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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Most recent review
Good nite out

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
wayne j
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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Gippsland, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

what a place to watch the sunset with a drink or three. Simple but great food, especially when the reef fish are on.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We spoke to some locals who recommended the Staircase as good place to go to see a Cultural Show, they were right. The show features young locals who are taught to keep the traditional dances alive and it was great to support them. The musicians as well as the dancers were entertaining and really did enjoy themselves. Buffet dinner was... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We planned to see a cultural display and the staircase appealed because of the low price and the because it was the local children performing. We loved the show,the kids were great and I think under priced. We were charged $30 ( I think) and told that $5 was for the kids and the rest for the meal. I wasnt... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Being a Retail Manager for 15 years, customer services is my no# 1 priority. We live at a friends place during the holiday and during our time we went to Traders Jack on the first week. Due to our friends telling us it was a great place to have dinner. Yes it was a lovely meal but it was a... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Was very yummy but was heavy in belly with slight indigestion...but def great meal..we probably over ate :)

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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Just loved this place. Rightly and warmly recommended in Lonely Planet. Brilliant value meal (NZD30 including food!) followed by best drumming and dancing on the island, with enthusiastic youngster participation.

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I went for a beer before the movies and didn't leave.. It was the manager Shannon and her partner Paul who made my wife and I feel part of what was going on. So interested in cultivating their own cultural heritage bringing the Raratongan children on stage to perform in traditional clothing ans serving up a lip smacking mixture of... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On our last night in Rarotonga we came across this gem. The cocktails were the best we had tried and the cheapest!. The staff were absolutely amazing! The best customer service. Great location and very well priced. I wish we had come across this place on day 1. Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

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
  • 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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