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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” (144 reviews)
“pasta” (110 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cow Lane, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 866 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

FANTASTIC place to wat. Be sure to book as its not unusual to wait up to 1 hr for a table. We had the garlic bread cob and 3 pizzas. COULDN'T FAULT A ANYTHING. wonderful fire for thiae cold nights and the staff were so...More

Thank CarnoCoffsHarbour
Reviewed 5 days ago

Love this place, still best pizza's in town. A place with a lot of atmosphere and a warm fire place. Lovely friendly staff.

Thank Siffra K
Reviewed 1 week ago

So enough of this "no we don't take reservations"!!! I know it's always been this way - this is about our 6th visit, but it just doesn't work for families with children who need to eat within 30mins of arriving at the place. It also...More

Thank Clare M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to be good. Now too crowded - had to share a table with others. Food not very nice. Charged a (regional) public holiday surcharge which was not well advertised (very small print at bottom of the menu). Not impressed.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited The Cow 24 years ago and loved it. Took our two teenage boys back just recently and I must say it still has the tastiest pizza and garlic bread. YUM! Great atmosphere and cosy fireplace. Was very busy but decided to wait and have...More

Thank BrookeJohnstone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Asked a local on some advise for a cool place for a casual family dinner. Didn't disappoint great atmosphere and great food. Best fire place in Queenstown.

Thank stusaj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a cute and cozy, great vibe with 80/90's tunes pumping little pizza joint. Lovely staff, delicious garlic bread loaf, good pizza. Such a nice cozy place heated by one huge open brick fire place. We had a lovely evening. Would def recommend for an...More

Thank samrH9232SN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hidden little spot, great warm atmosphere, friendly staff. Yum bread, yum bolognese pizza 🍕. A great stop for a cozy bite to eat.

Thank janellep60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last time in QT was 30 odd years ago. Totally forgot about this place until I stumbled across it in a little side alley. Why is it still there? Only because it has a unique vibe and brilliant pizzas. We were seated with another couple...More

Thank PS2290
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend and well worth the search. A little off the track.. Cow Lane seems like a back entrance... but keep going to the end to find this little gem.. We had pizza and garlic bread.. would have to say one of the...More

Thank Aroha R
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Evelyn R
9 March 2017|
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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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