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The Cow Shed

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53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 3BP, England
+44 1924 291044
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five of us visited at lunchtime and chose the basics on the lunch menu - burgers, steaks and fishcakes. All dishes were excellent and the steak was bang on the medium rare requested. Staff were really friendly and efficient and the decor/atmosphere welcoming. The upstairs dining room was not in use when we were there but that looked even nicer..... More 

Thank Miranda C
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked midweek for Saturday evening, but could only get an early table 6pm which was the last table for 2 available. We were seated downstairs close to the bar, and soon the small room was full with diners, which surprised me for an early meal. We found plenty to choose from on the menu, We could have chosen from... More 

Thank Whickerman
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After eating at the famous Treehouse and leaving a little dissatisfied (though the atmosphere was great) we decided to try The Cow Shed. And we're glad we did. I had a spicy parsnip soup to start with a chunk of bread the size of a small island. I followed with a baked salmon with olives and potatoes and vegetables. This... More 

Thank Sam W
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday evening. On arrival we were promptly seated in the downstairs area of the restaurant. Tables are nicely set out so you are not on top of each other and you can see the kitchen at the far side of the room. The downstairs was cosy with a wood burning fire. The menu was good with also... More 

Thank Helen W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a great variety on the menu and the quality is outstanding. At first I thought the menu pricing was a little steep but after I ate I thought it was under priced for what you get. Steaks are brilliant. Service was class. Not much at all to complain about!

Thank D4NZW
Malvern, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really nice small restaurant in a very old and quaint building - with a fabulous ceiling upstairs. The welcome was very friendly and the food excellent. They really know how to cook meat, especially steaks, well and the puddings were also excellent. Highly recommended but you will need to book.

Thank Chris H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

On entry to this small but quaint restaurant you are met with a warm friendly welcome and cosy atmosphere.We were given time to browse the menu but quickly served once we'd decided the food looked and tasted fantastic.

Thank lesrlunn
Leeds, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My wife and I went for the three course earlybird. First two courses were deelish. But. The rhubarb and ginger sponge pudding which I had was sooooperb. I've had it before and it's the best pudding I've ever tasted. Couple all this with very efficient and genuinely friendly service and you've got one of the best eateries around.

1 Thank OwdMiner
London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We would not have discovered this excellent restaurant without TripAdvisor. In spite of being in an old and characterful listed building we walked right past it without realising it was a restaurant. You get in at the back. First impression from the menu is that it is a grilled meat specialist. There was only one fish item and one full... More 

Thank Matthew G
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108 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

It is a few years since we ate here for no other reason than it is/was geared to steaks and we aren't big steak fiends! However there was a good varied selection of starters and mains on the specials board and the presentation was also good. With my turn to drive I didn't look at the wine list, although I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$65
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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
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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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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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?