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The Cow

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33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food but rather limited menu. Pretty good service from staff. Dessert choice - only ice cream/berrys in sauce

Thank diheffer
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cow is a great place to go if you want good food, cosy atmosphere and the usual New Zealand welcome and hospitality . We had seafood pasta and gluten free pizza - the fire was burning and we had the best night .

Thank Ozzulu
Christchurch, New Zealand
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Wanted a not too fussy dinner. Great friendly service and inexpensive generous spaghetti portions, good drinks selection. Fast, tasty and a lovely open fire. Would revisit for a casual dining experience.

Thank poppy500NZ
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The Cow was one of the only places open for a late dinner and we are so glad because we LOVED everything we ordered. It was the coziest place to warm up and relax. Awesome service!

Thank Rosemary C
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Little nook with a bar and fireplace, fun for a quick dinner and a spot to warm up. Excellent spaghetti bolignase, pizza was OK. Limited tables so the wait can be a pest.

Thank AbbyRL
Queensland, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

What a hidden little gem! Probably the nicest Italian food I have ever eaten. The restaurant itself is great too, lots of history and a beautiful fire to warm up near. Very friendly staff and very reasonably priced.

Thank Cassie H
London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Were there for a big group meal. Delicious pizza and garlic bread, got to try a bit of everything. Awesome setting, big roaring fire. Try not to sit too close to the door during winter as it can get pretty cold when people enter through the split barn door.

Thank Jay_French_FRNZ
Canberra, Australia
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95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Really like the feel of this place. It was really cosy inside with mood lighting and candles. The fire was roaring and the staff are friendly. The menu is fairly basic spaghetti with different sauces or pizza with different toppings. The garlic loaf was great as a starter. Good drinks list including a mulled wine. It's a little tucked away... More 

Thank Harmanator85
Silkeborg, Danmark
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Down to earth serving and room but fine service and reasonable prices. Both possibilities to eat in and outside.

Thank Doris F
Cromwell, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal at The Cow - fantastic pizza, garlic bread and mulled wine. Cheerful staff, rustic and cosy setting. Recommend for a casual night out.

Thank Cazbar1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
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: 33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 4269
Come down to Post Office Lane Wanaka for some delicious pizza or spaghetti! We have rustic dining inside or a fantastic courtyard too enjoy the sun! If you would prefer takeaway give us a call.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?