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The Mooring

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off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
Today
9:30 am - 3:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 619
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Yummy Food, Friendly Helpful Staff

One of the yummiest meals of very fresh fish. The ladies cooking and serving were, helpful and friendly. My husband is wheat anaphylactic and they went out of their way to help choose a meal for him. We wish we found this place at the start of our holiday rather then the end. We will definitely be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
tinrub
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

One of the yummiest meals of very fresh fish. The ladies cooking and serving were, helpful and friendly. My husband is wheat anaphylactic and they went out of their way to help choose a meal for him. We wish we found this place at the start of our holiday rather then the end. We will definitely be having lunch here... More 

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

loved the friendly welcome and the quality of the food The plates were a generous size and we were pleased we decided to share definitely worth a stop for

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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Their FOB Turkish bread sandwiches are simply the best. Amazingly fresh crumbed fish, and the other toppings combined to make this place awesome. Cheap, great spot. Actually I enjoyed this more than ANY other meal I had on the Island regardless of price. I kept coming back. The owners for cool too. It is so good that now whenever I... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The fish on salad meals were tops. My wife and i had different fish and swapped so we could try both. Generous portions and lovely friendly staff. Only came here on the last day so will definitely go back when we go to Raro again

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Best fish burgers I have ever eaten we are here a few times on our honeymoon and it was the best food we ate. Was great value for money and the staff were very friendly. Highly recommend you give this place a go cause if you don't your missing out!

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Rothenburg, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Try the FOB. I am not a fan of fish, but it was delicious! It is only open for lunch, not open on Saturdays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Amazing food went back 3 times on our visit to raro!! Such down to earth wicked people delish food what more could you ask for!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best fish on the island can be had in the amazing giant fish sandwiches here at the mooring. When you get sick of eating chips come here and get a sandwich, they are a good size on fresh Turkish bread and won't leave you hungry. Value is great so make sure to go here 2 or 3... More 

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Caboolture Brisbane
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We first ate at The Mooring while on a buggy tour around the island. The menu offered great choice and massive servings - a sandwich could easily be shared between 2 people - especially if you are there with children. There are no hot chips on offer - but even our 4 children didn't miss this after the sandwiches were... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

This is the best little place for lunch, all out of the blue container. Just the place for a Tuna Salad looking out over the water, under the shade friendly staff, fantastic food and very quick service. A must for us on every trip to Rarotonga. We will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 3:30 am
Friday
9:30 am - 3:30 am

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