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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%
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“garlic bread” (153 reviews)
“pasta” (116 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Cow Lane, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended to go to Cow and we are glad we did! This restaurant did not disappoint. It was great to share tables and meet others who were there on holiday. The food was excellent and served in great time. We will be back...More

Thank lozbee45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been around a long time and there is a reason! The atmosphere is excellent, very cozy and dark. The pizza is amazing, all the food is delicious and the drinks are good too!!!

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had read good things about The Cow, so when we stumbled across it at the end of a small alley, we decided to try it. You really do have to look for it, because it is hidden down an alley off one of the...More

Thank Shrlkholmz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here in October 2017. A family member suggested a casual meal, so we decided to go there and experience the place. It almost felt like you had to bend down to go in.... which is part of the atmosphere - small, cozy, warm and...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small place but we managed to get a table to ourselves. We had the garlic bread to share and it was massive! Really, really good. We both had pasta for a main course - spaghetti Bolognese and spaghetti with chicken, mushroom...More

1  Thank Beverley W
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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