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The Co-Op Kitchen & Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
69A Discovery Drive, Porirua 5024, New Zealand
+64 4-234 1580
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good48%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (10 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
69A Discovery Drive, Porirua 5024, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I tend to go to the co-op most weeks after work or with family. I have to say that the increasing reputation around town is that the service is just diabolical. The staff can often be seen just chatting to each other and not at...More

Thank Gary N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our "local" but don't go to Co-Op very often because the service and food can range from really good to totally disappointing, as was the case this time. My husband ordered a pretty common beer, they had none although it was on the...More

1  Thank 17Barb17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I managed to get a table here early on Saturday evening, was outside seating, smoke free area (I am heavily pregnant) and a beautiful sunny day. We shared the salt and pepper squid for entree and it was delicious, so tender and...More

Thank VenusDeMilo35
WellingtonHG, Digital Marketing Manager at The Co-Op Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi VenusDeMilo35, we work hard at The Co-Op to deliver a great experience for our customers, so we’re happy to hear that we were able to do this for you, and it's great to hear you enjoyed the meals from our new menu. We will...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I took my wife and five year old daughter here for dinner. They were very busy for a Tuesday night. On the positive side the staff are very friendly and accommodating. The food was substandard. We waited 45 mins for our entree and daughters meal....More

1  Thank Grant B
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We've shared many family dinners here. Great spot to watch the rugby or enjoy the live music. Food is consistently good, great range of beers.

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with a friend. Seemed more like a bar with food. I good selection of veg and non-veg options and a brunch section on the menu. Had corn fritters with bacon and they were well cooked and really tasty. The side salad was...More

Thank Murray P
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The Co-op is lucky to have Nadia and the kitchen staff. Nadia is friendly, welcoming, professional and ensures you have a personal experience. If she is not already a manager she should be express tracked or headhunted by someone who appreciates great front off house...More

Thank JackieWellingtonNZ
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We had a fathers day lunch here so we were three generations - not always easy to please! Friendly staff, The burgers were excellent and the coffee was great too. We all enjoyed our meal - kids eating from the kids menu eat free on...More

Thank gngj
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

A lovely place for a dinner out. Also provides for dietary requirements. The staff are friendly and helpful. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Artnita
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Co-Op is a new incarnation of the old Whitby Pub. It serves burgers, wood-fired pizzas and up-market pub food. The place is well laid-out as it has lots of separate spaces. The decor is to have a recycled wood look, and we found that...More

Thank Rodney D
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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69A Discovery Drive, Porirua 5024, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Porirua
  • Phone Number: +64 4-234 1580
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