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Cow Restaurant

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Cow Lane, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8588
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Garland, Texas
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food and friendly staffs. The mushroom pasta is what I'm craving until now. Waited for 20 minutes to get a table but it was worth the wait.

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Thank alsbrew
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All three of the pizza, pasta and garlic bread were very good. The bread in particular was a huge dense delicious loaf. The service was friendly. The only negative was the poor internal lighting but that is understandable due to the decor being that of an old barn. Very interesting regardless.

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Thank Charlotte B
Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm so glad I had a pizza craving one evening and sought out this place! I ordered the delicious veggie pizza and even had enough to take home for later. Zucchini, onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers ~ yummy!

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Thank Holly W
Cairns, Australia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew about this place from visiting Queenstown over 20 years ago. I was so happy to see it still going with delicious pizza and fresh baked bread. The Garlic bread is an entire loaf covered with garlic butter and served with a chunk of normal butter to spread and it was delicious. The local wine was well chosen although... More 

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Thank AlliandCo
Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been 16yrs since I'd been to The Cow. Having talked about it for years with my wife I was crossing my fingers it hadn't changed. She loved it (as did I). The iconic Queenstown establishment has lost now of its character, charm or smell. Make sure you order the garlic bread.

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Thank Anthony845
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our food here. My pizza was great and my partner really enjoyed her chicken liver spaghetti. Friendly staff complemented the enjoyable meal. It was nice to sit near the fireplace on a rainy day. It can be hard to find.

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Thank 65BRG
Canandaigua, United States
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571 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were very excited to eat here as it is often recommended. We were very disappointed. I had the chicken liver spaghetti. The liver was significantly over cooked and bitter. My wife had the seafood spaghetti which was almost laughable. There was one mussel and the shrimp were the tiny ones you get out of a can.... More 

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Thank William S
Dunedin, New Zealand
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299 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to The Cow for over 30 years, every time it's consistently excellent food with a great atmosphere, something's got to be right about the original recipes which have never needed updating! Always popular, well worth going to find out why it's such a success.

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Thank Don M
Detroit
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family stopped here this past January. It is in a kind of tucked away location. We sat on tables outside. The pizza was excellent.......washed down by good craft brews. Good place!

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Thank pauljanh
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A decent enough pizza place, though we needed to bring our own high chair, the service was friendly but the memory I'm left with is the ridiculous garlic bread. When it was suggested there was no mention that it was essentially a loaf of bread with a bit of garlic in the crust. Because we didn't really want to eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?