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“Great Food and Atmosphere”
Review of The Cow

The Cow
Ranked #18 of 87 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$26
Cuisines: Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 28 July 2017

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 fire.
Fantastic.
Ordered a mulled wine to start off and then got the huge pizza.
There was sooo much pizza.
So if you're after a relaxing cosy great night out with good prices, look no further than The Cow.
Highly recommend.

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Thank David D
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 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 our name and we popped next door for a drink while we were waiting. Came back after 15 mins and waited in front of the fire for about another 10 mins which was no problem. Fire was blazing, candlesticks on tables and a great buzz. Booth seating was which fab for a family. They accommodated our kids requests no problem (pizza without any tomato base!!). Service was friendly and fast and the food was great.

Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 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 the slopes we were famished & feeding teenagers is always hard but we still managed to take home pizza for lunch the next day! (The garlic bread is one of the best we've ever had!) Great service even as they were flat out. We will be back.

Thank dottymonty
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Like a pack of sardines we waited around an hour on a Monday night ( during school holidays ) to get a table. That's no exaggeration, we were told around 15 to 30 minute wait although we didn't mind, I think it was all up about 1 hour and 15 minutes, and that was with extremely limited room to breathe.
The ladies behind the bar and on the floor were extremely polite and apologetic though.
I had a bolognese and the garlic bread, both amazing, next to the fire with a beer couldn't think of a better way to finish off our first big day in Queenstown.

Thank Dylan Paul W
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The food was lovely and the staff were simply amazing! So attentive and friendly and just overall amazing! Must get the garlic bread as it's absolutely incredible! Would love to go back one day!

Thank Kirsten H
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