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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” (168 reviews)
“pasta” (130 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cow Lane, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Set i an old cowshed,this obviously very successful restaurant has a very simle menu...Pizza,Pasta,Soup...it asn't changed in years,it does not take bookings...Service is prompt,it's licensed...get there early to avoid missing out...The food is terrific!

Thank john241Caloundra
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great change from the usual dining experience in this small, cosy dining venue. Fireplace gives off so much heat, you need to go outside sometimes to cool down A visit to Queenstown should include a meal here.

Thank leighsmith2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a gorgeous quaint restaurant. The staff are lovely but the food is the winner here. Broccoli and blue cheese soup- yummo. Garlic bread - only complaint is its too big! Pizza - the best. My husband came here 20 years ago and just wanted...More

Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was quite good in its service and maintaining warm atmosphere. The food was tasty and the staff was helful

Thank Pragya_Maheshwari
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza is very good quality but the pasta is not very good at all, once we order they made a mistake on my pizza and they had to it again by the time my partner had already finished lunch. Very very slow service and cutlery...More

Thank PatagoniaDulce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been going to the cow for years and it never changes. Just great pizza, amazing garlic bread and wonderful salads. Who would want to eat pasta!. Prices are good for quality in a very expensive town. Staff are usually fun and friendly and if...More

Thank lynecancook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit hard to find, until you see the cow weathervane, but well worth stopping by. It is small and compact with a layout that makes making new friends easy. There will be a wait to be served by the challenged wait staff. However, we...More

Thank LarryR86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on the recommendation of a friend and it was superb. The restaurant itself, on a cold wet day, was a haven of warmth with a fire going and just a few tables in a subdued atmosphere. The food and service measured up to...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my boyfriend and I's first night in NZ and we came out late, so they were almost closing, but they could still do Pizza (amazing). We ordered a half/half pizza which was so yum, but OMG the garlic loaf they brought out was...More

Thank EmilyCaake
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Not easy to find off a ally but worth the hunt. The best Pizza I have had in a long time. Ordered the Majestic and the ingredients were fresh and the deer pepperoni set it off. really enjoyed this place. it was packed on a...More

Thank DaveVP2016
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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