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Paringa Salmon Farm Cafe

State Highway 6, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7834, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0837
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good35%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (73 reviews)
“chowder” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
State Highway 6, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7834, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trip up the West Coast and came across this fabulous salmon paradise. Lovely FRESH salmon bagel and chowder. Great value for money. Well worth continuing on from Haast to have lunch here. Purchased salmon pate and cold smoked salmon for the next part of our...More

Thank Bemersyde278
BenMonk, Owner at Paringa Salmon Farm Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review! We always appreciate great feedback from our customers. We hope you had a fantastic time on the West Coast and I didn't forget the potatoes!! :-) Cheers Ben

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend stopping here for a break and to check out the salmon farm. The salmon bagel was really fresh, and the scone was huge!More

Thank Nick L
BenMonk, Owner at Paringa Salmon Farm Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi And thank you so much for visiting our salmon farm and café and giving us such a fantastic review. We certainly appreciate your comments! Feedback about the cafe is so valuable! We hope you had a great time here on the West Coast and...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We passed by on a rainy day with high expectations but were hugely disappointed. Service was lousy - seemed to be staffed by Scandinavian backpackers. Staff refused to serve us hot water to drink with our meal (a common request for travellers from Asia) "because...More

Thank sam g
BenMonk, Owner at Paringa Salmon Farm Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback and our sincerest apologies for your bad experience at our cafe but thank you for making us aware of this. We have now taken measures to rectify the situation and spoken to our staff about the matter. We take great...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The amount of salmon that were on each dish was quite a lot, and they tasted so fresh and delicious! The staff were super friendly too and we enjoyed the whole experience!

Thank christmasweien
BenMonk, Manager at Paringa Salmon Farm Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you so much. It is always great to get positive feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

It's a worthwhile stop for the fresh salmon that can be eaten in a number of styles from sashimi to smoked. The smoked salmon on toast wt mornay sauce was perfect. Unless you like it heavy. Grilled salmon was done perfectly pink and not fishy....More

Thank Ben L
BenMonk, Owner at Paringa Salmon Farm Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Hi And thank you so much for visiting our salmon farm and café and giving us such a fantastic review. We certainly appreciate your comments! Look forward to seeing you again if your ever passing through. Cheers Ben :-)

Reviewed 9 June 2017

We needed to make a bathroom stop and we spotted the Salmon Farm on Highway 6. What a lucky break. It is the best smoked salmon any of us have ever had. A nice place to sit and have a salmon platter, drink some beer,...More

Thank HelmutS2000
BenMonk, Owner at Paringa Salmon Farm Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are under a new management regime and trying to use our visitors reviews to improve our customers experiences when they visit us at Paringa. We hope you will visit us again some time and we will hope...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Holy salmon s&@tballs! Best smoked salmon I have ever had, and I eat a lot. Service amazing felt like a family run operation where everyone contributes to the success of it. Very welcome and the smoked salmon pasta was amazing. Feeding the Salmon amused our...More

Thank skip2112
BenMonk, Owner at Paringa Salmon Farm Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Gosh, thank you so much for your review! You are right, we are a family orientated business and we are going through restructuring, hoping to better meet the expectations and requirements of our visitors. Any feedback, suggestions, etc. most welcome! Once again thank you so...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Stopped here for a coffee on the way to Wanaka. Gets a lot of tourists of and well worth a visit if you are down this way. I had a toasted sandwich as am not a salmon afficionado. The food was tasty and the coffee...More

Thank Petermct61
BenMonk, Owner at Paringa Salmon Farm Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for you review. We hope you will call in again on your way through to Wanaka. Please let us know of ways that we can improve our service to you. We would like to be able to use your review for training and...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Called in with the intention of getting some fresh salmon to cook for dinner but very small fillets so settled for a sandwich which had a generous amount of smoke salmon. Nice sandwich but take out prices of salmon was expensive ($80 per kilo for...More

Thank Tina M
BenMonk, Owner at Paringa Salmon Farm Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you for your review. The salmon are small at the moment, hence the fresh fillets being small, that is the life cycle of the salmon, and they are getting bigger every day. The sliced smoked salmon may seem expensive, it is much more labour...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here because I was very interested in learning about salmon production. Have to say I was very disappointed. So disappointed I am writing my first ever review on the app. I am sure the cafe has great food but the customer service and overall...More

Thank Steph F
BenMonk, Owner at Paringa Salmon Farm Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Hi there Thank you so much for your review. I am so sorry that you did not receive the service we all would expect when you visited the salmon farm. We do have some information sheets about the salmon farm that the staff should have...More

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Response from BenMonk | Property representative |
Apologies for not replying sooner I did not see your question! We have a wide range of pricing in the cafe! I have also just added a photo of our menu to look at. I hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 6, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7834, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
  • Phone Number: +64 3-751 0837
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Description
Salmon Farm and Licensed Cafe, located in remote southern South Westland.
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