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Days Bay, Lower Hutt 612 Marine Drive, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
4 562 8882
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After wanting to go to Cobar for a long time we finally ventured out there and it truly did not disappoint. The food was amazing (Beef and Lamb dishes) and was nice to see they had wine matches for every meal. The atmosphere was great with a nice fire burning and light music. Only real blemish was the fact it... More 

Thank 958camg
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic meal choosing the fish cake and crab starters before the main course of Eastbourne Village Meats black pudding and pigs head with Parkvale Mushrooms and smoked yogurt. The portion was generous and very tasty. The lavender bavarois with white chocolate mousse with plum sorbet was a Devine. Our waitress was very friendly and thoughtful. The restaurant... More 

Thank Robyn Y
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Hannah and Ryan and their staff at the Cobar consistently offer a varied menu to suit all palates. They cater for allergies/food intolerance by substituting ingredients to still produce a delicious meal. Service is impeccable and always with a smile. Lovely atmosphere and gorgeous views from the deck and from many of the tables inside

Thank brrm2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We had a school reunion here for our year. They were very accommodating and even let us put a poster up. The food was delicious. Thank you.

Thank HilsNZ
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Been here before and food was great. Setting beautiful over water. Weds afternoon visit really disappointing. Squid small plate undercooked . The risotto tasted like tin super market cream soup poorly heated. Still say give this place a go. Really enjoyed before but maybe avoid the day shift.

Thank Bryan S
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Stopped here for a snack lunch, didn't need to eat that night! The other half had the squid which he enjoyed & as they didn't have my first choice I went for the lamb koftas & so pleased I did as they were just delicious, also had some wedges which were also good. The welcome wasn't the warmest but the... More 

Thank SunBeachFun2014
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Cobar is a family favourite. We have been there for impromptu dinners-the spur of the moment decision"let's have a treat" or more structured occasions like birthdays. Cobar has NEVER disappointed. The food, ambiance, harbour vows and superb (yet unobtrusive) service is a constant magnet that draws us back: time and time again. Bravo.

Thank mahinabay
Brisbane, Australia
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103 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

It was a glorious sunny day in Wellington and decided to visit Days Bay and have lunch. On arrival at lunch time, we were told that we were too late to order a full meal, but could select and entree and certain sections of the menu. We were happy with that, as we weren't hungry and just wanted to sit... More 

Thank zzdianne
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I celebrated. Significant birthday here with 7 friends and family, it was a very memorable lunch re was no pressure to leave, fantastic view and sun pouring in the window made it even harder to leave. Thank you to the vey helpful staff.

Thank Gingin5356
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We celebrated a family birthday there and our grandchildren attended as well. Although the food was great, the service was poor. The children's menu card included entree, mains and dessert for a fixed price. We ordered the choice of mains including the ones for the children. After 40 minutes of waiting we enquired about the entree for the children and... More 

Thank GerhardNZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Days Bay, Lower Hutt 612 Marine Drive, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 4 562 8882

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?