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The Mooring

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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 770
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Best Fish Sandwich ever!

You must find The Mooring. They have an appealing menu but you have to try the F.O.B crumbed fish sandwich. Absolutely delicious. Great location in Avana, not far from where the Waka's launched to New Zealand from Rarotonga centuries ago.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Lavinia J
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You must find The Mooring. They have an appealing menu but you have to try the F.O.B crumbed fish sandwich. Absolutely delicious. Great location in Avana, not far from where the Waka's launched to New Zealand from Rarotonga centuries ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

One of the best fish sandwiches on the planet. Love the atmosphere and the smoothies. When there more than once!!!

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This October was our third visit to the Mooring for lunch. This is a must for all visitors to Rarotonga. You cant beat the staff friendliness, and the fish sandwiches are fabulous.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent view. Enjoyed our lunch here, deserves the no 1 spot. Mahi Mahi was so nice and more than fitted in the sandwich, not that it was wasted.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Have visited here last year and were keen to return. Nothing has changed. Lovely casual atmosphere. Great staff and awesome service. The FOB sandwhichs are amazing beautifully crumbed Mahi Mahi and the bread so fresh. Really reasonably priced for lunch and we visited twice this trip. Would love to see them get a liquor license so you could enjoy an... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This has to be one of the, if not the, best places to eat on Rarotonga :) The food is excellent, fresh, healthy and very well priced. You are always made to feel welcome and the service is excellent. The location has to be one of the prettiest on the Island. You may also see some 'famous faces' dining there... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We discovered this cafe pretty quickly because we were staying at a property nearby. They serve the most delicious and fresh fish sandwiches. I also loved to marinated chicken sandwich. Unfortunately didn't get to try the salads but they looked great. Simple, Fresh and Healthy food and reasonably priced compared to other cafes in Muri. The fruit smoothies were delicious.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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?