South Westland Salmon, Hokitika

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  • We have stopped here for lunch the last few trips through to Hokitika. The salmon pasta is delicious as is the cooked breakfast. We always feed the salmon and buy salmon for tea that night. In the...  more »
  • Very good food. Very fresh. Tasty. Variety. I have stopped there many times travelling between Nelson and Wanaka, and its ideally located for morning tea, lunch, or afternoon where there is nothing...  more »
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  • ENGLISH I spotted the South Westland Salmon Farm passing by - I think that is the ordinary way - and I thought it would be a good idea to take a break to sample fresh salmon. But what I found here was basically a tourist pick - expensive salmon and a bad kitchen. The café's dining room looks like it was from the late 70's and was filled with a haze that seemed to come from old oil in the fryer. It took a good 15 minutes before we were noticed - the employee who took the order did not pass it on, so we had to order again after another 15 minutes. On the service side, the whole thing was a really big mess - what we got served was not really tasty – only OK ... I had hoped for more here. In the café, there was a range of souvenirs offered - I guess that says a lot about the actual claim of this location. We took some packaged salmon with us - it was OK, but no great. I would not stop here again - there are certainly better places to "pull ashore" tasty salmon. DEUTSCH Ich habe die South Westland Salmon Farm im Vorbeifahren entdeckt – ich denke das geht vielen so - und ich dachte mir das wäre eine gute Idee mal eine Pause einzulegen um frischen Lachs zu verkosten. Doch was ich hier vorfand war im Grunde ein Touristen-Nepp – teurer Lachs und eine schlechte Küche. Der Gastraum des Cafés mutet an wie aus den späten 70er Jahren und war vom einem Dunst erfüllt der älterem Fett aus der Fritteuse zu entstammen schien. Es dauerte gute 15 Minuten bevor wir wahrgenommen wurden – der Mitarbeiter der dann die Bestellung aufnahm hat diese nicht weitergegeben, so das wir nach 15 Minuten nochmals bestellen mussten. Serviceseitig war das Ganze ein wirklich großes Durcheinander – was wir dann serviert bekamen war nicht wirklich lecker – eher OK… ich hatte mir hier mehr erhofft. Im Café gab es dann noch einen Bereich der Souvenirs anbot – ich denke mal das sagt schon eine Menge über den eigentlichen Anspruch dieser Örtlichkeit aus. Wir haben dann noch etwas abgepackten Lachs mitgenommen – der war ganz OK, aber keine wirkliche Erkenntnis. Ich würde hier nicht noch einmal anhalten – da gibt es sicher bessere Ort um leckeren Lachs „an Land zu ziehen“.
  • Beautiful place with good food. Kids really enjoyed feeding fishes. In 1 dollar you can buy fish food. We ordered salmon croissant, afghan sweet with lot of nuts in it, salmon fritters, quiche and some coffee. Ambiance was good.
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