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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%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been here before, but my wife has been many times with colleagues and always says what a great time she's had. So, we gave it a go. Firstly 4 of us as a family treat. Then just me and my wife. I love...More

Thank tdLeeds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friends visited at lunch time it was lovely everything tasted fresh and very tasty been here a few times and have ordered a variety of different things off the menu and I have never had anything bad here .I would recommend you...More

Thank dawnyhampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific food, amazing service a truly great restaurant. Swift and quality staff served amazing starters of deep fried Brie and Crayfish followed by the best chicken risotto I have ever tasted and Lamb. Highly recommended.

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cow shed is located in very attractive and distinctive premises. Timbered building painted black and white- like a fresian! Warm greeting from staff and excellent service. Steaks were wonderful- succulent and cooked perfectly to order. The rhubarb and ginger pudding was amazing!!

1  Thank Paulsmithcasty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for my husbands birthday. Lovely surroundings . There was a good choice of food which was delicious and well presented. Would definitely recommend. We will be back

1  Thank Flazzi
Reviewed 17 August 2017

first visit not disappointed.steaks delicious good size portions.service greats.will go back again thanks guys

1  Thank james101927
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I went with my husband and another couple on a Saturday night for our anniversary. Had some bad meals recently at other restaurants so went somewhere were I new I could rely on. I do not eat meat but the rest of the party are...More

Thank russell695
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We were glad to have found this restaurant via the web - booking ahead recommended. Very well-cooked and well-presented food: we tried the steak and sea bass then the rhubarb and ginger pudding and the apple crumble. Pleasant, helpful and efficient service. We would have...More

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Great food. The choice was good and cooked perfectly. Excellent service. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. This restaurant is small and very charming.

Thank jillgriffithswrs
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely little place which does amazing steaks. The waiters are attentive and it never gets too loud as it is a small establishment. Only downside is it has a relatively small menu, so might not be a good place to take a very funny eater

Thank Katie H
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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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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