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“Oh my!!! This is THE place to eat!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Flame Tree - CLOSED

Flame Tree
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Winston Salem
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93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Oh my!!! This is THE place to eat!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

The food and service here are fabulous!! FABULOUS!! Unfortunately we found it at the end of our trip otherwise we would have eaten there again. One of us had their seared tuna, the other, prawns lightly glazed with a spicy chili sauce. -- It's also fun to take a look at the giant eel that lives in the waterway that surrounds the restaurant. He's one huge hummer!

Visited January 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Auckland
Level Contributor
41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good value for money restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Food was very good with good collection of New Zealand wines. Ambiance and service was great.Only open for dinners

Visited December 2012
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“was ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

was just ok. Flame tree came recommended and looked good as did the menu, but the food was really westernised and was not that tasty. also take your bug spray as was a magnet for mozzies because it is over a wee pond.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Rebecca M
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Gold Coast
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Menu looked fab but was dissapointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

My husband and I were looking for somewhere different to go for dinner on Muri Beach (after already going to a few of the other restaurants in that area). Looking on the map I thought the place was on the beach, but found it was off the road down a long driveway surrounded by locals homes & empty blocks. At first the restaurant looked nice, tables laid out with white table cloths & wine glasses etc. However, the restaurant is 'open air' like most in Rarotonga, which is usually nice for dinner time as you can enjoy the cool breezes. But as this place was off the beach, the air was still and I was fanning myself with the menu. Plus, the outside area is on a deck over a still water creek so there were mozzies flying around all the time and biting our legs.
There is an inside area with a few fans, but we were seated outside in the hard low deck chairs which were a bit too low for my 3 year old to sit comfortably to eat her dinner.
There were only 2 other tables of people outside with us in a big restaurant, so it didn't have much atmosphere either.
We ordered garlic bread which came out rock hard & no flavour. For entree I had the Fish Spring Rolls which lacked flavour & really needed a dipping sauce.
However the mains were suprisingly really good. I had the local fish with kumura mash and citrus sauce and my husband had the pork belly (or loin can't quite recall) which he throughly enjoyed.
It was the most expensive place that we ate at all week (especially since the waitress - who gave slow poor service all night - charged our credit card twice) and the least favourite place. I'd have to say we won't be going back to Flame Tree next time we visit Rarotonga.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 1979kym
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Pegasus Town
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is our second visit to Rarotonga and we had to go back to the Flame tree, we loved it the first time and really had another lovely meal this time. Try the sea food platter, and I did try the new cocktail that they were just making, lovely and refreshing. Love the staff, love the food.

Visited November 2012
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