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3 Cows Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, European,
Sewell St, Kaiapoi 8252, New Zealand
+64 3-327 5009
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork belly” (11 reviews)
“lambs fry” (2 reviews)
“prawn salad” (2 reviews)
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Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Sewell St, Kaiapoi 8252, New Zealand
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21 - 30 of 114 reviews

Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

A nice place with generously sized portions. Good menu selection. Good service. Obliging staff. Moderately priced.

Thank Keren C
Reviewed December 18, 2016

3 Cows was recommended to us to try. As a group of 4 we were shown straight to our table and nothing was an issue for the rest of the evening. Brilliant ambiance, and the staff were helpful and friendly. Even the menu itself made...More

Thank Donna T
Reviewed December 2, 2016

Our friends took us to this place on our recent visit to Christchurch, we were impressed by the Ambience to begin but it was the super friendly waiter that made the place, he was such fun and had us all laughing, what an asset to...More

Thank eddiefredie
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Another great restaurant great choice on the menu. Good prices generous meal. Friendly staff nice venue. Go again

Thank Anita S
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for 7pm. Arrived to a full restaurant. Being full we expected a bit of a wait, however it took nearly an hour for our meals to arrive. I ordered the stuffed chicken. This sounded great- breast stuffed with walnuts, brie and spinach....More

Thank Erskie
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Visited for wife's birthday dinner. Not sure about the atmosphere, we sat in a comfortable booth. Food, cocktails and service were excellent. We will be back.

Thank RobP6153
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Have heard a number of reports about this restaurant and bar, some good some not so good. So, we decided to give it a go and make our own minds up about it. A modern facade leading to a single large room that is the...More

Thank Jim333
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Service: Great, very attentive and friendly Food: For the price of the meals, not happy with the quality and taste of the meals. I had the stuffed chicken for my main. 1/8 of the chicken was stuffed so basically i had a chicken breast wrapped...More

Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I like the updated area with raised tables and comfy seats. Coffee is good and hot. Some local wines on the wine list and the food is great too. It is handy to town and the river is a short walk away.

Thank Carojulz
Reviewed August 13, 2016

The Three Cows has always been brilliant but our last visit was dreadful. The food was poorly cooked and the pork belly which my husband had was so fatty he left most of it (not like him at all). The restaurant was so cold I...More

Thank Cheryl Burton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sewell St, Kaiapoi 8252, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Kaiapoi
  • Phone Number: +64 3-327 5009
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