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Your guide to eating and drinking in Rarotonga Kia Orana, here is a wonderful variety of eating and drinking experiences on Rarotonga, many on the waterfront, beachfront, and in picturesque settings around the island. In the first section of this Guide you will find The List, which literally lists all the eating and drinking establishments we could find on Rarotonga, in various categories. Following The List are Featured Eating & Drinking Places, and a Location Map. Featured places are highlighted in the Guide with descriptions and images; and locations of the featured bars, cafés, restaurants, and island night shows are shown on the map of Rarotonga. Please enjoy some of the legendary hospitality for which the Cook Islands is renowned! Kia Manuia

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THE LIST

The List All the main eating and drinking outlets we could find on Rarotonga.

*Denotes venues that are highlighted inside this guide. BARS Atiu Coffee Van 21.3 Vaiana Bistro and Bar Mobile..............................57 650 Nikao.................................24 516 Barefoot Bar & Café Muri Beach......................20 427 Chilli’s Sport Bar Tupapa.............................26 240 Beluga Arorangi.......................... 27 788 Hula Bar* Panama............................21 003 Bite Time Café Punanga Nui Market......23 577 iSOBAR Muri Beach.......................27 349 Body Fuel Café Punanga Nui Market......23 575 Luna Bar Avarua..............................51 558 Bus Stop Café Cooks Corner...................21 567 Mal’s Bar* Arorangi..........25 435 ext.7022 Café Ariki

Runway Café

Margaritas Restaurant & Bar*

& Grill

Nikao..................................72 197

Salt Café Avarua.............................26 645

Te Ara Café Muri...................................27 641

The Café* Taputapuatea..................21 283

The Lazy Trout Café* Avarua............................. 22 025

The Lucky Rooster Eatery* Avarua.............................. 22 215

Tutakimoa........................22 772 The Hidden Spirit Café

Avarua.............................29 924 Café Jireh* Titikaveka........................ 22 796 Panama............................24 776

Ocean’s Bar*

The Mooring Fish Café

On the Rocks

The New Place

Rehab Nightclub

The Rickshaw Café

Arorangi...........................23 953 Charlie’s Rarotonga* Avana................................25 553 Akapuao..........................28 055 Avarua..............................25 077 Coco Latte Café Avarua..............................22 279 Vaimaanga.......................27 183 Avarua...............................55 517 Coconut Crab Café* Arorangi...........................55 901 Muri...................................22 232

Road House

Black Rock........................23 322 Cook Islands Coffee

The Waffle Shack

Avarua..............................55 503 Matavera.........................50 646 Tuakata Café & Catering Tupapa..............................22 415 Avarua............................. 23 205 Courtyard Café Shipwreck Hut Beach Bar* Avarua..............................21 569 Vibe Café Aroa Beach......................22 166 Avarua..............................27 619 Deli-Licious Café* The Waterline Beach Bar* Muri..................................20 858 CLUBS (visitor’s welcome) Arorangi............................22 161

Rumba*

Trader Jacks Bar & Restaurant

Company

Fruits of Rarotonga

Tikioki Beach...................21 509 Rarotonga Bowling Club Pakekua............................26 277

Avarua.............................26 464 KaFe KoKo NaTi Matavera..........................20 910 Cook Islands Game Fishing

Trios Garden Bar

Club

Wilson’s Beach Bar*

Rarotonga Golf Club

Avarua............................ 20 400 Kai Tumeke Kiikii....................................21 419 Titikaveka........................20 623 Arorangi...........................21 546 Ka Kite Café Nikao.................................20 621 Airport............................. 23 799

BREWERIES RSA (Return Servicemen La Casita Café Matutu Brewing Company* Muri..................................20 693 Association) Tikioki...............................26 288

Rarotonga Brewery

Nikao . ............................. 26 657

CAFÉS Are Kai – Aroa Café

Le Bon Vivant (LBV)

Nikao................................20 590

Muri...................................28 619 Sailing Club (Sails)* Muri Beach.......................27 349

Love Café

Micheles Café

ISLAND NIGHT SHOWS Crown Beach Resort*

Reefside Rarotonga

Edgewater Resort*

Matevera .........................24 383

Airport...............................21 723 Punanga Nui Market.....28 889 Arorangi...........................23 953

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Ariki’s Shack

Muri...................................27 955 Punanga Nui Market.....26 889 Arorangi...........................25 435


THE LIST

Highland Paradise Cultural Kikau Hut Restaurant* TAKEAWAYS Centre Arorangi..........................26 860 Chicken Magic Maungaroa......................21 924 Laguna Restaurant & Bar* O’oa..................................26 209 Muri Beach Club Hotel* Muri..................................29 926 Cook Take Away Muri Beach......................23 000 Punanga Nui Market.......71 672 Little Polynesian Café The Islander Hotel* Titikaveka........................24 280 Drift in Café & Takeaway Panama............................21 003 Moana Restaurant & Bar Punanga Nui Market..... 52 289 Te Vara Nuí Cultural Titikaveka........................29 923 Kaena Restaurant Village* Takeaway & Bar Nautilus Restaurant* Muri..................................24 006

LIQUOR STORES Bond Liquor Store*

Muri................................... 25 125 Aroa...................................25 433

Nonno Emilio – Ristorante Italiano*

Kai Pie Ltd

Panama...........................50 435 Avarua..............................21 007 Nikao.................................51 262 Kai Pizza Avarua..............................23 336 CITC Liquor Oceans Restaurant Panama...........................28 380 & Bar* Kai Time Arorangi...........................23 953 Muri..................................20 790 MARKET EATS & DRINK

Punanga Nui Market

On the Beach Restaurant & Kai Tinito Chinese

Restaurant Avatiu........................ (Mon-Sat) Sunset Bar (OTB)* Arorangi...........................22 461 Arorangi...........................51 405 Muri Night Market

KAPS Muri........(Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun) Sails Restaurant & Bar Muri Beach.......................27 349 Matavera........................ 22 000

NIGHTLIFE TOURS Going Troppo Nightlife Tours

Sandals Restaurant & Barefoot Bar

Kavera Central

Kavera..............................22 962 Muri Beach......................20 427 Mae-Jo’s Café Takeaway Rarotonga........................25 325 Avarua..............................26 621 Silver Sands Restaurant

Hula Party Bus

& Bar* Panama............................21 003 Muri Beach......................23 000 Mama T’s Takeaway Arorangi...........................25 733 Progressive Dinner Tour*

Spaghetti House Pizzeria Maori Café Local homes...................20 639 & Grill* Kavera...............................25 282 Raro Pub Crawl Arorangi...........................25 441 Oasis Petrol/Store (24/7) Avarua.............................29 700 Tamarind House Nikao.................................22 145 Tupapa.............................26 487 RESTAURANTS Palace Takeaways The Anchorage Restaurant Avatiu Wharf...................21 438 Arorangi...........................23 597 & Bar Rima’s Hot Bread Café & Antipodes Restaurant* Black Rock.......................23 004 Takeaway Blackrock ........................76 918 The Palms Restaurant & Muri ..................................24 270 Rumba* Aqua Café* Sea Salt Takeaway

Alberto’s Restaurant*

Muri Beach.......................22 779 Tupapa..............................22 415 Avatiu Harbour..............23 956

Bamboo Jacks Restaurant The Waterline Restaurant Avarua.............................28 830 & Beach Bar*

Super Brown Takeaway (24/7)

Bluewater Grill @ Sanctuary

Arorangi............................22 161 Tupapa.............................20 840

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Tumunu Restaurant & Bar* The Pacific Fish & Chip

Flambé Restaurant*

Beach Bar*

Aroa Beach.....................25 900 The Yellow Hibiscus* The BBQ Shack Palm Grove . ..................20 002 Avarua..............................21 569 Captain Andy’s Beach Bar Aroa Beach.....................25 800 Arorangi...........................20 501 Shop Tuoro Restaurant & Café Arorangi........................... 78 261 Coco Putt Alehouse Aroa....................................27 181 Black Rock........................ 21 233 Vili’s Burger Joint Muri..................................28 454 Vaima on the Beach* Islander Restaurant & Vaimaanga......................26 123 Vili’s Golden Wok Hula Bar* Panama............................21 003 Wilson’s Restaurant & Avarua.............................28 454

Wigmore’s Superstore 24/7

Arorangi...........................23 953 Arorangi...........................21 546 Vaimaanga.....................20 206

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Venue Alberto’s Restaurant The Lazy Trout Café OTB Restaurant & Sunset Bar The Café The Lucky Rooster Eatery Margarita’s Restaurant & Bar Wilson’s Restaurant & Beach Bar The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar The Islander Hotel & Hula Bar Kikau Hut Restaurant The Palms Restaurant & Rumba Nonno Emilio – Ristorante Italiano Flambé Restaurant Oceans Restaurant & Bar Aqua Café Nautilus Restaurant Antipodes Restaurant Silver Sands Restaurant & Bar Shipwreck Hut Beach Bar Spaghetti House Pizzeria & Grill Mal’s Bar Tumunu Restaurant & Bar Vaima on the Beach Coconut Crab Café Café Jireh The Yellow Hibiscus Restaurant & Bar Laguna Restaurant & Bar Matutu Brewery Progressive Dinner (various locations) Charlie’s Rarotonga Deli-Licous Café Bond Liquor Store

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Hula Bar at The Islander Popular beachfront bar and nightclub: top beverages from $3.50. $10.00 Cocktails. $25.00 Fishbowls. Live Bands. Top DJs. International Concerts. Rarotonga’s favourite hotspot! T: 21 003 ext 706 E: info@islanderhotel.co.ck www.islanderhotel.co.ck

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Mal’s Bar at Edgewater Resort Named after Mal Meninga, legendary rugby league player and old friend of the Resort, Mal’s Bar is open 10am to midnight. A nice place to be any time of day, or just waiting for the sunset. Enjoy the wide variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, including a fine collection of international wines, local and imported beers and spirits, as well as a range of juices and exotic tropical cocktails. Map reference 21

T: 25 475 • E: stay@edgewater.co.ck www.edgewater.co.ck

Oceans Bar at Crown Beach Resort Enjoy a casual and stylish atmosphere undercover or on the beach at Ocean’s Restaurant at the Crown Beach Resort. It is a place where people come together to relax and unwind. Oceans Bar is open daily with a great offering of drinks and food, and happy hour from 4.00pm-6.00pm featuring $2.00 off all drinks! Map reference 14

T: 23 953 • E: restaurant@crownbeach.com www.crownbeach.com

Shipwreck Hut Bar at Aroa Beachside Inn

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(See ad on page opposite) . The Shipwreck Hut is an authentic beach bar situated right on the sand at Aro’a Beachside Inn. Perfectly positioned to enjoy the sunset sipping a famous ‘jam-jar cocktail’ or cold beer. Open daily from 5.00pm, the Shipwreck Hut offers a range of drinks and bar meals, with live music on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. T: 22 166 E: aroa@aroabeach.com www.aroabeach.com

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Rumba at Club Raro Just a short drive from Avarua, Rumba is located poolside at Club Raro, which is on the waterfront. Happy Hour is from 4.00pm-6.00pm each day with beers and wine at $5.00, standard spirits at $4.00, and daily cocktail specials only $10.00. Tasty Club Snacks are available from 2.00pm-9.00pm.

Map reference 11

T: 22 415 E: holiday@clubraro.co.ck www.clubraro.co.ck

Sunset Bar at OTB From the award-winning OTB (On the Beach) Restaurant, the Sunset Bar is perfectly positioned to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun. Located beachside at the Manuia Beach Resort, the Sunset Bar offers Happy Hour from 3-6 pm with a wide variety of drinks including $10.00 cocktails, wines by the glass, and a tasty snack menu. Live Music Wed-Sun. Map reference 3

T: 22 461 ext 2 E: manuiaotb@gmail.com www.otbrarotonga.com

The Waterline Beach Bar The place to be for a perfect beachside, ocean view afternoon or evening drink. Offering a wide range of wines, beers & popular cocktails, Waterline also opens for lunch and dinner from Monday-Saturday. Live evening entertainment with Garth Young on Tuesday, and Bryan Rodelas Wednesday & Friday.

Map reference 8

T: 22 161 or 53 167 E: akisiraro@gmail.com www. waterline-restaurant.com

Wilson’s Beach Bar at Castaway Resort (See ad on page opposite) . Open from 12pm daily, Mon - Sun. Happy Hour 3pm - 6pm every day. Yakitori Skewers, Japanese Menu and Bar Snacks available from 12pm onwards. Live Music on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 6pm - 8pm every week. Cuban Cigars also sold exclusively here. Map Reference 7

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T: 21 546 E: relax@castawayvillas.com www.castawayvillas.com


Dine and experience one of the most magnificent sunset views on Rarotonga. Opening Hours | 8am-8.30pm | 7 days a week PASTA | MEXICAN | PIZZA | SEAFOOD | CURRY | BBQ

HAPPY HOUR from 3pm-6pm

Ph: +682 21 546 | Email: relax@castawayvillas.com

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Café Jireh Opposite the Airport, we’re world famous for our coffee and custard squares. Everything is freshly prepared including a huge variety of cakes, slices, pies, sausage rolls & sandwiches; plus cooked meals from bacon & eggs and eggs benedict, to island pancakes, ‘Caveman’ and ‘Mega Angus’ burgers (pictured). Open Monday-Friday from 7am-3pm; Saturday from 8.30am - 1.30pm. Map reference 25

T: 24 776 Fb: CafeJirehRarotonga

Charlie’s Rarotonga Located on Akapuao Beach, Titikaveka, Charlie’s is open Monday to Friday from 11.00am to 8.30pm, and on Saturdays from 11.00am to 3.30pm. Live music Monday to Friday at 6.30pm, and on Saturdays at 1.30pm. Dinner bookings are essential. T: 28 055 E: info@charliesraro.com www.charliesraro.com Map reference 30

Coconut Crab Café Located at the Discover Marine & Wildlife Eco Centre, Arorangi, the Coconut Crab Café offers tasty food & drinks to eat-in or takeaway including toasted ‘sammies’, Roti, Sliders, Lasagne, cakes, smoothies, teas, & terrific coffee! Open Monday (9.30am) to Saturday (10.30am on Saturday) until 4.00pm. T: 23 344 www.discoverecocentre.com Map reference 24

Deli-Licious Café Located on the main road in Muri, check out our ‘all-day’ breakfast menu and join us for awesome coffee, friendly service and great home-style cooking. Try our custard square and cheesecake- local favourites. Open Sunday-Friday 7.30am-3.00pm. Wi-Fi available. T: 20 858 Check us out on Facebook Map reference 31

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Margaritas Restaurant & Bar Pacific Café style, Margaritas is located on the Main Road in Avarua. Espresso, cocktails, cold beer. Open daily (except Saturday). T: 29 924 margaritas-rarotonga.business.site

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The Café Located in the courtyard of the historic Beachcomber Pearl Market and Art Gallery in Avarua, The Café is known for its locally-roasted espresso coffee, homemade cakes, and all day menu featuring organic breads, bagels and croissants. Home to the Rarotonga Vinyl Revival Club, relax and choose your own music from the extensive record collection. Open Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm and Saturday 9am – 1pm. Map reference 4

T: 21 283 E: ianwheeldon@hotmail.com

The Lucky Rooster Eatery

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(See ad on page 19) . The Lucky Rooster Eatery (formerly Café Salsa) is a popular bistro & meeting place serving all day breakfast & lunch. Relaxed atmosphere & family friendly. Freshly cooked food & chilled drinks including barista coffee, smoothies, beers, wines & cocktails. Variety of catering platters available on request. Located downtown Avarua, next to CITC Shopping Centre & Pharmacy. Mon – Fri 7.30am–3pm, Sat 7.30am–2pm T: 22 215 • E: contact@theluckyroostereatery.com Fb & Instagram: theluckyroostereatery Orders & Bookings: theluckyroostereatery.com

The Lazy Trout Café

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Located in Avarua, The Lazy Trout offers stylish alfresco all-day breakfast and lunch, surrounded by our beautiful tropical garden, clear blue pool, and the stunning views of the mountain. Waffles, espresso coffees, loose leaf teas, freshly baked goods, smoothies, and full beverage list. Open daily from 8 am, it is the perfect place to relax and enjoy outstanding cuisine and excellent hospitality. T: 22 025 • E: hotel@wellesley.co.nz www.facebook.com/TheLazyTroutRarotonga

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Alberto’s Restaurant Located between the Edgewater and Sunset resorts on the main road in Arorangi. Alberto’s is well known for their steak dishes but also offer seafood, chicken, pork, pasta and a fresh salad bar. Small private functions catered for. Open Monday to Saturday. The bar opens at 5.30pm with dining between 6.00 – 9.00pm. T: 23 597 or 55 725 E: dine@albertosrestaurant.co.ck Map reference 1

Antipodes Restaurant (See ad in centrespread) . Enjoy breath-taking clifftop panoramic views out over the lagoon and ocean, while sampling Mediterranean Inspired Cuisine. Located in a romantic quintessential Mediterranean Villa with huge outside dinning terraces. T: 28 873 or 73 900 E: events@antipodesrarotonga.com www.antipodesrarotonga.com Map reference 17

Aqua Café Located at Muri Beach Resort, the Aqua restaurant and cocktail bar is alfresco poolside dining ‘Polynesian style’ bounded by tropical gardens. Daily specials use fresh local ingredients, with fish of the day straight off the boat. Open from 3pm daily for cocktails and dinner.

Map reference 15

T: 22 779 E: relax@muribeachresort.com www.muribeachresort.com

Castaway Resort - Wilson’s Restaurant & Beach Bar (See ad page 11) . Breakfast/Lunch service from 8am - 2pm. Dinner service from 6pm. Mon - Sun. Themed Menus each night include: Pasta-A la carte Mexican - Pizza/Burgers - Seafood - Curry - BBQ. Live Music every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Map reference 7

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T: 21 546 E: relax@castawayvillas.com www.castawayvillas.com


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FlambĂŠ Restaurant FlambĂŠ offers unique cuisine combining the legends of the Cook Islands with contemporary style. The exclusive fine dining restaurant offers customers full air-conditioning or outside tropical courtyard bar & dining area. Open 6pm Friday and Saturday. 16+ years. Live Fire Show on Friday. T: 23 953 E: restaurant@crownbeach.com www.crownbeach.com Map reference 13

Islander Restaurant & Hula Bar The Islander Restaurant & Hula Bar overlook the pool and the ocean offering cuisine made from fresh ingredients supplied locally, as well as imports from New Zealand. Open for breakfast from 8.00am, with an all-day lunch, and dinner featuring light meals to hearty options.

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T: 21 003 E: info@islanderhotel.co.ck www.islanderhotel.co.ck

Kikau Hut Restaurant A fusion of European and Pacific flavours, the Kikau Hut, located in Arorangi, offers a top-rated friendly and casual dining experience. Open from 6pm seven days a week with live music on Mondays and a free transfer service available by prior arrangement.

Map reference 10

T: 26 860 E: info@kikauhut.com www.kikauhut.com Fb: Kikau.Hut

Laguna Restaurant & Bar Innovative Pacific Cuisine with vistas of the pool and blue lagoon at Muri. Cocktails. Wine. Cold Beer. Located at the Moana Sands Lagoon Resort. Adults only. Open daily from 8am to close. T: 29 926 www.facebook.com/LagunaRarotonga/

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Nautilus Restaurant Located at Nautilus Resort in Muri, Nautilus Restaurant is a stylish Polynesian beachfront restaurant & chic beach bar that can be enjoyed in a fine dining a la carte setting inside, or casually alfresco on the patio overlooking the lagoon & infinity pool. T: 25 125 E: res@nautilusresortrarotonga.com www.nautilusresortrarotonga.com Map reference 16

Nonno Emilio – Ristorante Italiano Just 150m from the Airport, Nonno Emilio Ristorante Italiano (Italian owned & run) offers a variety of authentic Italian specialties, including homemade pastas, Neapolitan pizzas, lasagne and gnocchi. Italian premium wines, Prosecco, ice-cold beers and Lavazza coffee will make you relax in the shade of our Alfresco terrace. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner. Map reference 12

T. 51 262 or 21 121 • www.nonnoemiliorarotonga E: info@nonnoemiliorarotonga.com

Ocean’s Restaurant & Bar Relaxed private dining on the waterfront with vistas of the beach, lagoon and sunsets, Oceans Restaurant & Bar offers all-day dining including breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Breakfast from 8.00am-10.30am, lunch from 11.30am - 2.30pm, and dinner from 6.30pm 9.00pm. Happy hour is daily from 4.30pm - 6.30pm.

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T: 23 953 E: restaurant@crownbeach.com www.crownbeachresort.com

OTB (On the Beach) Restaurant & Sunset Bar

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Beachfront dining at award-winning OTB is enhanced by the restaurant’s sandy floor, kikau thatched roof, and contemporary Polynesian inspired menu. Open: breakfast, lunch & dinner, OTB also features Happy Hour from 3-6 pm, and live music from Wed-Sun, and a BBQ & Dessert Buffet with Island Strings on Sun. Free pick ups for guests who choose the min. 3-course table d’hôte menu at $49.50 & BBQ Sunday. T: 22 461 • E: manuiaotb@gmail.com Fb: OTB • www.manuia.co.ck


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formerly Cafe Salsa

ALL DAY BREAKFAST & LUNCH EATERY – TAKE AWAY – CATERING –EVENTS

EATERY Popular bistro and meeting place. Serving a wide range of fresh and healthy options as well as breakfast classics and homemade bread. CATERING High quality platters made of fresh and seasonal ingredients. Prepared with love using local food suppliers. Order online: theluckyroostereatery.com

EVENTS Seated dining for up to 30 guests, cocktail parties for up to 70 guests and clubbing for up to 100 guests. A top notch sound system, club lights and professional staff makes sure your party will be one to never forget.

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Palms Restaurant & Rumba Located at Club Raro in Tupapa, dine in our popular Palms Restaurant or have lunch or evening nibbles along our waterfront and poolside areas. We offer à la carte menu with a wonderful combination of local and international food.

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T: 22 415 E: holiday@clubraro.co.ck www.clubraro.co.ck

Progressive Dinner

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The Progressive Dinner Tour takes you to the homes of Cook Islands families to share their tasty local food, and their stories. This is a relaxed wine and dine experience visiting three homes for entrée, mains, and dessert. When enjoying your meals at each home, you will be delighted by the sounds of local ukuleles, guitar and voices of the small string band that will accompany you throughout your local dining experience. Monday and Thursday from 5.30pm. T: 20 639 • www.cookislandstours.co.ck E: reservations@cookislandstours.co.ck

Silver Sands Restaurant & Bar

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(See ad on page opposite) Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings, the Silver Sands Restaurant & Bar offers à la carte, on Wednesday - Island Night, on Friday - Pig & Prawn Night, and on Sunday - Reef & Beef Night. Happy hour is everyday between 4.00pm-6.00pm. T: 23 000 E: info@muribeachclubhotel.com www.muribeachclubhotel.com

Spaghetti House Pizzeria & Grill The Spaghetti House Pizzeria and Grill at The Edgewater Resort & Spa is conveniently located at the Resort’s entrance on the main road. Open seven nights from 5.00pm to 9.30pm, the air-conditioned Spaghetti House Pizzeria and Grill offers authentic Italian cuisine with a selection of pizzas, pastas and other signature Italian dishes. Map reference 20

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The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar The ultimate for sunset, romantic beachside or ocean view dining; offering a fusion of European, Asian & Pacific cuisine. Wide range of AUS & NZ wines, beers & cocktails. Open: lunch & dinner from Mon-Sat; live entertainment with Garth Young on Tue and Bryan Rodelas Wed & Fri. Waterline is also a popular ‘one-stop’ venue for wedding ceremony & reception. Map reference 8

T: 22 161/53 167 • E: akisiraro@gmail.com www.waterline-restaurant.com

The Yellow Hibiscus Restaurant & Bar The Yellow Hibiscus is an open-air restaurant overlooking the garden at Palm Grove. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is served 8.00-10.00am, light lunch 12.00-2.00pm, and a la carte dining from 6.00pm Monday to Saturday, with live music on Tuesdays and Fridays. On Sunday there is a BBQ with live entertainment. Map reference 26

T: 20 002 E: beach@palmgrove.co.ck www.palmgrove.net

Tumunu Restaurant & Bar

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(See ad on page opposite) The longest established restaurant in Rarotonga, Tumunu offers garden surroundings featuring local artifacts and memorabilia. With its tropical garden and unique dining room, the Tumunu menu offers seafood, vegetarian, steaks, chicken and a children’s menu. The seafood platter for two is a specialty. Open seven nights from 6.00pm. T: 20 501 E: jbateman@tumunu.co.ck www.tumunurarotonga.com

Vaima on the Beach Located in Vaimaanga, Vaima on the Beach offers indoor & outdoor dining options in an island setting, with the cuisine that has a touch of tropical flavours. Open for brunch/ lunch 11am-2pm, and dinner 5-9pm, seven days a week, Vaima provide transfers to/from accommodation on request. . Live music Mon, Wed, Sat, Sun. Map reference 23

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THE TUMUNU Tropical Garden Setting

A-LA-CARTE MENU fresh seafood, steaks, vegetarian & kids meals Open 7 nights from 6pm

Reservations CALL 20 501

SPECIAL

Seafood Platter For Two

Located on the west side of Rarotonga, The Tumunu is approximately 100 metres from the Edgewater Resort.


ISLAND NIGHT SHOWS

Crown Beach Resort Crown Beach Resort & Spa’s Island Feast & Cultural Show on Thursday night features a Polynesian-cuisine buffet, desserts and cultural entertainment from the Akirata Cultural Dance Troupe that includes a fire knife performance. Bookings are recommended. Cost: Adults $55, Child $30 (3-12). Dinner 7.00pm; Show 8.30pm.

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T: 23 953 E: fnb@crownbeach.com www.crownbeach.com

Edgewater Resort & Spa

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Tuesday and Saturday nights are ‘Island Night with Buffet Feast’ at the Edgewater Resort & Spa. Local cuisine, buffet-style with live entertainment from the Polynesian Dance Show. The buffet feast includes a selection of Rarotongan dishes such as rukau and ika mata. Dinner from 7.00pm; Show 8.30pm. Adult: $65; Child (5-12) $25. T: 25 435 E: stay@edgewater.co.ck www.edgewater.co.ck

Muri Beach Club Hotel

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(see ad on page 17) Muri Beach Club Hotel’s Island Night Extravaganza in the Silver Sands Restaurant & Bar is held on Wednesday and features a Polynesian buffet feast and a performance by the Akirata Dance Troupe. Cost: $59 Adult; Child (3-13) half-price - bookings essential. Dinner from 7.00pm/Show 8.00pm. T: 23 000 E: info@muribeachclubhotel.com www.muribeachclubhotel.com

Te Vara Nuí Cultural Village

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(see ad on page opposite) Rarotonga’s only over-water show, Te Vara Nui offers a ‘combo extravaganza’ option (4.5 hours from 5pm) with a cultural village tour and overwater show, including an island/western fusion buffet dinner. Cost: Adult $129.00; Child (6-11) $59. Includes transfers and a glass of bubbly. T: 24 006. Book for Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays E: culture@tevaranui.co.ck www.tevaranui.co.ck


Muri Beach - Phone 24006


ISLAND NIGHT SHOWS

The Islander Hotel Island Night Shows on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Oceanfront dining. Fabulous Buffet Dinner & Show: $49 adults / $20 kids under 12 years. Return transfers available $10pp. T: 21 003 E: info@islanderhotel.co.ck www.islanderhotel.co.ck

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Bond Liquor Store BOTTLE SHOP

The No.1 cellars in Rarotonga; check out our huge range. Over 600 wines, all popular spirits, liqueurs, beers, RTD’s, mixers, ice, etc. Open Monday to Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm, Friday and Saturday 9.00am-7.00pm. Located on the main road Avarua, opposite the Punanga Nui Market.

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T: 21 007 E: trish@thebond.co.ck Fb: The Bond Store

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The #1 cellars in Rarotonga Huge Range!

Over 600 wines, all popular brands of spirits, liqueurs, beers, RTD’s, mixers, ice, etc. Weddings, special occasion catering, party-hire. Located on the Main Road, opposite Punanga Nui Market in Avarua.

Open Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm & Friday-Saturday 9am-7pm Free delivery six days a week

T: 21 007 - E: trish@thebond.co.ck


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*Poke - a local delicacy made from local fruit. It tastes sweet and creamy like a thick pudding... but better.


LIVE ON RARO

LIVE ON RARO

TUESDAY

MONDAY

A quick reference for live music in many of Rarotonga’s bars and restaurants. Live music . usually begins at 6.00pm or 6.30pm through to 8.30pm or 9.00pm, unless otherwise stated. VENUE

MUSICIANS

CONTACT

Bluewater Grill at Sanctuary Rarotonga Captain Andy’s Beach Bar & Grill at The Rarotongan Beach Resort Charlie’s

Papa Andre

25 900

Jim Perkins

25 800

Anania Browne

28 055

Edgewater Resort

Tok Haurua

25 435

Hula Bar at Islander Hotel

Jarome (8.30pm)

21 003

Islander Hotel

Natua

21 003

Kikau Hut Restaurant

Varies

26 860

Pacific Resort Rarotonga

Fred Betham

20 427

Vaima on the Beach Restaurant

Garth Young

26 123

Bluewater Grill at Sanctuary Rarotonga Captain Andy’s Beach Bar & Grill at The Rarotongan Beach Resort Charlie’s

Jim Perkins

25 900

Papa Andre

25 800

Tupous Fynest Super Highway Boyze (7.00pm); Tara Kauvai (9.30pm) Natua

28 055

Edgewater Resort Islander Hotel Oceans at Crown Beach Resort

THURSDAY

WEDNESDAY

Shipwreck Hut Beach Bar at Aroa Beachside Inn

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25 435 21 003

Tuaine Papatua Rocking Jandals (Ian & Anania) Garth Young

23 953

22 161

Tina & Harry

25 800

22 166

The Waterline Restaurant & Bar Captain Andy’s Beach Bar & Grill at The Rarotongan Beach Resort Charlie’s

Tok Hauroa

28 055

Edgewater Resort

Super Highway Boyze

25 435

Hula Bar at Islander Hotel

Jarome (8.30pm)

21 003

Islander Hotel

Jarome

21 003

Nautilus Restaurant

Ronnie & Jimmy

OTB Restaurant & Sunset Bar (Manuia Beach Resort) Kura Happ

25 125 22 461 Ext 2

Silver Sands Restaurant at Muri Beach Club Hotel

Nooroa

23 000

The Waterline Restaurant & Bar

Bryan Rodelas

22 161

Vaima on the Beach Restaurant

Rudy Aquino

Wilson’s Restaurant & Beach Bar at Castaway Resort Anania Browne Captain Andy’s Beach Bar & Grill Papa Andre at The Rarotongan Beach Resort Charlie’s Kahiki

26 123 21 546 25 800 28 055

Edgewater Resort

Ru Tauta and Boyze

25 435

Muri Beach Resort

Open Mic Night

22 779

Oceans at Crown Beach Resort

Harry & Tina

23 953

OTB Restaurant & Sunset Bar (Manuia Beach Resort) Domemo Effect

22 461 Ext 2

Shipwreck Hut Beach Bar at Aroa Beachside Inn

22 166

Steve & Anania


MUSICIANS

CONTACT

Papa Andre

25 900

Jim Perkins

25 800

PVC- Pania, Varani & Charlie; Koti Teina Terapii Pita & Family Jarome (8.30pm) Natua

25 435 21 003 21 003

Charlie’s

FRIDAY

Edgewater Resort Hula Bar at Islander Hotel Islander Hotel Flambé at Crown Beach Resort Luna Bar & Night Club Margaritas Bistro & Bar

Katreena Smith Heimana Luna Bar Band (Midnight) Jarome (12.00pm)

OTB Restaurant & Sunset Bar (Manuia Beach Resort) Jim & Ronnie

SATURDAY

23 953 21 908 29 924 22 461 Ext 2

Pacific Resort Rarotonga

Kahiki Tehaamatai

20 427

Roy

23 000

Bryan Rodelas Tani & Rose, alternating The Yellow Hibiscus Restaurant with Ken & Kapulani Wilson’s Restaurant & Beach Bar at Castaway Resort Anania & Bobby Browne Captain Andy’s Beach Bar & Grill Papa Andre at The Rarotongan Beach Resort Charlie’s Mo Newport (from 1.00pm) Super Highway Boyze Edgewater Resort (7.00pm); Tara Kauvai (9.30pm) Flambé at Crown Beach Resort Tuaine Papatua

23 953

Hula Bar at Islander Hotel

21 003

Jarome (8.30pm) Heimana Luna Bar Band Luna Bar & Night Club (8.00pm) OTB Restaurant & Sunset Bar (Manuia Beach Resort) Garth Young Pacific Resort Rarotonga Shipwreck Hut Beach Bar at Aroa Beachside Inn (Beach BBQ, bookings essential) Vaima on the Beach Restaurant

SUNDAY

28 055

Silver Sands Restaurant at Muri Beach Club Hotel The Waterline Restaurant & Bar

Kura Happ

22 161 20 002 21 546 25 800 28 055 25 435

21 908 22 461 Ext 2 20 427

Steve

22 166

Anania Browne

26 123

Andre Tapena

21 546

Various

28 873

Papa Andre

25 800

Wilson’s Restaurant & Beach Bar at Castaway Resort Antipodes Restaurant (Sunset Sessions) Captain Andy’s Beach Bar & Grill at The Rarotongan Beach Resort Coco Putt Ale House

Natua

79 441

Edgewater Resort

Ru Tauta and Boyze

25 435

Islander Hotel

Natua (12.00pm)

21 003

Laguna Restaurant & Bar

Jarome

29 926

Pacific Resort Rarotonga

Rudy Aquino

20 427

Nautilus Restaurant

Kahiki

25 125

Oceans at Crown Beach Resort

Rio & Roy

23 953

OTB Restaurant & Sunset Bar (Manuia Beach Resort) Island String Band Henry & Destiny Silver Sands Restaurant at Muri Beach Club Hotel (last two Sundays of the month) The Yellow Hibiscus Restaurant Tumupu (Tina & Harry)

20 002 Ext 203

Vaima on the Beach Restaurant

26 123

Rio Taripo

Wilson’s Restaurant & Beach Bar at Castaway Resort Katreena Smith

LIVE ON RARO

VENUE Bluewater Grill at Sanctuary Rarotonga Captain Andy’s Beach Bar & Grill at The Rarotongan Beach Resort

22 461 Ext 2 23 000

21 546

NOTE: Details are correct at time of printing but changes may occur, so always check with venue.

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2019-2020 Guide to Eating & Drinking in Rarotonga  

An inclusive introduction to the island's food and beverage establishments.

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An inclusive introduction to the island's food and beverage establishments.