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Whatever Bar and Grill

) #14 of 23 Restaurants in Avarua , Steakhouse,
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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11 - 20 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

This is a great little pub/bar/restaurant right on the waterfront in downtown Avarua. We got there about 5:15 for a feed however found that the kitchen wasn't open until 6. But, without any hesitation the barman offered to call in the chef a bit early....More

1  Thank TheBismarck
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Great for a relaxed $12 cocktail and $3 beer. This place isn't anything special but it has a big heart. Owners are friendly and have some fantastic Saturday musos playing and two very entertaining cats. Great place to see the whales if your lucky too.

2  Thank Saskia F
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This was one of my favourite places...Sits up on a platform with a great view of the bay.. Fantastic food , fantastic staff with a fantastic atmosphere...Led by the gorgeous Tina who does all the waitressing and is a tireless worker.. It is a really...More

3  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We have been coming to the Whatever bar for years. Have the t-shirt. But it just didn't have the same feeling. Maybe it's because Max isn't there. Maybe the old classic rock music has been changed. Not sure what is was but it just not...More

2  Thank deemac16
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Sunny afternoon , want a quite drink and a bit of pub food in ya gullet go to this joint. Friendly staff and nothing the but smiles and jokes too keep you and your friends drinking and eating worth the time

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Cool place that looks a little foreboding as you arrive but in all reality is full of life and a great place to feel like a local! Good food and great beers!

Thank Landyman2014
Reviewed 27 June 2015

We stopped for a drink (we were going to have lunch but decided to carry on elsewhere). Service was great, drink prices fine, but the whole of the top deck area where the main bar and outside kitchen are located is old, tired looking and...More

Thank twebb21
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Whatever! There is nothing like this bar and grill to take your mind away from every day worries! You really know you're on holiday when you arrive at "Whatever Bar & Grill" tucked away on the waterfront of Avarua. I have had the pleasure of...More

1  Thank Joss M
Reviewed 16 June 2015

they not only provided yummy food at resonable prices they also had a live band that was both entertaining and the band members were locals. We enjoy paying happy hour prices for our beer before ordering our dinner.

Thank Ria R
Reviewed 10 June 2015

If we lived here, this place would be our local. It'd be like our Central Perk. Love the steak and the burgers and cocktails and the resident cats that hung out of the deck. The staff were amazing and actually look the time to chat...More

Thank sunitamartin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 15
Bar, Steakhouse, Grill, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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