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Cook Saddle Cafe & Saloon

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Main Highway, Fox Glacier, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7951, New Zealand
+64 3-751 0700
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Staying in Fox Glacier we didn't want anything too sophisticated to eat so the Cook Saddle Cafe was ideal. The atmosphere was warm and friendly,the menu pretty extensive and the prices reasonable. The ribs and fries were excellent. We enjoyed it sufficiently to go back a second night.

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Thank sunseeker2020
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

This restaurant visit started with a friendly greeting at the door and the level of service was outstanding. We were particularly impressed by the waiter pointing out the meals that had just been delivered s few tables over and this swayed our decision on what to order. The meals were large and very tasty. We had the sirloin and the... More 

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Thank Michael V
Wamberal, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

We arrived in Fox Glacier on a very cold day and found this amazing place to have some lunch. The open fire and friendy staff were so warming. The food was absolutely delicious.

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Thank Shirley C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

We were shopping at a souvenir shop near our hotel when we overhead a talk about delicious pork ribs. That's how we ended up choosing this restaurant. We were not disappointed at all. The best pork ribs ever. Large helping too if you order the Two-rib plate. The battered fish was filling too. The menu said it came with chips... More 

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Thank 878anjanas
Singapore
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

We got our coffee here before climbing up to Fox Glacier. Then we came back to takeaway our dinner. We ordered beef ribs which was good. And a couple of other main courses. All OK. The service was fast and good. I just had to get another cup of coffee since I got frozen from our rainy climb earlier. A... More 

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Thank Mumzelda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

The service here was mediocre and the food was not too bad. Wait for a good table if possible. While I liked the bean burrito, the salad had a funny taste to it. The layout of the restaurant is a bit strange leading to many seats being less than ideal.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Townsville, Australia
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175 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here! We picked this place as it was the cheapest & it was great. The food was delicious & wasn't overly expensive. The meals were also big which was great! Loved the nachos & burgers! Spaghetti was a bit on the small side for price.

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Thank Fiona C
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Just the place for beer or three and for a well priced tasty meal from a varied menu in a busy pub, popular with locals and visitors alike.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Very busy and great atmosphere. We had to wait for a table but only for 10 minutes or so. Good menu with great food and service.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Headed back to the town after Fox Glacier Hike. The interior is nicely done. Very impressed with the a lady (perhaps is Suzanne) who served the entire lunch crowd herself and was extremely fast and efficient. Food was good, I tried the Pork Ribs and the portion is huge.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Description
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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