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“Lovely restaurant!”

Tamarind House Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 33 Restaurants in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 12 - US$ 69
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The exclusive, romantic and private restaurant venue on the island with delicious and world-renowned Pacific cuisine. Away from the crowds and the public eye, a fine dining evening with your loved ones or a wedding at Tamarind House is an extra special experience. Whether your requirements are large or small, we are eager to accommodate you with an event that you will long remember. Tamarind House is a versatile venue offering five different areas to suit any occasion. Tamarind House Restaurant on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands is situated on a large oceanfront property, with it's stately beautifully restored historic colonial house, huge verandas and french doors, and a lovely garden shaded by coconut palms and green lawns sweeping down to the ocean. It is just a 3 minute drive from the town centre, and the round the island bus stops just by the entrance. You can enjoy a feeling of nostalgia for a bygone era in the peaceful seclusion of our truly unique tropical setting.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

TA reviews were mixed on this restaurant so we hummed and hawed a lot, asking lots of people after we were on the island too, before making a reservation. We are so glad that we did. What a lovely evening, start to finish! We received a warm, friendly greeting and were seated at a table right by the wall of open windows. The view is so lovely! We enjoyed reading about the history of the building on the cover of the menu. Great selection of food choices, we settled on the brie appetizer, blackened tuna and fish curry entrees, creme brûlée for desert. SO delicious!!! Each dish was beautifully crafted and beyond our expectations. Service was attentive but not intrusive. It was a Thursday evening and tables filled up in the second row back from the windows, attesting to this restaurant's popularity. Prices were about the same as fine dining at home. If we lived on Rarotonga I could see this restaurant becoming our favorite and dining there for every special occasion.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful find. Great history of the house and a lovely house. Easily matched by the food and the service. Put your best sandals on go.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Food Was On Point, Especially Helping My Lovely Aunty Julie Tangimetua To Set Up For The Birthday. Definitely Worth Dining In At Tamarind House

Thank waltertaraapev
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met a beautiful couple from New Zealand and we joined them for lunch and shared all are entrees.
The fish curry, sweet and sour chicken, and shrimp pasta were divine!

The desserts were awesome! The creme brûlée was creamy and the homemade coconut cake was soooo good that I came back the next day to get a slice to go!

Awesome food and good staff.

Thank Kimberly D
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Have visited this restaurant on many occasions and can only sing their praises. If you have a special occasion this is the place. Ambience, greetings, service is top notch without even mentioning the Menu. Just the best.

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Thank Nigel S
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