were delicious. The service was fast and efficient but we did eat early.

Thank SuzW66
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large 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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