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All 84 Rarotonga Restaurants

Whatever Bar and Grill

Avarua Waterfront, Cook Islands
+68222299
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Ranked #35 of 84 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Price range: $4 - $16
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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Six bucks for lunch, wahoo burger & chips, upstairs looking over the ocean with a cold beer, not to bad value for money

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Auckland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I used to love this place but last week the experience was terrible. We went for lunch which was advertised on the chalk board outside. There was a sullen response that the kitchen wasn't open and essentially they just couldn't be bothered firing up the grill. It all seems like too much trouble to have customers actually arriving. Never ever... More

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Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great views, great service, lovely meals, great music... I found myself a regular here.i got chatting to the locals and learnt alot about raro culture and I got to see dome things most people wouldn't. day or night this place is great.thanks Tiri and your team I had an awsome time.

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Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had lunch here one day. Its in a bit of an unusual sport in town, but the views are great. Staff were friendly. Burgers were cheap and delicious. Highly recommended to anyone staying in Rarotonga.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our visit this time was really great I arrived with the fish i had caught on a charter They had just closed the kitchen But it was no problem They were very friendly and helpful and were excited for my catch. The lady servedus drinks and got everything sorted for us before she had to race off to her next... More

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Love this place for a drink, a night out and a burger. The mushroom sauce is amazing and the local entertainment is always great...whether you want a quiet lunch or a vibrant night out...the whatever bar will give you both...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great spot in Rarotonga to while away a few hours drinking Pina Coladas and Mai Thai Monkeys. The barman David was excellent company and knowledgable on the area as he has lived in Rarotonga for many years and the food was great value and not all fried. Tuna was amazing so don't go past it. Would go there again for... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great fish burger. Was pleasantly surprised when my burger arrived and the fish wasn't covered in batter.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We visited Whatever bar and grill twice during our stay in Ratotonga. The first for just a drink and the second for a meal. A very basic beach bar but the views are spectacular. The Famous Whatever Cocktail was delicious! The service was amazing, so accommodating. After coming back from Captain Moko's fishing trip with our two big yellow fin... More

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Laguna Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great location and great service. They didn't have the beer I wanted and gave my a discount which was a nice gesture. Good mix of locals and tourists

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