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Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
Main Highway, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0700
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • 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 22 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a decent burger and local beer. Place was busy but not packed. Wait staff was friendly and quick. Would be back again is I found myself here again.

Thank Rex-N-Rolls
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We only came here because we have some 'free beer' coupons from doing the Monteiths brewery tour. The prices were extortionate so we just shared some nachos which were nice. The staff weren't overly friendly, neither of them seemed like they wanted to be there...More

Thank Connie_Hopper
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Had our lunch here because the outside looked interesting. We weren't disappointed. Our food was great and the staff were very friendly and attentive without being over the top!. It's really interesting chatting to the young people travelling the world and working in restaurants etc....More

Thank AussieJanEtte
Reviewed 31 March 2016

It was lovely here, great atmosphere, and if you sit outside you can see NZ Wood Pigeons playing in the trees across the road

Thank dandyash
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

The kids meals were really good value and huge. The ribs though were the highlight, just loved them and will have them again some day. Staff were lovely and the vibe was nice and relaxed.

Thank Travellingkavs
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We ordered a steak burger $28nz and spaghetti bolognese $26nz and both were of poor quality. The steak was so tough I left most of it and the pasta was full of diced tomatoes with little meat or flavor. With two beers and a glass...More

2  Thank Bob H
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Had a really nice stop in coffee and hot chocolate but the crowd there were very rough locals whom do not showcase what NZ has to offer.

1  Thank Shaun T
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Ate here for 2 dinners. Was staying in the westhaven. The foods of a good size and standard and the prices reasonable. The atmosphere was lively. Would eat here again.

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Well where do I begin? What was supposed to be a lovely meal with friends turned out to be a crashing disappointment! Firstly we were not greeted on arrival, glasses were plonked down on our table without even a smile let, alone a hello! I...More

Thank lynsey534
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

On a cold, wet day, my partner and I stopped in for a yummy Seafood Chowder (filled with delicious seafood!) and delightful sampler plate of wings and calamari. The whole meal was about $30 including a coffee and we enjoyed the cozy atmosphere. The staff...More

Thank mrsseah
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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