Coco at The Roxy
Wellington City 04 388 5555
- Mon – Sun 5pm – late
- Roxy Cinema Cafe: Mon – Sun from 9am
- Business Dining
- Conference Facilities
- Live Music
- Out Catering
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 65
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: No
- Meals: Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Coco Restaurant at The Roxy Cinema. Experience the sense of fun and daring that is evocative of the 1930′s with CoCo’s sharing and falvour driven menu.
Set in the glamour of the 1930′s in the new Roxy Cinema in the heart of movie making Miramar.
Sharing plates from 3pm
27 Reviews for Coco at The Roxy
I read through some of the other reviews, and Coco seemed to be all style and good looks without the girl-next-door niceties and sassy-smart personality you’d find in someone you’d want to take home to Mother. Everyone seemed to come to consensus that Coco was a hot date, if somewhat inattentive and snotty at times.
Was Coco really like that? Not on our first date. She was dressed elegantly, done up like a 1920′s art deco doll. She was smart, attentive and knowledgable and made a lasting impression with her food.
We ordered a ceviche to start, accompanied by well-made cocktails. The martini I ordered was dry and up, the Moscow Mule was fragrant and a good companion to the ceviche.
Then came a duck for two. A half-duck with mandarin and middle eastern spices, a new take on duck a l’orange. Coco described her duck with winter vegetables, but my guess was that she forgot to change winter for spring as I saw asparagus, spinach and french beans; all of which are spring vegetables.
The duck fat fries had to be the hot make-out session of the night, with potato wedges that had crisp and flavorsome exterior and fluffy soft interiors.
All in all, I’d take Coco out for a few more nights, but she’s quite a stylish lady and I’m sure she’ll be happy with more suitors and attention from other leading men if given the choice.
My husband and I booked in to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and I was impressed from the first phone call.
I had originally thought that I would have to go through a few channels to get our tickets for the movie and then to book in for dinner; this was not the case. A polite and helpful young lady answered the phone and within minutes I had a table reserved and tickets booked which we would later find waiting for us on the table when we arrived.
Being a Saturday night it was naturally busy. There was a line at the desk of people paying who seemed to have had a good time. We were then welcomed and lead to our table. Our waitress surprised us with 2x glasses of bubbles and congratulated us on our anniversary (I had mentioned it when making the booking). A small gesture that was not expected but extremely appreciated. From then on it was a delightful night with good knowledge of the menu for the questions we had and friendly service without being too intrusive. The staff obviously knew what time our movie was and kept us to schedule without rushing us through our meals.
We shared a few entrees to start, a delicious lamb rib entrée and some of the tastiest pork and prawn dumplings I have had in a long time.
For a main I had the chicken, which the only criticism I had was the portion size, but when told it was priced based on the cost and quality of the ingredients I was ok with as it was a very yummy dish. My husband had the beef which was cooked to perfection and was accompanied by the Kiwi favourites of mash and green veg. (and a bowl of fries of course).
We declined the option to have desserts only to be happily informed that if we wanted to have an ice cream in the movie, all we had to do was let our waitress know and she would deliver them (or anything else) toMore us so we could avoid queuing at the box office. An Amazing service if you ask me.
After reading some of the other reviews and speaking with The Maitre’D and wait staff I am happy I took the time to share our experience at CoCo at The Roxy. It is so easy to share ‘bad news’ these days that I do no think people take the time to express when something is good.
Thank you Roxy for a lovely night that both my husband and I will remember for a long time to come.
Overall magnificent place and great service, keep up the good work.
Not wanting to give a lesson on how to run a business… but you’d think they would have their best staff on the busiest days – ie. at the weekend – but no…. You couldn’t have compiled a more useless bunch of waiting staff with no concept of how to deliver service to its clientele. Towards the end I expressed my displeasure at the length of time it had taken, and the response was, ‘we’re really busy’, when half the tables were empty.
The food (when it eventually arrived) was excellent – but certainly not worth the wait.
The overall experience would have been awesome if the customer service had the same attention to detail as the food and restaurant ambiance.
Awesome food and great service, our 11 year old son can’t wait until we are in Wellington again to be able to go.
Even with a big group in as well we had a very memorable evening – keep in the good work
Once last thing, when we paid and presented our entertainment card, the staff didn’t know about it. It took a lot and I mean a lot of flaffing about to get it sorted. Would be good if they took that learning and shared it with the rest of the staff so others dont endure the same.
Overall the food was good. Coco I’m sad to say, you need to invest more in your staff and their customer service training.
Service was friendly and professional.
We liked the addition of the new seating/ glass in the middle of the restaurant – creating a more intimate environment.
I certainly won’t be returning to our local theatre for a meal
Unless I know that the menu has improved. Please make changes so locals are able to enjoy our local theatre and restaurant like neighboring suburbs.
The decor is stunning. My partner ordered one of their Coco Burgers. He said chips were over cooked and burger nothing special and definitely not worth the $21 charged . As I couldn’t see anything on the menu that appealed to me I ordered 2 of their “Sharing Plates” – Koftas (9.00) and Arancini (11.00) 2 plates arrived with what looked to me like 3 small meatballs on each – how many could you share with ?LOL – for the total $20 charged for these I would have expected more. We were so disappointed with our meal. Such a shame as the decor is beautiful but unless there is a change in the menu and they start serving proper meals (a good restaurant should cater for ALL tastes and appetites) next time we go to see a movie we will not be dining at Coco.
I’d go back many times just for the chips – I’m not sure what some of the other reviews are on about when they complain about the chips. I understand they are hand made on the premises each day, so they’re a refreshing change from the chips you get almost everywhere else.
The Coco has a great atmosphere and the staff are very attentive, friendly and helpful.
Asides from the chips, I’d particularly recommend the chicken burger, the creme brulee, the donuts and the iced coffees.
Service was good. Waitresses nice and prompt.
Ambiance was great!
Review the food. Change the chef.
Our experience on Wednesday night was Fantastic!!!
Not only is the building absolutely stunning, with such great attention to detail (especially love the door handles)we were warmly welcomed and invited to have a pre-dinner drink in the upstairs bar while waiting for our friends.
The staff were able to rush our meal as we ended up running a little late for a movie and they even carried our deserts into the theatre with us so we wouldn’t miss the start.
It is nice to receive such service at a cinema and we can’t wait to go back
The staff were not welcoming and I had to ask on the second visit for someone to take our order only to be told ‘please wait, someone else will be with you shortly’. Whilst waiting for our meals to arrive we noticed a queue of people waiting to be seated and no one at the front counter to help, although three or four staff members were milling around or standing by the bar. The brunch menu is limited and consists mainly of eggs on toast and add ons like bacon, salmon etc… There is only one size for coffee as well (my sister mentioned the hobbits were working the kitchen lol) and arrived after the meals did.
When we went for dinner we ordered two adult mains and a fetuccine pasta from the children’s menu. The pasta had olives and was so spicy that it was virtually inedible by either my husband or I, suffice to say my 5 year old was disappointed too. The cabinet food is uninteresting and so you don’t want to buy anything. They need to look at the food that they serve at Penthouse, Polo and Maranui which are super yum and with oodles of variety. This is a place in the suburbs so they need a menu that caters for children and the clientele that live there.
A bit expensive but it comes with that type/ quality of food.
Hopefully you are not in a hurry and can sit down to enjoy your meal because it is a little bit of a wait. Not too long though.