Not a lot of dinning choices in Fox Glacier, so to find a kitchen that puts such effort and attention, as well as creativity, into its offerings is a very pleasant surprise. Additionally, the staff is first rate and friendly. I had a bit of a stomach bug and needed to watch ingredients as well as preparation the first night so the staff noted my limitations and worked with the chef to adapt a suitable meal for me (pasta with salmon and capers). The chef clearly has a talent for expressing his/her(?) own perspective on food: the bruschetta was served "deconstructed," chicken soup and tarragon was actually puréed and served with a hunk of rustic black bread, and onions rings were petite, fragile and delicious.
The room is cozy with small tables and one communal table that works quite well. A fire place adds to the environment.