Three Cows Bar & Restaurant in Christchurch City Menu

  • Battered fish and chips with salad $10.00
  • crispy chicken or nuggets and chips $10.00
  • kids chicken and mushroom pasta $10.00
  • toasted sammie with bacon and mozzarella cheese $8.00
  • Ribeye steak with chips and salad $12.00
  • chicken and salad wrap with chips $12.00
  • Garlic Bread small$4.00/big$7.00
    • It’s been around as long as I have so if you like garlic and cheese you should order it, you won’t be disappointed.
  • Flat Bread $10.00
    • Pita bread coated with a mix of sun-dried tomatoes and garlic with a sprinkling of fresh parmesan and oven baked to perfection. Comes with a sweet chilli sauce & sour cream.
  • cows chip and dip $10.00
    • If you just want something to nibble on this would be great. Mexican style chilli bean dip with corn chips, mandarin salsa and sour cream
  • The original seafood chowder small9.50/big14.50
    • Started here back in the dark ages, and has not been changed too much. Some folks travel for miles just to get a taste, & ya even get bread & butter to clean the massive bowl. Scrumptious!
  • Cracked pepper and bourbon pate $12.50
    • An old homemade favourite of ours. Bourbon & cracked pepper blended pate. Served with crusty bread, pickled cucumbers & beetroot pesto.
  • Grilled black tiger prawns $14.50
    • Yummo chargrilled tiger prawn skewers resting on baby spinach & garlic aioli. Delectable morsels of the sea.
  • 3Cows chicken salad $20.00
    • Yip I wanted to take this off to0, but you would probably boycott us..... Lettuce mix with cashews, avocado salsa, croutons, and other goodies bound with Italian vinaigrette and finished with pan fried chicken & bacon.
  • Cajun fish and prawn salad $23.00
    • The above grilled and plonked on a salad of spinach, snow pea shoots, cucumber, red onion, mandarins and feta bound with vinaigrette and finished with a roast garlic aioli. Yummo..
  • Famous Fritters $18.50
    • Kumara, sundried tomato & sweet corn fritters layered on a gourmet salad with streaky bacon in between and finished with sweet corn sour cream.
  • cheesy salmon salad $23.50
    • Oven Baked pacific salmon fillet on a warm penne salad with Parmesan cheese, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and red onion, carrot and sesame tossed in honey basil pesto. Absolutely divine!
  • Three Cows Brekkie $17.50
    • Toasted bread, mushrooms, tomatoes, streaky bacon, hash brown, (fried, poached or scrambled) eggs
  • White Bait omelette $18.50
    • Whitebait, mushrooms, red onions, and baby spinach bound together in a 3eggs mix. Comes with a side salad.
  • Moroccan chicken filo $16.50
    • Marinated chicken in Moroccan spice wrapped in filo pastry with baby spinach & cream cheese, served with salad & golden fries & cranberry salsa.
  • Focaccia Melt $21.00
    • Cream cheese, cranberries. Chicken, mozzarella on focaccia then oven baked and finished with honey basil sauce with your choice of salad or chips !!!!!!!
  • Open chicken sammie $17.50
    • Corn chip herb crusted chilli lemon chicken on toasted focaccia with salad, cucumber pickles, roast tomato & pineapple, finished with streaky bacon, brie cheese & sweetcorn sour cream.
  • Crispy Chicken $16.50
    • Crispy, tasty, deep fried chicken pieces marinated overnight in chef’s special sauce with golden fries, petit salad and sweet chilli sauce. Yummo..
  • Beer Batter Fish $17.50
    • Yip just good ole fish n chips with salad and tartare sauce. I suppose I could say that the fish is base and that the batter is crisp and that the fries are cooked to perfection and that the salad is fresh to make this dish sound more exciting....
  • Chicken/smoked salmon tortilla chicken14/salmon15.50
    • Pair of wraps, ever so popular, so now you have a choice. Cheesy tortilla with lettuce, salad prep, avocado and tomato salsa and bb pickles. Choice of chicken or smoked salmon….
  • Lambs fry $18.50
    • Cooked by our master chefs to perfection, add some crispy bacon, mushroom & cracked pepper sauce & Top it off with sticky onions and toasted garlic bread and whammo, better than nanas.
  • Good Ole Steak $27.00
    • Yummo rib eye cooked to your liking, served with a garden salad. Comes with crisp fries and finished with a horseradish & beetroot pesto and battered onion rings.
  • Pasta of the day $17.50
    • What you get depends on the chef's mood and whichever way the wind’s blowing. Please ask the wait staff for today’s yummy concoction. It could have seafood or any other delectable things in it.
  • Garlic Bread $7.20
    • This has no story.. except to say it is bloody great!!
  • Flat Bread $12.70
    • Pita bread smothered in sundried tomato pesto and topped with parmesan cheese. Oven baked and finished with sweet chilli and sour cream. The locals favourite.
  • Seafood Chowder $13.50
    • Now even that chef from England would say this is NZ's best. The finest morsels plucked from the sea, combined in our secret recipe. We also serve bread and butter to clean this massive bowl. Slurp!
  • Cow Chips & Dip $12.70
    • Corn chips with a warmed Mexican style chilli bean dip. We've even thrown in some avocado salsa and sour cream to make a mess. Good for a nibble before your main fare me thinks...
  • Cracked Pepper & Bourbon Pate $13.80
    • Now what about this, we would be billionaires if we sold this on the streets of Kaiapoi... Comes with beetroot pesto, pickles and warm bread.
  • Crispy Chicken $14.50
    • Crispy, tasty chicken marinated overnight in our Chef's special sauce with petit salad and sweet chilli sauce. Finger licking good!Entrée-8 pieces
  • Crispy Chicken $21.50
    • Crispy, tasty chicken marinated overnight in our Chef's special sauce with petit salad and sweet chilli sauce. Finger licking good!Main-10 pcs & fries
  • Edi's Green Curry $24.50
    • Edison's favourite version of green curry chicken, hot and tasty with pumpkin, broccoli, bok choi served with a mix of jasmine rice and crusty bread to mop up the sauce.
  • Ye Good Ole Foccacia Melt $23.50
    • Marinated chicken on toasted focaccia with cream cheese and cranberry. Finished with mozzarella and then oven baked. Comes with a salad, basil pesto & sour cream.
  • My Fav Chicken Bacon & Cashew Salad $21.50
    • Lettuce leaves mixed with julienne vegetables, cashews, herby croutons, avocado salsa and some other goodies all tossed in an Italian vinaigrette and finished with marinated chicken, crispy bacon & parmesan cheese.
  • Chilli & Lime Chicken Sammie $24.50
    • An absolutely awesome chilli and lime chicken on toasted focaccia with roast peppers, char courgettes and bb pickles finished with streaky bacon, brie cheese and sweet corn sour cream, served with a side of fries and aioli. Yumm..
  • Stuffed Chicken $30.50
    • The plumpest chicken breast stuffed with pistachio, baby spinach and brie wrapped up in streaky bacon, oven roasted and plonked upon a warm honey mustard potato salad. With sauté greens and finished off with a cranberry salsa & sweet potato crisps.
  • Ribeye $33.50
    • Our famous 280gm Ribeye served with rosemary roast potatoes, with some sauté bokchoi, broccoli and Spanish roast onions. Topped with prawn twisters, streaky bacon and finished with yummy beetroot pesto and a dash of jus.
  • Tower of Pork $28.50
    • Lots and lots of pork spare ribs marinated overnight in 3 Cows special sauce and oven baked to tenderness perfection just for you! Served with homemade potato wedges with a side of avocado salsa and sour cream. A definite winner this one is!
  • Pork Belly $31.80
    • Twice roasted belly, marinated in hoisin and 5spice. Comes with potatoes, honey kumara rounds, add some chargrilled bokchoi and finished with a ginger & mango chutney and a hint of jus. Now the chefs pile this high, so I hope it's earthquake proof!
  • Lambs Fry $23.00
    • Now this baby is perfected better than my granny's recipe(no offence gran!) Tender pieces of liver, pan seared & served on toasted garlic bread with beauty mushroom & cracked pepper sauce finished with streaky crisp bacon & onion jam.
  • Three Cows Whopper Steak Burger $24.50
    • Toasted sesame bun filled with salad greens, tomato, bacon, egg, hash brown, mushroom & ribeye. Finished off with aioli and beetroot pesto and fries and battered onion rings and Tommy sauce. I think there were 2 many ads in that...
  • T-Bone (Original) $36.50
    • Yup the good old 500g T-Bone comes with tomatoes, buttered mushrooms, eggs, onion rings & a shitload of chips for you farmer folk plonked on a Fred Flintstones-sized plate.
  • T-Bone (Gourmet) $36.50
    • Classier version for the farmer folk wife. 500g T-Bone on baby potatoes, balsamic roasted tomatoes and a cracked pepper and mushroom sauce and a baby salad too!
  • Beer Battered Fish $19.50
    • This is what we call our 'back to basics' dish. Kaiapoi's finest! Not your everyday f.n.c's that's for sure. Hoki fillets in a crispy beer batter served with golden fries and a garden salad on one side and tartare and lemon on the other side.
  • Prawn on Fire $25.90
    • Succulent tiger prawns tossed in red curry broth with potatoes, mushrooms, courgettes and roasted capsicum. Served with jasmine rice and fresh bread. Nom, nom nom...
  • Cajun Fish & Prawn Salad $26.50
    • Fillets of today's fish coated in a Cajun spice, pan-seared to perfection & plonked on a salad of mandarins, snow pea shoots, cucumber, red onion & baby spinach. Bounded with vinaigrette & finished with avocado salsa, garlic aioli & grilled prawns.
  • Famous Fritters $18.50
    • Our legendary sundried tomato, sweet corn & kumara fritters on a pine nut and leaf salad with smoked salmon layered between the fritters and adorned with sweet corn and sour cream
  • Pasta of the Day $22.50
    • What you get depends on the Chef's mood and whichever way the wind's blowing! Please ask the wait staff for today's yummy concoction. It could have seafood or any other delectable things in it.
  • Mad Cow's Cheesecake $11.00
    • Well after 12 & a half years here at the Three Cows we've made about 3 billion types of cheesecake and all different. We are slowly running out of flavours to make but don't panic! We've always got the internet to help us out!
  • Marshmallow & Ice-cream Sundae $11.00
    • Lots of vanilla ice-cream & marshmallows smothered in your choice of chocolate, strawberry, passionfruit or caramel sauce. Topped with whipped cream, wafers & chocolate shavings. So if you are in the mood for lots of ice-cream, then this is for you!
  • Vanilla Rice Pudding $11.00
    • Now you locals have nagged me to put this back on, you better order it. This is vanilla bean flavoured and rich and creamy. Served with caramelised banana, berry compote and ice-cream.
  • Sticky Date $11.00
    • I reckon this is better than how grandma made it, but then what do I know? I'm just the sucker that has to type this. A warm rich style cake with loads of butterscotch sauce, berry compote, ice-cream and cream. Great soul food on a cold night I say.
  • Vanilla Brulee $11.00
    • Yip this is another one of our famous desserts, our vanilla bean Brulee is made to perfection with berry compote, vanilla ice-cream and some kinda biscuit.
  • Apple Berry & Port Crumble $11.00
    • Good ole fashion fruit cooked with a hint of spice and all the love in the world plus some port. Topped with a buttered shortbread crumble and oven baked to warm and toastie. Comes with yep you got it, ice-cream and cream and a funky ginger Anglaise.
  • Chocolate Overload $11.00
    • A rich moist chocolate cake cooked to perfection smothered in baileys sauce, white chocolate ice-cream, chocolate shavings (told ya it was choc madness!) and a trio of berries with a blob of scented cream.

Nearby Sample Menus

  • Sir George $16.00
    • A feast of bacon, seared steak, pepperoni and mozzarella with smokey barbeque sauce base and topped with a bacon of either aioli or chipotle mayo
  • Mushroom & Feta $15.00
    • Sliced portabello mushrooms, feta, mozzarella on a base of garlic infused olive oil finished with some thyme, salt and pepper
  • Butter Chicken $16.00
    • Juicy pieces of chicken in a mild curry sauce on a base of hummus and topped with fresh coriander
  • Moroccan Lamb $16.00
    • Fresh homemade tomato sauce, succulent pieces of marinated lamb backstrap, red onion, roasted capsicum, sundried tomatoes, topped with roquette salad, mango chutney and yoghurt raita
  • Tomizza $14.00
    • Fresh homemade tomato sauce, sliced mozzarella, topped with cracked pepper and fresh basil.
  • Sgt. Peppers $15.00
    • Fresh homemade tomato sauce, sliced mozzarella and thin slices of pepperoni
  • Pumpkin & Prosciutto $16.00
    • Garlic infused olive oil, mozzarella, pine nuts, roasted pumpkin and thin slices of prosciutto topped with rosemary
  • The King $15.00
    • Fresh mozzarella, ham and mozzarella with a sweet tomato and capsicum sauce
  • Fried Fish Fillet with Special Sauce S $23.00 / L $34.00
  • (12 rolls) $14.00
  • Fried Fish Steak with Vegetable S $27.00 / L $36.00
  • Deep Fried Fish with Ginger & Spring Onion (whole fish) S $27.00 / L $36.00
  • Combination Fried Rice S $14.00 / L $26.00
  • Beef in Rice Vermicelli Soup (spicy) $11.00
  • Vietnamese Vegetable Garlic Sauce S $12.00 / L $22.00
  • Roasted Pork with Scrambled Eggs S $17.50 / L $30.00
  • Fish (Battered or crumbed cod) $ 8.50
  • Half scoop Plain chips $ 1.70
  • Wontons 6 For $ 4.50
  • Hawalian Delight $ 3.00
  • Mushroom $ 4.40
  • Bacon $4.70
  • Mixed $10.50
  • Pineapple $4.40
  • Pad Peanut Sauce N/A
    • Stir fried vegetables in thai peanut sauce
  • Pork Spare Ribs $8.50
    • Deep fried pork ribs cooked with sweet and salty sauce
  • Laab Chicken (Spicy chicken salad) $17.00
    • Mince chicken mixed in lime juice , red onion, ground sticky rice, Thai herbs, topped with mint leaves
  • Yum Nure (Thai Beef Salad) $18.00
    • Sliced grilled medium rare beef cooked with onion, herbs and thai seasoning.
  • Fish cakes $8.50
    • Deep- fried patties of fish, lightly seasoned served with sweet chili sauce
  • Kao Pad Kra Prow (Basil Fried Rice) N/A
    • Fried Rice with chilli, fresh basil leaf and vegetables
  • Prawns $19.00
  • Gang Garee Gai 9chicken Yellow Curry) N/A
    • A Yellow coconut cream curry combining tender chicken and potato delicately spiced.
  • Chicken with charred Red Pepper $12.00
  • Chicken Fried Rice $10.00
  • Chicken Mushroom Soup $6.50
  • Fried Mushrooms $1.00
  • Chicken Chow Mein $10.00
  • Sweet and Sour Wonton $8.00
  • Pork and Cashew Nut $13.00
  • Pork Pineapple on Rice $11.00
  • EGG $4.00
  • TOMATO $4.00
  • CHIPS 1/2 SCOOP $1.60
  • DOUBLE MEAT $4.50
  • SWEET & SOUR FISH $10.00
  • BACON $4.50
  • SWEET & SOUR SAUCE $2.00
  • Land & Seafood $49.00
    • Prawns, Salmon, White Fish, Squid, Premium NZ Eye Fillet
  • Kiss me Roll $25.00
    • Salmon, avocado & tobiko on california roll made with 2pcs, of deep fried crunchy prawns
  • chef's Suggestion $43.00
    • Prawns , Chicken, Premium NZ Eye fillet
  • Lamb Rack (5 Pcs) $38.00
  • Prawn Tempura $20.00
    • 5pc Prawn Tempura
  • Donburi of the day $15.00
    • Today's Special donburi with miso soup
  • Vegetarian Roll $14.00
    • Avocado & seasonal vegetarian
  • Wakame Salad $8.50
    • Seaweed Salad
  • Open Steak Sandwich $18.00
    • sourdough base, 200g rump, fried egg, lettuce, mayo, tomato and BBQ sauce served with beer battered onion rings & fries
  • Salad – large bowl $8.50
  • Continental $13.00
    • cereals, fruit salad, yogurt, toast and spreads. We only use free range farm eggs
  • Mushrooms $5.50
  • Caesar Salad $17.00
  • Lamb or Large Mixed Roast $21.50
  • Hot Beef Salad $19.00
    • beef cooked to your liking with mesclun and iceberg, tomato, cucumber, red onion and croutons topped with a Caesar dressing
  • Bangers and Mash $16.00
    • 2 pork sausages on savoury chive mash with a rich red wine and onion gravy
  • ● Menu 2
  • Pho Bo Dac Biet Raw Beef, Nam, Meatball $10.00
  • Extra Noodles / Extra Meat / Steamed Rice per Bowl $3.00
  • -Fresh Summer Rolls
  • Tom Yum Sup Thai Beef / Chicken / Seafood $6.50
  • Scallop with Vegetables / Scallop with Ginger and Spring Onion / Scallop with Satay / Scallop with Chilli $22.00
  • -Hot Pot Seafood
  • Banh Xeo (Riceflour) Crispy Pancake. Your Choice of Meat - Vegetarian, Pork, Chicken, Prawn or beef $8.00
  • Pad Krapao Moo Krob $12.50
    • Stir fried crispy pork belly with chilli, garlic, bamboo shoots, onion, green bean and basil
  • Pad Prik Pao (Chicken, Pork or Beef) $12.50
    • Stir fried chicken, pork or beef with chilli paste and vegetables
  • Pad Peanut Sauce (Chicken, Pork or Beef) $12.50
    • Stir fried chicken, pork or beef with vegetables and peanut sauce
  • Thursday to Sunday 11.30am to 2.30pm
  • Fried Rice (Chicken, Pork or Beef) $12.50
    • Stir fried rice with eggs, vegetables and dark soy sauce
  • Green Curry (Chicken, Pork or Beef) $12.50
    • Green curry with bamboo shoots, capsicum and vegetables
  • Pad Kratiam Moo Krob $12.50
    • Stir fried crispy pork belly with mushroom, garlic, vegetables and pepper sauce
  • Red Curry (Chicken, Pork or Beef) $12.50
    • Red curry with vegetables and topped with kaffir lime leaves
  • Gaang Keo Waarn (Green)/Gaang Daag (Red) MEDIUM $16.00
    • Green/Red Curry made from fresh spices and coconut milk, available with chicken, pork or vegetarian and spiced to taste.
  • 400 Tom Yum Goong (Prawns) $15.00
  • all dishes, with the exception of noodle dishes, are served with thai jasmine rice. Fresh seasonal vegetables are chosen to compliment each dish. Hot, medium or mild - this shows how the traditional dish is spiced. Want more heat or less - just let us know!
  • Yum Nua HOT $16.00
    • Traditional Thai beef salad, with fresh spices lime juice and herbs and spiced medium to hot, also available with chicken or pork.
  • Gai Satay $10.00
    • Chicken Satay
  • Khao Pad Thai MILD $16.00
    • Fried rice with chicken, beef, or pork.
  • Por Pier $10.00
    • Vegetarian Thai Spring Rolls
  • Por Pier Sod $10.00
    • Chicken Fresh Spring Rolls
  • Sushi Roll N/A
  • Rice Ball N/A
  • Crispy Chicken $11
    • Crispy chicken with don-katsu sauce, egg & fresh vegetable salad on rice
  • Crispy Chicken Curry $12
    • Crispy chicken with Japanese curry & fresh vegetable salad on rice
  • Seafood Set $15
    • Teriyaki salmon on rice, sashimi & 2 salmon sushi + 1 nigiri with salad
  • Yakjundon Set $13
    • Teriyaki chicken on noodles, tempura set & 2 chicken sushi with salad
  • Seafood udon $13
  • Udon noodle $10
  • Portobello mushrooms with hollandaise
  • Bratwurst sausage with onion marmalade
  • Bigi $14.00
  • Midi $10.00
  • Ham off the bone and cheese with whole grain mustard
  • Salmon omelette with hollandaise
  • Butti $8.00
  • Cheeseburger with beetroot chutney
  • Savouries $2.50
  • Family ham & egg pie $12.80
  • Family mince pie $13.80
  • Chicken croquettes $2.60
  • Egg sandwich $2.00
  • Family steak & cheese pie $14.20
  • Satay chicken pie $5.40
  • Long quiche varieties $19.20
Three Cows Bar & Restaurant

Three Cows Bar & Restaurant



194 Williams Street, Kaiapoi, Canterbury, 7630, New Zealand





Opened hours

Monday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM, Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM, Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM, Thursday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM, Friday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM, Saturday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM, Sunday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
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Bar , Cafe Food , European , Gluten Free , New Zealand , Vegetarian



Wheelchair accessible ,  Reservations ,  After-hours ,  Breakfast ,  Waitstaff ,  Groups ,  Lunch ,  Bar Scene ,  Seating ,  Highchairs Available ,  Special Occasion Dining ,  Serves Alcohol ,  Dinner ,  Child-friendly ,  Full Bar

194 Williams Street, Kaiapoi, Canterbury, 7630, New Zealand