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New Zealand, European
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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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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
Level Contributor
61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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62 reviews
25 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 Ziggi4214
Wellington, New Zealand
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181 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

After a walk along the Eastbourne Coast we decided to grab lunch at Days Bay. We went for Cobar as the menu looked great. We sat down and it took quite a long time before someone came to see us. Naturally we thought "oh no, its going to be ages before we get our food". But no, the Garage Project... More 

Thank Knutus
Wellington, New Zealand
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were a big group on a cold southerly lunchtime. But the fire was going, coats were whisked away, and we sat down for our set lunch. The choices were great for a set menu. Most of us ordered fish for the main, which might have caused problems, but the waiting staff kept bringing it out! The service was pretty... More 

Thank patchycrowsnest
New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We go to the Cobar for occasional special celebrations. The atmosphere is always very pleasant and it has great views across the harbor to Wellington city. The menu is small but seems to change with the season, the quality of the ingredients and the cooking is always excellent. The prices can be a little higher than elsewhere and some of... More 

Thank Sectorcj
Palmerston North
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Been here many times before and have always been impressed. This time we were all disappointed however. The place was dead at lunchtime on a Saturday which could've been a sign. Our party ordered rissoto, pasta, the steak and burger. The rissoto was served on the wrong type of plate and looked like prison slop, the pasta sauce was watery... More 

Thank Aimz2416
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

After wanting to go to Cobar for a long time we finally ventured out there and it truly did not disappoint. The food was amazing (Beef and Lamb dishes) and was nice to see they had wine matches for every meal. The atmosphere was great with a nice fire burning and light music. Only real blemish was the fact it... More 

Thank 958camg
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic meal choosing the fish cake and crab starters before the main course of Eastbourne Village Meats black pudding and pigs head with Parkvale Mushrooms and smoked yogurt. The portion was generous and very tasty. The lavender bavarois with white chocolate mousse with plum sorbet was a Devine. Our waitress was very friendly and thoughtful. The restaurant... More 

Thank Robyn Y
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Hannah and Ryan and their staff at the Cobar consistently offer a varied menu to suit all palates. They cater for allergies/food intolerance by substituting ingredients to still produce a delicious meal. Service is impeccable and always with a smile. Lovely atmosphere and gorgeous views from the deck and from many of the tables inside

Thank brrm2015

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, 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?