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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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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This isn't rocket science - the name sums it up people. For drinks, a chat, awesome $5 burgers.....whatever man! Kick back, chillax, buy a singlet, make some friends and leave a memento for the bar – at least that was our experience during a recent 3 week island holiday. Enjoy the view and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2011
Halcor
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Brisbane
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Brilliant night out good way to meet other holiday makers and locals, definitely for the young at heart.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

I would highly reccommend anyone going to Rarotonga to go to Whatever Bar! It is very cruisy, relaxed bar and has great music playing after 9 at night! It goes off :) We wore jandals, shorts and singlets and it was no problem at all - just 'whatever'!!! The owner Max is very friendly and is always up for a... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

had so much fun at Whatever Bar, great to be able to go to a night club wearing jandals and dancing under the stars!

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

Very good...we had nice burgers and great cocktails

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Brisbane
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

This isn't rocket science - the name sums it up people. For drinks, a chat, awesome $5 burgers.....whatever man! Kick back, chillax, buy a singlet, make some friends and leave a memento for the bar – at least that was our experience during a recent 3 week island holiday. Enjoy the view and a brew and always order the double... More 

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GEELONG
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109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

What a great place this is, everything is designed around the name – Whatever. This is an incredibly lay back, relaxed eating place situated on the edge of the waterfront in the town of Rarotonga. The view is unsurpassed, the meals are sensational. It’s only a small menu but I had the best hamburger I have ever eaten from here.... More 

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Visit Whatever Bar and Grill - near Trader Jacks on waterfront. The owners are real friendly and there is different music every night - or was in our week there. Locals and visitors both frequent this bar - cheap drinks, great dancing. DONT MISS IT!

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Puyallup, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

The Whatever Bar and Grill is probably a place you'd normally drive right on past and never give a second look. Its fun, funky, and has a attitude of its own. We would eat there again, just for the view alone.

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Melbourne
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

Head to Whatever if you are looking for a nice relaxed atmosphere for eating and a fun night out. We ate here regularly and enjoyed $5 burgers on mon & thurs (chicken or fish) and $5 Steinlargers or Tui beers. If you are a big group, service can be a little slow but it is the same everywhere on the... More 

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NZ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

As always this place is always packed. I visited 2 years ago. This time it was even more brighter. I certainly recommend tourist to visit . A great dancing place. Good music too. Great meeting people there.

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?