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Club Bana Bistro

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French, Cafe, Bistro
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Avarua Main Road Rarotonga, Avarua, Cook Islands (Formerly Club Bana Banana Court)
23236
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Service with character

A great bistro in middle of the township,. Great coffee , snacks and meals . Ben makes the day brighter whist you stop and chat .

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Jeff R
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Recently changed ownwership, near the roundabout at the end of Banana Court, Good refreshing food for a tropical lunch the Iki Mata (marinated raw fish) was the best on Rarotonga that I ate.The $10.00 lunch specials are great value. Staff very friendly and helpful, they also do breakfast as well

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A great bistro in middle of the township,. Great coffee , snacks and meals . Ben makes the day brighter whist you stop and chat .

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We happened to come across whilst wandering around town. We wanted to try their breakfast, but soon discovered that it was latter than we thought. We asked our waitress if it was too late to order their breakfast. She said no problem and took our orders. Both of us enjoyed our late late breakfast, washed down by the local Matutu... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Had lunch at this restaurant on a quite Sunday afternoon. A nice outdoor setting but took over an hour to receive a plate of fish & chips. The one plus was that the fish & chips were very tasty.

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Also good spot for lunch or to just sit and relax with a cold drink. Very handy to shops etc in Avarua.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Visited Café Bana twice on our visit in October. Each time we found the staff very friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty and well presented and good sized portions. the outdoor dining is a delight :-)

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

we had a lovely time here - lovely staff, very friendly and helpful - they make the best fresh fruit smoothies ever !!!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were desperately looking for anywhere to go on Sunday for lunch when we came across a hive of activity in town. Certainly glad we stopped. Great smoothie with icecream and fish chips and salad were good too. My son enjoyed his milkshake and cheese burger. The menu was good and reasonably priced and the staff were very efficient .... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Raspberry and cokes are good but that was about it. Fish was horrible, batter was disgusting and fishing was dry. Waitress was rude and never smiled and looked like she didn't want to be there.

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Waikanae, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

we had breakfast here neally every day . nice coffee,good food not expensive cool staff. what more could you want. the mother chicken and her babies make the place great

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avarua Main Road Rarotonga, Avarua, Cook Islands (Formerly Club Bana Banana Court)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: 23236

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: French, Cafe, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?