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Cobar

612 Marine Drive, Days Bay, Lower Hutt, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
4 562 8882
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Ranked #18 of 618 restaurants in Wellington
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

Wow the food here is absolutely amazing, the presentation, flavours and portion size are perfect. The atmosphere is so relaxing and the location is just gorgeous. Wait staff were excellent the entire evening was perfect. Looking forward to coming back in the near future :-)

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

One of the best meals out we had in NZ. Went with friends had a great table in the window overlooking the bay. Food was just perfect. Tasty, not too much and of high quality. Service was friendly and professional and the wines were good too albeit a little pricey. All in all an excellent night out and would highly... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Great place to help celebrate a friends birthday. Could hear everyone at our table, no need to shout! Food was very nice, great service, and an awesome view out to sea.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I am from Eastbourne and have always wanted to try Cobar, my sister and I went in the summer and were bitterly disappointed. At first I played the poor service off as perhaps I was to picky, been in hospitality my self, but after spending a good 1-2 hours there, it became very clear that this was not the case.... More

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Bedford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Superb location, excellent views across the bay towards Wellington, good contemporary decor, excellent staff. A really nice place to treat one's mother-in-law. Food spot on. This is one restaurant that should be on everyone's bucket list. Unreservedly recommended.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A busy Saturday night is always a good test of a restaurants ability to perform under pressure. With a large party booked in we wondered if service would slip, but no way. This team made it look effortless with every dish presented lovingly and with care. A great evening and very reasonable priced. We will be back

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Lower Hutt
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This Restaurant has everything great communications on the telephone for the booking, very welcoming on arrival it was a cold stormy night last Tuesday the fire was going which created a warm atmosphere, the Menu is small but all options are covered, the food is superb we were a table of 9 and everyone commented that they enjoyed their meal.... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Not many places score a 5 but this place ticks all the boxes! Best table in the house despite a late booking for a Saturday night. Mixture of clientele...rowdy table plus tables of 4 but busy and nice atmo. Food delicious...best steak ever, just melted in the mouth. Fish of the day also delicious. Prior to that the eel and... More

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Levin, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

From the moment we walked into the restaurant, we were welcomed and given the best service. The meal was fantastic and we didn't feel rushed. Would recommend to anyone.

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Sydney
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

On a cold wet windy Summer night we were so glad to be greeted by a toasty warm fire in the fireplace, lovely food and pleasant staff. Great view of Days Bay- and I used to live in the house next door to this place many years ago, so it was of special interest to be there.

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