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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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Glasgow, Scotland
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Following recommendations we booked a table for lunch in this restaurant as a last meal with family before heading back to the UK. The food was really good but our celebration was spoilt by a very poor service caused by a clear lack of staff on duty. Our table was booked for 1pm and it was just before 3pm that... More 

1 Thank wpwGlasgow
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is actually our local restaurant and convenience is one factor in our always going here. However we wouldn't go if it wasn't good as it is a wee bit pricey. The food is amazeballs! AM loving the Tuesday night BYO as it brings the price down to be able to go more often and use our local.

Thank 951kristin
Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous meal with a view of the water, flawless service and spectacular wine. Very reasonable price for a high quality meal. Deserves to be better known!

Thank 76aml
Wellington, New Zealand
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Located in a great seaside spot. This is a nice place. Upmarket and a bit fancy. The service was outstanding. The food was nice but not outstanding. You could say that they did all the little things well but there was nothing to make me go out of my way to come back. But I wouldn't avoid this place either.... More 

Thank yippopotamus
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

beautiful views , beautiful decor, stunning food. my friend and I were attracted mainly because of the view but we were not disappointed once we stepped foot in side. we will definitely be back

Thank Danielle M
Guildford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Cobar Restaurant came through for us though there was barely anything vegan on the menu. I had delicious wedges with ketchup instead of dairy/sour cream. I also had roasted pumpkin with seeds and a glass of local Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc from just across the water in Nelson. They made my companion a special salad and so many fries she couldn't... More 

1 Thank KasSommers
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

We recently hosted a 3 course lunch for 40 people at Cobar. The food, setting and service were wonderful and there were many positive comments from our guests. Co-owner Hannah and her staff were very helpful with the lead-up planning and logistics. The costs were very reasonable, while still giving guests a good selection of food and wine. We were... More 

Thank BigDub47
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Great, well presented food but oh so slow. Nearly 50 minutes from arrival to main course on a not very busy lunchtime. The waiter service was brusque and sadly detracted from the overall quality of the experience - not at all welcoming

Thank Holwell
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

The service and attitude of waiter was terrible. It took over an hour for food service and I could only see 4 tables in the entire restaurant. I would not recommend this place to anyone- FAIL.

Thank Chris R
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90 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We enjoyed drinks on the deck watching the sun set over Wellington Harbour before going inside to a fabulous artistically presented meal. All four of us chose different entrees, mains and desserts and all were pronounced excellent. Highly recommended for a special occasion or reunion with friends.

Thank ArchiBrisbane

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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
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?