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South Westland Salmon

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where the intercity bus stops

We were on the Intercity bus from Franz Josef to Queenstown when our bus stopped here for a morning... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
leanne m
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Sydney, Australia
A Full Cafe in the Country

We had been traveling from Wanaka and came across this Cafe. From the outside it looks ok in the... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
grh55
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Marton, New Zealand
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State Highway 6 | Paringa, Hokitika 7834, New Zealand
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+64 3-751 0837
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We visited with our young children. The fish feeding was a hit. The food was delicious. We had the salmon stack. It was the best smoked salmon we’d ever eaten. Amazing. I wish we’d bought some to take with us. The lady at the counter...More

Thank Abie2
BenMonk, Owner at South Westland Salmon, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hi there Thanks for your kind review. We are sorry you did not receive the most friendly welcome that we would hope. We will pass this on to our staff so that they can improve this aspect, we want everyone to receive the most friendly...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

We were on the Intercity bus from Franz Josef to Queenstown when our bus stopped here for a morning tea break. The coffee was not really strong enough but the brownie was nice. The staff were super friendly and there was some interesting art stuff...More

Thank leanne m
BenMonk, Owner at South Westland Salmon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thank you for your review any feedback is great, it helps us improve our service for our customers. Hope you had a great trip with the intercity and enjoying this wonderful weather we are having. Regards Ben

Reviewed 9 November 2017

Heading south from Fox Glacier, this very special cafe is almost hidden away, but it is definitely not to be missed! We arrived for morning tea and were totally impressed with how well-presented and organised and professional this place is. They have a commercial salmon...More

Thank Laurie and Anne A
Reviewed 8 August 2017

About 1.5 hours from Fox, keep an eye out for the signs or you will miss this. Sit in the sun (it does appear every now and then) and while you are having Eggs Benedict or a toasted Pannini with freshly smoked Salmon, you can...More

Thank Xjapie
BenMonk, Owner at South Westland Salmon, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi there, thanks so much for your kind review. Much appreciated! Just a wee note for other travellers, we are located 45 minutes drive south of Fox Glacier. Enjoy the rest of your holiday! (The sun is shining brilliantly today!) Kind regards, Ben

Reviewed 18 April 2017

We saw the signs for this place as we were leaving the area on our travels in NZ. My wife LOVES Salmon so we felt we HAD to stop. Decent little place out in the middle of nowhere. Nice little cafe with some very nice...More

Thank Gary M
BenMonk, Owner at South Westland Salmon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We are really sorry that the smoked salmon pizza was not prepared correctly. This is not what we would expect to be served to our visitors and we would like to be able to put this right in...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

What a fabulous place. Amazing food and coffee and souvenir/gift shop. Incredible food. Excellent service. South of Hokitika.

Thank Lynneonekidney
BenMonk, Owner at South Westland Salmon, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review. The salmon farm café is under a new management structure and our team is eager to use Trip Adviser feedback to improve the experiences of our visitors. Thank you for coming!

Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had been traveling from Wanaka and came across this Cafe. From the outside it looks ok in the middle of the paddock and the Salmon Farm sign threw us off a bit but it was a very nice Cafe with a focus on salmon....More

Thank grh55
BenMonk, Owner at South Westland Salmon, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review. Yes, we do bake everything at the café, except the bread! The Salmon Farm Café is under a new management regime and the team will be using Trip Adviser feedback to help us improve the services we offer...More

Reviewed 22 December 2016

We were driving from Franz Josef to Queenstown, and found this place for lunch. Nice quiet place with big window panel to bring in natural sunlight. The raw fresh salmon was a bit disappointing as we expect bigger pieces. The Salmon pizza is quite good...More

Thank Trumpboyer86
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Farming on a small scale - no breeding, eggs brought in and only 4 small pens which made it hard to see the fish unless you buy the food to feed them. The cold smoked salmon was over $60 a kg but was delicious.

Thank Tyzz M
BenMonk, Owner at South Westland Salmon, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback. The Salmon Farm Café is under new management and we are using Trip Adviser reviews to help us improve the service we offer to our visitors. So we value and appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 11 May 2016

Not a big salmon farm, with only 4 breeding pools. They have nice café with fresh salmon on the menu. Even sashimi! The only minor set back was the sashimi wasn't cut the way it was supposed to be. The wrong cut spoiled the texture....More

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