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The Mooring

Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
+682 25 553
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (514 reviews)
“sandwiches” (333 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (314 reviews)
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Off Main Road | Avana, near Muri., Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With huge, delicious sandwiches (seriously, our burgers arrived and were literally the size of our heads!) brimming with fresh fish, an amazing outlook and wonderful service, The Mooring is a must-stop spot in Rarotonga. Their prices are very reasonable, too... we’ll definitely be back!

Thank taylor_james_2018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very good fish and chips and great service considering they were very busy. Large carpark and pleasant outlook across the lagoon

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Arrived in Rarotonga in the Easter period so we only had a few days to try out the food. We ended up eating there on one of the days it was open. It was worth the wait. I was keen to try the famous FOB...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read the reviews prior to going and was also recommended to go by the staff at our hotel, however it was below average and expensive. The fish whilst nice was flooded with lime mayo so you could barely appreciate the quality of the fish. The...More

Thank morgs1978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Rarotonga - YOU HAVE TO EAT HERE. If you don't you are missing out on some amazing food. Seriously, during our 4 day stay at the mainland, we ate here 3 times. The flavours are fantastic, everything is so fresh (bread,...More

1  Thank MSBlake17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a fish sandwich. It really didn't have any particular right to be so darn good! But there you are - it was. The lovely lady that took care of us (and I use that phrase very specifically because she had us sorted re...More

2  Thank Dianz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good experience at The Mooring. The staff were incredibly friendly and the food was great. The FOB was big enough for two. Great location by Muri!

1  Thank Sue C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a sandwich (mine FoB/ his Blt) and shake each at the Mooring cafe. Very impressed with the quality of the food. Good speed of service. Great view.

Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Mooring based on TA reviews. I had the FOB sandwich - crumbled, battered Mahi Mahi with a lime mayo and my husband got the Hot n Spicy - seared spicy tuna sandwich. We also split an order of fries. We enjoyed our...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Mahi-mahi sandwich with mayo and chips. Yum! Tropical smoothie was absolutely delicious!! Yummy real fruit tasting, a great way to cool u down on hot days. We even called in again to takeaway.

Thank Jostravels2014
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Questions & Answers
9 March 2018|
Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, mate, I eat everything, so gluten-free isn't a concern of mine. I'd check out their menu online. Hopefully you're headed to the lovely Cook Islands, soon.
16 January 2017|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. Not sure where the Edgewater is, but no issues because there is an hourly bus service around the island and because of the island's size nothing is too far away. There are scooter hires available also... More
1 November 2016|
Response from Allways_Correct | Reviewed this property |
15 - 25 dollars per person will be enough.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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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