Cobb & Co. New Plymouth

3.9
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78 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 78 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
3.9
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.7
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Meals were quite expensive for what you got really.

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Pete
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

Well, we do we start. First the wait staff were in consistent, not to knowing what each one was doing. One seated us then, someone different came to take our drinks order, then a different one came to do the same. Then when the meals came out a completely different waitress gave my husband his order, Then for about 15 mins my daughter and I waited for our meals and still nothing our original waitress avoided us.
Then about 20 minutes after my husband started his meal the manager came to us and mumbled something about an error with a waitress messing up the order and gave our meals to another customer. Not understanding him I then asked another waiter to explain what had happened. He then explained poorly what the issue was resulting in my daughter and I getting half the amount of food and (A senior meal instead of a full) Roast of the day-which was pork. The meal then consisted of two small slices of very fatty pork, veges that were cold and tasted old. He only charged us half price for the one of the roast of the day and then for my husbands meal. Afterwards we had to find a waitress to clear the plates and see a dessert menu. Once cleared she forgot about us and began clearing and resetting other tables. There seemed to be alot of wait staff standing in the kitchen talking as we were seated inline with the kitchen and I could see everything. Once we ordered our dessert the waitress who had given my husband his meal then came and offered us two more meals, then she wandered around the restaurant with them offering it to other customers.
Although we were given a discount we were very disappointed with the food and service we had been given. We will not be returning to Cobb n Co New Plymouth. In fact we have even re-considered coming back to any Cobb n Co in the future as my daughter was going to have her 17th birthday at the store in Levin, but we have decided we won't bother.

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LeahW
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was good but felt it was bit pricey for amount of food we got.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

One meal overcooked, one meal incorrect with order, one entree arrived after the main was half consumed, and issues getting the staff to recognize the correct table for billing. Meal size are small.

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GRRUTAJA
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A great choice for families. Good range of food for a range of tastes.

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TaniaS
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Meals were good value and serviced quite quickly considering how busy the place was. Drinks were a little slower service but nice friendly staff and would recommend

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OliveSparrow
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Sat us as a raised booth when we had a high chair which was a bit silly. Just went with it so as not to cause any fuss but perhaps something they should consider - couldnt reach kid properly so ended up having to sit her in the booth with us. Gave us desert menus and time to choose but didnt mention something wasnt available? Maybe should have been mentioned when giving the menus. Food was good though, service was prompt and friendly, and was nice and clean and comfortable. Would definitely go again if in the area.

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Tania
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Cobb crunchiea were stale and cobb loaf was hot on outside but cold inside. Otherwise a nice meal.

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ToniA
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great night out with family. Friendly staff and yummy food.

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RaewynnK
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a great dinner with family for 85th Birthday celebration

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Phil
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was very happy with the food n service n wud go there again

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NeishaH
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great staff, awesome selection of desserts and drinks.

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RachelI
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall great experience and nice food. Kids enjoyed their meals too.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

A very nice experience.
Would certainly return again to Cobb and Co in the future.

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exactly as expected from Cobb & Co. Lovely service.

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love all the food options for children. Kids really enjoyed it. Only thing negative thing I could say is that my daughters burger bun was very hard and looked a bit freezer burnt or something.

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great night out. Kids meals are good value. Adults meals a bit pricey.

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RodneyC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely and relaxed dining experience. Delicious meals, we had the Weka Wings, Scotch Steak with seasoned vegies and the Chicken Alexander also with vegies. Neither of us could fit in a pudding after that. All were extremely yum, loved the gravies/sauces that went with all three.
Would recommend not getting the large drink though unless you are really thirsty as it is a jug 🙂

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KimG
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had one of the best meals of.my life . Completely satisfied

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tirip
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Whilst the menu and tradition of Cobb n Co is a major drawcard, our visit was let down by the poor and outdated decor, especially the booths (they were ripped and covered with a bath towel) and the childrens entertainment area (tvs not working and toys that obviously needed santising and updating).

Service could have been improved by offering customers more to buy from the menu instead of telling us what was not available on the menu. Basic service 101, if someone is ordering a steak, then ask them if they would like to compliment their meal with a side of mushrooms, salad or an egg. Some of us like to be asked this as opposed to sticking to whats on the menu. Also ordered a cocktail drink at end of meal, waiting 20 minutes and it didnt arrive so we left without paying for it, no apology nothing.

Restaurant ambience was loud and noisy due to the amount of customers dining in, which cant be helped at times, but perhaps the music on the tvs could have been reduced instead of been blasted with music, talking and loudness, and of other customers asking where their service is because they been waiting to order from the desert menu for 20 minutes as well.

The meals were delicious and wholesome, and definatley value for money, they just need to be served all together so that we are all eating our meal at the same time, and same goes for the deserts as well.

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Aimee
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food is very yummy and there are so many different options.

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MillerFamily
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Very highly disappointed! My family of 9 went to New Plymouth Cobb & Co Saturday night and they nearly messed up every meal. One meal half the items were missing. Missed a whole kids meal out and took forever to bring her meal out and ended up being something she didnt order. The pasta was stuck together and hard surely the cook should know how to cook pasta?! Still waiting for a kids ice cream cone and all their Cobb munchies to come but we just left. My partner stupidly paid before the food came. We were here on holiday for my sons birthday and very gutted we chose here to eat. Spent a lot of money on horrible food and service. I will add the fish n chips my grandparents got they enjoyed thankfully.

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CarolC
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.

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SherylA
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 👎

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HelenG
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

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LeisaM
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

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

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AlisonS
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

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RoseS
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

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Shevy
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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

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DubCB
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!😎

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Aimee
New Zealand
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.

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HilaryH
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.

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Anah
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

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

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AlfH
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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MichelleJ
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

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ChristineJ
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

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Michelle
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.

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Libby
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

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SorayaH
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

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Briar23
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!

FAQs

Cobb & Co. New Plymouth offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 06-757 9675.

Cobb & Co. New Plymouth is rated 3.9 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

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