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The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, European,
Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 22 161
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“beef curry” (13 reviews)
“coconut flan” (9 reviews)
“tuna” (26 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We strolled over to the Waterline while staying at the Magic Reef and had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner on the beach. Good cold beer and cocktails too. It’s a good idea to make a booking since they can get very busy in the evenings.

Thank CeeBeeAuckland
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a lovely setting with great staff. This place catered for my gluten free needs and in fact had many options for me, the staff were happy to check with the chef to be sure my choices were all ok for me to eat. The...More

1  Thank TripMembe02202017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow, we didnt expect the views especially from the street. You have to go down the long driveway. But once there its just so gorgeous. Very friendly staff and frontline hostess. We went twice as we were so impressed. Love their sunset specials. When I...More

Thank foxyredhead77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely setting just above the beach for the sunsets....eclectic food selection...mostly fish but a good selection. Wine list fine and decent prices. Good service.

Thank globaltraveller1950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you make it to Raratonga, be sure to visit the Waterline. We were here for three nights this time and ate twice. Beef curry fantastic, best tuna and fish combo ever!!

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for lunch It’s a lovely place close to sea, we ate a starter based on marinated tuna, fish and chips and a spectacular seafood chowder. Then a maracuja cheesecake. A special mention for the girl who served us, very nice! We are sure...More

Thank Lore_Silvia15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I wandered down for an arvo drink, and ended up coming back fo dinner. Beautiful place to see the sunset, have a relaxing drink and think about your day! Food was delicious, and the sunset!!!!! Mojitos were also on point!!

Thank Danica W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the food tasted good three of our group of 19 got sick from their meal. Very hard to pay the bill as they don’t break it up between couples. Had to pay by credit card for the lot and then the eftpos wouldn’t work....More

1  Thank Diane B
Akisi M, Owner at The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry to hear your overall experience wasn't good. As for those that got sick we can't take full responsibility as there's is nothing specific mentioned as to what they ate that made them sick etc. The night you came, the restaurant was very busy but...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went driving one rainy night looking for a place for dinner and came across The Waterline. Thought it looked like a nice place from the outside so we gave it a go. When we arrived we were greeted by a friendly staff member and...More

1  Thank squiglepop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly and spent time at our tables. They bring a chalkboard with the specials. Lunch wasn't busy so we talked with the waitress. Evening had a good view of the sunset. Atmosphere was wonderful. I probably would rate this higher but...More

Thank Raymond M
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3 October 2016|
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Response from Akisi M | Property representative |
Called Cleopatra Sauce. Glad you enjoyed it. It is popular.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 22 161
  • E-mail
Casual beach dining with all the frills.Open Tues-Sun for lunch and dinner. Enjoy one of our tasty cocktails and the breathtaking sunset before dining on Pacific style international cuisine. We have one of Raro's most extensive wine lists available.We can host both your wedding ceremony and reception on site either on the beach or our sunset deck.Experience romantic Rarotonga the Waterline way.Live music Wednesday nights. Bookings essential.
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