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Cow Restaurant

Cow Lane, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8588
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (159 reviews)
“pasta” (122 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
Opens in 27 min
All hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cow Lane, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cool ambiance -- restaurant is a converted old cow stable with a lot of character. We had high hopes for this place based on the reviews, but the pizza and salad itself was not memorable (which is surprising since it's all handmade onsite in a...More

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 6 days ago

We eat at The Cow regularly and whilst the service can be up and down, sometimes fantastic, sometimes not great, the food is always absolutely spot-on. It is a Queenstown institution which you have to try, even if you have to wait, the wait is...More

Thank charliefarley99
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hesitated to eat italian in New Zealand, but this restaurant came highly recommended. The service was on point and the pizza as well as pasta were very good! Portions were generous.

Thank mbaumgartl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the qualities that have kept the Cow on the must visit list still remain. Pizzas are great, if a little expensive, good drinks variety, friendly staff. Still very popular so sharing tables with other people still an odd quirk to be aware of

Thank TheHighlander2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a great prosciutto pizza to share. We had he garlic bread to start and devoured it all as we were so hungry, its delicious but HUGE! There seems to be a theme in Queenstown where the staff disappear once you're food has been...More

Thank livliv88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heard it was a popular place to eat so we got there early for dinner. We ordered the garlic bread which was freshly baked and was a meal in itself. We then shared the large half n half pizza and it didn't disappoint. The taste...More

Thank fmcg70
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were told about this place but hadn’t walked past it until we accidentally turned down an alley we hadn’t been down before, we had been told there were no tables at the restaurant we were planning to eat at so we decided to take...More

Thank sophiemariedoh
Reviewed 7 November 2017

have been to this place many times over the years so knew what to expect - crazy, packed , great atmosphere, great pizzas. This time we were ignored as a couple as they obviously had larger groups to put through and indeed they did, long...More

Thank underwaterkid
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We stumbled across this unique place one evening, it wasnt easy to find if we had been looking for it. Fantastic food. The service was not the greatest. The place was packed each time we went with only 3 waitresses. That is the only improvement...More

Thank shutter_bug1971
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Back again because you know the food, service and overall ambiance will be great. No surprises the pizza and pasta were excellent. Bumped into a friend at the restaurant who said you always know the Cow will be good.

Thank Chris L
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Evelyn R
10 March 2017|
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Response from mommavinsoni | Reviewed this property |
Because we were perfectly happy with the beer and wine they offered, we didn't take note of corkage fees!
16 August 2016|
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Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
The place is quite small and there are no tables that would accommodate that many people together. As I recall we did not have a reservation, just happened upon it walking around. We did not have to wait that long. We... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cow Lane, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 8588
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