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Whatever Bar and Grill

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Steakhouse, Fish & Chips, Bar, Grill
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Avarua Waterfront, Avarua, Cook Islands
+68222299
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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 93
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  • 89
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Interesting Place To Visit

I visited this place as part of my Rehab Part Bus Tour on a Friday night. The bar staff seemed friendly, there was a lot of room on the dance floor. I think this would have been the type of place that I would have liked to visit too eat but unfortunately I did not have the time to do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Trish T
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I visited this place as part of my Rehab Part Bus Tour on a Friday night. The bar staff seemed friendly, there was a lot of room on the dance floor. I think this would have been the type of place that I would have liked to visit too eat but unfortunately I did not have the time to do... More 

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Waitara, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Had a few cocktails and beers at happy hour and decided to stay for tea.best thing we could have done.food was excellent especially the marimari.very enjoyable.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We heard about this place from guests at the hotel we were in; allegedly the best chicken on the island. They weren't wrong. Incredible food, really great BBQ chicken and cheap compared to resorts.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Really enjoyed this bar! Was good food, cheap beer, nice people and a great view. Was a good price and very chilled. The food was excellent pub grub and i would highly recommend it. I much preferred it over our experience at the hotels and at places like Trader Jacks.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great service.great beer,music and the view is awesome.The guys working made us feel welcomed . didn't have anything to eat but by the look of the crowd, it looked very nice.

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The cocktails and burgers are delicious and fresh. The view is good too. You should definitely check out this place while you're visiting!

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I can't comment on the food, as we only had a few beers. The kiwi girls we were talking to all had different burgers and cocktails and said that they were great. The beers were cold, well priced and the view is great.

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Huntington Beach, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Great place to get beers. Didn't try the food, but service was fine music was good and the views were nice.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Great spot just a walk away from Trader Jacks, Good Fun for tourists having a night out to start the night with a few drinks, good music and view.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Short distance from trader jack. opened till late night, good music, mainly New Zealand beers. Met some crazy people, recommended for solo travelers to meet people

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avarua Waterfront, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +68222299

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Fish & Chips, Bar, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?