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Days Bay, Lower Hutt 612 Marine Drive, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
+64 4-562 8882
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for Sunday lunch and the service was friendly and efficient. The food was very nice with no complaints. They have a fantsatic drinks menu and combined with the view of the inner Wellington Harbour, this venue is well worth a visit,

Thank Charles G
Wellington, New Zealand
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is stunning, but unfortunately this is were it stops. I ordered a capuccino. I mainly drink this kind of coffee because I like the foam. This was just a flat white with some cinnamon on top. And when it was served, the waitress spilled quite a bit of coffee on the saucer. She would have just walked away if... More 

1 Thank Bea T
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night we celebrated a birthday at the Cobar and found the food, service and atmosphere excellent. Thank you!

Thank Muritai4017
Wellington, New Zealand
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175 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are few restaurants in the Wellington area with a view like this one. True there's a road running in front of it but the traffic is so light it really doesn't matter. We told them we would arrive at noon and be out by 1pm and that is exactly what happened and yet there was no sense of rush.... More 

Thank Int_Academic
North Rocks
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a booking for a Wednesday night in early January. Arriving on time, we were shown to our table which gave three of our party of five a great view over the harbour, all the way to Wellington city. Despite a dull and overcast evening, the view was one to be remembered. Our meal of various entrees, mains and... More 

Thank targetmikie
te awamutu
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

watching the world sun itself across the road at the beach, an outside table for a saturday lunch - great time playing 'ladies who lunch' i had the appetiser ribs and aoli fries, very fresh and tasty. my friend enjoyed the pan fried fish of the day.

Thank kathy a
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're sick of being disappointed by average service and food and want something really special you can't go past Cobar in Day's Bay. I chose Cobar for my birthday treat this week. We had a table for 4 and they kindly seated us by the window as requested earlier. The service was lovely, the food was outstanding, the view... More 

Thank FayzerNZ
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had a great lunch at The Cobar, couldn't do evening meal as we had a 2 week old baby with us. A lovely family get together as we had just arrived from UK to visit family. Earthquake added a bit of "spice"! Will be back on our next visit.

Thank WhiteRoseSandwich
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Visited the Cobar after recommendations from friends. I visited the Cobar with 2 friends visiting NZ on holiday. The decor and ambience of the Cobar was good. The food was well cooked and declious and well priced. The service was friendly and relaxed. Overall I enjoyed the dining experience and would definitely return.

Thank tot_of_rum
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great atmosphere (even though the weather was not the best) and very pleasant layout of tables, great with split level. Plenty of large windows to take in the views. Food was ideal and promptly served by delightful staff. Very happy experience. Paying a premium price for premium food is not a problem at this restaurant.

Thank Ziggi4217

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Days Bay, Lower Hutt 612 Marine Drive, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-562 8882

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?