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Whatever Bar and Grill

Bar, Steakhouse, Grill, Pub
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Avarua Waterfront, Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 22 299
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Osijek, Croatia
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Me and my family went by bicycles from our hotel (Edgewater Resort&Spa) for a ride around Raro.Tired for a little, we stopped at "Whatever Bar" and had coffees and sodas.Rest,view and nice stuff - what else to wish?

Thank JosoMafijoso
Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We visited Rarotonga a couple of weeks ago and found the Whatever Bar closed for renovation, so we went for a beer at Trader Jacks. When we talked to the locals they informed us that the Whatever Bar will be opening soon and with a new name. It will probably be called "On the Rocks". Looking at the location of... More 

Thank Glen S
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

My local haunt when in Raro was closed so was gutted! Undergoing a major refit but found out that the owners of the land hiked the lease so forced the original owners out so has been taken over by someone with some money i'd say. Going to have a bar downstairs & upstairs but upstairs looks covered over so no... More 

1 Thank LeonKiwi
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We went for a drink. The place was dirty and staff unfriendly. We were hungry but would not dare eat here. Would not recommend

1 Thank 736desirees
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Great music a go to place to do to for drink before heading over to Raros #1 bar and night club Rehab great music and a very chill vibe good drinks affordable and a very nice atmosphere.

Thank elsie217
Dunedin, New Zealand
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197 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

On our second trip to Raro a visit to Whatever Bar was a must for us, we were gutted to find out that is no longer operating, even though it is still in various advertising around the place.

1 Thank Dunnersfireman64
Christchurch, New Zealand
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Again we went to this place - this time with our children 17, 13 & 11. The first time it was just for a drink and then we returned on Christmas Eve for Lunch. great food - amazing flavours and the drinks are always good. The Staff are super friendly and it is relaxing and you never feel rushed. Kids... More 

1 Thank JustineFW
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Staff lovely but place tired with ripped sun umbrella and dodgy stairs. Really shabby, food was ok but not a healthy choice. Ok if you like fried foods. Needs some major upgrading as felt like in a back street dodgy bar and I am no means a snob.

Thank MummaVee
Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We visited several times for lunch and were never disappointed. We also went for dinner on a Wednesday night when they had a live local band. The food was always excellent and the service was friendly and helpful. Its one of the main reasons for us to revisit 'Raro'.

Thank potblak
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Great entertainment and the best fish and chips in town. Thanks Tiri and Violet such a friendly place to have a drink and meal.

Thank GailWhangarei

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 14
Bar, Steakhouse, Grill, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?