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Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 8 October 2023

Beautiful location for cocktails and dinner! Great service and gorgeous views as the sun sets - a must do!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023

Great little spot with Million dollar views. Only opens in Saturday afternoons at 3 until about 10. Lines can get a bit long, but get an ice bucket and 4 beers and you’ll be set. The food is ok, but pretty light on. Drinks are...reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2022

The front of the tavern as a wide lawn stretching to the edge of the cliffs that overlook the sea. You can get simple meals, or simply enjoy the afternoon and wonderful view with a drink. There are several tables set up on the lawn...and under the verandah. Bottled drinks are around $9 and cocktails available for around $18.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 22 August 2022

Delightful spot in an ocean front palm-lined setting with a fine view and tasty bar snacks. Can't understand why it isn't open for regular evening pub-style meals, which is something in fairly short supply on the island.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 June 2022

We visited as a group of 10 for sunset drinks during our stay on Christmas Island. I ordered 2 x glasses of Sauvignon Blanc which looked very deep yellow and tasted even worse. As this establishment is only open one day per week I noted...that there were a lot of half full bottles in the fridge obviously left over from last week. I returned the drinks to the owner stating that this wine was off. I asked for a fresh bottle to be opened at which he tipped the wines out poured 2 from a fresh bottle and charged full price without missing a beat!!!! No apology nothing. How dare they serve bottles that have been sitting there half used for a week and expect them to be perfectly ok - it’s all about money not customers that’s for sure!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 September 2021 via mobile

This is the thing to do on Saturday afternoon / evening. Drinks & food on the balcony or the lawn and watch the sunset. Its popularsp get there esrly and be prepared to wait for your order as they were very busy.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

During our visit, Rumah Tinggi was only opened on Saturday evenings for drinks and light food. Wish it was opened more regularly though, as stunning hotel with large balcony and grass area overlooking the water. We were fortunate to see dolphins swimming past too.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

we went here twice for dinner. Food is great and staff very friendly and helpful. Service was fast and it is a great place to have a sundowner and enjoy the ocean breeze.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2018

we went to rum tinge 10 years ago. we were impresses by the quality of dishes. that was our favorite restaurant on the island. we made reservations often. 2018, we went back only once. the food was not good at all. lamb shank was warm...outside but cold inside. grill fish was not really grilled. we were told that the restaurant was closing down. the owner had health issue. however, new management is coming in.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2018

The ocean view setting of this Restaurant is just incredibly picturesque and relaxing. The food is great; and the service is well above par. Great place for dinner.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

I've been to this place a few times over the years and I've never had a bad experience there. Great, friendly service and they have no problem splitting bills. I had the steak this time around and it was perfectly cooked with a garlic sauce...that was to die for! A highly recommended eatery when visiting CI.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Went to this restaurant for some western food. Indeed, the service and food quality did not disappoint us. The portion is huge, we couldn't finish the 400g steak! The only thing that disappoint us is the price. For the 400gm steak at $50, I personally...think it's ex.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

The meals were lovely & staff were friendly & efficient. Although cleared plates way too quickly after the meal. Seemed like they wanted you gone in a hurry. The prices were exhorbitant, especially entres. As it’s a holiday destination we had little wifi, we sent...them a message to book the table and they never got back to us, just lucky we had a chance to call to confirm as she said she hadn’t checked the messages.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Visited here a number of times, although expensive it’s nice to have the option of what is suppose to be the best restaurant on the island. I know it’s a relaxed island but I’m not sure what message they are trying to send out, you...either step up your presentation and waiting skills or be happy with 3 stars. The first steak I had there was cooked to my request, the second was undercooked and difficult to eat, the salad and chips is the same as you can get at the Bosun, so nothing really stands out. Unfortunately the chicken caesar is not as nice as other establishments. But it’s in a really nice area and has potential.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Rumah Tinggi is one of the few places open for dinner on Monday night in Christmas Island and there were quite a few people dining there tonight. The food was delicious - Moroccan chicken with chips and steamed veggies, and the serving was huge. I...couldn’t eat it all. Price was a bit steep for my liking at $40, but it is Christmas Island where fresh food is hard to come by, depending when the ships come in. Highly recommended and the view at sunset is great.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Rumah Tinggi Tavern And Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5