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The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar

Arorangi, Arorangi 0000, Cook Islands
+682 22 161
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef curry” (17 reviews)
“coconut flan” (9 reviews)
“tuna” (28 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Arorangi, Arorangi 0000, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A lovely restaurant great service excellent food and a beautiful setting. I would recommend here if your looking for a romantic setting Thanks Anthony and Linda

Thank Anthony_Irish1968
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for dinner early in our holiday - great night, food was nice and fresh, scallops amazing and food was excellent. Told friends how great it was so a few days later we all turned for dinner again - this time we did not...More

Thank LesleySnz
Akisi M, Owner at The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I apologize for the staff rudeness and that your second dining experience wasn't great. You are implying though that only those that make a booking gets good service but I will have to disagree. We get walk ins every day and as best as we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saturday night and nearly empty. Nice setting but really that was the best part. Wine, you would think that if you are out of the per glass Pintot Gris you would substitute one of the other 2 you stocked but no. We're told they only...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved our lunch here. Beautiful setting and great atmosphere. Food was fresh and service was friendly and welcoming

Thank jennylizg2805
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the third time that we have returned to the Waterline, and were not disappointed this time either. Very enjoyable meal and delicious cocktails! Its always a great atmosphere at Waterline.

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here before on earlier visits. It has been extended. Provides lovely views of sunset whilst having yummy dinner.

Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food. Excellent service. Quite simply - one of the best meals I have ever eaten. Tuna cooked to perfection. Desserts to die for. Talented guitar playing singer. It was one of the best restaurant experiences in my life. A real highlight of our holiday.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service here was the best we experienced during our four night stay in Rarotonga. Food & drinks were great (we had prawns, chicken curry, seafood plate and tart - all very tasty & perfectly cooked) . Location and ambience of the restaurant was top...More

Thank Tarsha H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location. Good service. Seafood combo was recommended but when it arrived at table, the sizzling plate was so hot that all the fish and potatoes were welded to the plate, and of course the fish overcooked. Chiselled the food off with the knife, but...More

Thank Travellerpete333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd heard good things about this place, and was not disappointed! The restaurant itself is beautiful & rustic, and the views are to die for. We arrived just around sunset, and just as our drinks arrived another couple vacated the best table with an amazing...More

Thank Genevieve S
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Questions & Answers
5 June 2018|
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Response from Lacey02 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes they did have options that could be gluten free.
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$10 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 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 0000, 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 and Friday nights by our popular resident musician Bryan Rodelas. Also Garth Young on the piano Sunday evenings. Bookings essential.
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