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US$20 - US$67
Bar, British, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We thought we would give the moody Cow another try after last times disappointment. Overall it was better this time. The two waiters were attentive and cheerful and not prone to interrupting. Still use the phrase “you guys” which is annoying. Starters were the brie...wedges. Good flavour but only three pieces and a huge garnish. Mains were the sea bass and two filet steaks. The steaks were good, if closer to medium that medium rare. The seabass was a very small fish placed skin side up on a pile of vegetables . The sauce was predominately over the skin which was a shame as I don’t eat then skin. We skipped dessert. £93.44 was top end for the three of us. Gents toilets were out of towels again!!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on boxing day with the family. Excellent food, helpful and attentive staff and relaxing venue - highly recommended. Will definitely be back .

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a beautiful Christmas meal yesterday at the Moody Cow. Been meaning to try this place for ages and they certainly didn't disappoint. Food was amazing, staff very accommodating and friendly. Very clean, brilliant decor. Felt very safe and looked after. Highly recommend and we...will be back.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 November 2021

Visited here for the first time to have Sunday lunch. Good food and pleasant staff, I can definitely recommend a visit here.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 23 October 2021 via mobile

What a great spot this place was. Fantastic. Great selection of desserts. Will be back again. Very friendly and not bad priced food in terms of value for money i would say it is goodl

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 18 October 2021

Having had a disappointing meal here a few years ago, we decided to give it another chance on Sunday for a family meal, however we shouldn't have bothered! For starter my father in law ordered the soup of the day, which turned up cold, however...he didn't complain and ate it. My partner and I ordered the sharing bread board at £10 which consisted of 2 small measly bread rolls, 2 breadsticks, 1 pitta bread and some dips. To charge £10 for what was basically 50p's worth of food is completely extortionate; however we didn't complain. When the mains arrived, my partners 14oz medium/rare rump steak turned up well done and dry. Another member of our party order a pizza, which he witnessed being sat under a heat lamp for 10/15 minutes before he received it, and when he finally did it was cold and burnt. My partner has never sent food back, but at £22 the steak had to be returned, along with the burnt pizza. On top of this my father in law had ordered a Sunday lunch which didn't arrive. When we asked about its whereabouts it was quite obvious it had been forgotten. Eventually the 3 meals turned up and were nice and I do have to say that the meals we received correctly were very tasty. In the middle of all this we had ordered some more drinks, which didn't arrive. I think I had to ask for them 3 times before they finally turned up. I would like to say that the young waiter who was serving us was very nice and apologetic and none of this was his fault, however the restaurant wasn't busy and it would have been nice to have been offered some kind of discount or even just an apology from the manager. We will definitely not be visiting here again, which is a real shame as it is very local to us and it would have been nice to have a good restaurant to visit on a regular basis.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 11 October 2021 via mobile

I have passed this eaterie for many years and was never attracted to visit. It always looked rather dark and moody, which I guessed was their niche. I visited for lunch. I parked in the car park around the back. The first things that caught...my eye were cig butt ends in the car park and a broken glass pane on the entrance door. The bar looks great on entry. A large room. It looks like a cafe I would visit in Budapest rather than the restaurant I envisaged. My mis-judgement🙃 The service is excellent that I received, a happy smile and very helpful. I ordered an 8oz fillet steak with peppercorn sauce and fries. The meat was superb, top marks to the chef. The peppercorn sauce was perfect and fresh ✅ Overall experience was outstanding. I dropped 1 star due to the decor, which I did not find welcoming for a steak house. I recommend a visit, and I will visit again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

We called into the moody cow on the off chance of getting a table. Which we did the staff where very welcoming very nice atmosphere. The front of house Zac was very welcoming. The food was amazing would definitely come back not too expensive either.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

Both the food and service was excellent and the prices surprisingly reasonable. Will definitely be returning. What a little gem.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 8 August 2021

5 of us went for a celebratory dinner , waiting staff very pleasant & attentive 👍to the waitress’s Staters all ok , 2 mains pulled brisket nice & tasty however sticky red cabbage was more just red cabbage & didn’t spot/taste truffles in mash ?...Biggest disappointment was that although this restaurant classes itself as a steakhouse they obviously cannot cook a steak ! 3 ribeyes all at medium rare came well done ??? Sent back & took 30 minutes to return ( by which time 2 of party had finished meal ) new steaks were raw ! Even manager agreed ,by now we’d been there 2 hours , abandoned mains & had 3 desserts Appalled that all that had been deducted from bill was the 3 steaks which had not been eaten & the 3 desserts ! Service charge had also been added ! After intense discussion with manager ( I remained polite ) service charge was removed & 10% Not good enough won’t be returningMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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3 November 2020|
Response from 304richards304 | Reviewed this property |
I know the day has finally gone by but when we went it was a weekend well a Friday and It is only taken Monday to Thursday or Sunday to Thursday so we never got it either
21 May 2017|
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Response from J0n0sb0rn | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Booking is not essential but is recommended especially during the weekend. Book online or phone 0113 239 1444.
Maria H
15 October 2016|
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Response from J0n0sb0rn | Property representative |
There are several gluten free options available - ask a server for the GF menu.
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The Moody Cow is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4