We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Always a Hit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cow

The Cow
Ranked #24 of 79 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Hobart
Level Contributor
85 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Always a Hit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Depending on when you go, you might be forced to wait for a free table. But it's totally worth it. I love the dark lighting and the feel that the whole place is a converted stable. The bar and kitchen are fully visible. I always select a pizza and the crispy base is divine. And the garlic bread is an absolutely must. It's home made bread lathered in delicious garlic butter and warmed in the pizza oven. The Cow is also in Queenstown and both are 'must-eat' destinations.

Helpful?
Thank Mark W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

248 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    115
    89
    29
    10
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Alpine chic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Very atmospheric and fantastic barn decor with a huge open Heath fire - just perfect winter venue after coming off piste from skiing! Prompt service.

Visited August 2014
Helpful?
Thank David M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere & good food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Tucked away off the main street, this place has heaps of atmosphere, a roaring log fire in winter & great food! Limited to pizza & pasta but done very well. Good service. Not too big so you may have a wait at the bar or by the fire if busy.

Visited August 2014
Helpful?
Thank Joan B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
gold coast
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

I love the atmosphere of The Cow. The stone and timber cottage style surrounds give the restaurant a warm and homely feel like no other restaurant I've been to. The menu is a simple, pizza and pasta, and they do it well. Would recommend.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank paul s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kellyville, Australia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Pizza for 20”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

We were part of a large group and although they don't take booking we were accomodated easily.
Pizza were of a good standard and the roaring open fire added to the ambience.
This place is tucked away down a little laneway but worth seeking out.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank neil34105
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Cow also viewed

 
Wanaka, Otago Region
 

Been to The Cow? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing