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$12 - $65
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Bar, European, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.5 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I sat for 20 minutes while tables around me were served, before I had to flag down the maître d to take my order. I ordered a coffee in a small cup- when it didn’t come in a small they took it back and just...poured the other coffee into a smaller cup. Just a note to the barista- if someone orders a small it’s because they want less milk and a stronger taste, not just less liquid. The coffee was very watered down and not at all what I ordered.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Coenes Provisions, Other at Coene's Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We apologize for the delay and the mix-up with your coffee order. Your feedback is invaluable, and we'll address these issues internally to ensure better service and quality in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great for dropping in without booking and grabbing a great lunch. Fast and efficient service and good food served quickly. Very busy and obviously very popular. Ideal stop on the way to the airport, parking available nearby.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Coenes Provisions, Other at Coene's Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't booked and the restaurant was fairly full, but they found us a table anyway. Our meals came out very quickly & were excellent: pan-fried terakihi with pumpkin risotto & beef cheeks with potato gratin & braised red cabbage. Dessert was a delicious chocolate...tart. Altogether a delicious dinner.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Coenes Provisions, Other at Coene's Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience on your visit! Providing quality service is what we strive for. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another wonderful dining experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite several visits, hoping for a better experience than the last, the poor food quality , lack lustre service and availability of menu after 8pm is a shameful waste of a prime location

Date of visit: March 2024
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Coenes Provisions, Other at Coene's Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're sorry to hear about your experience. Your feedback is valuable to us! Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a stroll along Oriental Bay we were disappointed to find few attractive eateries until we came here. There is a lovely nautical vibe and great views of boats and the harbour. The service was excellent and the food sensational. One of us enjoyed beef...cheeks with potato gratin and braised cabbage while the other enjoyed fish with pumpkin risotto and spinach. The bar had a wide selection of drinks. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Coenes Provisions, Other at Coene's Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, our goal is to always provide our customers with a 5-star experience, so we are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon!

Reviewed 20 February 2024

We loved this place so much we returned for breakfast the next day. Some of the best food we had in NZ. Our party of 4 all ordered something different and it was all amazing. Our wait staff were friendly and attentive. You can't beat...the view and atmosphere. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 August 2023

This place was right across from our hotel so 3 of us went there for dinner one night. Mostly very good to excellent with some issues. The lamb was terrific. The best thing we ate. Quinoa salad very good but too much dressing. The fish...and chips good, not crispy enough. The olives and arancini for apps. Very good. Service just ok. Brought apps and dinner together vs apps first. Too much food at one time and some get coldMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

I had the calamari. My partner had the haddock. Calamari was ok. Quite thin and a bit chewy. Buried in stick like vege chips which did nothing for the dish. As was my husbands fish dish. Menu not that appealing. Surely we’ve moved on from...eggs on an English muffin. How about some good quality baked bread!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Marketing Kapura, Marketing at Coene's Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2023

Hi NzShopper, thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We hold ourselves to a high standard at Coene's Bar & Eatery and aim to always get the highest quality of food out to our customers. We frequently get compliments on our calamari...More

Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

Fantastic service, fantastic food, amazing views. All the staff were great and fitted us in at short notice after we were let down by another local cafe. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

Best calamari I’ve ever had. Best mock-tail I’ve ever had. I literally laughed when I took my first bite of the pan fried fish because it was so delicious. Props to Alyah for being an awesome server!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023

Great spot right on the water. Super bright and friendly staff - and helpful too giving us recommendations for breakfast. Simple yet yummy food. Would definitely come back again.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 June 2023 via mobile

Nice pub food - we enjoyed the beef cheek and sampled all the desserts between our party of 3, all of which were really good.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2023

Tried to have dinner here on our first night in Wellington but they were booked our so l made a reservation for the following night - glad l did. We both enjoyed the saffron seafood risotto and a couple of glasses of wine. Seating is...inside or out and the staff were lovely.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 6 February 2023

We wanted a late lunch, and found this, by chance. The service was absolutely fine, and we enjoyed our seafood chowder, rich and creamy and seafood risotto. My peach bellini was also rather nice (and at $10, a steal). The ambience was lovely and I...can't imagine a place whether a better view on a sunny Waitangi Day.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023

We were on a private guided tour and our guide recommended this place. The meal was included so he did not have anything to gain by steering us to the place. I had a wonderfully thick and buttery seafood stew including 3 green lipped mussels...and lots of clams and seafood, perhaps the best I have ever had. My wife had the seafood risotto and our guide had the seafood hash. I would have been satisfied to eat any of them. Service was great for lunch at about 1:30PM.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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COENE'S BAR & EATERY, Wellington - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Coene's Bar & Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5