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The Cow Shed

53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
+44 1924 291044
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (260 reviews)
“pate” (26 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 21:30All hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Varied and extensive menu with a good selection in the fixed price section. Everything delicious and service was excellent, despite a large party just ahead of us. Reasonably priced selection of good quality wine by the glass, offered in different sizes. Good value for money...More

Thank david_janice
Reviewed 2 days ago

A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Standard of service couldn't be faulted. All dishes taken were well prepared and presented. We will certainly revisit and introduce friends.

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 4 days ago

The lunch time menu is first class as is the food. Starters were varied, soup, mackerel and pate were our choices. For the main course we all had rump steak and it was cooked exactly as requested. Desserts were fabulous, sticky toffee pudding and ice...More

Thank JudithKaye
Reviewed 6 days ago

There was eight of us and we had various starters and main meal and everything was really lovely. The staff were really friendly as was the owner. The prices are a little more other places but well worth it as the food was really tasty....More

Thank AnnMarie53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely authentic, period styled restaurant offering a great selection of tasty homemade fayre. Access to restaurant via rear of building, not from main road. Car parking available across main road, some are cheaper than others, so check displayed parking tariffs. We found some free...More

Thank Pinkfish01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited again with friends for an after work catch up at 6. At this time of day the early bird menu is available which is excellent value and a choice of around 4/5 dishes for each course. The portion sizes are generous I had the...More

Thank J0andChris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for the early bird menu midweek for a family birthday. The service was excellent. Very friendly staff with quick service though we weren't rushed at all and the gap between courses was fine. Five of us had the rump steak from the early...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we eat there the atmosphere is second to none, the location is good for parking within minutes, yes you have to book your meal, but it's well worth it and your steaks are done to perfection every-time. We have been to the Cow...More

Thank deryckscott
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Robs Restaurant for years now, always top notch , best place in Wakefield , quality produce well cooked , served by wonderful friendly staff , a credit to Rob and his crew.

Thank Kevknm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended years ago and never been! Why I ask now! Initial thoughts - stunning little 'Tudor' framed building with attentive staff. Everyone inside was dressed smartly and there was a gentle mix of chatter and music. An excellent little Early Bird menu and the usual...More

Thank PaulBYorkshire
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Questions & Answers
28 April 2017|
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Response from Robert S |
Hi, we accommodate children but we don't have a children's menu, we can do smaller portions of some pasta, steak, chicken and salmon dishes on the lunch and dinner menus. We always do whatever we can. Cowshed Team🐮
Yvonne B
5 March 2017|
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Response from Fionnuala H | Property representative |
We don't have a specific menu but we always do what we can for those with food intolerances. Feel free to phone for a chat to discuss further. Admin
21 June 2016|
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Response from 406brownb | Reviewed this property |
Think they are frozen do not appear to be hand cut chips which I thought they would do. Much nicer...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$68
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wakefield
  • Phone Number: +44 1924 291044
The Cow Shed focuses on serving local seasonal produce, cooked with a modern English style – presented to you in our cosey and intimate dining room by a professional team of attentive waiting staff, and accompanied by a wide selection of wines.
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