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Restaurant - Contemporary European

The Cow Shed

The Cow Shed


53 Northgate,


The Cow Shed is the stunning Grade II listed building around which Joanne Harris created the book Chocolat, adapted into the famous film. The elegant 16th century building, with original features including crested ceiling, has been beautifully refurbished to a high standard.

The Cow Shed focuses on serving local seasonal produce, cooked with a modern English style โ€“ presented to you in a cosey and intimate dining room by a professional team of attentive waiting staff, and accompanied by a wide selection of wines. Owner Robert and his team aim to showcase the excellent fare Yorkshire has to offer on our set lunch and á la carte menus while our dedicated front of house team ensure you have an exceptional dining experience.

With its open grill and cosmopolitan atmosphere, the Cow Shed has quickly gained a reputation for excellence. With alfresco dining opportunities in the summer months, the Cow Shed is the ideal place to eat, whatever the weather.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Public toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Monday: 12 - 2pm, 6-9:30pm
Tuesday: 12 - 2pm, 6-9:30pm
Wednesday: 12 - 2pm, 6-9:30pm
Thursday: 12 - 2pm, 6-9:30pm
Friday: 12 - 2pm, 6-9:30pm
Saturday: 12 - 2pm, 6-9:30pm
Sunday: Closed



See location of The Cow Shed on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 329205  Lat: 53.67992 Long: -1.50338

By Road:
Follow sings for Wakefield city centre.
Restaurant is opposite Post Office.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed