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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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Popped into this bar/ restuarant for a bottle of wine after a long day of walking in Fox, to watch the sun go down. The price wasn't too much money for a tourist town in an isolated location. The deck outside is a lovely place to watch the sun go down, even in the season change it was still pretty... More 

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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A little pricey, it's a tourist town so it's unpredictable. Delicious and fresh food. Friendly staff. Food portion are not big.

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Thank 137annyl
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had one very pleasant afternoon visit with good service and drinks, and another less positive evening visit. It has a good menu and drinks list, and is in a great spot for people watching but staff are very mixed quality and attitude!

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Thank Kevin L
Wellington, New Zealand
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358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this place to be good value. We had a beer, a bowl of hot yummy soup, and wedges. Very tasty all round and the service was friendly. Would go back.

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Thank Ah62
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good place to have a beer and some bar food. Lots of tourists, but locals visit the place as well. Located in the middle of the village on SH6.

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Thank Jens C
Deloraine, Australia
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was really good but was unfortunately let down by the service, the staff seemed unhappy and like smiling was a task

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Thank HLE-94
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an evening meal, all good. The staff were helpful and sorted me out with a meal done in a way I enjoyed rather than slavering garlic on everything like other restaurants ......

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Thank MartinJLaws
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice blue cod and chips. But such unfriendly service at the counter! :( No smiles and everything seemed bothersome to her. Wouldn't come here again. :(

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Thank Lilia682
Chatham, United Kingdom
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this place because it had the most varied menu, plus it was busy which we took to be a sign of good food. It was packed between 6pm and 7pm but emptied out from 7.30pm. Staff were quick and efficient. Orders came quickly. Beef burger was very good with two burgers, gherkins, tomato, lettuce and sauce. Good fries too.... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was excellent..meals were quickly delivered for our party of four. We were all satisfied with our selections..pretty decent selection and options compared to most other NZ restaurants

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?