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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 good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
2 weeks ago
“Warmed by a real fire”
3 weeks ago
“South Island holiday”
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Highway, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 February 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 6 February 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 4 February 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
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Fabulous cheese and ham toasted sandwiches; heaps of character and great service! We stopped here between visiting the two glaciers and only wanted a light snack but there was masses on offer that we could have enjoyed.

Thank toggi205
Reviewed 29 January 2016

The wait staff were friendly and efficient. The meal was very mediocre at best. I struggled through a cheeseburger. The meat/plastic content in the patty was questionable. My husband choked down stale nachos. However, compared to the owner/manager of the restaurant, the food could be...More

10  Thank christycm
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Brilliant atmosphere created buy a great place to eat with good simple food, all the drinks you could desire and helpful and fun staff. Accommodated my group last minute for a celebration and were amazing to us. Ideal after a trip on the ice with...More

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Went here after a heli hike as the Last Kitchen was closed for an event. Lamb Shank was good and the fish was fine. One waitress/bartender who was met with 20 pleus people all at once in the middle of a quite afternoo. She performed...More

1  Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Probably not as good as the Last Kitchen but a nice alternative. All four enjoyed our meals and service was fine.

Thank PeterBarras
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We had 2 meals here, the first was a light appetizer takeway dinner, the second was lunch at the Cafe. Food was great overall, the portions were generous and tasty.

Thank Vishaal E
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Dropped in for a quick bite around lunchtime on the way to franz josef with my boyfriend. We shared a platter of the wings and calamri. The food was good american style food nice large tasty portions nothing too amazing but tasty nonetheless . We...More

Thank niamhs456
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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
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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!