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Flying Boat Fish & Chips

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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Super fresh fish served from a cute boat outside the local fishing club. You can eat there whilst overlooking the beach or take away with you. The fish burger was my favourite!

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Thank Olivia C
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

very good food, a lovely spot to dine in right beside the lagoon and within walking distance of Muri Beach, the fish was moist and the batter to die for

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Thank 547wendy
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

The fish and chips here really are as good as the review say. It's not a place to go for a fancy night out as it's really more of a taleaway with tables, but if you want a casual setting (in a boat), near the sea with some great fish and chips and a beer, this is the place. There's... More 

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Thank Keelly
Orange, Australia
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253 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

We ate here twice during our holiday and have to say that we were all very impressed at the generous portions and the quick service.The staff are very friendly. And to be able to purchase a drink from the bar was a bonus. The 2 boys tackled the hamburgers and gave them a big "thumbs up". It was a change... More 

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Thank Pumpkin20
Clay City, Kentucky
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

The Flying Boat Fish & Chips has by far the best fish and chips on the island. The restaurant is literally a boat where you order your food and sit outside to enjoy it. The restaurant is right on the beach and you can take your food out onto the beach to eat it. There is nothing negative to say... More 

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Thank halleagles92
Colton, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

I LOVE Fish and Chips, and try to find them on every vacation. We found the fish and chips here to be mediocre. We didn't try any of the others on the island, so I can't tell you if this was the best. But I can say that this was the most disappointing meal of the trip. Be sure and... More 

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Thank dpharris
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We went to the Flying Boat on a Tuesday evening around 7:30pm. With a large group, we were aware that our food may take a bit longer to arrive, but they had an option on the menu for 12 pieces of fish plus chips and a 1.5L coke. So we went for this assuming that because it was on the... More 

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Thank Kimberley T
Nikao, Rarotonga
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

As the title says, best fish and chips, there are good burgers etc too. Don't leave it too late to go or the wait is just too long. For a family meal (with small kids) go early evening to beat the rush. We have waited over an hour more than once! Although the quality is what keeps us coming back,... More 

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Thank Tony F
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

The Flying Boat has freshly frozen parrot-fish back on its menu. Makes a tastier change from their regular tuna. The servings have shrunk, although the price is the same. Hungry diners may want to order an extra piece or two of fish, like we needed to for dinner. Chips were crispy though. Prices at the Fishing Club bar remain the... More 

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Thank Frangipani08
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

If you are enjoying a few quiet very cheap drinks at the Game Fishing Club Raro, you can sample the delicious meals from the boat seaside at this venue. Great food, quick service, take away or eat in....dont miss it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Seafood, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tupapa, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga

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