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Staircase Restaurant and Bar

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Avarua, Avarua 1111, Cook Islands
+682 22 254
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Staircase Restaurant/Bar has been operating for 15yrs. Thursday Night...
Staircase Restaurant/Bar has been operating for 15yrs. Thursday Night includes $25 IslandNight which includes food + show, or you can come up and pay ONLY $5 just to watch our Cook Islands Dance Group perform. Friday is our A-La-Carte Menu from $15. Saturday is A-la-Carte from $10. Each night is late closing with great dance music and also great special bar prices, Cocktails from $5. Come upstairs and enjoy our island vibe! IT ONLY HAPPENS UPSTAIRS.
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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great island night option

This is a really really great option for an authentic island night experience without the crazy price tag of the others. The food is genuinely home style which is wonderful, the ika mata was a highlight - the best I've had. The show was intimate and professional, exciting and colourful. Overall my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
ohsevenphive
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Sydney
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a beautiful smorgasbord Island food dinner as well as great entertainment with all the drums and the girls doing the Hula. Very professional. Highly recommend.

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Auckland New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Shannon is the Manager makes you feel special. Such a great night at the Staircase Thanks amazing staff

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Sydney
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a really really great option for an authentic island night experience without the crazy price tag of the others. The food is genuinely home style which is wonderful, the ika mata was a highlight - the best I've had. The show was intimate and professional, exciting and colourful. Overall my favourite island night of the 6 or so... More 

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Belmont, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

As most activities on Rarotonga can be quite pricey I was thinking that we would only see the show and maybe have to buy dinner later as the entry price seemed very reasonable. What a lovely surprise when we were treated to a beautiful home cooked meal and, according to my sister, the best ika mata (Cook Is national dish)... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Food was basic but tastey. Entertainment was great. Staff were friendly and gave good service. We had a good time with lots of laughs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely night. The price $35 per person was very reasonable. The restaurant bar is a family business and Sharon the Manager was absolutely awesome and all the staff were fabulous as well. Customer service 100%. Their friendlynous was superb. The traditional buffet was one of the best meals we had on the island. Yes not flash but this... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Good Entertainment, it was enjoyed by young & old. We had plenty of laughs. Food was basic but good. Service was good.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

food was average but entertainment was awesome well worth going for only $35 why would you not we loved it

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great family restaurant with a great show Thursday nite for $35.00 for show and buffet, great value. Worth the time and people and staff are lovely.

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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a fabulous place to spend our last night in the Cook Islands. Staircase Restaurant and Bar has a great fun atmosphere with a bit of a retro vibe. This is a family run restaurant with everyone pitching in from the adults right down to the young children. The welcome here was so warm. We arrived as strangers and left... More 

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Address: Avarua, Avarua 1111, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 22 254
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
Average Prices: USD 10 - 27
Cuisine: Grill

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avarua, Avarua 1111, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 254

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 27
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Staircase Restaurant/Bar has been operating for 15yrs. Thursday Night includes $25 IslandNight which includes food + show, or you can come up and pay ONLY $5 just to watch our Cook Islands Dance Group perform. Friday is our A-La-Carte Menu from $15. Saturday is A-la-Carte from $10. Each night is late closing with great dance music and also great special bar prices, Cocktails from $5. Come upstairs and enjoy our island vibe! IT ONLY HAPPENS UPSTAIRS.

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