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Cobar

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Days Bay, Lower Hutt 612 Marine Drive, 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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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 

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Thank Robyn Y
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank brrm2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank HilsNZ
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Bryan S
Wellington
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank SunBeachFun2014
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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.

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Thank mahinabay
Brisbane, Australia
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90 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank zzdianne
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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73 reviews
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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.

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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 

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Thank GerhardNZ
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The food is average at best, asked for Sausages well done to be presented with them so uncooked they could practically oink at you and eat the mashed potato slurry underneath. Burger was average, and jeez, can the staff just smile maybe at least once. The view and setting is fantastic though but not sure that;s enough to return again.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
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
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?