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The Mooring

off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
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Ranked #1 of 84 restaurants in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Their iconic fish burgers are so fresh and delicious, smoothies are also yummy. Not much shelter if the weather is bad though.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The best sandwiches you could possibly imagine and the ladies in the kitchen are wonderful too! Get there early if you plan on Sunday lunch, the place is standing room only before too long but the food is well worth it.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Love the fish and the host....Moko you are great enjoyed our chats. Avana has alot of history and great spot.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After reading about The Mooring on Trip Advisor, we were not disappointed. We had 3 visits for lunch, and ordered the same each time - An FOB sandwich, and a smoothie. Both were divine and very fresh. The staff there were also very friendly. A definite must for any visit to Rarotonga.

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

Great service great food.its a must see and do! I visited twice lol . cajan fish sandwich is to die for and ask for it to be spicey. I'll be back for sure.

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Hamilton
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We came here twice. Would have been more of we had stayed in raro longer! The smoothies were yummy too. Great value for money which always tops it off.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I had a FOB sandwich, my wife had a Chicken Sandwich and our 3 year old boy had fish bites. Totalled just over $30 but the size, taste and freshness of the meal is worth it. NOTE: they close at 3:30pm each day. Beautiful "Island" scenery by the lagoon. Also had a prop to take photos with which was fun.... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Cold, windy wet day number 3! Stopped here for lunch. FOB sandwich and lime milkshake ... Delicious 😊 nice friendly staff too. Well worth a visit.

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Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had the fish sandwich & it was amazing. I'm not a fish eater but gave it a try & it was delicious. The location was beautiful & staff extremely friendly. Worth finding

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Inverloch, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

When I saw previous reviews about fish sandwiches, I thought how good could they be - well fresh Mahi Mahi in Turkish bread with all the trimmings. An absolute must if in Rarotonga.

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