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Cobar

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612 Marine Drive, Days Bay, Lower Hutt, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
4 562 8882
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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 food

I went with a friend and we both have food allergies. The staff were very good at accommodating us, and our service dog was well treated. The food was delicious and personally I would recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
christinamB5599AA
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went with a friend and we both have food allergies. The staff were very good at accommodating us, and our service dog was well treated. The food was delicious and personally I would recommend it.

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Thank christinamB5599AA
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place this is on a summer evening; glorious views over the water at Days Bay, a stunning summer evening, top line food with service levels to match. You could not ask for more . We were there earlier this week with another couple to celebrate 2 x birthdays, starting off with a round of beers with tons... More 

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Thank miles52
Ohau, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

start with the good, atmosphere was great, this place boasts extravagant bay views while enjoying comfort. Meals took over 40 mins to arrive to the table, and arrived by half table lots we had to wait 5 mins to begin eating together. the ribs were cold I mean fridge cold, (when this was brought up the waiter asked if we... More 

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Thank Brownbuttterkitchen
Wellington
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place for a memorable event. The attention to detail, planning, service and importantly food, was wonderful. We really appreciated the fact that we were able to just ask for it to be organised for us, with food chosen by the chef, decorations by the restaurant wedding organiser so we only had to choose the wine from a shortlist.... More 

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Thank John B
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Cobar before for drinks but have never eaten there. I have been missing out! 3 of us had dinner, just a main course each as we had already had nibbles. I wish I had been hungry enough for a starter as well! I had lamb, absolutely perfectly cooked, tender and delicious. The dish was very carefully... More 

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Thank Alison W
Martinborough, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome lunch with our son and fiancé, sat outside in the beautiful Eastbourne sun, staff were very friendly and accommodating, food was fought less, excellent to spend a Sunday afternoon enjoying the company, food and views, we got the ferry from Wellington return, will return for sure

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Thank Mish580531
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this place for our Anniversary. It was absolutely brilliant! Great Food, Great Service and when I told the staff about our Anniversary they surprised us by bringing a little cake free of charge! Fine Dining in Eastbourne! Dinner time is the best time visit. I recommend you make a reservation!

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Thank only1Voyager
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We went for lunch with our 2 children. We waited over 30 minutes for our bread. My daughter's food was terrible, reconstituted chicken goujons which probably had never seen a chicken and a totally overpriced childrens menu given the quality of the food. Bbq ribs were rock hard. I ordered risotto which was presented terribly and was totally over cooked... More 

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Thank Anneth2016
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Had our work xmas dinner here and it was fantastic. A couple of other groups in but they coped with the food orders very well. Unfortunately our group was split over 2 tables but we managed just fine. Good staff that we only had to wave down one or twice, they were very attentive. It was very hot in there... More 

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Thank Charles B
Sydney, Australia
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178 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We had just arrived from Sydney via Wellington and asked for a table. Unfortunately they had nothing that night but squeezed us in the next night, despite a full list of bookings. The service was excellent and the food just as good - really tasty and beautifully presented. I wish we lived closer!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?