Cobb & Co Restaurants

Initially won by an invited competition process, Architecture F+D=A has provided the concept that has transformed the Cobb & Co brand.

Cobb & Co Tauranga was the first of eight new generation Cobb & Co Restaurants designed by F+D=A.  It represents the culmination of efforts from a team, Architects, Marketing experts and operations staff, and is the flagship for the new generation of the iconic New Zealand Cobb & Co restaurants.  Implanted into the psyche of many New Zealanders, the new Cobb & Co environment has been brought up to date while still paying homage to that which made the Cobbs of the past great.


A friendly welcoming, and quirkily yet firmly contemporary environment, the architecture is intended to fuse new with old and is designed to put Cobb & Co firmly back on top of the stack of NZ family restaurants…. Where it belongs.


The first site was the historic Category 2 Listed 1918 Hotel St Amand, that suitably, had been around since the original Cobb & Co Coaches were commonplace in Tauranga.  Since then, F+D=A have worked on a further 8, uniquely varied existing sites, each with their own personalities requiring varied and sympathetic application of the brand. Cobb & Co Dunedin, installed into the Category 1 Listed Dunedin Railway Station, arguably, the city’s most prominent architectural landmarks, won a ‘Gold Award’ and then the ‘National Category Winner’ in the 2018 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards


  • Cobb & Co Tauranga
  • Cobb & Co Whakatane
  • Cobb & Co Albany, Auckland
  • Cobb & Co Dunedin
  • Cobb & Co Papanui, Christchurch
  • Cobb & Co Porirua
  • Cobb & Co Rotorua
  • Cobb & Co New Plymouth


Hospitality Multi Site


Whakatane, Auckland, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Rotorua, Porirua, Christchurch, Dunedin


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