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The Cow Shed

53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
+44 1924 291044
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (293 reviews)
“pate” (29 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We were a party of four on the early bird menu and the service and food were top class. Brilliant Thanks

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank maverick19633
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In even the past 8 weeks I have had the privilege to dine in Spain, Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore as well as the UK, but sometimes in life some of the best places are right under your nose. I have managed 3 times here in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank George P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m so so sad after visiting the cow shed today. After so many lovely years I’m afraid it’s not the place it once was. My chicken chasseur was dreadful. Just a plate of tomato purée, a hard herb dumpling and anemic chicken. None of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank rachelmN5756ZW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here before many times have always thought it's about 7/10 and having gone for dinner with a friend recently have to say it's still 7/10. Cost was £50 per head for 3 courses and a bottle of wine. Staff were lovely, attentive and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank YorkshireWrights
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

What a delicious 3 course meal. For starters a lobster ravioli which was a beautiful surf and most ravenous. The main was beef medallion in a lovely red wine sauce and fresh vegetables. The chef deserves a medal for the wonderful tastes which explode your...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kinosarby
Reviewed 8 December 2018

4 people for catch up. Service was good. Starter not bad, bread with tomatoes and onions,but the veggie risotto was really nice, full of flavour and well cooked, other friends had steak and chips which they enjoyed, they did prefer chunky chips to fries but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kazlilly01
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

I had a two course set meal that I had previously ordered as we were a group of 16. I was really disappointed as the main meal was definitely not what I had ordered and I ended up with a Goats cheese tart and a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jacky M
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

My mother and two other friends booked for Christmas lunch in October, giving an email address. Not having heard anything by 3 December, we enquired about our booking and were sent a Christmas menu but no instructions about sending our choices. Arriving the next day,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank mrsbinks_13
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Four of us dined out on what was a superb night. Great company and delicious food. The staff are excellent. Very attentive but not over the top. This was my fifth visit, soon to be six. Trev aka Chris Tarrant.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Anne N Trevor H
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Really attentive staff. Food on par as always. Debbie attentive friendly keep up the good work. The lemon cello omg

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank green7063
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7 October 2017|
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Response from love-to-eat1987 | Reviewed this property |
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27 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
4 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$64
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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