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The Cow Shed

53 Northgate, Wakefield WF1 1BP, England
01924 291044
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Ranked #5 of 321 restaurants in Wakefield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $85
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Fleet
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Had good recommendations, but the steak (their main dish) was poor and price sky high. Really hit the wall when charged £1.50 per chocolate with coffee! Such a shame.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

had problem with link so just wanted to resubmit my review . Food was very basic and environment was the same . Ok for lunch but nor sure I would go back in the evening, found food a little bland and seemed to be waiting for ages with no explanation

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

By far the best restaurant in Wakefield. Such a relaxed atmosphere with fantastic staff and even better food. Bruschetta to start is great, steaks are excellent quality, cooked to perfection. Yes it's expensive but it's got the quality to back it up. Don't expect to be in and out in an hour, the staff don't rush you they let you... More

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Huddersfield
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Just good quality "modern" food, in an understated no frills environment, with friendly service. All very good value, especially at lunch time. Unpretentious, perhaps not the place for a "posh" celebration (which would not be to our taste in any case), but an ideal venue for a low key treat. Excellent.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I think this is one of my favourite places to eat!!! Been dining at the Cow shed for a few years, and its always consistently good food and service!!! The early bird and lunches are really good value. The a la carte menu has to be tried! My husband says they do the best steaks!!! I personally love the fish!... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I found the cow shed a little bit pricey but after a three course meal hear it was worth every penny. The white chocolate creme brûlée was the perfect finish to a fantastic evening. Would defiantly go again but like I said its expensive.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I've lived in Wakefield for years and been to most places, but had never made it to the cow shed as I assumed it was just a steakhouse and we have a few knock-kneed vegetarians in the family. However, we have been tonight and the food is unreal! I had rare beef salad, which was delicious and a generous amount,... More

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Edinburgh
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We have eaten here several times, but are not frequent visitors. There is a nice atmosphere and the staff are welcoming and attentive. There is an excellent range of dishes on the menu, supplemented by the daily specials. An early bird selection is also available all evening on Mondays. iit's usually difficult to choose as there are several dishes that... More

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Flanshaw
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I had wanted to try the Cow Shed for some time and on a lunchtime a couple of weeks ago I finally took the plunge. I wasn't sorry I did. Walking around the back to the entrance sort of changes your mind set as you take in the Georgian mews type location and you realise that you could be in... More

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west yorks
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Ate at the Cow Shed last night with two of my friends and it was an excellent meal.My friend had squid for starter and said it was the best she'd eaten,praise indeed,she has high standards and tells it like it is.I had Salmon for my main and gorgeous slimming !! sticky toffee pudding for dessert and really enjoyed everything.The staff... More

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