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Cow Restaurant

Cow Lane, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8588
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (139 reviews)
“pasta” (109 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
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All hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cow Lane, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I can't remember when I first visited this cute little restaurant, but it must have been well before our bar tender was born....and it's still there! That tells you a lot. Has hardly changed and the pizzas are still excellent. Staff was very pleasant and...More

Thank rbinsydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Cow after the Italian restaurant we were to go to was unexpectedly closed for renovations. It is what it says it is - a pizza and spaghetti restaurant, so if that's not what you want - don't go. The restaurant was...More

Thank Fern R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a load of people including many kids. Great place. Good food. Fun place. They looked after the kids really well too. Will go back.

Thank Tomb1000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped off here on a cold day and was welcomed by a cozy fire in a atmospheric setting. All we had was a wine but would recommend this place to get away from the throng of tourists for a nice quiet drink or something to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nestled at the end of Cow lane behind stable doors is a great place for pizza. The staff are friendly, the service is efficient and with the fire blazing so warm and relaxing. Its not a big place but it is certainly popular. All in...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a friends night out. Shared a pizza and garlic bread which were bother delicious and well proportioned. We left happy and full and with leftovers for a later snack :)

Thank belinda_vav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pizzas here are great! The bartender James was so friendly and fun to talk to. The ambiance of this restaurant is super cozy! Loved everything!

Thank leifelds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited The Cow during April 2017 and found the seafood pizza to be just as amazing as it had been on our previous visit 20+ years ago. Always busy and waiting for a table is standard, however the atmosphere is cosy and rustic and definitely...More

Thank FantasticSydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm fireplace. Cozi restaurant. Honest prices. God food. A little bit hidden, but worth looking for. Liked it a lot!

Thank Luis_Vieira
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a tiny little place that is very quaint, and cute and quite dark as well. we had a 30 minute wait for a table but that was okay we went for a walk etc before returning to find our table almost ready. Please...More

Thank jtnru
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Evelyn R
BYO? Corkage? How much?
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!
We are coming to Queentown from Brisbane, a group of 14 does the Cow Restaurant take bookings for dinner?
16 August 2016|
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Response from jovdan | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it does. It's a pretty small restaurant. I'm not even sure if you could seat 14 people together there. I could be wrong
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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