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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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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A centrally located spot with a selection of tables outside which looked reasonably inviting. Unfortunately the lady who took our order and served us was unwelcoming and sullen. Shame because we have found service in NZ the opposite to this so far. We had blue cod and chips. The fish was a thin piece of frozen fish in a soggy... More 

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Thank Sally B
Cochrane
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The curb appeal looked good so we went in. They were out of most bottled drinks shown on the menu in the middle of their busy season really!! Settled on a draft and a Corona, no limes?? In New Zealand ?? Saw them growing all over the place! Draft arrived no Corona waited and waited finally went inside they were... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a late lunch here. I had salmon, my spouse had the lamb shank. What a great meal. The fish was cooked perfectly as was the lamb. The sides of potatoes and salad were yummy. Service was good.

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Thank windsorsmom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had lunch here before leaving to Wanaka. Only a problem was too much food made me sleepy during driving to Wanaka. Food was good and better than expect.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a quick dinner in the area. Really enjoyed the laid back atmosphere. I had curry which was yummy and a change to the other burgers which seem to be on every other menu! Drinks were reasonable, however asked for a large coke and this seemed small.

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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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232 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had two meals here. We enjoyed all four dishes we ate: chicken satay, red chicken curry, cheeseburger and ribs. Not super fancy but the service was fast and friendly. Would have been nice to see some fresh toppings on the burger. The burger patties were not great quality-- a frozen product for sure. Prices were okay too. Clean bathrooms too;... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to wait for ages to get our order taken, then because we were cold and wet, we ordered the soups - to have them delivered cold! We then ordered take away coffees that took longer to make then if we had had them in-store - to find that once we could drink them (as they were way too... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice decor, good vegetarian options, welcoming staff, god options to sit outside. Portion sizes are big for sharing.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cozy place with good service. The food is average – we had fish and chips and the rips which were ok, what you can expect. A nice place for a lunch.

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Paris, France
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here a couple of times during our trip to Fox Glacier, the first was just for coffee, the second was for lunch. Service was very good, no concerns there. Coffee was good, both of us enjoyed the coffees we ordered here. Food was just fine, on par with what you might expect in a pub - nothing out of... More 

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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
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, 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
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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