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The Cow Shed

53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
+44 1924 291044
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (250 reviews)
“pate” (24 reviews)
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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

The food was good but we were disappointed that draught lager or beer is not available. The extra cost of bottled drinks compared to draught did have an adverse effect on the final bill and the bottled Peroni is nowhere near the quality of its...More

1  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with friends for a birthday celebration which sounds to be a strange choice as two of the party are not meat eaters. The steaks are outstanding but the fish dishes on offer were as good as you can get, lovely salmon fillets with...More

1  Thank Roger B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little restaurant- very attentive waiters and great open kitchen. Great 3 course meal for 2 of us with wine for less than £60. Great quality food, great ambiance and service and really good value for money. What more could you ask for. No hesitation...More

Thank Dilwyn J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit and not disappointed. Yummy pate to start. Steaks delicious. Good size portions. Onion rings cost extra but worth it. Service fantastic. Not the cheapest and wine expensive but better value if you go for early bird menu. Will go again.

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cowshed is located on Northgate, on the outskirts of the main town. Accessed through the back door in a small courtyard, it is what appears to be a small restaurant, however there is an upstairs. We went midweek and did reserve a table. I...More

Thank sauditaps
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have a severe allergy in the family with lemon. We made me waiter aware of this but the starter still came drizzled with lemon sauce. We quickly returned this starter, did not receive another one and were charged for it at the end of...More

Thank m4r51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met friends here for dinner on Friday evening, ie. two couples. We had a bit of a wait for the table even though it had been booked, but could have a drink in the upstairs bar area. One of the party had dietary requirements,...More

Thank L K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A party of six dined on Saturday evening to celebrate my 70th birthday. We were promptly shown to our table upstairs, and were struck by the ambience and atmosphere. In addition to the normal menu there were variety of starters and mains on the specials...More

Thank Whickerman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the early bird offer on a Friday night! Always a nice warm welcome and very friendly helpful staff. Excellent value on this deal 2 courses for £16 or 3 for £19. Choice of around 4 starters, mains and desserts. Pate for starter was...More

1  Thank J0andChris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on spec as it was the closest place to me but what a find. Had a brilliant steak but the party piece was the exquisite ginger and rhubarb dessert could have two. By the way lovely staff make such a difference so thank you.

1  Thank joss1085
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you accommodate children?
27 April 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
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
Hi I have coeliac (gluten free) and I have to also be careful of food cross contamination would you be able to cater for me
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
From looking at the pictures the food looks lovely but can I ask are the chips homemade they look like frozen chips ?
20 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$24 - US$64
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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
  • E-mail
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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