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Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

Well, if you like steak we reckon we've found just the place for you! Head to Three Cows where they'll inevitably brighten up your moooood.

Perfect for groups and jovial catch-ups, gather the herd and relax in this friendly, informal spot. There's no hiding here; with a completely open plan dining area, you can relax into the chitter-chatter around you. The only negative is that you'll be consumed by a terrible condition called food envy.

For lunch, you can go for brunchy options or more hefty plates. If you want to go light, there are brekkie staples like eggs benedict, salmon benedict and omelettes. There are also chicken and salmon tortillas as well as vegetarian and not-so-vegetarian salads. But if you've got a long day ahead, look no further than their open sandwiches, stuffed with steak, chicken or pork belly. There's also the Three Cows breakfast and a pasta of the day.

Make sure you go to dinner with a rumbling tummy! Mains are hearty, to say the least! There are a variety of steaks as well as the immense tower of pork, stuffed chicken and lamb shank. And it's not all about meat! Salmon, scallops and prawns grace the seafood menu and there's a Foccacia melt should a vegetarian dare to step into these four walls.

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Three Cows Bar & Restaurant
194C Williams Street, Kaiapoi
Kaiapoi 7630

Open Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 3pm // 5pm - 9pm

Phone: 03 327 5009

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Three Cows Bar & Restaurant
Location: Kaiapoi
Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, New Zealand
Mains: $20 - $35+

Reviews

We all had lovely meals and enjoyed them. Steak was cooked to perfection. The best scallops (although small), & prawns in a lovely buttery sauce, which I would have again. Other meals were enjoyed too. The menu had lots of other options to choose from too. We had a grandchild with us too and they had a play area which she enjoyed and we enjoyed her engaging with it. Service was prompt and friendly. Will definitely go back.

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Glennis Kearns

Had First Tables at Three Cows Kaiapoi and had a lovely meal and even though our first 2 choices for dessert were not available the lovely waiter made us up a delicious shared plate of dessert selections which was very nice.Would recommend to friends and will certainly be dining again here,having booked in on First Tables makes it very very afforable and the meals are lovely as well.

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Nikki Heald

Great service, really comfortable and delicious food . Portion sizes were very generous and as an added bonus they have Guineas on tap!

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Minandi von Ludwig

Great experience thank you! The food was awesome with very generous portions and good quality. But the best part of the whole thing was our server "Peechie" who was a delight to deal with, and even made a couple of invented "mocktails" for our son :-) Thank you Peechie for a memorable and fantastic first table experience!

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It's many years since we've dined at Three Cows and our return dining experience for a luncheon meal was really excellent. The meal was piping hot, attractively served and really delicious. The menu had a variety of choices and the service afforded us by the staff was excellent, being efficient and friendly.
They heard it was my husband's birthday and we were surprised by and appreciated their added touch with birthday candles adorning his yummy dessert. Really appreciated this extra and thoughtful gesture. A delight to have dined there,

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I have read reviews on different places and have taken them a face value, only to be disappointed. I couldn't fault the food or the service at the Three Cows. The stuffing in the chicken breast was delicious, vegetables were beautifully cooked. The pork belly was also very much enjoyed by my husband. Very generous portions. Staff were friendly and helpful. Will certainly be going back

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Lu Regan

Our first time at Three Cows. It was well worth the lovely ride out to Kaiapoi. The food quality & presentation was excellent, comparable to fine dining, but better portion sizes. We had a entree & main & couldnt squeeze in a dessert.So next time, its a main & dessert. The waiter was attentive & very helpful. KAIAPOI, you have a gem of a Cafe/Restaurant in your midst, try them out! You wont be disappointed. :-)

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Kendall Burt

Always lovely here. Quiet dining, great service, lovely food.

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Carol Humphreys

We have not visited 3 Cows for some time. However we were not disappointed the food was excellent as well as the service. Would thoughly recommend.

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Great value and very yummy food. We will be back!

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Had a great lunch and enjoyed the surroundings. Would go back.

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Louise Barnett

I had a family lunch, with mixed ages, and we all had lovely meals

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Gary Jope

Excellent

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We all had lovely meals and enjoyed them. Steak was cooked to perfection. The best scallops (although small), & prawns in a lovely buttery sauce, which I would have again. Other meals were enjoyed too. The menu had lots of other options to choose from too. We had a grandchild with us too and they had a play area which she enjoyed and we enjoyed her engaging with it. Service was prompt and friendly. Will definitely go back.

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My friend and i had lunch at 3 Cows, Kaiapoi on Friday.
The food was absolutely fabulous, also the size of the portions where very generous.
The waiter was attentive and all in all our lunch at 3 Cows was A+.
Will definitely return again

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great food, perfect T bone with a cold black Monteith's !
service was a wee slow, popular night!

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Kim Vernimmen

had lunch here on a Sunday was a lovely meal quick service and staff were friendly..overall we had a good experience.

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All good, food, service. Definately worth a visit.

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Stephanie Tee

We had a fantastic dinner at three cows kaiapoi. Our boys loved the kids menu especially the ice cream sundaes! Our food was tasty
We will be back

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My partner and I had a great time at the three cows in Kaiapoi. Very efficient service, and the meals were huge! We shared one main (fish and chips) and one entree (crispy chicken) between us and it was more than enough. We were unfortunately too full to try dessert. We'll be back :)

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Pauline Boyd

The food was great we had the Pork belly and Ribeye steak and lamb shank and Chocolate Brownies for dessert. The standard was very high we will be back.

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Gary and Kate

A really good satisfying meal to make our Waitangi day. Thanks

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Brenda Raxworthy

Nice food

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Megan Garside

Lovely food, generous servings. Staff were very attentive.

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Been going here since it opened and as always the meals were good, filling and yummy. Unfortunately the service is lacking, the staff are friendly but never checked if our meals were ok, if we wanted anymore drinks etc.

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Food was really good, well priced and portion sizes very generous.
Would highly recommend.

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Very pleasant meal for a family threesome. The Classic T-bone meal was huge! Will visit again.

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Jo Taylor

Beautiful food,service great,will be back

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Ashleigh Grannis

Service with a smile.

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The food was beautiful. All five of us thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our meals which had generous delicious proportions.
It was the first day back open so the only disappointment was the seafood chowder was being made at that time.
The waiter was very helpful too.
Thanks for the roomy venue where we could chat to our hearts content. We had a great lunch and will be back. Highly recommend.

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Great food and service Will definitely go back!

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Food was good garlic bread a little dry

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Glennis Kearns

Had First Tables at Three Cows Kaiapoi and had a lovely meal and even though our first 2 choices for dessert were not available the lovely waiter made us up a delicious shared plate of dessert selections which was very nice.Would recommend to friends and will certainly be dining again here,having booked in on First Tables makes it very very afforable and the meals are lovely as well.

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Amazing food huge portions and great staff. Would definitely recommend its a lovely atmosphere and great dinning experience.

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Naressa Ladkin

Very slow service when the restaurant was empty at the time, wouldn’t rush back, food okay

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Allan Bennett

We have not been here for 3-4 years but found that the meals, prices and service were what we remembered and enjoyed our meal very much. Will be back again

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Excellent lunch, food was tasty and well cooked, seafood chowder was excellent as always. Great service. Thanks

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Great meal and great service

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Sarah Louttit

Yummy food, good atmosphere and good customer service. Will definitely visit again.

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Michelle Jordan

meals were beautiful in presentation and taste. Will definitely be back

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Erin June VIII

Really nice staff, nice food and lovely premise. We left full and happy

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It was a lovely meal, the service was great and we would definately go again. Don't miss out.... its worth the visit.

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Nastasia Thorpe

We had lunch and the meals were a generous size for price.
The sticky date pudding was Devine so I would recommend that

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Glen Waller

Great meal , great service so a great night out . Would recommend to others .

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Vanessa Crofts

Awesome food excellent service...we will be back!

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Jennifer Ross

Good service good food, what more could you ask for

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Nikki Heald

Great service, really comfortable and delicious food . Portion sizes were very generous and as an added bonus they have Guineas on tap!

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Tania Bartley

Very enjoyable friendly and money for value thank you

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Awesome food great place to eat

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Jane Forster

The service was great, the food was really really good! Would definitely dine here again.

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Sheryl Povey

Beautiful food

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Minandi von Ludwig

Great experience thank you! The food was awesome with very generous portions and good quality. But the best part of the whole thing was our server "Peechie" who was a delight to deal with, and even made a couple of invented "mocktails" for our son :-) Thank you Peechie for a memorable and fantastic first table experience!

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Tracey MacLeod

Great lunch. Fabulous waiter, attentive, friendly and engaging. Would definitely go again

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Heila Du Plessis

Open Sirloin was little disappointing, was very thin and didn't get the cheese I asked

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First visit to this restaurant for a light lunch. Service was disappointing, we waited 45 minutes for a salad and a focaccia melt and chips, what was more frustrating was a party of 6 that arrived 5-10 minutes after us were served first, bar staff told us they only had one chef on so I guess the party of 6 got their lunch cooked first. When it did arrive the food was great. No member of staff asked how our meal was. The service at the Christchurch Central restaurant is significantly better.

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Bobby Mulken

Good service and good food, nice setting. Would recommend

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We had a family lunch . The service was excellent and the food was great. It would be hard to fault it.

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