Captain Andy's Beach Bar & Grill

Captain Andy's Beach Bar & Grill

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Hours
Sun
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.2 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$12.00 – $42.00
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, International, Fusion, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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About
Guests dining at Captain Andy’s Beach Bar & Grill are now able to dine directly overlooking the sparkling blue waters of Aroa Lagoon Marine Sanctuary, one of the best spots on the island to view the sunset. Thanks to a just-opened new extension to Captain Andy’s, guests can enjoy one of Rarotonga’s best lagoonfront dining locations, and are even able to see schools of tropical fish swimming directly beneath them in the clear lagoon waters as they munch on some fresh Fish & Chips, a BLAT Burger (bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato), a Meat Lovers Pizza or a heaped serve of Nachos.Captain Andy’s Beach Bar offers guests a wide range of cold beers, cocktails, wines and spirits to accompany the beach casual all-day menu including burgers & sandwiches, steaks, pasta, pizzas, salads, small plates, desserts and Kids Gone Troppo Menu. Today, Captain Andy’s Beach Bar & Grill welcomes diners and imbibers 7 days from 11am-9pm.
PRICE RANGE
$12.00 – $42.00
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, International, Fusion, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles212 reviews
Excellent
49
Very good
65
Average
39
Poor
30
Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

TheBuntFamily
Auckland111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
After reading lots of sad reviews of this restaurant before our stay at the Rarotongan we were worried. However, we were really surprised and happy when we dined there many times during our 8 night stay. The pizzas, chips, garlic bread and burgers were really nice! The $49 Family Pizza Meal was amazing value - 2 pizzas, 2 chips and 2 garlic breads! We hardly ever finished it so we always had left overs in a pizza box which we could heat up in our room later. Drinks were really yummy - the Midori Splice was our highlight and our kids loved trying all the $6 kids specialty drinks. The chips were always amazing as were the chocolate milkshakes. As far as the long wait for food - this was hit or miss. Sometimes we waited half an hour or more some times it was 10 minutes. I think people need to understand that there are current staff and food shortages on the island. Locals are struggling with covid and there are huge amounts of tourists over there at the moment so demand is high and they're short of staff. The staff were always lovely and helpful and we really enjoyed dining here daily.
Written 10 July 2022
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Haimona Browne
Kia Orana, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted to hear your family really enjoyed your dining experience with us and found our staff to be always lovely and helpful. Our restaurants are popular and can get very busy, particularly between 8am and 9:30am for breakfast, 6:30pm and 8:00pm for dinner and on weekends and Public Holidays. To speed up restaurant and bar service we are in the process of progressively implementing the following initiatives: 1. a new streamlined menu to facilitate faster service from the kitchen 2. mobile phone ordering to allow guests to place their orders more efficiently 3. restricting access to our restaurants and bars to only in-house guests 4. moving to a cash less payment system so that in-house guests can either charge to their room (which the majority do) or pay by credit or with debit card. We will no longer accept cash payments in the restaurant. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Your friendly team at The Rarotongan.
Written 12 July 2022
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Dave B
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
This place is let down by no table service and some average food. However, the curry was good and the ribs and burgers ok, just avoid the pizzas! I don’t understand why any restaurant gives you a buzzer to collect your own food and drinks, this is after waiting to queue and order too. Hello, we’re on holiday, not at the New Lynn RSA!
Written 30 January 2023
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HayesNZ
Thames106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
Very friendly staff and good service. A very nice location with awesome views. 4 of us ordered meals and all of us were reasonably disappointed with the food. The game fish sandwich seemed like deep fried pre-frozen battered fish, the other meals were pretty bland. Given the great location and good service, it surely only needs a bit more effort on the food side of things to make this a great place.
Written 6 August 2022
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Travellingyoungs
South Island8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
We visited here for lunch as we had gone for a snorkel at the beach here. It is run more like a fast food restaurant, lining up to order food and given buzzers to say when food is ready. On going to order both of the dishes my husband wanted were unavailable as were many other dishes. We were given the buzzer and sat there for at least 45/50 minutes waiting on two appetisers and a chicken salad. When I went to where the kitchen was (which is an open kitchen) I could see my husbands appetisers sat on the warmer shelf for at least 10 minutes (one of which was chicken and the other prawns). I could hear the chef continuously asking where the chicken salad was, when it was finally made they handed it to me with a partially cooked fried egg (it was meant to be a boiled egg) to which I said I was pregnant and I cannot eat undercooked eggs so they took it back and I waited again. You have to carry your dishes across on a tray if you have more than you can carry. My husbands dishes were luke warm at best and it was lucky I wasn't eating those dishes being pregnant as nearly cold chicken and prawns would not have worked well. The salad was not fresh and seeing the conditions of the kitchen actually put me off my food. The quality of the restaurant is a shame considering the beautiful decking it has to sit on over the sea. School holidays made the place a bit manic too ( we were glad as an adult couple we were not staying at The Rarotongan resort)
Written 20 July 2021
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Monique Bailey
New Zealand16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
The food was delicious. But unfortunately Staff were very unhelpful, no greeting when entering the hotel or entering the restaurant. No direction on where menus or where/how to order, just standing aimlessly for a few minutes only to be told menus are there, you can sit anywhere. Then to order food you have to go to the bar to place your order and then get given a buzzer where you go and collect the food from the kitchen when it’s ready which is past the bar and back towards the entrance of the restaurant where you literally go to the kitchen and get it as if your a waiter. Honestly felt more like a McDonald’s than a restaurant. After all of that, our drinks were bought out and there was no ice, they were warm and got very little refreshment from them. Staff weren’t doing a lot between serving customers and it was an extremely quiet night, only about 3/4 couples and two of which had finished meals and were only having drinks. Would of been nice to see staff bringing food to customers who are trying to have a nice dinner at a restaurant instead of standing around talking amongst themselves.
Written 19 February 2022
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gregl2432
Kia Orana, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent meal with with us. I am pleased to hear you found your meals delicious. There is a restaurant manager on at all times that the restaurant is open, and they would have been delighted to assist you with your requirements, if you had let them know at the time when your concerns could have dealt immediately, on the spot, rather than later online. To facilitate speedy service in the restaurant, we operate a Bistro style service with a buzzer system where guests are advised by our chefs the moment that their order is ready for collection. We also have Digital Signage, menus available online via QR codes as well as traditional paper based menus to assist with choosing your order. We have shared your comments with our staff and will incorporate your feedback into our ongoing training program. If you have any further matters you would like to raise, please feel free to contact me directly. Greg Long Food & Beverage Manager
Written 15 March 2022
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Boeing777
Auckland Central264 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 solo
Came here for the view and decided to have lunch. What came out of the kitchen is so bad that it’s amusing. I ordered the island style fish and chips, what materialised was a few fishy, highly processed, dry and tasteless fish fingers akin to those you would get from the frozen section at paknsave. Accompanied by some absolutely tasteless local root chips. If you’d have to dine here, perhaps a burger might be a safer option. The Chocolate milk shake was good though. For the prices charged, it’s essentially a self service restaurant ala McDonald’s.
Written 11 June 2022
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Sophie Kate
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 couples
We walked in at lunch, was very quiet but we walked around aimlessly wondering where the menus are or where to order. There was lots of staff walking around and a lady behind the bar so I finally asked how/where we order and she literally just said “here” no smile or anything. We got the Mexican loaded chips and Hawaiian pizza, and as others mentioned you need to collect yourself. I think they were the worst chips I’ve ever had, the potato was not cooked through but somehow they were also soggy, like frozen chips had been microwaved with cheese on on top and a teaspoon of mushy avocado - not guacamole at all and then a teaspoon of pizza sauce and melted cheese. We barely touched it. Pizza was edible at least just tasted like a frozen pizza you’d get at the supermarket. Considering the food quality and service the price was way too high. I was going to say something but the only person I could see was the grumpy lady at the bar so I didn’t bother. The views were nice at least
Written 26 June 2022
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DL2Some
Detroit Lakes864 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Located in the Rarotonga Beach Resort, the restaurant is located over the water. The menu is quite varied and the food is wonderful. We spent three afternoons munching on appetizers and drinking beer. Staff were friendly and welcoming. You can swim/snorkel here or just lean over the edge and watch the fish.
Written 16 March 2020
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Haimona B
Kia Orana, I apologise for the tardy response. Thank you for your kind review. I am thrilled that you had an amazing dining experience with us. You will be pleased to know that we have just released our latest food and drinks which can be viewed on oue website. We hope to welcome you back again now that the New Zealand border is open! Kind Regards, Greg Long Food & Beverage Manager
Written 8 July 2021
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Saba B
26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 couples
We traveled 20 minutes to this place because it was one of the only eateries with decent (sounding) vegan options on the island. After being told there was no vegan cheese so we couldn’t get the burger, i asked if they can just make it without cheese (something that should have been suggested before being told I just couldn’t have it)?! After waiting an hour for our food and having to ask for our drink that never came… we were given a sad looking pizza without cheese! I asked for a refund because we didn’t want pizza we wanted the burger. I was so upset as we have been excited to have some decent food and have been living off hot chips and fruit so far. The salad that came (which we did order) was very sad for $24. The tofu was raw!!! (See photo). Very terrible experience here. They weren’t even sympathetic about the 1 hour wait. Avoid at all costs
Written 27 September 2022
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Kylie B
Palmerston North26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 family
We came from another resort to have a meal here and we were rather disappointed. The kids menu was good and was the main reason we came as master 4 insisted on spaghetti bolognaise but when we got there, it was no longer on the menu but thankfully, the chef agreed to make it for us but it looked very basic. The adult meals were over cooked, dry and not enjoyable at all. The entertainment was also very overwhelming and so loud for 5-6pm. We couldn’t hear ourselves think and made dining with a small child very difficult and uncomfortable and would be better suited for later in the evening. We didn’t finish our meals and left asap.
Written 4 March 2023
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Ajay Singh Group food and beverage manager
Kia Orana, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us about your recent dining experience. We are extremely sorry to hear that you found your visit to be underwhelming. We pride ourselves in providing an exceptional dining experience for our guests, and we would like to extend our apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience caused and assure you that we will take the necessary steps to improve our offerings and service. Warm regards, Ajay Singh Group Food & Beverage manager.
Written 28 April 2023
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Lee G
Brisbane46 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
I would rate this as zero if I could. Absolutely appalling food. Island style fish & chips sounded good but when it finally arrived after an hour (and not busy) it was essentially disgraceful & not edible. Overcooked, deep fried, frozen slithers of unrecognisable origin. Truly appalling so do yourself a favour & stay away ☹️ I note that in reply to these reviews that concerns will be raised with relevant departments but is seems nothing has improved over the years Oh and, BTW, there was vomit in the ladies hand basin for over 2hrs during our visit so not sure who is maintaining these areas.
Written 10 January 2024
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Ajay Singh Group food and beverage manager
Kia Orana ! Thank you for sharing your feedback to us. While it is understood that your experience did not go as expected when dining with us, we would have taken utmost care to ensure to correct and replace the dish you were served, had the issue been raised with our team then, however as professional approach as we do, this issue is discussed with in our team to ensure eliminating such incidents to the best possible extent avoiding disappointment for our guests further. Thanks & regards. Ajay Singh Shekhawat Group Food & Beverage Manger
Written 15 January 2024
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Maria W
25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 friends
We were staying at the adjoining resort so could easily walk over here from our room. We ate here a few times and it was good but whenever we left the resort to eat it was much better. We even went to a few other resorts that had better menus. But if you’re staying at The Rarotongan it’s worth eating here a few times for convenience.
Written 3 April 2023
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Ajay Singh Group food and beverage manager
Kia Orana. We thank you for your honest and positive feedback and understand that you liked the nearby restaurants and eateries around The Rarotongan Beach resort. We shall ensure to match up to your expectations in case we see you again with us in the near future if we fell short of it during your visits. Thanks once again for keeping us on the toes for delivering constant and consistent food & service expectations to our guests. Warm regards, Ajay Singh Group Food & Beverage Manager.
Written 28 April 2023
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randslangston
Auckland Central20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Terrible meal. Took 2 hours to get food, staff were rude, out of 6 meals…all were over cooked and the burgers were burnt. Really disappointed in the service, and meal. The toilets were a disgrace. I would not recommend anyone waste your money here. We were planning on staying at the rartongonan resort on our next stay however we will not.
Written 13 May 2024
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Ajay Singh Group food and beverage manager
Kia Orana Randslangston ! Thank you for your response. We are certainly unhappy to learn about your meal experience that you had to go through unfortunately at our resort. We will look into this to ensure a better approach as we always strive for, making sure this is not a case anytime in the future for any of our guests. Warm regards Ajay Singh Shekhawat Group Food & Beverage Manager.
Written 14 May 2024
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Chizzamerica
South Island743 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
Had a good meal here, plenty of choice to cater most palates across the ages; ordering at the bar was easy. Having to collect your food was a little strange, but it worked so no complaints. Any bread bits leftover can be shared with the waiting schools of fish! Enjoyed the local ‘ika mata’ dish
Written 21 April 2024
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Ian P
Sydney217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We have just experienced 12 days of excellent service being provided by the first class staff. Great food available during the day for either lunch or dinner, even snacks when required and superb cocktails. The staff are extremely friendly and quickly get to know your particular likes. The view of the Lagoon from the main deck is superb.
Written 21 January 2020
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Haimona B
Kia Orana, Thank you for your kind review. You will be pleased to know that we have just released our new food and drinks menu, which is now available to view on our website. We look forward to welcoming you now that the NZ border is open! Kind Regards, Greg Long Food & Beverage Manager
Written 8 July 2021
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