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Whatever Bar and Grill

Avarua Waterfront, Cook Islands
+68222299
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Ranked #30 of 82 restaurants in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $4 - $17
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Bar, Grill, Fish & Chips
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We got told about this place by a friend and we were definetly not let down. Great food and drinks and super good prices. And the guy who served us was super friendly. Also they have one of the nest views on the island

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Mooloolaba, Australia
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great food, great environment, great service! There are really cheap items available too which are really good considering how expensive most items are to purchase on the island. Thanks!!!

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Wonderful service and food thanks to the great staff. We sat and ate our lunch with the most awesome view right on the beach front and spoke with the locals. We purchased their what ever caps and tee shirts. We are intending to come again this month and purchase another cap as my one went walking not surprising at all.

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Feilding, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

loved the food and entertainment, beautiful view to go with it and awesome friendly service, also a gud night spot with great music

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

wandered up the stairs and found a very simple dinner menu or chicken, fish, steak or pork with salad and chips. There was a gathering of some sort on but we were still welcomed by the bar. Cheap steak that tasted great with a mushroom source and cheap jack daniels to drink. Would have stayed longer but had to catch... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Whatever Bar and Grill does more than just serve meals and drinks with a an easy listening range of tunes. The bar tender made us feel welcome which is why we were there every couple of days in our 3 week stay. All drinks and meals are reasonably priced but the fresh chicken fillet burger is the best and I... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Joined some locals one Friday night and had a great time trying to chat over great dance music. The deck turned dance floor was active and the cover charge must have taken affect after we showed up after 10pm. The "Party Bus" makes the Whatever Bar one of its stops, but they didn't appear to stay very long. When we... More

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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Stopped by here for a Friday drink and found the bar relatively busy with locals. Service was very good, and friendly. The odd tourist couple would wander up for a drink, but not many stayed for a second; we did stick around for a few hours. Ordered a fish burger and a chicken burger and some chips; all were pretty... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, England
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5 reviews 5 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We set out to go to Trader Jacks, but that was shut, when we found Whatever! Well thanks for being shut, what a great find. This is a place that really is what it says on the sign, i.e. it's a bar and a grill, with a few seats. It has a great but simple menu, steak, chicken, fish, salad,... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Fabulous location and great music, was nice we didn't eat there as we were on a night tour it met our expectations.

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