Cobb & Co. Rotorua

4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
307 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
European
Cobb & Co. represents all that is awesome about our childhood and celebrating with family and friends in New Zealand.

It is part of the iconic New Zealand story.

The kids who went to Cobb & Co. growing up - the ones who remember the game sheet with its little red pencil and the Pink Panther drinks - they're all grown up and are parents now; who remember Cobb & Co. with awesome childhood and family memories!
It's the good old days, it's who we are and it's what we are bringing back!
We are proud to be New Zealand's Original Restaurant & Saloon.
What 307 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.1
Service
3.8
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
h
happyeater
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service from the guy on the door and his helpful and upbeat manner to the other waiting and ordering staff. Very effiicient and great food. A very pleasant evening. Thank you.

H
Hodge
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff were awesome! Sung Happy Birthday for my daughters birthday which made the night really special! Got her name slightly wrong (Keira/Sarah) but it made us all have a good laugh!! Staff Included 😂

Food was brought out super quick and tasted delicious.

Was accidently charged an extra $10 for a glass of wine that we didn't order, think maybe a customer gave the wrong table number as a waiter did come around to bring a glass of wine to us but we let him know it wasnt for our table but obviously wasnt taken off our table number but i went in the next morning and staff fixed it up for me.

JW
JeannetteW
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A warm friendly environment. The seniors meal was the perfect size. The roast was like we used to make years ago. Lovely!

MM
MaryanneM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

The service was very pleasant and efficient. The restaurant has good family ambience.

C
Charl
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience3

Main meals were fine. Cobb loaf delivered, but we were told that chef had run out of butter. Waitress advised that she would ask for some garlic butter, but it was never delivered. Waiting, we ended with cold bread and no butter. When we complained on departure, staff didn’t want to listen.

KI
KellyI
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly warm atmosphere we were seated next to to kids play area which was great as they weren’t confined to their seats throughout the evening and still in view.

RM
RacM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service! Food was served quickly even though it was a busy night.
Definitely Good value for a family of 6
Staff were awesome, even sang Happy Birthday to our special Mum
Lovely night!!!

JT
JoyT
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a very cold night outside so was nice to step into a warm restaurant. The staff on the reception desk greeted us nicely and another staff member showed us to our table. The young man who waited on our table was friendly, helpful and gave us excellent service. He checked on us a couple of times to ask if we were enjoying our meal, and if we needed another drink. The restaurant was clean and well set up with great music playing.

AS
AndyS
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was busy when we arrived lucky we book a table, food was so delicious and service was amazing. Thanks Cobb&co

WP
WayneP
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

I left a mesage on their phone and am still waiting for a reply. Had several goes at using your website to book a table and found it very confusing to use. Eventually found it required not using the initial opening page, but to bypass this and select the required location. There is no indication on the website that this was the required procedure.

SC
SarahC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience5

Poor service. The waitress was rude and we found two hairs in our meals. Food was okay. I ordered the bumble bee dessert and it looked put together quickly with not much thought put into it. It was messy and not what it should look like.

Cobb & Co. Rotorua
Responded on 23 July 2020

Hey Sarah! I'm sorry to read your experience didn't live up to your expectations - or ours for that matter! Would you be comfortable finding the time to reach out to us at admin@cobb.co.nz? We would love the opportunity to make things right for you. Thanks for your feedback, Sarah.

Report
NI
NICCi
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

As children this was a fond memory with our parents and we wanted to give our children the experience of dining at Cobb and co-too. We booked in advance and we were really excited about coming. When we walked in the waiter at the front desk (I recall him having longish hair and a scruffy beard) was so amazing and welcomed us with open arms. The food was as we remember and of course we had the traffic lights! Good value for money, glad we booked and the staff were amazing. Thank you so much now our children are asking when we can return!

RW
RachelW
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place - loved going to the Cobb n Co as a kid in Hawke’s Bay and still enjoyed it - nice to see some things never change -enjoyed our weekend in Rotorua and our dinner there 😊

CW
ClaireW
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great family restaurant, play area for children, food was fine and the service was excellent.

KJ
KelseyJ
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Was easy to book online before hand. I liked how they seated us next to the kids play area - it was great for our busy 2yr old. Food was cooked quickly too so wasn't waiting too long which is good when you have hungry kids. Service was excellent

o
oliviac
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted by an awesome young man (tall, fair, long hair) and he made us feel really welcome and was really nice to recieve amazing service from him right off the bat. Our waitress was also lovely and very friendly.. overall, we had an awesome experience at a place that bought back some childhood memories especially with the Cobb Crunchies and the kids activity paper and pencils.. well done Cobb & Co Rotorua.

D
Darcy
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another excellent meal wonderful service thanks Cobb nd Co Rotorua see you again soon

WT
WhitneyT
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food, fantastic service. Table #25 was very noisy being so close to the dishes area but overall a good night.

H
Hayleyh
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I cannot thank the staff enough for their service. I was travelling alone with my 2 andn5 year old and dinning out is always stressful, but they wete so kind and accommodating. I was able to enjoy my meal, especially being close to the play area. Thanks again

MB
MonicaB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

An easy meal option for family groups looking for a place to eat in Rotorua. Staff were friendly and accommodating but the food let it all down.

SS
SuziS
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good and service very good! Definitely would come back!

NW
NickiW
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Tasty, home cooked food. Kids meals were excellent value with accompanying drink and dessert. Kids area kept my two boys entertained and they didn't want to leave. A fun family dinner.

LJ
LeanneJ
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place for all ages. Great kids menu, but equally good meals for adults. Friendly service. Would recommend booking ahead, as they do get busy, as popular for families.

SA
ShaunA
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Nostalgic, but expensive for a family restaurant. Staff were pleasant. Food was fine, but standard. The Jaffa drink was terrible. Fun to do once with the kids.

NF
NyrelleF
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We enjoyed Cobb & Co the food was great. The pink panther & traffic light drinks were lovely. The service was great, except they did run out of the kids box carriage that holds the fish & chip meal. We will definitely be back for dinner with the family when we are in Rotorua.

BM
BrigidM
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great set up when dining with children. Thanks Cobb & Co

AB
AliceB
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was great for our purpose. Kid friendly. Fresh, fast meals.

JF
JayFamily
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely awesome, service & staff brilliant.

GP
GPMcN
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was busy during our visit so were glad we had booked online. We were taken straight to our table and well looked after. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Our meals arrived in good time and we were all very happy with our choices.

KA
KirstyA
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for kids, service impeccable. We will be beack

JM
JessicaM
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cobb and Co was our Plan B as our first choice was booked up. But it was just brilliant, the kids played in the play area, the kids meals are first class my 2 year old and 4 year old were very impressed. The staff were effective, attentive and humorous. The food arrived so quickly, and was perfection. We were expecting a dated experience from our memories of the original restaurant, but were really proved wrong. We will be back.

GM
GrantM
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

We ordered a entre and were charged for two and we ordered 2 Pinot Gris and were charged for 3! We ordered 2 roast meals and they were pork the meat was only ok and one of us was really disappointed with only getting one roast potato per plate of a roast meal

Cobb & Co. Rotorua
Responded on 13 July 2020

Hi Grant! Sorry to read about your experience at Cobb Rotorua. Would you be comfortable finding the time to call the store to look at the overcharge with us? we would be more than happy to sort this out for you. I am guttered our pork roast didn't do its usual thing and blow you away with how tender that meat is! I will pass this feedback on to our Executive Chef as he is currently conducting a menu review. How was the rest of the roast vege?

Report
M
Mumofboys
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Awesome for families. Food was delicious although bit pricey. Was worth it for just reminiscing from childhood, seemed like it hadn't changed.

RG
RobynG
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great family restaurant. A very fun place for the kids

MC
MarkC
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

It was a busy night. They were understaffed. My 89 year old mother was disappointed because her glass of house wine took over 40 minutes to get delivered. The waitress leaned over in front of us when serving and held dinner plates mid air waiting for patrons to place them down.

Cobb & Co. Rotorua
Responded on 13 July 2020

Hi Mark! Thanks so much for speaking up and submitting feedback for us. We are so guttered we let you down. The team in Rotorua looks after thousands of people a week consistently ensuring each guest is given a reason to come back to us again. They are however professional enough to acknowledge when a mistake has been made and are always eager to reduce the risk of these types of things happening to other guests. Again, thanks for your feedback, Mark.

Report
DB
DelwynB
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted nicely.Our waitress was excellent.Fast please thank service.My meal was cooked to perfection.We would visit again.

KD
KarenD
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Food was very average, not overly good value for money. Drinks extremely expensive.
Service very overwhelming, plates taken away before everyone had finished. Felt very rushed.

EG
EllynG
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

An easy, family friendly place to dine. Great parking right outside. Extensive menu with variety. Kids menu and seniors menu. Very good wait staff and service. Great food.

XM
XeniaM
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service, nice booths, great iPad set up. Food A bit overpriced fir the simplicity of it - but good steak - compliments yo the chef on the scotch fillet! Thank you

JH
JasmineH
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience5

Atmosphere, food and staff friendliness was excellent. Our waitress however didn’t really listen and we had to remind her of what we ordered as we received wrong items and some items forgotten. The manager however fixed this immediately and apologised as she was new which is understandable.

FAQs

Cobb & Co. Rotorua offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 07-347 0906.

Cobb & Co. Rotorua is rated 4 stars by 307 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.