Cobb & Co. New Plymouth

3.7
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56 reviews
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$30 and under
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European
Situated along the North Island’s wild west coast, there’s much to love about this Taranaki town.
A place of adventure and excitement at the base of the beautiful Mt Taranaki, spend quality time with loved ones over a delicious meal at our New Plymouth Cobb & Co. restaurant.

COME IN AND ENJOY THE KIWI EXPERIENCE THAT IS COBB & CO.
What 56 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.6
Food
4.0
Service
3.6
Ambience
3.6
Value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

A very hot night and staff were showing signs of being tired, like us. Timing was a little out on serving between courses but no great drama. We were a family group and they catered well for the varying ages.
A last minute dessert order was no problem.
We enquired about their fish tank they were very obliging about explaining to us how they were looked after.
We will be going back.

SA
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Booked for 6.30 we were told take a seat and we will get back to you, along with another group of 5. After half an hour i queried when were we getting seated, they cleaned a table for us inside and were seated 5 mins later. Ordered and shrimp cocktails came out quickly and were nice, how could u mess up them. The roast of the day finally arrived. Was undercooked and luke warm felt like it had been in a bain marie for hours. Had place to go so we ate what we could n left
NEVER TO RETURN. Sheryl 👎

HG
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great customer service even though it was extremely busy evening for the staff .Our waiting time between courses was really good .Friendly lovely staff

LM
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Unfortunately not a great experience. Food very underwhelming for the price. Would not return

AS
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The mash of potato that came with the scotch filet was cold, and tasteless and much too watery

RS
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

I tried to book for 5 people online, but the app indicated there was not an available table for 5.30. . I phoned and left a message, but did not get a reply. I booked for 3 of us at the time the app suggested was available at 4:45. Bit early for us but I really wanted to take the kids. Arrived to a virtually empty restaurant, and the other 2 people in our group popped in on the off chance of getting a table. The meal was fine, dessert very nice. Kids were hoping the screens would play movies, but after asking three times for them to be turned on they were disappointed with what options there were.
My concern is that the app suggested there were few tables available, and if someone had called me back I would have booked a later table for all of us. Lucky If the restaurant was half full by 6 pm. We nearly ate elsewhere, so potential loss of business from using the app. Staff were very nice and service was prompt

S
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Made reservation online - stress free & no waiting on arrival
Great background music

DC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Best Cobb & Co I’ve been to in ages. Food was good, service great & kids loved it. Prices good & loved the 80s music videos!😎

AT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Really yummy food. I would like to suggest making a Keto friendly menu for those who are on the keto diet, low carbs and very low to no sugar.

HH
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

The food was nice but of our table of 6, 3 people's orders were wrong and we had to ask for the correct things. The young waiter seemed not to know the menu well and ordered the wrong things for us. Thankfully more experienced staff were able to correct it and we did receive a discount for all the problems.

A
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Wait staff are lovely and done really good job. brought kids meals out first. Lovely meals

AH
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, awesome staff and magnificent food.
We will be coming back soon.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service wasnt as good as normal communication with meals was poor also had to wait and then ask for children's menus

CJ
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed our meal the environment was a bit tired but the restaurant was child friendly
The menu was varied but had the old favourites
For a family meal the price was slightly higher than I expected but we will return as we all enjoyed our meals

M
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

So overpriced. The food was ok but not worth the exorbitant prices - even the drinks were ridiculously priced. Wouldn’t be returning anytime soon.

L
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Surprisingly great! Hadn't been to a Cobb & Co since I was young. Everything was cooked well and full of flavour . Staff were friendly & efficient.
Recommend

SH
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Others underestimate this place, it’s one of our fave eating places. The kids menus are great and I swear they do the best steaks in town

B
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, awesome old style Cobb & Co. Prompt service, good throwback music to suit all, plenty of options on the menu. Only one downfall, very, very warm in there, perhaps not enough AC or that we sat beside the window where it was quite hot. Ample parking too!

SK
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food1Service5Ambience3

The chef under cooked my lamb twice by which time my husband had already eaten his meal and I was starving so I just ate the vegetables and asked the wait staff if I could just take the lamb home and cook it my self, sadly the chef didn't even put any of the yummy gravy with it in my take hm container so thanks, luckily the wait staff and the manager were lovely and I hope the chef is different when I return next time.

GW
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our evening- the host that met us at the door and served us at the table was amazing- made our night! Will return in future. Thank you!

BL
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We both enjoy the variation in menu selection, and the Gold card discounts are worthwhile to us.
The same videos are played over and over all from the 50's and 60's getting a bit monotouse as there are other videos that would lessen the poor quality and boring content. Try streaming some videos of music from the web to create a variation. The service and knowledge of the menu is always appreciated from your staff. Love the cobb loaf always fresh and hot...

AH
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

Wonderful food. Great service. Just listen more carefully to our orders, you got 3 things wrong.

TS
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meal and service was lovely thankyou and as we were he only ones inhouse at the time was nice and quiet thankyou

KM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Food didn't have much flavour and the steak was though. Needs to be upgraded as it is very old looking staff were good

AR
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great meal and service. Our children really enjoyed there meals and the play area kept them entertained during the night.

KF
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family and I had a delicious meal out on Saturday night. The menu at Cobb &Co was really good, lots of variety, perfect for the five very different children we took along with us. My daughter also is coeliac so finding a gluten free meal she wanted to eat was such a bonus, and she LOVED her meal! Definitely looking forward to our next visit to Cobb & Co!

PM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent the service was also excellent. The atmosphere was very pleasant. The seating could have been better however we were given the opportinity to move I declined. I will definitely go back again and recommend to others

GP
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Can't find anything wrong with our visit to Cobb and Co. It's great to see this outfit still prospering with so much competition. My almost 97 year old mother absolutely loved it as she often went there in her younger days when it was at the State Hotel site.
Good food and good service. My Lambs Fry was top notch.

KB
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

Children’s meals were fine but adult meals were terrible value for money. Coconut chicken was a chicken breast on white rice with sauce and a sprinkle of coleslaw. My daughter (who does not have ice cream or cream) ordered a brownie dessert and was given two tiny pieces of brownie. I can’t to Cobb & Co because my children like it but it was an expensive night for very average food. I will not be coming back.

FH
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience1

We. Booked for a table for 4. One was a Birthday dinner. 3 received their main meal. 1 (the Birthday person) was informed their meal had been given to another diner so would have to wait another 5 minutes for her meal to be served.

AC
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great meal for kids birthday party. Quick service. Good food and value for money.

AW
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, great food, polite staff, definitely going back. thanks again Cobb n Co for the great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Found the food to be extremely poor. My husband and I ordered a lamb shank and it was pretty much in edible. It was so tough, I could hardly cut it off the bone and the mashed potato was cold. The sauce on the shank tasted like it had a half a cup of sugar in it. I would have sent it back but was out with extended family who were treating so didn't want to cause a scene. It was the worst food I have ever eaten at a restaurant if I'm honest and it was $38. To be fair my father in law's steak looked okay and he enjoyed it. My sons burger had barbecue sauce on it so he wouldn't eat it. Also we were not given kids menus even though we had 3 kids at our table. Overall a pretty bad experience which is a shame as I have fond memories of going to Cobb & Co as a kid.

NW
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such fantastic high quality service! Much better than anywhere else we have been recently. Staff really made it a great experience for us.
We felt so welcome. Great atmosphere.
Loved the food.
Most definitely will be back.

JO
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pleasant and reliable family dining, always a good night out if you are looking for a mid-level bistro type experience. Food is hot, tasty and lots of it. Kids are well catered for. The menu is a mix of old favourites and new choices which change fairly regularly.

H
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Food was very over priced, margherita came out warm. The burger party tasted like the frozen ones you get from countdown. Very noisy and loud. Disappointed we weren't offered water and it took several tries to flag someone down to get some.... I wouldn't come back

JH
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice meals we had ,staff were friendly and most accommodating, top night out

JD
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

My cobb schnitzel was burnt so i sent it back and the new one was just about as bad and the cheese in that one was only just warm. The booths all need the leather replacing. It is badly deteriorated and had horrible material trying to hide it on one seat.

AI
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

The food was over priced and didn't taste very nice. My chicken was overcooked and the coconut sauce had no flavours. It tasted as though it was just coconut cream from a can. My husband's pork ribs were sickly. The flavour of the sauce was not very nice.

A
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We did not enjoy the fish but the steak and ribs was delicious. The portion of chips is just right. The waiters were friendly and helpful. I was impressed when they phoned me back when they noticed that they had a missed call from me and they confirmed my online booking for me.