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Cow Restaurant

Cow Lane, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8588
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (162 reviews)
“pasta” (127 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
All hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Cow Lane, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My partner and I both loved this place it is our new favourite dinner place in Queenstown. We went here twice during our stay and both times our meals were delicious. We had a very nice waitress both times, sadly have forgotten her name but...More

Thank dandyash
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After been asked to wait 30 mins at the bar we finally got a table two had (hermajesty pleasure)and a prossicuto. After a short wait we were served with great looking pizzas get your dentist on speed dial...the bases were like eating the wooden plate...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cow restaurant is in a side street (Cow Lane) in an old building. It is very small inside with 3/4 tables outside. If you choose a large pizza you can have half and half of two choices. We had Her Majesty’s Pleasure and Vegetarian...More

Thank AJMglobaltraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across this place quite by accident, staff were pleasant and helpful. Had the Seafood pizza and a couple of pasta dishes no complaints from any of the family would give it another go if we are ever in town, thumbs up from us.

Thank Plucka58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got an awful sneaky feeling your using frozen pizza bases which is crazy to comprehend is a town like ours, unless it isn’t repeat local custom you are after and your just hoping the revolving door of tourists will prop you up, sooner or later...More

Thank Jaye E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was awesome and the setting in the old town building was awesome. The service was wonderful as well. Get the garlic bread it was superb. We got the salad, spaghetti and pepperoni pizza as well and they were all great. We highly recommend...More

Thank Kristy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If not the oldest remaining building in Queenstown it is at least in the mix. Great food, ambiance and wonderful staff. The building is old very old and with the open fire and smoked roof appears very authentic. Good affordable food and wonderful experience.

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was told about this place by our tour guide. Once I found it what a great place. A hole in the wall in an alley. Only about 6 inside table and 3 outside tables. Great atmosphere. Ordered Her Majesties Pleasure pizza. It was delicious. You...More

Thank Al W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was great to be able to get out of the cold and walk into this historic stone building with the fire going. Was quite dark inside but the pizza was very nice. Service was fast although it was completely full. Would recommend visiting

Thank Taylor P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The night we arrived in Queenstown it was late and a big group of us converged on The Cow. The staff was welcoming and attending to us going ‘above and beyond’. This was my favorite place in which we dines while in Queenstown!

Thank ShaybaShayba
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Evelyn R
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Response from mommavinsoni | Reviewed this property |
Because we were perfectly happy with the beer and wine they offered, we didn't take note of corkage fees!
16 August 2016|
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Response from Mike R | Reviewed this property |
The place is quite small and there are no tables that would accommodate that many people together. As I recall we did not have a reservation, just happened upon it walking around. We did not have to wait that long. We... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cow Lane, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 8588
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