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“Mixed Bag”

SilverSands Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #20 of 101 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $100
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
204 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
“Mixed Bag”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Came here for lunch Tue Apr 1, I kind of agree with a few people on the service....It was not rude but not friendly either, Ended up ordering the Mahi Mahi burger with island fries and a parrotfish cocktail. The interior design is nice as is being by the pool with a view of the beach.

How was the food? "eh" wasn't the best but wasn't the worst. I agree with DINKZ....Nothing to write home about

  • Visited April 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Popped in here for lunch as we have been here before. The service wasn't so good - we had to chase them rather than them coming to us to take the order. The food was average - nothing to write home about.

Visited April 2014
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Lethbridge, Canada
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Good food, strange service”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

We did not stay at the resort, but we did go to this restaurant. The food was good. I had a sea bites dish that was very plentiful...would have easily fed two people. The wait staff was not great. One waitress was in bare feet. When she brought the food to the table, she asked who had the BBD (or whatever it was). She got 5 blank looks. She then said the full name of the dish and said "that's what BBD is". Well, okay then. How were we to know? One person at our table ordered the potato wedges but was given the potato salad. The waitress (a different one) took the salad off and disappeared. The potato wedges didn't appear till the end of the meal after we'd asked 2-3 times where they were and were about to give up on them. My friend didn't want to eat them by then. There was no offer to give them for free or reduced price. We didn't go back.

  • Visited March 2014
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2014

We arrived without a reservation but the restaurant wasn't full. It was Pig and Prawn night and not a large menu selection. The waiter said the rib sampler was 2 ribs so we didn't expect a lot of meat. Turned out to be almost more than one person could eat and ribs were very good! Sides ordered separately. The prawns also got a good review. We found the music a bit loud and one side order of potato wedges didn't arrive until the diner was almost finished and arrived as she was going to tell them to not bother - maybe just a one-time mistake but we weren't impressed. Would we return? Probably not since we found other restuarants more to our liking and nearer our resort.

Visited March 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beach BBQ !”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Loved the beach BBQ, dining on the sand, awesome background music and loved the lamb kebabs and salad.

Visited March 2014
Thank Maverick100_11
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