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“Wine Club Midsummer Luncheon” 5 of 5 stars
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Cobar
612 Marine Drive, Days Bay, Lower Hutt, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
4 562 8882
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Ranked #23 of 635 restaurants in Wellington
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wine Club Midsummer Luncheon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This wonderfully situated restaurant was the venue of our wine club which dines at a different restaurant for lunch every two months. Many of the ladies came across the harbour by ferry on this lovely sunny day, which added to the fun, others came by car. The meal was, as always, top class, with fresh fish from the local fishing boat as the main course. Some very interesting & unusual wines were served with each course. Lovely views, great atmosphere, good company & courteous friendly staff made this a perfect outing.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lower Hutt
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Great Food, Lovely Location and Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We visited Cobar last Thursday and were pleased to find the restaurant quite busy - always a good sign. The food was top drawer - oysters as an entree and rolled pork belly as a main - it simply meted in your mouth. The wine list was wide ranging and it was easy to buy a number of good wines by the glass. The restaurant has a nice 'easy' atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor tables along with a stunning view of the harbour. The young staff were helpful and friendly. Overall we considered the meal very good value.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Visited on a fabulous Wellington evening, and while waiting for our food, were treated to dolphins frolicking in the harbour. While I can't credit the restaurant with that, they did service a lovely meal with a good drinks selection and a nice atmosphere

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver
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281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
“Better than I expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We wanted an inexpensive lunch. We looked at this menu and then checked the chocolate cafe, next door. They seemed very busy and not a lot cheaper. We were very pleased that we chose to lunch at the Cobar. The lamb sausages were fantastic. My wife's chicken salad was pretty good. It ended up being about 15% more than the Chocolate, but the ambiance and view was way better.

Visited January 2013
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Wellington
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Totally underwhelming chicken salad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Ordered the chicken salad and was so disappointed it was a pile of salad greens from a supermarket scattered with 5 small croutons, tiny slices of Camembert and thumb nails slices of chicken around the outside of the plate - underwhelming to say the least. Asked for a straw for the drink and it never arrived.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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