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The Cow Shed Restaurant

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37 Waller Street | Murchison, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9523
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, we drove through Murchinson and stopped in here since the pub had an hour long wait on food. We were blown away with the service and even more - the food! The pizza was so amazing we will be back!

Thank Danielle M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here both nights we stayed in Murchison. The pizzas were delightful as were the alternative dishes. Service was second to none and Phil was a lovely guy who made a point of remembering everyone's name and then using it. It does get very busy and Phil tries hard to accommodate everyone, the first night we had to go... More 

Thank patricia t
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pizzas we had at the restaurant were absolutely superb. Arguably the best we have ever eaten and would recommend visiting this place if passing through Murchison. It is a very small restaurant so if visiting in the summer season I strongly recommend booking a table. Also expect to share a table with other customers as the restaurant probably holds... More 

Thank HarriboSauce
Billings, Montana
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for fish and chips but the only place that had them used frozen, pre-breaded fish - ugh. So we wandered across the street to the Cow Shed. The special was lasagna so we both ordered it. It was extremely good and we both tried to finish it but just couldn't; why are lasagna portions... More 

Thank RLMskier
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a serendipitous place. Great personal food and service. Awesome pizzas. Loved it. Great ambience

Thank Libby G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The service and food were equally matched and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We would recommend The Cow Shed to everyone!

Thank Caroline W
Buffalo, NY
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best pizzas I have ever had. The Cow Shed was recommended​ by local. I had the Vegetable Supreme and my husband had the Meat Feast. The crust was delicious, and I loved the addition of toasted seeds on mine. The desserts looked amazing.

Thank sunnydayz007
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We are here as part of a deal with the attached backpackers....Great pizza. Even better desert. Coffee the next morning was A+ and the breakfast was generous.

Thank Anna J
Murchison, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The restaurant is nice and cozy, with a beautiful garden outside, where you can spend nice summer evenings dining. And the pizzas are the best I ever had. They don't serve alcohol but you are welcome to bring your own. Good service and friendly staff.

Thank Richard v
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We popped in for dinner after seeing the shed from the street. We ate outside in the beautiful gardens and enjoyed delicious pizzas. Great spot and friendly staff. Good prices as well!

Thank Scott E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
European, Pizza, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Waller Street | Murchison, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Murchison
  • Phone Number: +64 3-523 9523
Love Food? Then - The Cow Shed Restaurant - is your place to be!!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?