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The Anchorage Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, International, New Zealand, Polynesian
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Sunset Resort, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was so good we went back twice! We did not stay at this resort but went back a second time - it was that good. The specials board is great and we had lovely meals both visits. To note - Ika Mata entree was our favourite on the island, yellow fin tuna special was to die for, lamb... More 

Thank JStew23
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we stayed in the Sunset Resort for 8 days we visited The Anchorage Restaurant multiple times. The Anchorage has a good happy hour with friendly service provided by Vi and Candace. It was very convenient to have dinner and drinks available and not worry about driving afterwards. The staff in the restaurant were beyond accommodating, the atmosphere is pleasant,... More 

Thank Denise P
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Welcoming staff, good family meals, lots of tables and open late. Nice variety of food on the menu, lots of local seafood. Meals were good size so we weren't able to get to dessert, but it looked nice.

Thank pb_nz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome venue with cocktails on the beach . Good entertainment while you dine although we rated the meal as average

Thank stephf1955
New Zealand
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240 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apart from jhaving braekfast here every day while we stayed, we went to the Roast and BBQ dinner, WOW, it was just delicious! All you could eat and the food was amazing! The pork was cooked to perfection, the raw fish was beautiful and there was a large selection of salads to choose from. The evening entertainment, a string band,... More 

Thank JDNZ
Cambridge, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The person serving was bad tempered and rude. Got the impression that they were not listening to what I was ordering. Even remaining pleasant when placing my order, the server had the audacity to reprimand me. In essence I ordered a single shot soy flat white but for some or other reason the server was set in her mind that... More 

Thank RobbyPinfold
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was lovely, and the service fine. Waitresses are very attentive and sweet. Slightly bland atmosphere.

Thank oldbint
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the staff were friendly and helpful food was Delicious catered for all diets cocktails were even better

Thank superbagirl
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the resort, and I have to say, breakfast was fine with us. Fresh fruits every morning, different each time, fruit juice, tea and coffee, toast and marmalade or jam, yoghurt and cereal. To me, that's a pretty standard inclusive breakfast, so we found it just fine for us. We had wedges off the snack menu twice, for... More 

Thank nztraveller1971
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic menu! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also have a Island Theme Night! the Chefs Blackboard changes often but also have a set menu. Would recommend trying the restaurant! The staff are friendly and the service is outstanding!

Thank employnz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, International, New Zealand, Polynesian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sunset Resort, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: 68228028

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?