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All 82 Rarotonga Restaurants

The Mooring

off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
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Ranked #1 of 82 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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well Tripadvisor reviews don't lie clearly. The Moorings is set a little out of Muri and I would only have noticed had it been for great reviews. I'm still thinking about my Fob burger and pawpaw relish finished off with a fresh coconut. So fresh and friendly and fast considering they get a lot of burgers out which would normally... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

After scootering around the island in the rain we came across this wee gem! Hidden down a bit of a sandy drive, we were greeted by some really friendly locals who really seemed to care about you, where you were from and what you would like to eat. The food was great and filling. The menu is not huge but... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Lovely meals. limited seating especially for larger groups so make sure you arrive early to obtain tables and seats. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Would make this a regular place to visit when in raro

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Fantastic fresh fish. Try the bread crumb FOB, it's to die for! Visited twice during our trip and both times were great food and service.

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Jindabyne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Absolutely delicious food and as the name of one of the burgers suggest Fresh Of the Boat. A must do for lunch on Raratonga

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Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We ate here yesterday and I had the best fish tacos ever! The place was packed, which is always a good sign. The service was super friendly and the fish was really fresh. I can't wait to eat there again on Sunday so I can try their Tijuana fish sandwich. I wish they were open on Saturdays but they're off... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I'm a Mooring tragic. What a great casual lunch venue! Since our last visit nothing has changed, the management & staff are still friendly & super efficient & the quality of the food is still way up there. During this visit we have eaten on site a couple of times, enjoying the view by the harbour, but I think we've... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great place for a quick fish sandwich lunch. Speedy service and good quality fresh food from friendly staff. Maybe a little bit expensive for what's basically just a sandwich shack. But the formula works, so who can blame them. Is it the best place to eat in Raro? Probably not, though it would be hard to match as a place... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Fresh, beautifully cooked fish sandwiches. Couldn't get enough. Will hopefully get through the whole menu next time! (I like the Seared Wahoo and Tuna too much :)

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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I probably wouldn't have found this place if I hadn't been recommended it, and would have missed out! The mooring is a definite must try. Delicious food, yummy smoothies and fantastic service to go with it

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