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The Mooring

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682-25-553
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9:30 am - 3:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 779
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 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
Great Food

We were told about this place as a must eat, we did and it lived up to its rating great food great service, great view.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Phillip D
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We were told about this place as a must eat, we did and it lived up to its rating great food great service, great view.

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Avarua, Cook Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

After a massive four years of living on the rock I finally ate at The Mooring! I have reccomended this wee cafe to so many Hen and Stag Rarotonga clients (with my husband's tummy as recommendation) and I must say it will be a regular spot for me to visit now! I loved the cajun fish sandwich that I ordered,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Tuna Sandwich with lime aioli was fantastic. I went back and had the Mahimahi sandwich (I think it is called the FOB) and that was damn good too!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Lunch only fish meals served right by the beach. Fresh fish very well cooked and large portions with plenty of choice.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Loved being here for lunch, really great fish shack and Jill does a great job to deliver island style cooking. Also went fishing with Moko that afternoon and he's a crazy bugger, kinda like him :) Nothing better than seeing a fresh Mahi Mahi landed on the pier, and stepping over the The Mooring to order up a meal. Cute... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went twice to this place and both times the fob sandwich was amazing. Really enjoyed the atmosphere here as well because everyone is very friendly and having a good time

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful spot with wonderful sandwiches and a perfect lunch stop. Just up from Muri Beach. Seating outside with a beautiful view, the food is fresh and tasty, enjoy and an ice cream soda and step back in time. Friendly service wraps up this great spot.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fish straight from the sea, cooked for lunch! Yum! Basic looking container facilities and staff look a bit rough round the edges but great service and food. An absolutely perfect Island lunch, looking out over the ocean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This comes highly recommended so our expectations were high. We went on a Sunday and there were already people waiting for it to open when we arrived. Unfortunately the wait was long (over an hour). Food and great was great when you look at where it is prepared and the location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I have recommended this place to everyone I know who is going to Rarotonga for a holiday. It was recommended to us and we went there our last two days in a row. Excellent fresh food that was full of flavour and substance. The staff were super efficient and friendly. Fish was fresh in off the boat and cooked perfectly.... More 

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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
  • Phone Number: +682-25-553

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?