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Days Bay, Lower Hutt 612 Marine Drive, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
+64 4-562 8882
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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18:00 - 00:00
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te awamutu
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

watching the world sun itself across the road at the beach, an outside table for a saturday lunch - great time playing 'ladies who lunch' i had the appetiser ribs and aoli fries, very fresh and tasty. my friend enjoyed the pan fried fish of the day.

Thank kathy a
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017

If you're sick of being disappointed by average service and food and want something really special you can't go past Cobar in Day's Bay. I chose Cobar for my birthday treat this week. We had a table for 4 and they kindly seated us by the window as requested earlier. The service was lovely, the food was outstanding, the view... More 

Thank FayzerNZ
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had a great lunch at The Cobar, couldn't do evening meal as we had a 2 week old baby with us. A lovely family get together as we had just arrived from UK to visit family. Earthquake added a bit of "spice"! Will be back on our next visit.

Thank WhiteRoseSandwich
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Visited the Cobar after recommendations from friends. I visited the Cobar with 2 friends visiting NZ on holiday. The decor and ambience of the Cobar was good. The food was well cooked and declious and well priced. The service was friendly and relaxed. Overall I enjoyed the dining experience and would definitely return.

Thank tot_of_rum
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great atmosphere (even though the weather was not the best) and very pleasant layout of tables, great with split level. Plenty of large windows to take in the views. Food was ideal and promptly served by delightful staff. Very happy experience. Paying a premium price for premium food is not a problem at this restaurant.

Thank Ziggi4217
Wellington, New Zealand
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182 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

After a walk along the Eastbourne Coast we decided to grab lunch at Days Bay. We went for Cobar as the menu looked great. We sat down and it took quite a long time before someone came to see us. Naturally we thought "oh no, its going to be ages before we get our food". But no, the Garage Project... More 

Thank Knutus
Wellington, New Zealand
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were a big group on a cold southerly lunchtime. But the fire was going, coats were whisked away, and we sat down for our set lunch. The choices were great for a set menu. Most of us ordered fish for the main, which might have caused problems, but the waiting staff kept bringing it out! The service was pretty... More 

Thank patchycrowsnest
New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We go to the Cobar for occasional special celebrations. The atmosphere is always very pleasant and it has great views across the harbor to Wellington city. The menu is small but seems to change with the season, the quality of the ingredients and the cooking is always excellent. The prices can be a little higher than elsewhere and some of... More 

Thank Sectorcj
Palmerston North
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Been here many times before and have always been impressed. This time we were all disappointed however. The place was dead at lunchtime on a Saturday which could've been a sign. Our party ordered rissoto, pasta, the steak and burger. The rissoto was served on the wrong type of plate and looked like prison slop, the pasta sauce was watery... More 

Thank Aimz2416
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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: +64 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?