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The Mooring

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Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682 25 553
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09:30 - 03:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 03:30
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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fish on bread / fresh off boat - my family enjoyed this cafe so much we went back 3 times! The seared tuna was divine and the fresh crumbed fish was also excellent. The coconut milkshake was another winner!

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Thank RonelBarlow
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I got the 'Rusty', seriously one of the best sandwiches i've had in my life. Using local produce, absolutely delicious and good sizes too! Myself and my husband loved this place. Highly recommend! Didn't have time to take any photos of the sandwiches as went into my mouth too quickly haha. The best!

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Thank laurenwt
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious fish sandwich and a lovely relaxed spot for lunch. Staff are friendly and the ordering system with the rocks is good fun.

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Thank Miss_Marie_Wanders
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

fresh fish sandwiches, seems easy but they do an art on the bread, the same family catch the fish on the night making the experience of eat one of them a great moment. FOB the best!

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Thank Andres H
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been told by everyone to go here and we got to have it for a late lunch as part of our buggy tour.. well worth the wait! The FOB Sandwich is huge!!! And the fish is so fresh and beautiful. I could eat this over and over.

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Thank Porsh85
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing. The best fresh fish sandwich😊 and awesome atmosphere with live music playing while you eat.

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Thank AliciaJayneJones
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42 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here twice in our 10 days in Rarotonga as the freshness and variety of the menu were incredible. The veggie option is bursting with flavours and the FOB is in a class of its own.

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Thank Sheilafor
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff of the Mooring are friendly and relaxed, the fish sandwiches are budget friendly and huge. For those who are getting a bit over fish, these guys have amazing veggie sandwiches plus bacon and relish ones. Children's menu on offer plus tacos, drinks and ice creams. Toilet is quite clean, lots of room to park but not too much... More 

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Thank Marg B
Los Angeles, California
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690 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very popular restaurant on the island, I can see why they have a good choice of sandwiches and salads plus a pleasant ocean view. It can get kind of windy on this side of the island so hold on to that sandwich. I ordered the hot and spicy tuna sandwich and I was kind of disappointed with... More 

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Thank Creeping_Death_LA
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174 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious, fresh fish in a really nice setting. I'm sure you won't regret it. I've had the famous FOB sandwich and really enjoyed in. And few tuna salads which were mind blowing :) 😀

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Restaurant Details

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