The Curious Cow Review

The Curious Cow is one of our go to restaurants because its just out of town with plenty of parking, the food is delicious and there is always a warm welcome. For those who knew The Old Spring Well, it couldn’t be any more different if it tried. It’s out with the child focussed play areas and cheap and cheerful menus and in with stylish, modern interiors and fresh, delicious food, cocktails and guest ales.

From hand-stretched pizzas to steaks and Sunday Lunch options there is plenty of choice and so far we haven’t had a meal there that we didn’t like.

Even Izzy, the fussiest 11 year old on the planet, loves the kids menu. Kids get a starter, main, dessert and juice for under £10 which is really reasonable. Their kids menu is features in our blog ‘Where to eat out with kids’ listed as the Best Value place.

Starters range from £6.75 to £10.25 and I can highly recommend the Beef Ragu and Mozzarella Arancini, I have it every time we visit! UPDATE: They’ve taken them off the menu, I’m beyond gutted! However I now have the hummus and flatbread which is just as tasty.

The main courses start from £14.75, pizzas are around £12.00 and steaks range from £20-32 so there is something available for every budget.

Desserts are a little dear in my opinion BUT OMG the Baked Alaska is something else! I can safely say it was one of the best desserts I’ve ever had but at £9.75 it’s definitely one to save for a special occasion… like a Tuesday?! (UPDATE: So apparently if I say something is my favourite they take it off the menu. I am currently campaigning with the staff to get it back asap.)

With a new conservatory and outdoor seating area I can see cocktails on a summer night going down very well here.

Definitely somewhere to try if your local or visiting from out of town

Location: On the mini roundabout on the A59, HG3 2AP

Expect a three course meal to cost around £35