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“Great food and good service”

The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill
Ranked #20 of 103 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $24
Cuisines: Polynesian, Seafood, Cafe, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a gem for either a snack or dinner. We managed both.

It's set in beautiful Maire Nui botanical organic garden on the site of a former swamp (well worth walking around) and the home made cakes are super.

Dinner was freshly cooked to order and eaten outside in the gazebo in the early evening watching the sun go down

Our host Terito was a mine of information.

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Afternoon tea was in a beautiful location here within the gardens. Fresh, warm muffin with butter and a cool drink. It's not cheap though with a piece of cheesecake for the incredible price of $16.50. Expensive even for Rarotonga standards. Still well worth a visit.

Thank ohsevenphive
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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!

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Thank annielou19
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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.

Thank PeteNHannah
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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!

Thank Nadia S
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