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The Spotted Cow

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Cnr Campbell & Ruthven St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
(07 4639 3264
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Service very slow, food good.

Had lunch on a Saturday in a group of 8. The room was nearly empty. Everyone enjoyed their meal when it came..... eventually. If you want to drop in for a quick lunch, forget it. It took ages to be served. The deserts were delicious, and coffees good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Robert I
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Boonah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Had heard great things but probably one of the worst meals I have had. Will never recommend or eat here again. The chicken and big salad - the chicken was dry and tough and salad - slimy. Dressing was ordinary and straight out of a bottle. Could not taste any chicken marinade

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Boonah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had lunch on a Saturday in a group of 8. The room was nearly empty. Everyone enjoyed their meal when it came..... eventually. If you want to drop in for a quick lunch, forget it. It took ages to be served. The deserts were delicious, and coffees good.

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Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I was happy for a good deal on a t bone steak. It is a popular home grilling steak and more difficult to cook well, so less common in restaurants. The meat was good quality, but both parts of the steak were significantly over cooked. Typically just the tenderloin side is the only one over cooked by novice cooks. Both... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Fantastic dinner. One of the best steaks I've had - cooked to perfection! Also an amazing boutique beer and wine selection too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Had heard great things about this place with all the craft beers on offer. We had lunch there, and gave it another try for dinner one night, but we were not impressed. The menu is limited and trying too hard to be upmarket (with upmarket prices, $38 for a main is way more than I'm willing to pay for pub... More 

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Port Augusta, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

very nice meal, coming from SA prices were a bit more then I am used to for drinks and food but was still good. Amazing setup of posters, memorabilia and bar area, would be a good spot for a group

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had lunch here and the food was great. Staff were very friendly and even the owner walked around and greeted everybody. Great atmosphere.

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Moree
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The big salad is large and very tasty, I added chicken which was a good choice. The chicken was cooked perfectly and went well with all the salad ingredients. The service was great friendly and fast. Perfect for lunch

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Licensed since the 1800's, the spotted cow hotel has pride of place on the main drag in Toowoomba. I visited for dinner with family, we're out of towners. Food was good, having a lengthy wait for it to arrive wasn't so good! Steak was expensive (around $35 each) and wasn't export quality. They've remodelled and missed the mark, for a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We had a great night, friendly staff and good service. I ordered the beef short ribs in bourbon sauce which was fantastic cooked to perfection. The let down was the mash that came with the dish, it tasted like it was Deb mash....... You know that packet potato you just as water to, as a lover of potato mash this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cnr Campbell & Ruthven St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Toowoomba
  • Phone Number: (07 4639 3264

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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