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“Stunning Spot”
Review of Waterline

Waterline
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: Polynesian, International, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Casual beach dining with all the frills.Open Tues-Sun for lunch and dinner. Enjoy one of our tasty cocktails and the breathtaking sunset before dining on Pacific style international cuisine. We have one of Raro's most extensive wine lists available.We can host both your wedding ceremony and reception on site either on the beach or our sunset deck.Experience romantic Rarotonga the Waterline way.Live music Wednesday nights. Bookings essential.
Reviewed September 11, 2013

This was our second visit to Waterline, this time for lunch. It was very quiet, however the cocktails and food was amazing. The view is spectacular and the service was friendly and fast. Looking forward to our next visit

Thank CHCMAC
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CookIslandsNostalgic, Owner at Waterline, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Kia Orana, thanks for coming back to visit us at Waterline. We're glad you enjoyed our new lunch menu and we'll hopefully see you again soon.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Just down the beach from Crown Beach Resort, this restaurant has a great cosy nautical feel to it with the sound of the waves in the background and a couple of friendly cats rubbing round your legs. Food was yummy.

Thank Jane W
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CookIslandsNostalgic, Owner at Waterline, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Meitaki maata for your review- see you next time you're in paradise!

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We had a lovely dinner here, I would highly recommend if you are visiting Rarotonga to visit this lovely little resturant on a night when they have the live music as the duo that sing there are amazing!
I great evening had by all :-)

Thank Tess W
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CookIslandsNostalgic, Owner at Waterline, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Meitaki Maata for your review! See you next time!

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

WOW this place is simply amazing!! We hadn't booked and not only did they find us a seat but the food was the best on the island we have had by far. STUNNING!

Thank Richard B
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CookIslandsNostalgic, Owner at Waterline, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Hi there! Many thanks for taking the time to do a review, we really appreciate. We're so glad you had a good time with us and we'll see you next time you're in paradise!

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We have been to waterline about 4 or 5 times now..
The atmosphere is awesome.. Can't fault it.. the live music they have some nights is amazing
The service ... Well on a recent trip we went for my birthday and the waitress was trying to take our order by asking the entire table if they wanted chicken.. Then fish etc etc hopeless. It would have been easier to write down our order for her.
The food.. Well don't bother ordering the garlic bread, it's a stale French stick with not much in the way of garlic ,
I have recently eaten the lamb and the chicken... Each time the chicken has been over cooked and dry - such a shame it would be amazing otherwise.
The lamb.. Hit and miss here, on my last visit a number of our group ordered lamb.. It was awful, over cooked and terrible cuts.. A few of us burnt our mouths from the boiling hot mash... I complained and they took away my plate.. They didn't say a word, another of our friends was clearly not enjoying their lamb either so I took it up to the kitchen.. The chef was completely rude and a right prick...it really wound me up..
We finally got meals replaced and to be fair the replacement meals were much better (still not what you would expect though)
The deserts.. Really good! Highly recommend waterline for their deserts..

Overall waterline need to replace the staff in the kitchen and give their wait staff some basic customer service training.. Will I go again... Probably just for desert.

Thank Laurence P
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CookIslandsNostalgic, Owner at Waterline, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Kia Orana and thank you for taking the time to do a review. We're sorry you didn't have the best possible experience with us and your comments are duly noted. Often on the nights we have live music we get very busy- so please accept our apologies for what may have seemed like limited service. We hope you come to visit us again soon.

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