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The Cow Shed

53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
+44 1924 291044
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (275 reviews)
“pate” (27 reviews)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time I’ve visited this restaurant.. once again the food is delicious friendly staff great atmosphere...

Thank k7wap
Reviewed 1 week ago

In fairness have been only twice and not in the last 12 months. Typical steak restaurant. Quite noisy and find it very hot upstairs with kitchen heat. Also think it is quite expensive

Thank chrisx2athome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on 3rd August as my husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We were greeted by Debbie and she recommended their new cocktail, the Hugo. It was absolutely lovely and a perfect pre-dinner drink, very light and perfect for summer. We ordered starters...More

1  Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

14 of us dined here last night, it was FABULOUS. Great staff, steaks cooked to perfection and food all arrived piping hot.

Thank debio232
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner on Saturday night and have to say a little disappointing. Have always had good meals here but this visit missed the mark. Gin & tonic specials menu but no proper gin glasses. Lovely mushroom & asparagus starter but black pudding ‘salad’ a bit underwhelming....More

Thank Parky1974
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Booked for 4 people the other night and again not disappointed food was excellent and the service as always was first class this as to be one of the best placers to eat in all of Yorkshire, If you have not been give it a...More

Thank diane t
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

July and December is usually the time for a ‘Crunchie Club’ get together. Usually the food is delicious and served with real warmth and friendliness. The service is still very good but the food this time was a little disappointing. We went for the lunchtime...More

1  Thank Janerat
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Called for lunch one Friday, fancying a large steak to find there was only one steak dish on the menu, it was cooked just right washed down with a bottled beer, my wife had a chicken dish which she remarked was excellent, service was attentive...More

Thank Chrispy666
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We have dined here several times and never had a poor meal or experience. The food has always been top quality with good service and a great atmosphere. The portions are excellent even on the early bird - some restaurants are not quite so generous...More

Thank SMW20
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Quite disssapointing. Vegetation option for me, mushroom stroganoff, but sorry not great, the capers didn't taste good ! Others in party seemed ok with their meal. won't go back soon.

1  Thank kazlilly01
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Questions & Answers
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
US$24 - US$64
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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