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Cobar

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Days Bay, Lower Hutt 612 Marine Drive, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
+64 4-562 8882
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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164 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Knutus
Wellington, New Zealand
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65 reviews
27 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 

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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 

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Palmerston North
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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Thank 958camg
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Thank Robyn Y
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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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

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Thank brrm2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had a school reunion here for our year. They were very accommodating and even let us put a poster up. The food was delicious. Thank you.

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Thank HilsNZ
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Been here before and food was great. Setting beautiful over water. Weds afternoon visit really disappointing. Squid small plate undercooked . The risotto tasted like tin super market cream soup poorly heated. Still say give this place a go. Really enjoyed before but maybe avoid the day shift.

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Thank Bryan S
Wellington
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Stopped here for a snack lunch, didn't need to eat that night! The other half had the squid which he enjoyed & as they didn't have my first choice I went for the lamb koftas & so pleased I did as they were just delicious, also had some wedges which were also good. The welcome wasn't the warmest but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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?