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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%
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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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1 - 10 of 453 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I travel travel a lot with private tours and this little restaurant was great. The atmosphere with the fire going, staff and guests from all around the world. Cusy dinning with the wooden log cabin look. My clients enjoyed the meals and drinks. The staff...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place to grub on some pub food and drink some beers. Has a nice warm fire when it’s cold, lots of seating, pool table, and big TVs to watch some sport!

Thank Gabby Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our time here. Had to ask to have someone take our order but was great service after that. The fire was lovely, food was good and at a reasonable cost.

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have dined at this cafe and had several takeaways while working in Fox Glacier. Among the foods I had here included the BLT ciabatta with fries (NZD18), wedges with sweet chili and sour cream (NZD10), curry with rice and fish and chips (NZD15). Of...More

1  Thank Josephine1987
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I should have checked out some more Trip advisor reviews in Fox Glacier township before going for dinner at Cook Saddle though part of the issue was places were closing up as there seemed to be few hungry people around the night I was out...More

1  Thank Richard N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined there with two friends. We asked for some menu variations (no battered, fried blue cod, just a grilled bit of it added to the lamb salad in one case, and as an entree in another). Since this is New Zealand, where all fish is...More

Thank ekh2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only stayed for one drink but it was a very nice place, warm and inviting. Reasonable prices and friendly staff.

Thank Martyn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here mid week for an evening meal and found it a very relaxing place with a rustic ambiance and friendly staff. Only two other tables were occupied which may have aided the relaxing atmosphere along with the open wood fire. Food was good and...More

Thank philbye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hate writing bad reviews but seriously, one of the few eating establishments in Fox Glacier and the service was deadset ordinary. The food itself wasn’t too bad. It was typical pub stuff and it was edible, but who serves a steak without a sauce...More

1  Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After walking into this place we walked to the bar. A fellow was stacking drinks behind the bar, saw us , said nothing and kept doing his job. We wondered if it was open but saw another couple already eating. We waited 5 minutes with...More

1  Thank Katie K
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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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