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Cow Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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A true Queenstown institution, The Cow's rustic ambience and delicious fresh food has been a favourite of locals and visitors alike for over 40 years.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Pizza, European
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the few old building in Queenstown and is very charming. The pizzas were excellent -- interesting combinations, moderate prices, well-cooked. There were a number of choices of beer and wine and other foods. An enjoyable laid-back meal.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank RyanLChicago
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had local help in finding it. Food was above average but the ambiance was more rustic than we like.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Art I
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yummy pizza in a pub setting. Only place I found actual lemonade...everyplace else gave me sprite or 7UP when I ordered lemonade.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jtmason
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Garlic Bread was amazing but from there, everything else was downhill. Our waitress could not have been more rude and also messed up our order. We’ve been traveling for 15 days in the most amazing country of NZ without one evenly remotely close to a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank murphymeg23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived too late to have anything but pizza and salad, but both were very good. The service was fine (we were the only people there).

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after a very long day out at Milford Sound. This place definitely felt like it used to be an old cow shed. Atmosphere was great, staff were welcoming. We both ordered pizza's and were not disappointed. Wine list was good and well priced....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Antz46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn’t choose where to go for dinner stumbled across The Cow and someone had heard it was good, well they were right but wrong at the same time, we quickly got a table for 6 inside ordered a few drinks to start but no food...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank stephenpC5071CD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here every time we have stayed Queenstown and not been disappointed yet. I am a coeliac and love the pizza, even have to doggy bag some pieces to take home. Thoroughly recommend. They don’t take bookings and it is in a little...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DianneR884
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This little restaurant is a hidden gem with a great history in Queenstown. The food is always good. Nothing fancy, just a good hot meal of pasta or pizza. Be warned, the garlic bread is fresh delicious and a whole large loaf of bread with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kiwitripper64
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visit this restaurant every time our son is in town. The reason we don't visit more is that we try to avoid driving to town for a meal as the parking is not easy. The quality of food is always great, the service is...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Because we were perfectly happy with the beer and wine they offered, we didn't take note of corkage fees!
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