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Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 13 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent food, large portions, and great friendly service. The restaurant is off the main road a ways but worth finding. Some of the best prices we've found on the Island for lunch. Had the open chicken sandwich and my partner had the fish burger. Highly...recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

Located within Sunset resort but open to all. On Wednesday nights they do a barbeque with live music, bookings essential. Great selection of cocktails and wonderful service.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 January 2024 via mobile

Went to The Anchorage for lunch and happy hour drinks. Fantastic tasty food, Awesome Staff, Good value and a good variety of options. Great selection of yummy happy hour Cocktails as well. Will defo be back! Meitaki

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 October 2023 via mobile

Best drinks on the island, very generous food and cheesecake was incredible. Totally recommend for food and delish drinks :)

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Terrific Tropical Continental breakfast even when not staying as a guest. Plus there was a cooked menu available. We did not have to book and for $16 a head it was great value for money. The staff are also helpful and friendly. A good selection...of cereals and fruits and bottomless perked coffee as well as fresh juices and toast and spreads. Plenty to keep you going for the day in the gorgeous Cook Islands. The setting of this open-air restaurant is very pretty as it is surrounded by well-kept tropical gardens. Totally recommend this is an option instead of one of the cafes.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023 via mobile

The ratings don’t do this place justice it was really a nice find. Food and staff very friendly and price is very reasonable . The garlic bread with pesto and cheese was very nice. The steak was very nice with the mushroom sauce but could...have done with a little more sauce but very nice. Desert we had the chocolate log this was outstanding well done .More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

Kia orana My family and I were recently holidaying in Rarotonga and the service we received from Isaiah and the other staff at Anchorage was AMAZING!!! Can't speak highly enough about this place...definitely the Jewel in the Crown!!! From the Service, Food, Ambience my family...rank our experience at Anchorage #1 💯 Please pass on our Thanks and Gratitude to your wonderful Restaurant Staff who were the BEST on the Island. 5STAR plus Gentlemen. Nothing was too much trouble, they were super Welcoming, Attentive and Customer Service SUPERSTARS!!! Isaiah and the staff made us feel like royalty: THANK YOU. Anchorage is where its at if you want that special VIP service 💯% Margaret from Brisbane, originally from Aotearoa.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023

I had lunch with friends at The Anchorage Restaurant on recommendation by Lin at the Cooks Oasis . The area is well set up in island style. The two staff who served us, Wise and Bai, were very friendly and chatted to us while we...waited for our meal. The food was enjoyable and reasonably priced. After our meal we were able to join Wise who showed us how to make coconut tree leaf hats which was a lot of fun. I would recommend this Restaurant to visitors to Rarotonga. Jan, AustraliaMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023 via mobile

Great place to have dinner and drinks! The staff were all very lovely - we were staying at the Sunset resort and what a luxury it was having a great restaurant within the resort. We dined here more nights than not! Wise, Isiah and Judy...looked after us well! Wise made a couple of new cocktails whilst we were there - oh my god! Yum! Best on the island. Pina Coladas are 10/10!!! Food was great and the themed nights were awesome.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023 via mobile

Have eaten at the Anchorage for 2 nights … the first time on my own and this evening with a friend. The food is good but the front of house staff are fabulous … so welcoming and friendly. Nothing is too much for them and...they really do make this place special.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023 via mobile

The staff were lovely, the dining area pleasant, the cocktails good. However the food was awful. Over cooked dry meat. Lots of bones, skin and fat - inedible. It was meant to be the roast dinner buffet night, but served at the table due to...low numbers of diners. Perhaps they knew better and went elsewhere. Pudding, huge pieces of tasteless chocolate cake, banana cake ok, but why two types of cake. Fruit skewers the best thing about the meal. A price reduction was offered, thank you.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 6 February 2023 via mobile

The Anchorage Restaurant needs no extra plaudits as it’s customers are hot footing over to TripAdvisor to let others know that if they are on the Sunset side of Rarotonga (West Coast) you have to go and see Wise and the Chicken!!! Seriously excellent food...in taste and portions. Very friendly atmosphere. It’s clean and bright but the star of the show is the chicken (Hen) She was raised from a chick 2 years ago. We were told not to feed her, but she was so friendly!!! However we resisted the temptation. Good music Good vibes Great Food at great value.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2022

We were fortunate to stay at the attached resort. We had a great experience of a delicious local buffet. We also had dinner here and the food was excellent. Recommend the Nori and delicious entrees. The setting is nice by the pool, staff are really...friendly. We stayed at the attached resort and had a complimentary breakfast of toast, cereal, fruit, tea and coffee which was great. ThankyouMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 22 November 2022 via mobile

We visited here twice for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed each meal. The special highlight was the excellent service from Wise. He really topped off our dining experience. I’d highly recommend the Ika Mata starter and the mojitos are delicious too. Great dining experience thank you!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 7 November 2022

Once again we were not disappointed as we were made to feel so valued and welcome when we dined here. The food was lovely and the service was great ... one of our most favorite places in Raro to dine and spend time at!

Date of visit: August 2022
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The Anchorage Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4

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