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The Mooring

Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682 25 553
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (489 reviews)
“sandwiches” (315 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (323 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Service = best I've seen on the island (and most places give great service!) – not talking about making sure your water is topped up etc, it's not a restaurant like that, but all the staff were really friendly and passionate. We turned up one day...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Quaint roadside cafe located on the waters edge. The cafe is actually a shipping container, turned into an onsite kitchen. The ambience is enhanced by its location and available outdoor seating. Don't be fooled, thinking "shipping Container!" Their huge fresh Sub Sandwhiches are to dye...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Jill started some years ago with Maata as her assistant - today she has seven or so staff and maintains the high quality and friendly service she has worked hard to offer her customers ... the food is delicious, the atmosphere is great, Jill is...More

Thank vaimaanga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great find in Rarotonga! A fellow guest at our hotel told us about The Mooring Restaurant, and so glad he did. We ate there twice during our week. Wonderful location - gorgeous views, and the fish sandwich absolutely delicious! They don't serve alcohol,...More

Thank lovesthesun-7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Keen to grab some fabulous fish at good prices in a relaxed atmosphere right on the water? Look no further than this place - The Mooring Fish Café! Jill is amazing. She's the master of charming her guests whilst politely running the show in this...More

2  Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Mooring on several occasions while in Raro - it was consistently so good! Service always super friendly and efficient, the food was beautiful and fresh and huge portion sizes. Great location right on the water watching the boats come in with their big...More

Thank krissylou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place definitely lived up to its reputation for serving amazing fish sandwiches. Relish! Kids loved their food too (chicken sandwich and chips & nuggets). A great place and lovely spot in Muri.

Thank Nakichick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is bloody awesome! So impressed by the fish and chips we went back twice and already looking forward to return again soon!. The food and service leaves everything else on the island behind. Jill who is the owner and runs the show is...More

Thank Sven H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were bowled over by the quality of the food here. Wow. Served from the side window of a steel transport container we were a little sceptical to say the least before tasting the food. The grub is simply fantastic here and cooked in very...More

1  Thank Gary Vaughan
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Amazing little café on the waterfront near a fishing club. Excellent fresh fish dishes - sandwiches and the really amazing fish tacos

Thank BasiaChmielewski
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Questions & Answers
16 January 2017|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. Not sure where the Edgewater is, but no issues because there is an hourly bus service around the island and because of the island's size nothing is too far away. There are scooter hires available also... More
1 November 2016|
Response from Allways_Correct | Reviewed this property |
15 - 25 dollars per person will be enough.
June C
20 August 2016|
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Response from jillymae | Property representative |
Kia orana - apologies for not replying earlier I have just found your question. Along with our fresh seafood we also serve chicken and bacon - and we offer vegetarian salads and sandwiches. meitaki maata e kia manuia, Jill
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
9:30 AM - 3:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 25 553
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