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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” (277 reviews)
“pate” (28 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
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Reviewed 4 days 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

1  Thank Julian G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had booked here before and it had been really nice. So I booked again for me and my wife’s 25 year wedding anniversary. The table was for 8.30 and arrived 10 minutes early made to wait 40 minutes, then when seated told we would...More

6  Thank Leeanderson4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for lunch and was pleasantly surprised by amount of choice. Decided on early bird menu and was good value. Food was delicious and staff friendly and efficient especially Jordan and Felix. We will definitely visit again when in the area and recommend highly. Building...More

3  Thank jane C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to out meal and whilst the food was quite good the service was awful. We waited about 20 minutes for our order to be taken and then our starters arrived before the wine we had ordered which we then had...More

1  Thank lenjmurray
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have always regarded The Cowshed as one of the best restaurants in Wakefield, but unfortunately if our experience last night is typical, things seem to have gone badly wrong. When we arrived there seemed to be some confusion about whether we were to sit...More

1  Thank Sheena V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, big choice, excellent steaks. A bit rough round the edges and food is liked a good cook would cook at home. Great dessert menu. Gin cocktails not delivered as described. Bit basic for the price. Good food though.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a regular at the Cow shed but last week I was left deflated by the substandard service and food. The starter fishcakes as bland with little fish, my main was seabass special but some how they served the seabass on the cold sweet...More

Thank shortcake22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday evening for the Early Bird menu and not having been for a while was delighted to discover it was as good as always. A choice of four starters and four mains and deserts from the blackboard, 2/3 courses £15.95/18.95 what great...More

1  Thank NCatte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked The Cow Shed to host an intimate party for my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary. The whole night went without a hitch and everyone enjoyed it. The food, service and the atmosphere was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble from putting up decorations to...More

1  Thank Missg999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was able to take advantage of a 3 course for £19:95 deal. The food was excellent, staff were friendly and the ambiance very good. If you are in Wakefield the is a place not to miss.

1  Thank Jeff N
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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$66
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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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