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“Yummy salads”

The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill
Ranked #31 of 100 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $24
Cuisines: Cafe, Grill, Polynesian
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill is on the site of the old Maire Nui Cafe set within the luxurious grounds of the Maire Nui Botanical Gardens. Now incorporating a stainless 'outside' Kitchen for night time, The Hidden Spirit offers holiday makers and locals alike a dining experience with a real point of difference on the island of Rarotonga. Specialising in fresh local produce (especially seafood) cooked in a local style but with a subtle influence of the Orient.Open:Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pmSaturday: Midday-4.30pmNights: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6.30pm- 11.00pmBooking essential for night time grill.
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Yummy salads”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Was here last week for lunch. Beautiful garden setting for alfresco dining. I ordered the salad with chicken, paw paw, banana and pineapple- was really fresh and different, am going to try and make it at home. My husband ordered a prawn salad and was also very impressed. Lovely service too. Highly recommend!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank annielou19
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English first
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot and unique experience.”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Hidden Spirit is a lovely little restaurant, hidden in the Marie Nui gardens at Titikaveka.
There are only a handful of tables, so it is quiet and intimate.
The food is cooked by the chef on a large BBQ in full view, which was entertaining and unique to watch.
The food was lovely and (as advertised) the cheesecake is delicious. Save room for dessert!!
The staff were also very friendly and attentive.
As it is quite small, be sure to make a reservation so as not to miss out.

Visited June 2014
Thank PeteNHannah
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful authentic food!”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lovely restaurant set amongst a few hectares of glorious tropical gardens. Food was amazing, staff super friendly - well worth a visit!

Visited June 2014
Thank Nadia S
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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200 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for coffee and cake and was pleasantly surprised. The waitress that served us was really so nice and happy to chat about the botanical gardens. We didn't eat lunch but the menu had these really interesting salads. Will definitely try lunch there the next time I am visiting the island.

Thank KScheepers
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Feilding, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Little Bit Of Paradise”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

Charming cafe set in beautiful gardens. Lovely for lunch and the transforms at night into a fairy wonderland. Food is excellent, service is good, really recommend

Visited June 2014
Thank Mary B
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