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“An Old Dining crowd”
Review of Sandpiper

Sandpiper
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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173 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“An Old Dining crowd”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Left to navigate through the hotel to the restaurant by ourselves and although the restaurant claims it is a no slippers / no shorts establishment plenty were in evidence. It seemed to be an older dining crowd when we ate there so slow calypso rythyms from the trio singing.
The food was good but i thought not as good as Tides, the pumpkin and feta salad was excellent but the Grouper was a bit dry. The mango souffle was worth the wait however.

Maybe as the hotel had just opened for the season things still needed to be polished up - a fine dining experience but not the best of the week.

Visited November 2012
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English first
Lincolnshire
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573 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
“Another recommended quality restaurant”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

Part of the same group as the Coral Reef. Often has evening entertainment. Like the Coral Reef it has excellent buffet nights and tremendous bbqs

Visited November 2011
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Posh Buffet”
Reviewed March 13, 2012

We went to the Sandpiper on a Wednesday evening when there is a buffet and live music. The welcome was immediate and we were shown to a lovely table overlooking the tropical gardens down to the beach. We were offered the opportunity to take a drink at a lovely bar near the pool but it was quite busy with a cocktail party of hotel guests. On arriving at the table we were introduced to our waiter twho ook us around the buffet tables and explained what was on offer. The buffet was beautifully presented and looked mouthwatering. There was something for everyone, soup, lobster...........and the desserts looked to die for. Good wine list. Service continued to be very attentive and we had a wonderful evening. Buffet style meals are not our usual choice but we couldn,t fault this.

  • Visited March 2012
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2 Thank Chrissie1953
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“lovely”
Reviewed November 2, 2011

a sweet hotel and a brilliant restaurant. we had wonderful service and the food was delicious. the menu was mixed and varied and catered for adults and children to a good quality.

Visited October 2011
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Perfect lunch at Sandpiper beach restaurant”
Reviewed August 1, 2011

We had lunch at sandpiper beach restaurant and enjoyed much the experience.
Atmosphere, service and food are simply excellent.
We do recommend

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank Beinush
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