The Moody Cow

4
211 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!

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 211 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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JudithB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The Sunday lunch was delicious
The vegetables was cooked to perfection the turkey was so succulent and tasty we will definitely be back
I would highly recommend the moody cow

CW
CollinW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was brilliant cooked to perfection definitely will be coming back again

LA
LisaA
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Decided to try here at last minute as we were in the area with some time to kill. Chose from the a la carte menu. Had the brisket for main course which was melt in the mouth. Beautifully cooked and the truffle mash was lovely too. Wife had pizza which she thought was ok. Also had garlic mushrooms and chicken wings from the starter menu which were both tasty. Staff were friendly but the place lacks the ambiance you expect from a dining experience. We were in booth towards the front but the tables and chairs further back reminded me of a cafe. Would probably eat there again though as the food was generally very good.

MC
MalcolmC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for our 41st wedding anniversary (short notice) dinner

CB
CraigB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really nice pub the food was fantastic and quick to arrive will definitely be coming again our waiter was brilliant thank you for a lovely lunch :)

MS
MaureenS
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and friendly staff great cocktails and never rushed

RH
RobertH
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food tasty and plentiful. Service a bit disjointed...had to ask for condiments. Wine on the expensive side.
Could do with a bit of decorating throughout.

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Ruby22
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great menu with plenty of choice. Very good valuer for money.

KD
KathrynD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff service was very good. We were seated in the conservatory and it was cold so the staff kindly moved is to a warmer area. The food was good but nothing special. My fault for having pizza and not a steak perhaps.

JW
JodieW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Lovely girls serving, great service! The steak, to say its a steak house/restaurant it was poor, not pleasant to eat or cooked to our liking. Because of this I wouldn't recommend, however can't fault the staff.

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SueMcQ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Starters were excellent. Burger was superb. Steaks a little overcooked. Blue cheese sauce was terrible. Great booth for us and good service except left to open our own bottle of wine!Would go again.

MH
MariaH
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We were sat on a table in the corridor no ambience facing the food pass. it was a special birthday meal so we ordered the 8oz fillet steaks with sauces. one of the steaks was 4 times the thickness of the other (surely should be same) and the sauces were like water. My steak was requested medium came out rare and blood running out. sent back so husband eating on his own. came back exactly the same so ended up only eating fries. To be fair manager did knock mine off the bill but no free drinks, offer of a dessert and even tried to charge us a service charge after the awful experience. Never again.

MP
MatthewP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked to go on Thursday night, got there and it has been closed. Why wasn’t I contacted about this so I didn’t have to drive all the way down just to go back home

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Sketchy
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked online 30 mins before arrival got there it was closed
How can you book same day when it’s not even open

EM
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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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 211 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.