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“Favourite restaurant on Rarotonga”

Tamarind House Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 30 Restaurants in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The exclusive, romantic and private restaurant venue on the island with delicious and world-renowned Pacific cuisine. Away from the crowds and the public eye, a fine dining evening with your loved ones or a wedding at Tamarind House is an extra special experience. Whether your requirements are large or small, we are eager to accommodate you with an event that you will long remember. Tamarind House is a versatile venue offering five different areas to suit any occasion. Tamarind House Restaurant on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands is situated on a large oceanfront property, with it's stately beautifully restored historic colonial house, huge verandas and french doors, and a lovely garden shaded by coconut palms and green lawns sweeping down to the ocean. It is just a 3 minute drive from the town centre, and the round the island bus stops just by the entrance. You can enjoy a feeling of nostalgia for a bygone era in the peaceful seclusion of our truly unique tropical setting..
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Favourite restaurant on Rarotonga”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

We just loved this restaurant. Such a beautiful setting and they had a great lunch special!
The food was amazing and you could sit outside under umbrella's or inside on the balcony. Staff were lovely and helpful. We had to visit a second time once we found it!

  • Visited November 2012
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Pitt Meadows
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

North side just east of town, located just 30 steps from the lagoon. I had a fish sandwich (parrot) and Sharon a Cajun chicken burger. The food was good and so was the service.

Visited November 2012
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Thank PM_Gary
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

We had a table by the open doors and had lovely views. The meal was excellent as was the service. As night fell the coconut palms were lit up and it looked lovely.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Pamela E
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Curry with a view”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Fantastic old villa with great views of the Pacific the food was cooked to perfection and the staff were very helpful without being in your face

Visited November 2012
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Thank Les N
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous great value food”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

We went here on our last night. Have the fish platter to share- to die for. Would also recomend going on a night Rudi is playing as he is so wonderful to listen and talk to.

Visited November 2012
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