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The Cow Shed

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53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
+44 1924 291044
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Today
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is still the no 1 place to eat in wakefield. The cod and seafood risotto and the duck parfitt are outstanding and the early bird menu is really good value.All the staff are really good .

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Thank martync1961
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Grilled salmon cooked to perfection. Attentive, efficient and friendly service. Would recommend without hesitation.

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Thank EMLM995
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best food I've had in a while, ordered bruschetta to start and then the lamb for the main which I must say was accompanied by the best sauce ever tasted, partner had the pork loin accompanied with a mustard grain mash and also was amazingly tasty! Made to feel very special and welcome and would definitely return.

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Thank Shannon H
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made the reservation on the back of a recommendation and arrived early so we were escorted to some comfy seats upstairs for a drink and to await our table, lovely staff looked after us and the quiet upstairs was needed after a busy day. Waiting staff brought us back down stairs once the Table was ready and handed out the... More 

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Thank Mark K
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time my wife and I have eaten here. Great find. Enjoyed Salmon fishcakes and a rump steak, both delicious. Service friendly and very customer focused. Would absolutely recommend. Be back soon!

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Thank PAUL N
Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here yesterday for the first time , and it didnt disappoint . Lovely surroundings , great service , fantastic food . We'll be back

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1 Thank rothwell2015
Port Erin, Isle of Man, UK
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit the Cow Shed whenever we are in Wakefield as it is an excellent restaurant full of character, definitely our favourite eating place in the area. There is always a lovely atmosphere, a warm welcome and a friendly attentive staff. The menu offering a good range of dishes is supplemented by a specials board; you are spoilt for choice.... More 

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1 Thank Mary264
Leeds, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A year ago I wrote about the super rhubarb and ginger pud served by the Cow Shed.Well. Last night I was introduced to his twin brother. The raspberry jam sponge pudding topped with vanilla ice cream. It was light and it was luscious. I was reasonably full after the delish butternut and beetroot soup and the grilled to perfection rump... More 

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1 Thank OwdMiner
Wakefield
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of four for a 70th birthday celebration. Haven't been for a while but were welcomed like old friends by the excellent staff. My wife and I had mussels to start and our friends had soup. I had steak for a change, my wife her old favourite lamb and friends had different chicken dishes. Couldn't manage sweets.... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eaten here twice now and each time the steak was tender and flavoursome. The service is friendly and the restaurant is clean with a warm atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$64
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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
Description
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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Leeds, United Kingdom
10 months ago
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?