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Whatever Bar and Grill

Avarua Waterfront, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 22 299
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“great music” (10 reviews)
“trader jacks” (12 reviews)
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Bar, Steakhouse, Grill, Pub
Avarua Waterfront, Avarua, Cook Islands
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151 - 160 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 26 August 2012

neat little bar to at least pop into once...really friendly staff and views to die for...place is what i would call 'rustic' and could do with a simple 'dress up' but not too much as part of its character is the way it is!!

Thank Niccibergman
Reviewed 25 August 2012

Wonderful views, music & beers after checking out the Saturday Market. Would love to go back to check out the Menu.

Thank Cathietay
Reviewed 9 August 2012

We first visited Whatever Bar in 2011 for lunch and thought it was awesome with the rustic feel to it and the amazing views. Lunch was a $5 burger which was great with a guy cooking on a BBQ. We then came back on the...More

Thank Kirsty R
Reviewed 7 August 2012

This is definately a bar, although they have a very small menu of food. For day time, it has a nice view, but that didn't balance the night-club feel and smell.

Thank mbmomma
Reviewed 4 August 2012

The staff were friendly when we popped in for coffees on the day of the parade. We didn't ask for takeaway but we were all presented with takeaway cups.

Thank Glow_wormnz
Reviewed 1 August 2012

Great views, and simple meals, burger and chips with a view for $18 can't really complain especially when the food is great!

Thank Kelvin A
Reviewed 19 July 2012

So nice looking out at the waterline, drinking cocktails (dont forget happy hour), having a chat with the friendly staff. Had a great time there several days in a row. Was great esp after climbing the Needle and after the Quad bike adventures... staff didnt...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 19 July 2012

When you come to Raro, your holiday is what you make of it .. if you expect the best of everything then you're in the wrong place at the Whatever Bar .. its a place where atmosphere counts for everything .. meals are basic, drink...More

Thank Moana033
Reviewed 16 July 2012

"Whatever" tshirts can be found in most bags leaving Raro and it's alongside Trader Jacks so we expected a slick upmarket operation. Instead we climbed the stairs to the open air balcony and bar that felt more like a sports clubhouse than a restaurant. The...More

Thank itamer
Reviewed 4 July 2012

Dropped in for a quick and cheap family meal and that's what we got. Friendly staff and good food worked for us, we intended to return but ran out of time.

Thank Felix150
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 15
Bar, Steakhouse, Grill, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua Waterfront, Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua
  • Phone Number: +682 22 299
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