The Moody Cow

4
197 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.

Experiences

  • Early Bird

    £14.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Choose from a selection of starters, main's and the all important desserts from our set early bird menu with two course's at £14 and three course's at £17. Available all Night on Thursdays!

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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 197 People Are Saying
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EMmaD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very quiet for a Friday evening, lacked atmosphere.
Restaurant prices, but lacked that feel, more of a pub/cafe.
However, the steak was fantastic.

JS
JohnS
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will be returning soon.Not been for a while for obvious reasons but were very happy with the whole thing.

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ronvon
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food had a wrap off the lunch time menu, came with chips and salad, really good value for money.

MT
MarkT
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was nice and staff very helpful & friendly. Few lights bulbs were out in gents toilet, table tops propped up against walls in corridor made it look a bit tired & neglected. However we went for nice food & good service and certainly got that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Used to love the moody cow but won’t be back again, the food was absolutely vile and so so so expensive for something that looked like fortified meat. Not sure if there has been a change in chef but never coming again

JJ
JimmyJ
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food nothing special, covered in oregano, soggy chips, wilted salad, gone off peppers.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent, the overall feel and ambience was a little underwhelming though…however, it was well worth the money and we will be going again for sure!

CW
CarolineW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent and all staff were friendly and helpful.

LP
LizP
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service which we really enjoyed and would recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

When we arrived there was a leak above where we were to be seated and the fabric seats were wet, the manager explained it was from the shower upstairs. As they were full there was no where else for us to sit, so we managed with an extra couple of chairs. They did offer to move us when space became available though. ,.The food was absolutely beautiful, we had Sunday lunch and a mixture of starters and desserts. We couldn’t fault the food at all. The service though was very slow, desserts took ages to arrive. Overall I would recommend though

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Patricia
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Seated quickly and given menus It was obvious from the start they were short staffed but those serving and taking orders were working hard to try and minimise the wait Drinks took awhile and they forgot a bottle of water We choose the sharers grazer and nachos for starters and waited almost 45mins but they were hot and nicely presented delicious and worth the wait Main courses wild boar sausage and mash sea bass fillet steak and chicken fajitas again a bit of a wait but I sent compliments to the chef as the sea bass was delicious just one small criticism the fajitas lacked spice but we all enjoyed and said we would be back There is a note on the menu which warns customers that food is cooked fresh so may take awhile but maybe a small gesture of complimentary bread would take the edge off the wait All in all we enjoyed the experience

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NeilR
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

First visit after recommendation.
First impressions, nice bar area friendly and helpful staff.
Dining area, toilets in need of some TLC
Food . Partner and I had Sirloin Steaks just different sizes , cooked as recommended and very nice , chips very tasty and half a beef tomatoe with a nice flavour and a large mushroom 🍄
My partner had peppercorn sauce with hers and we think they forgot to put the peppercorns in and the Moody cow gravy was nothing special.
Partner had a Treacle tart for afters, this was a letdown, it was solid , very hard to break with spoon without it suddenly shooting off the plate. She was expecting it to be slightly warmed to soften the treacle .
Would we go again ..... possibly not .... 12 miles was a long drive for a " nothing special" steak meal

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TateonFoodtour
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was ok but not worth the money. We all had steaks which were cooked well but lacked taste and the accompanying sauces were lack lustre. I thought I had been given the wrong sauce and had to tip it out to search for peppercorns because I couldn’t taste them!

KC
KimC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic service - suprised my Dad for a birthday meal and was not disappointed. Great service & food was absolutely spot on.

MR
MariaR
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really tasty food. Steak was delicious.
The vegetarian choice was reasonable for one of the guests and what was chosen was tasty.
Staff friendly and helpful.

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Pareece
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive waiter
Food was fresh and on time
Good experience will definitely come again!

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AndrewR
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Definitely not a steak restaurant as advertised, had to sen the wife’s back as was very tough, redid hers as she sat and watched me eat mine !!
I would liken it a weatherspoons..
we had no offer as in the way of discount/ drinks free. Also people on the table near us left their entire meal as was inedible.. we will definitely not be going to MC again. Very disappointed as this was for our anniversary

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Jillyfish
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was lovely however the service was lacking. We didn’t get a check back on our food to make sure all ok and my partner was sat with an empty glass for 25 minutes and in the end, had to ask for another drink.
Although friendly, the staff could have been a little more attentive to all their customers not just select ones.

SB
SamanthaB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it best meal I’ve had in a long time, we had 3 courses all were lovely

AM
AleksandraM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Sunday roast, the beef was so juicy and tender, the veg cooked well mash bit under seasoned. Staff very friendly and attentive. Surprised how quiet it was considering it was Sunday. Will be back again

DB
DavidB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The waiting staff were friendly. However bread board starter had olives missing which they sorted. We did not get main course until 80 mins after we arrived and eaitresscwhen asked forgot to bring the bill.

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Niko
Leicestershire
12 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spot on. Everything was great, cut & flavour of fillet steak A+, all sides great too.

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Susan
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely food and a pleasant atmosphere, the service was great too

MS
MrSimpson
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was slow. Draught larger were all poor I had 3 pints changed before I had to choose a bottle of larger. Prawn starter was tasteless, nachos were ok but presentation was not good. Time in between courses was ok but drinks were low and we were not asked for a drinks order. Fillet steak was fine in taste but not a traditional cut, it was flat cut almost like a rump. Fries were good. Peppercorn sauce was runny and lacked taste. We didn’t have dessert. Time waiting for the bill and then again to pay was very long.

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Holly
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my fathers 60th birthday and the food was delicious. Staff were super friendly and always happy to accommodate. This isnt the first time I've been to the moody cow and it isnt going to be the last either.

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RyanL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and very good value for money the service was brilliant and the atmosphere was outstanding

MD
MaartjeD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wasn't able to eat anything on menu. Allergies to lots of foods so unable to eat anything on offer.

RM
RavinderM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The roast is amazing always come here however was sad to see chicken was taken off the menu

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ElaR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great prices! I would highly recommend The Moody Cow!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Poor food, out of a packet formulaic.

“Rare” steak fajitas came on the well done side of medium. We couldn’t be bothered sending them back, as our friends were already eating their meals.

Service was great.

Overall, just average really.

LB
LouiseB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
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

DS
DaliaS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
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
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2021
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 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AK
AlisonK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AM
AmandaM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 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.

GA
GailA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 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!

AN
AndyN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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

AW
AlexW
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, will return again for the fillet!

FAQs

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

The Moody Cow is rated 4 stars by 197 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 bookings at the moment.