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612 Marine Drive, Days Bay, Lower Hutt, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
4 562 8882
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Ranked #25 of 666 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Cobar worries me, sometimes it is excellent, some times not so. Tonight was a not so. Food was average, fish over cooked, portions small but pretentious and cost was high. Service as per usual was excellent, view over Wellington harbour was beautiful but the evening left me disappointed that style was trying to take over from quality and skill.time to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were lucky enough to get a table for Christmas Day. Having been here a few times before we knew we would be in for a treat and were not disappointed! We were the only family with a child and the restaurant laid on special gifts to keep her entertained. The food was magnificent, the staff a triumph and was... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have been going to Cobar for decades with our family (even before the fire leading to its modern version). However m y wife and I hadn't been for several years so we decided to go again for our wedding anniversary. We deliberately made an early (6.00pm) booking to avoid the raucous Christmas Party crowds. Our seating was excellent -... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Went with a group who booked out the restaurant pre-Xmas. Had the Xmas set menu (a fairly pricey affair at $50 pp for 2 courses - excl any drinks.) Food was very tasty and well presented but the consensus was that each course was VERY small. Most would have welcomed more sizable portions. I had fish, and apart from some... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

we have always liked Cobar and have been going at least once a year for the last five years. Food had been good and service of high standards. We just been for a dinner recently and while food was still reasonably good, there's no more wow factor - and we don't think the prices are fully justified. The small plates... More 

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lower hutt
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Wow I'm impressed the last time we went to Cobar was a good 8 years a go and I must say it was not great but the new owners have certainly turned it around. The food is fantastic to say the least and the service was exceptional. I had the Tuna entrée and the beef main and it was just... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was my 1st visit to Cobar but my husband has been there several times and always raves about it. I could not fault it, the salmon entree was perfect, the fillet steak main was simply the best and the chocolate dessert was just right. The service was attentive and friendly. We were warned about the large group that was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

On a cold ,wet lunchtime we shared a wonderful meal with our family. We had travelled internationally to be together, so it was special time for us. Another larger group were celebrating a birthday. The whole restaurant was buzzing. We dined on beautiful food,good wine and the staff made us feel very welcome. All worth the journey

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Just having another stunning night at this award winning Chef's restaurant. Ryan is one of four NZ Beef and Lamb Ambassadors, and boy does it show. But this restaurant has amazing service and is also the only place in town where you get afternoon and early evening sun with harbour views. Simply a great all round foodie experience. Whether you... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had dinner at Cobar on a recent Friday evening. Service was friendly and efficient. Food excellent - although we would order a side of vegetables next time to compliment our mains. Really enjoyed the bread to start and managed to find room for desserts as well.

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Additional Information about Cobar

Address: 612 Marine Drive, Days Bay, Lower Hutt, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
Phone Number: 4 562 8882
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
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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