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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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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 5 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 

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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
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic! It's pricy, but worth every penny!!! I had duck and port parfait for starter and haunch of venison for my main. Both were delicious. We were seated upstairs where it was very cosy, had a great atmosphere and the service was brilliant. For a meal for 2 of us with a starter and main and a bottle of... More 

Thank Emma W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Brilliant. Would be just that little bit better if gravy and custard were available. Still lovely though. Highly recommended.

Thank Andy S
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

this is still the no 1 place to eat in wakefield. The cod and seafood risotto and the duck parfitt are outstanding and the early bird menu is really good value.All the staff are really good .

Thank martync1961
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Grilled salmon cooked to perfection. Attentive, efficient and friendly service. Would recommend without hesitation.

Thank EMLM995
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Best food I've had in a while, ordered bruschetta to start and then the lamb for the main which I must say was accompanied by the best sauce ever tasted, partner had the pork loin accompanied with a mustard grain mash and also was amazingly tasty! Made to feel very special and welcome and would definitely return.

Thank Shannon H
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Made the reservation on the back of a recommendation and arrived early so we were escorted to some comfy seats upstairs for a drink and to await our table, lovely staff looked after us and the quiet upstairs was needed after a busy day. Waiting staff brought us back down stairs once the Table was ready and handed out the... More 

Thank Mark K

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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?