The Cow 1

4 Chestnut Plaza, Westfield Stratford City , London, E20 1GL

2 reviews

33 Pubs Stratford West Ham

  • The Cow, Westfield, Stratford, London
  • The Cow, Westfield, Stratford, London
  • The Cow, Westfield, Stratford, London
  • The Cow, Westfield, Stratford, London
  • The Cow, Westfield, Stratford, London

SquareMeal Review of The Cow

In 2015, Tom Conran celebrated 20 years at 
The Cow by giving the place a makeover – well, the upstairs dining rooms at least. The ground-floor pub and terrace remain pleasantly scruffy, while the restaurant has been enlarged and smartened up with red leather banquettes, a matching colourful floor and quirky modern art. Thankfully there's been no consequent hike in prices and the menu remains reassuringly unaltered wherever you eat: pâté with piccalilli, fresh soups, sausages and mash and so on. Shellfish and crustacea are the perennial stars (don't miss the oysters and dressed crab), while daily specials ring the changes – from a trendy plate of smoked trout with fennel, samphire, orange and tarragon salad to stonking rib of beef with perky green peppercorn butter. You can order ales and Guinness in the pub, and there's a refined wine list to choose from too.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Stratford Station 205m

Stratford Tube Station 211m


Address: 4 Chestnut Plaza, Westfield Stratford City , London E20 1GL

Area: Stratford West Ham

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Fri-Sat -12M Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Stratford Picture House 355m

Tom Allen Arts Centre 402m


Telephone: 020 8291 8644


Cuisine: Pubs


Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 2.5

Atmosphere: 3.5

Value: 3.5

Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

David H. 15 August 2013

Visited last night. First 3 orders were not available, food mediocre, staff awful, slow and they complained they were all new. Shocking place. It used to much better but frankly it is rubbish in the extreme. Choose a greasy spoon instead.

Food & Drink: 1.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 0.0

Value: 1.0

Romilly 19 December 2011

I dined here last week because I am fond of British Gastropubs and I wanted to try something new. I left disappointed. For the amount of customers present The Cow seemed severely under-staffed. The floor staff were overall pleasant aside from one incident, but I left with the impression that it is not a happy place to work or dine. There is a lack of style and finesse in the service and presentation. Although I understand that the atmosphere of Gastropubs should be relaxed, I did not expect just how relaxed: When the wine arrived it was smashed with a thump on the edge of the table, I politely asked one tall, scruffy looking staff member for my wine to be poured out for my guests and I; I was looked over up and down and casually told that customers ‘are expected to just muck in for themselves here’ and he walked off and did not check back on the table for the rest of the evening, I found this phrase a bit offensive considering that I was spending roughly £30 per head and expect that when I ask for help that I should be treated with respect. The food when it finally arrived tasted fine, but did not arrive at our table hot which again was a pity as we all would have enjoyed it more if it was served hot. All issues considered; we found it a stressful night out and will be trying some of the other eateries in Westfield next time we decide to go for an evening out.