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The Cow Shed

53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
+44 1924 291044
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I frequently visit The Cowshed for lunch. The staff are always friendly and happy to help and the food always very good and beautifully presented. I can highly recommend it.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Another visit and again, just yum! Birthday table of 12 near us but we got lovely table with candles in alcove to set mood. Not crammed in like some places. Friendly polite staff. Delicious steak. Love it!

Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit for several years and it didn’t fail to disappoint. Same excellent standards as I remember from before. Food was delicious and the service was very good. The atmosphere is also really nice.

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a meal a few days ago and felt the need to review it. The service was great and we really liked the layout as it gives all the customers a bit of privacy rather than cramming in as many tables as...More

Thank ChrisField1287
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for our valentines night out and it’s so lovely. Such a cosy, warm restaurant where you feel really welcome and comfy. I had creamy garlic mushrooms to start, they were lush and served with delicious crusty bread. Then I had the duck and...More

Thank Sallywal2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came across the Cow Shed by chance on a freezing day in Wakefield. We were the first customers in that day and we were made to feel welcome. The food was very good and just what we needed. The service was good and efficient, and...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A real treat and a reminder that this is the best restaurant in Wakefield. Excellent food and excellent service. If I was to offer a slight area of improvement, the red wine list is a little light for what is a “red meat” restaurant. Will...More

Thank Sykes-of-wake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Downstairs is a better atmosphere than upstairs ! The food is always well cooked and presented. The Early Bird menu is a little one dimensional in that the same items tend to stay on for many weeks. OK if your best choice is included. Overall...More

Thank JohnG3087NS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just been to the Cowshed for the first time, it was excellent, lovely starters, garlic mushrooms and the haddock fishcakes were superb, both mine and my husbands steaks were cooked to perfection and the coffee and gorgeous Rhubarb pannacota we finished with were great. Our...More

Thank Joy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been coming to this wonderful restaurant for years. Recently, however, there has been an update review of the menu - excellent though it was - now is, with a new slight fresh change to the menu, excellent. Well done!!,

Thank CHS56
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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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28 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
5 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
USD 27 - USD 71
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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