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The Boat Shed Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand
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Popoara beach, Cook Islands
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The "Boat Shed" Bar and Grill is a truly great place to dine and take a trip down memory lane. Allan the Proprietor, has amassed a huge collection of all things Nautical, and he has used the Bar as a display cabinet. Take your time to look at all the great memorabilia on display.

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Thank spotty2181
Level Contributor
75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is ok, but nothing outstanding. The service was great overall it was a bit pricey for what ot was but not sure I would ever go back

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Thank Brett H
Dromana, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great verandah for looking at the water/reef, if there mid year likely to see whales! Good food selection, all day, great sushi platter! Say hello to frida + maria who provide great service!! If the wind is right the planes land/take off right in front of you!

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Thank Louise M
Sydney
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely location, a beautiful nights scooter ride up along side the airport to this great place. We went here on our first day to hire a scooter in the adjoining office and then kept returning for the great meals. You can sit out on the balcony and watch the waves crashing across the road and enjoy the atmosphere. A very... More 

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Thank tiree1977
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shed was full as the All Blacks were playing, there were 2 Aussies in the crowd (one was my husband) who took their loss well. A great night and lovely fish and chips to match the happy mood. Would definitely go back as the staff were friendly and very happy. A good holiday menu and a nice place to... More 

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Thank Robyn N
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was a hit and miss. The Ikamata was AMAZING, but the other dish I tried (fish of the day with vegetables) was pretty average. It was a nice atmosphere though. Also they overcharged me TWICE. First time I let it go, second time I said something and the lady apologised and refunded the difference. Just make sure you... More 

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Thank Lynette F
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, great food, great beer...ice cold and friendly staff. We visited on a recommendation and were not disappointed. Would most differently return!

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Thank Kohinoor12
Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Whole Aitutaki island feels very remote and the Boat Shed sits on its far end. This makes a special atmosphere and the cosy old fisherman interior makes it even better. Sit and relax and enjoy delicious fresh fish!

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Thank Slaaine
California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Food was very good. We had the sushi plate and the Ika Mata. Both were delicious. The service left a little to be desired but the food made up for it. You also have to go to the bar to pay. Don't expect to receive a bill. Now that I know the service is so-so, I would eat their again... More 

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Thank TFriend2012
new zealand
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

There was a group of us who tried a range of varied entrees and meals. All were bad and near inedible. We left most of the food on our plates - nor did any of the staff come back to inquire as to how our meals were. Don't often write negative reviews but this one really stood out. Stay away.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Popoara beach, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?