The Moody Cow

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167 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The Moody Cow, Steakhouse - bar - Bistro thrive on cooking locally sourced produce where possible.
We are set in the heart of Apperley Bridge, 5 minute walk from the train station.
All our food is cooked fresh and is cooked too order.
we offer a range of dishes from steaks to sourdough pizza's and homemade burgers.
with our lunch menu starting from £4.50 on our light bites and sandwiches and wraps at £6.95 its a lunch not to be missed.

Offers

  • Steak Night

    £29.95 per person

    Jun 7 - Sep 28, 2021

    Two Steaks, Choice of potato, Mushroom, Beef Tomato & Bottle of House wine, Starting at £29.95. Two 8oz Rump Steaks £29.95 Two 10oz Sirloin Steaks £44.95 Two 12oz Ribeye Steaks £49.95 Two 8oz Fillet Steaks £49.95

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 167 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LouiseB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very quiet, felt pressured to pay and leave so staff could go home.
Calamari over cooked and wrong wine delivered.
Quick service and delicious steaks

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DaliaS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Service wasn’t great- wrong cutlery, no tap water, no napkins, got asked if we wanted the bill by 3 different waiters every 5 minutes. Calamari batter was undercooked

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Annie
Norfolk
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service and relaxed atmosphere. Easy to book and a wide variety of options available on both the lunchtime and full menu.

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Grandies
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our friends to the Moody Cow after telling them how good it was. They where most impressed with the whole experience as we knew they would be.

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AndyL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent and attentive service, would highly recommend.

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AlisonK
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were lovely, we chose to sit outside, the service was quick and the food delicious

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AmandaM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit to the Moody Cow and the food was as amazing as the first time. Good choice and the burgers are wonderful. Would like to see ribs as a main, but there was plenty of other things. The staff were very friendly and attentive, but not too much. We will be going again.

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GailA
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal here pate starter was gorgeous and the fillet steak was melt in the mouth! Definitely worth a visit ❤️ Can’t wait to book again!

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AndyN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Lovely food, great service but our seat by the door wasn't the best and the decor felt sparce!
A bit utilitarian!

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AlexW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, will return again for the fillet!

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Bettyboo
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our visit to Moody Cow was lovely. Food and service was very good. Definitely go again.

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal in the outdoor area. Only thing we would fault would be the seasoning of the steak as we found it could have be better seasoned. Other than that everything was great.

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Richard
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Restaurant seemed understaffed. Only saw 1 waitress and 1 bartender.

Bbq pulled pork, wasn't great. Quite dry, lacking any flavour.
Nachos had stringy cheese that cheese string would be proud of.

Wife's burger was very very dry.
I had mixed grill, steak was beautiful, bacon chop was alright, same for the chicken breast.
Bbq ribs had the same marinade as the pulled pork. Lacked any kind of flavour. Wild boar sausages, didn't really get it, bland in flavour no seasoning simply meh.
Fried egg, hard, didn't get a sauce with the mixed grill as I wanted to dip my chips in the egg as any normal person would. But egg yolk was quite.

I booked on Friday evening, got a table booked for a hour and half later, restaurant looked quite when arrived, didn't sit inside, could of been bust but only saw 2 tables leave and 2 come in whilst we were there.

Wouldn't go back, nothing amazed me, no wow factor, overall quite underwhelming.

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MartinR
London
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food accompanied by a good bottle of wine, with friendly and attentive service.

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sarahG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening. The staff were amazing and the food was fantastic!!

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Grandies
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We often dine here and we are always greeted with respect. The food is lovely and the service is brilliant.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and staff extremely friendly. Steaks are amazing.

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Tess
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

SeaBass nice, but Strogfanoff like nothing seen before. Service slow. Table svrappy. Needs brightening up.

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EmilyG
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Terrible experience.

Ordered a cocktail the gin fizz which tasted like nail varnish remover. I ordered another drink aperol spritz which never came. My partner went to the bar to ask for it and it wasn’t even made yet.

Our starters came which were average followed far too quickly by our mains. Our side of onion rings were never ordered by the waitress and she asked us ‘do you still want them?’ When we had finished our meal. Obviously by this point it was too late.

We would’ve stayed for dessert and cocktails had it not have been such rubbish service.

I complained and asked if the drinks could be removed from the bill. They weren’t.

They then had the audacity to charge me £10 service charge.

Horrendous. Would not return.

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MarkJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, great place to eat and would recommend to friends and family

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SimonA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was nice but in my opinion a little over priced, wasn't much of an atmosphere and spent most of evening over hearing the chefs conversations ,also felt like someones poor relation and shoved in a corner out of way on a small table with hard chairs when other groups had roomy booths .

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Gosha
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks
Lovely atmosphere
100% recommended

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JacquelineG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent night out! As always the moody cow did not disappoint the food was great!!

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JannineJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would absolutely recommend this restaurant. The staff were lovely, the food was delicious and I was more than happy with what I paid based on the quality of the food. Will definitely be coming back soon

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PaulE
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Poor service, average food, staff friendly enough just not observational or attentive, spoilt what should have been a nice evening with friends.

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JenniferT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lush experience thank you x

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Holly
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were really friendly and accommodating. Outside area was lovely and food was even better. 10/10

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MarkS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had the pulled pork burger and it was by far the best burger I have ever had

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Grandies
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, food wonderful and staff very attentive. A lovely atmosphere. Can't be beaten.

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ShirleyT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food, lovely staff and a relaxed atmosphere.

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PETERW
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Been before the pandemic and thought it was awesome. Cannot put my finger on why it is not the same. Obviously it's Covid safety measures put in place but that was not it. Was not pleased being offered a table in a busy passage way with high foot fall against what looked like pvc sheeting, opposite the door where food came out. The tall lady with curly hair (sorry did not ask her name) who was a credit to the establishment in her hosting skills. I'm aware that this awful pandemic has altered a few things.l, and people don't want to handle cash. But, be aware they is a 10% service charge that is in the small print, but it's discretionary. This is not just on food but also on alcohol, and for 2 of us that was over a £10 pound tip !!! That's on a meal for 2. Yes I did think a tip was diserved, But not 10% . I want to choose my tip to the value of what services i've been given. I want my serving staff to get all of their tips and NOT the tax man. Plus I want the employee to be paid a decent wage and not make it up by tips.

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JoanneJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with Brie wedges that were mouthwatering. I had braised brisket and truffle mash which simply melted in your mouth. Highly recommemded if you love all things beef

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JessicaT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the range of food was also great. Perfect for the children which helped. Staff went above and beyond

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Anon
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Mains were best bit of meal. Starters were average and desserts were awful.

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LorraineS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Some areas could be cleaner especially the outside, I know it’s outside and harder to keep clean but the seats were really dirty.

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very friendly staff we had a great evening thank you

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MarinaP
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very tasty, stakes were nicely cooked, however waiting time could be less

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N1731
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I think its gone downhill i didnt think it was very clean, the service was poor we had 1 drink each and nobody came over and asked if we would like more drinks, it took ages for the food to come and it wasnt anything special. I wont be going back in a hurry.

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MawsonT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Steaks were well done even though we asked for medium/rare-not what you would expect from a restaurant focusing on meat dishes. However the food was tasty enough but average.
Sat in the conservatory area at the back of the restaurant-I was disappointed we were sat here because there was no atmosphere and the decor wasn't very nice in this area. Area between restaurant and toilets was quite run down. Toilets were clean but again decor was run down. Service staff were good and happy to help but we got the impression the team wanted us to go so they could close up for the night. With so many good restaurants in leeds and Bradford we won't be returning in a rush unfortunately.

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ChristinaC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Table booked for 7.30, waited 1.30 mins until food arrived at 9 then rushed out by staff at 10 30. Male server was loudly pulling out chairs but apologies about noise and co tinued to do this.

Food was great but had to ask for drink service each time.

Not sure if I would rush back for another meal.

FAQs

The Moody Cow offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0113 239 1444.

The Moody Cow is rated 4 stars by 167 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.