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All 81 Rarotonga Restaurants

The Mooring

off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
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Ranked #1 of 81 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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English first
Canberra, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We planned our day around being able to eat at Moorings and were not disappointed. We tried several different sandwiches and found the crumbed fish and Cajun were our favourites along with the passion fruit ice cream. The services was friendly and the view fantastic. After lunch our kids enjoyed jumping off the dock into the lagoon.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Family group stopped by for lunch and a beautiful sunny afternoon. Service so friendly you would have thought they had known us for years. FOBs were superb with generous amounts of fish and an amazing dressing. A must to visit on any visit to Rarotonga

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The Mooring is fantastic place to eat, happy cheerful staff with the best customer service. We had the FOB burger and it was so delicious we went back for seconds. reasonable/affordable pricing.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've eaten here a lot during my 16 months living in Rarotonga & the FOB sandwich is to die for, it truly is "fresh off the boat" and they are a lovely happy bunch of ladies who work there

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

What an amazingly friendly bunch. An absolute delight! We were told this place was the best value for money.. not wrong!!! Super informative friendly smiling staff with the tastiest food. On the waterfront. The tuna is absolutely incredible. We got there just prior to them closing for a 3 week holiday. (Deserved!!!!). Busy place and they work hard whilst smiling..... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I very much enjoyed my lunch at The Mooring. I would have to say that it was the best meal that I had in the Cook Islands and the best fish sandwich that I've ever had. I ordered the FOB, which I believe stands for Fresh off the Boat. The fish definitely tasted fresh and all the ingredients that accompanied... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The Mooring overs some of the best fresh fish, tuna, chicken sandwitchs ever!. My Friends and I ate here for lunch the entire time we were in Rarotonga, we couldn't get enough. Amazing staff and owners who are always interested in your day. I managed to crash my scooter while waititng for our lunch to be served, all of the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Fast service and the freshest fish you could eat. Oh yes! Large helpings Good location -- right on the water. It gets busy about lunch time, but service is reasonably quick. The only down side is that it closes about 3 p.m.

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Cannes, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you want fresh fresh fish, fresh salds, home made paw paw salsa and brilliant fresh fruit smoothies - AND a water view with relaxed but attentive service, you cant beat The Mooring.

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My aunty had reccomended it after she was told from a friend so we decided we'd try it out and expectations were exceeded, we weren't there just the once, They had such good food and fairly priced

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Additional Information about The Mooring

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

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