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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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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my wife on a spur of the moment choice. So glad we did, had the early bird rump steaks, lovely cut of me at and cooked as ordered. Followed with a brulee and brownie dessert. All in all, lovely food in a...More

Thank Z464UMandrewb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped into this restaurant on Saturday afternoon having passed by many times and bit are we pleased we did. We opted for the 3 course choice from the board at a set fee ...... lovely 😊 We both started with red pepper and tomato...More

Thank scotchmystery
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my partner have visited this numerous times in the past 16 months. However, on a visit in October, the two of us and my partners parents visited expecting the same high quality experience as before. This was not the case under the new...More

2  Thank Seanfl91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last night, haven’t been since the change in management but we really enjoyed it. The staff were great and the food was really good. It was nice to see some new things on the menu. We all tried something different and were delighted

1  Thank wakediner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited tonight (29/10/18) with my friend! We both ordered from the early bird menu! The food was fab and tasty, I had the goat cheese and bacon salad starter which was gorgeous! Then followed by the rump steak cooked medium with Diane sauce again...More

2  Thank Courtney M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Cow Shed on a Saturday night with a group of friends. There was a time when it was the best place in Wakefield to eat but it’s gradually slipping down the list. While the food and the service were both fine, there...More

1  Thank LeedsRich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to Cow Shed a number of times I booked to come with my parents and in-laws. We could only get an early sitting - with it being such a popular place to eat. A little bit unimpressed - after being before it just...More

1  Thank Rosietovey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last night for the first time to celebrate 2 birthdays. We were sat at a table that was too big for the space it was in, with a curtain between us and the door and reception area. It was uncomfortably cold, everytime the...More

3  Thank AuntieGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four friends and I meet for lunch once a month and we usually enjoy our visits to the Cow Shed but today we found it very disappointing. We have never paid the bill without leaving a tip but the service today was simply not up...More

3  Thank Alli_Ram
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is reckoned the number 1 restaurant in Wakefield and it really is quite ok. The staff are super courteous and friendly but the food is a bit bland. It would nice if the lights in the downstairs area were a bit less bright and...More

2  Thank Julian G
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Ann-Marie G
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$25 - US$65
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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