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The Cow

33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 4269
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic bread” (33 reviews)
“spaghetti” (20 reviews)
“pizza” (138 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A busy little spot so be prepared to wait for a table. It's no hardship though as there is a little bar area and seating in front of the fire. The staff are super friendly and the pizza was good.

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely meal in this restaurant. The setting was lovely, with stone-walled room, with chapel-like design. As a couple, we were given small plates to share a giant pizza and delicious spaghetti bolognese. The staff were attentive.

Thank Shane N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love pizza and this place does it well. Bottle beer only but a good wine selection. Share with friends and takeaway the left overs. Exactly the same as The Cow in Queenstown. Memorable experience reasonably priced. I visit at least once per trip to...More

Thank Catriona M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the vibe and the fact that you are dining in a stable!!! You have to sit with other people on the same table if needed. Again i like it!! it's Queenstown and you should accept the local culture of being friends with other...More

Thank Arash V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a great day skiing this was the perfect place to enjoy a family meal. The roaring fire was a welcome feature to warm up by. Garlic bread to start, then pizza & pasta all went down a treat. The staff were really welcoming and...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really tasty pizza mixed with friendly staff and a great atmosphere. A place I would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank bohica-nz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the exterior fool you. You walk in the barn doors;be careful the bottom door does not open when you open the top gate. Service was good. Food was good. Atmosphere was excellent. Open fire and a good rustic feel

Thank Adam H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to eat. We arrived and it was -5 outside. The cow had their open fireplace roaring and it was so beautiful and cosy inside. We arrived early (as it does get very very busy) and got the booth right beside the...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Unfortunately found it on our last night in Wanaka but would have returned again if we were able to. Turned up on a Friday night of school hols about 5.45 and it was pretty busy with lots of people waiting. Waitress took...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting The Cow in Queenstown in some years ago we have (esp the kids) memories of a great night & food. Once we found out Wanaka now had one it was on the eat out list and did not disappoint. After a day on...More

Thank dottymonty
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly
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
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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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