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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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Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We heard of the Cow from a friend and we were not disappointed. We had dinner here on Christmas Eve, and enjoyed the cozy quiet atmosphere. Our family of 5 ordered garlic bread and 2 pizzas to share. Everything was delicious. Not a huge menu, but nice options.

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Thank Katelyn W
Beijing, China
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed it....it was pizza but the crust was excellent and dry & crispy in a good way:) far better than a chain pizza delivered to your hotel room.

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Thank Knuknuk
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This tiny little building in Cow Lane is just somewhere you have to go if you're in Queenstown: - Their Homemade Bread with Garlic is freshly baked bread that will compel you to eat more than intended - And their pizzas are basic but brilliantly so - my husband just loves the Bolognese version and I loved their latest suggestion... More 

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Thank Dive_Girl_BK
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the pizza and my son loved the bolognese. The garlic bread (loaf) is also delicious. The service was really good too.

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Thank rward2602
Tampere, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Late night after​-hiking pizza turned into a wonderful experience. The place was full when we came in, but after a short wait we got a nice table inside. The pizzas were really tasty with crisp bottom and plenty to love in the filling. Very nice garlic bread also, shame that we were too full to finish the last bites. There... More 

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Thank Mikko V
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful building with cool history from the European settlers in Queenstown. Staff are lovely and very accommodating, doing their best in a small but busy restaurant. HOWEVER Food - average and over-priced.

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Thank LilyJayne
Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty basic stuff here - pizza and pasta - but if that is what you are looking for it is pretty good. The pizzas are huge and very tasty. Don't be put off by the dim lighting! Vegetarian score 7/10

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Thank KeithandCatherine
Littleton, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an Italian / pizza joint that is small with a peculiar layout. The pizza was great and my youngest had pasta which she enjoyed. The bar was very small and tucked back in the corner. With a name like "Cow Restaurant" - you might expect beef, but it's mostly traditional pizza. Good value for the money.

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Thank Jason C
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been recommended to this restaurant as it is a Queenstown institution - we just wonder for how much longer! The restaurant itself is very quaint and it reminded us of alpine chalet interiors. The food was alright (but no better) - the garlic bread is a loaf of bread, warmed up with a smearing of garlic butter on... More 

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Thank KarenRobS
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day mountain biking, we were looking for a cozy spot to grab a few beers and some comfort food. We walked up on the "cow", thought the building looked perfect, and stepped out of the unseasonably cool night. Wow! The old stone milking shed is just what we were looking for, ambiance-wise. The pizza was gourmet, service... 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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?