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The Cow Shed

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$$ - $$$
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53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
+44 1924 291044
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Felt very welcomed from the moment we entered the restaurant, staff were all super friendly and attentive. And of course the most important thing, food was delicious!!

Thank hayleyb1909
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went January 6th for a friend's retirement meal. Had a superb evening. The food was to die for and the service was excellent. Menu varied and the prices were reasonable for the type of venue. Will definitely be going again.

Thank medjez
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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516 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a family lunch where the food and service were excellent. We sat downstairs which was quite quiet when we arrived but busy by the time our food arrived. I had the 3 course menu with carrot & coriander soup to start, steak & chips for mains followed by lemon tart for dessert. All the food was really... More 

Thank AndrewJ25
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food, absolutely MASSIVE portions too. The value for money is fantastic. Setting is cosy and relaxed. Definitely one of Wakefield's best restaurants.

Thank Nzginge86
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic time yesterday lunch.. 6 of us and had a great tIme.. lovely cosy restaurant with attentive staff especially Greer.. she couldn't do enough! Great food, lovely wine, desserts and then yummy Irish coffees plus rum with tea 🙈🙈 many thanks! Will be back!

Thank Carol B
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had booked a table here for my friends homecoming from Toronto, 08/12/16. He said he wanted a good steak. So i thought, let's try the Cowshed. The place is lovely, great decor. The staff were great and very attentive, the wine was fantastic, we had a really nice Chilean red. But unfortunately we ordered a Sirloin each (medium/rare). The... More 

2 Thank Chris N
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on 19th December for our wedding anniversary. We been here couple of times before we live 13 miles away but go for a special occasion. We went disappointed we had the early bird such value for money the food is presented brilliantly and very tasty. It's a must but please book as it's only.small but very busy.

Thank lisawilkinson69
Brighouse, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food no atmosphere. I regularly visit the Cowshed with a group of dear friends for Christmas lunch and summer when school term finishes. The welcome is always warm with a lot of good-humoured banter. Drinks orders are always promptly taken and delivered and the food follows soon after. For starters I had a crayfish salad. It was very tasty... More 

Thank Janerat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

It's not the first time I have been to eat here, I have been here with my wife and family friends before. On this occasion I decided to book for our company xmas night out. Because this place is so excellent in the quality of its meals and the whole of the dining experience you get. Not just the meal... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We are a party of volunteers who like to socialise with a meal together at Christmas, so this year I took everyone along to The Cowshed in Wakefield. As we were a party of 19, we had the upstairs room all to ourselves (I believe the room can cater for up to 22). The decor on the ceiling dates from... More 

Thank Janice J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$61
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 months ago

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?