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The Mooring

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Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682 25 553
09:30 - 03:30
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This had to be the best fish I have ever tasted. It was so tender. Mahi mahi and tuna. We shared the fish salad which is plenty for two. The outlook over the lagoon is amazing. Watching the young locals trying their hand at fishing is very entertaining while you are enjoying your lunch

Thank Mezzie13
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to this place for lunch as part of the buggy tour.. Really wanted to try the FOB but it was sold out today.. Opted for the Tijuana Tuna burger instead and oh baby I was not disappointed.. It was fan-tuna-as tic! .. The sign gives it a double chili spice rating, but for a chili lover like me it... More 

Thank Ben S
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a visit for their juicy, tasty FOB burger. Lovely fish on yummy bread. Service was great and view perfect. Great value for money.

Thank JagJohns
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this cafe for a lunch. My husband had a Tuna sandwich and I had a fish and chips. The fish was very nice and we really enjoyed them!! Next time, I will have a Tuna sandwich!

Thank mitsu968
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch here with the Buggy Tour and Quad Bike Tour. Make sure you the Rusty Sandwich. It was amazing and the papaw salsa was delicious

Thank CandiIsaac
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

FOB is a must try for travellers fresh crumbled fish on a fresh baked bun. Price is good and it's cooked fresh right by the lagoon.

Thank Kiwaussie121
Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First tip, this place is cash only. We turned up without any but luckily enough the owner, Jill still fed is and trusted us to come back and pay her. Great service, Jill checked in every single person as they were enjoying their meals. The atmosphere is punic table styled next to where the fishing charters go so quite an... More 

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Diamond Creek, Australia
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102 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a value for money meal. Delicious big and great location. Visited a couple of times during our stay and always a winner!

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a neat little place to grab a bite of lunch with a couple of mates/family. I went here with my sister and her friends. The fish is very fresh and tasty, from what I'm told. I'm a vegetarian so I had the veggie sammie and it was tasty! Would've been perfect with a beer but they don't serve... More 

Thank Jayden C
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

DELICIOUS lunch, great service, wonderful island music and the perfect scenery.... Thank you for the wonderful afternoon.....

Thank DTBoggs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Open Hours
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
09:30 - 03:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?