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The Co-Op Kitchen & Bar

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69A Discovery Drive, Porirua 5024, New Zealand
+64 4-234 1580
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good48%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (13 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (10 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
69A Discovery Drive, Porirua 5024, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant today since my birthday party. Firstly,staff do not give any sh..t about customer here and they are far away from customer service, eye contact ,smile, acknowledge the customer and bar duties like Tonight, I ordered a beer and grumpy bi...h who served...More

1  Thank yogeshn2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch and great service. The mushrooms on my Big Breakfast were perfectly cooked. The flavours on our plates were well matched. Great place. We will be back more often.More

Thank EddyBray
WellingtonHG, other at The Co-Op Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello EddyBray, we're so pleased to hear you had a great breakfast at Whitby Co-Op. We constantly strive to deliver the best experience for our customers. We're thankful that you have taken the time to tell us and our customers about your experience. We look...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

This is our local bar so we try to support, but this place could be so much better. Service & staff were hopeless as was the long wait for very ordinary food. I ordered the Angus burger with double cheese but the meat was tasteless...More

2  Thank flounder51
WellingtonHG, Digital Marketing Manager at The Co-Op Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Hi flounder51, when you walk into one of our venues it’s our aim to give you the best experience possible. It seems that on this occasion we didn’t do that, and we're very sorry about that. Thanks for taking the time to write this feedback,...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Positives: -Our large table was great to accommodate our large family. -A nice environment to mingle and enjoy a meal or beverage. -Great calamari. -Rewards scheme is great. -Free beer due to a long wait for food. Negatives: -very poor food, my burger was absolute...More

Thank Billy N
WellingtonHG, other at The Co-Op Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Billy N, we're always working hard to ensure every customer has a great experience. We appreciate that you’ve taken the time to provide us with this valuable feedback and we’ll use it to improve.

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Friday night, arriving around 7pm. It was fairly full but there were still a few tables available for our family of four. We chose to sit outside in the conservatory type area, where seating is a bit more casual and there...More

1  Thank myfavourite1
WellingtonHG, Digital Marketing Manager at The Co-Op Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi myfavourite1, we're always working hard to ensure every customer has a great experience. We appreciate that you’ve taken the time to provide us with this valuable feedback and we’ll use it to improve. We hope you'll give us the opportunity to make this up...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Oh dear god. If these people gave half a toss that would have been great. Their staff appear to be all Gen Z’s who care little for customers, accuracy of orders or for giving diners an enjoyable experience. Wouldn’t recommend.More

3  Thank davidyO2176OF
WellingtonHG, Digital Marketing Manager at The Co-Op Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Hi davidyO2176OF, everything we do is designed to deliver a great customer experience and it appears we haven’t been able to deliver on this for you. Please accept our apologies it’s not how we normally are. We’re looking into this and will be speaking with...More

Reviewed 13 December 2017

8 of us went on 2 for 1 night but service was very poor, when we complained about the fish of the day they said it was the last portion, no sorry, no explanation beforehand, although we were offered a free side, so picked steamed...More

3  Thank AdrianRose
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We are here for a family gathering. Both the service and menu were excellent. I had the Pork Belly, it was tender and tasty. Hard to choose a desert as I really wanted to try them all. Would recommend this place highly.

Thank Robyn T
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This is our local so been here before the menu has changed a bit, service was a little bit hit and miss but not to the extent of other reviewers, we opted for mains and dessert. Overall the mains were good except one steak which...More

Thank Jared-Kiwi
WellingtonHG, Digital Marketing Manager at The Co-Op Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hi Jared-Kiwi, thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent visit to The Co-Op. We have recently introduced a new menu and we will be sure to pass this feedback on to the kitchen staff, they are constantly working hard...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017 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

3  Thank Gary N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
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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Description
The Whitby Co-Op Kitchen and Bar, made for the community, by the community.
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