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612 Marine Drive, Days Bay, Lower Hutt, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
4 562 8882
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious meal out

We were very impressed with the service and the meal. It easily exceeded our expectations. Thank you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Gilli_70
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were very impressed with the service and the meal. It easily exceeded our expectations. Thank you!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Nice location although I was blinded by the sun until it set. The food was a little bland, portion sizes were small but enough. I had the steak and my wife had pork. I will definitely go again.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A group of friends meeting up for leisurely Sunday lunch turned out to be a delightful experience. The food was excellent and I thought good value. The staff were pleasant, helpful and very much on the ball. Even to the extent of providing sun hats on the very hot day. Well done, I will certainly go back if in Wellington... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Recommended by a friend who knew Wellington, went with five mates after a day of sport. Service was prompt and efficient, table was ready when we arrived, so no waiting, though we went to the bar first anyway. They had my favourite Hendricks Gin, so that was a good omen. Sat down and read the menu, it was immediately apparent... More 

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New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Cobar has a reputation. People make that "oooOOO fancy!" facial expression when you mention it. It can be intimidating to go there when you think you're too scruffy but that is rubbish, everyone is made to feel welcome. I've been a couple of times and the food is just sublime! I had a fish main course recently and every aspect... More 

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Katoomba, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

An outstanding restaurant. The food is excellent - always exceeds expectations and the service is professional. The restaurant is situated in a lovely place and you can be assured of a pleasant experience. The menu changes regularly but I have yet to find something that I haven't liked. I would certainly recommend it to anyone in search of a nice... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Fantastic location and really good food, however the service is not inline with the cost. Dinner for four with 2 bottles of reasonable wine came to $475 and we had to wait a fair amount of time between courses

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W.Sussex,England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My sister and I were hungry. it was a typically blustery mid-day in Wellington, so, having parked a hundred metres away, we flung back our flimsy hair and hoped our money was better than our appearances. Phew.. John Dory fish on the lunchtime menu- oh good! Yes, as others have mentioned, we had to wait a while, but the plates'... More 

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Kamas, Utah
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97 reviews 97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Recently took a couple for dinner here and was blown away. It deserves a much higher rating in TA. Firstly they called me to ask if we wanted to sit outside. I said we did but not in the sun. No problem I was told and if we were not happy they would move us in.The outside dinning is excellent... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were a group of 10 and seated inside at the table next to the window - next to us another large table - very noisy venue. For us the menu was limited due to the large number - limited it was. Service pleasant. Each of us could choose 2 courses. I had confit of duck for the starter -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 612 Marine Drive, Days Bay, Lower Hutt, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 4 562 8882
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?