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US$6 - US$26
Bar, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of people there on Saturday night 16/10/2021. Can definitely recommend the chicken parfait and my friend enjoyed her gnocchi dish. My rib eye steak was rare however it has some grizzly fatty bits in it which was a pity. Most of the staff were...wearing masks however there was one staff member who wasn't and went into the kitchen area regularly without one on.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great vibe! Oozing more charisma than Mark Todd could sit on… this bar and restaurant was having a great time. Definitely in the heart of it all between what looked like a 50th, maybe some girls weekends and a few couples on vacay like us....Make sure you book. Oops… not to forget about the food and service - great service, delicious food not pretending to do too much and a very cool dinning setting. Thank you for putting a cool vibe into this Covid alert level shambles. Get vaccinated NZ!! Back soonMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 11 July 2021 via mobile

A very nice atmosphere with very good food. Excellent friendly service. Definitely get the gnocchi. The decor was very cool

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 9 July 2021 via mobile

Nice retro decor not a bad menu a fish a vegetarian a steak and chicken main. The entree sizes were substantial. Music was fun and it was warm on a cold night. Service was good. Food tasty.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 18 May 2021 via mobile

We just had a delicious dinner here! We shared the tomato and capsicum soup and then my husband had a steak and I had vegetarian nachos. All were delicious and the waitress was so good! She was the only one there and ran the bar...and waitressed tables! Amazing! Retro decor is cool too!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 May 2021

We had a wonderful dinner at Cool Change, The entrees were lovely but the Lamb Main was something really special. Everything was cooked beautifully and the vegetable meat ratio was spot on. The staff were friendly and professional and the vibe was "Cool", with 70's...music, perfect.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 April 2021 via mobile

Lovely dinner, very friendly staff. Think we were the youngest people there (apart from the wait staff) our server was really funny and lovely. Great experience. Food was like a home cooked meal, the desert a highlight.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 24 February 2021

We had mains and desserts only. The fish (gurnard) was nicely cooked . My lamb backstrap (and lamb croquettes) was beautifully cooked on a potato stack and tomatoes, beans and broccoli - the only downside was that the lamb itself was not hot enough. I...would have scored the establishment higher had this not been the case as service was great. The desserts (panacotta and deconstructed lemon meringue) were also tasty.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 22 February 2021 via mobile

Stopped for dinner with no booking. Excellent from start to finished. Great service. Amazing food and a great drinks list. Can’t ask for more

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 28 January 2021 via mobile

Popped in for a quick drink while deciding what/where to eat later. Stayed. Had wontons and bao buns from the bar menu and a few more drinks. Both were excellent as were the friendly staff. Interesting decor in the 'snug' as well.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Cool Change Bar & Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5