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The Anchorage Restaurant & Bar

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Sunset Resort, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 28 028
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Melbourne, Australia
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293 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely setting in lush garden of the sunset resort. Its an outdoor restaurant but it is well covered. Ver good food but service was slow and not always enthusiastic. I had forgotten insect repellant and was told they did not have any. I was surprised as even causal cafes on the island always seemed to have some. Personally I prefer... More 

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Thank familyfuninsun
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a very nice dinner here. Was dining with 10 friends so got to see and try quite a few different dishes. Totally recommend.

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Thank Tashi T
Bend, Oregon
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I arrived at this restaurant shortly after opening for lunch. We waited for 20 - 30 minutes to be recognized by anyone (we were the only people there). When we finally got menus the food was good but perhaps a little overpriced, the service was average. There's not a lot to say about this place as it... More 

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Thank John L
Auckland
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132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying nearby at the Edgewater and thought the BBQ sounded like a nice change. One thing they don't tell you is that you may well have to sit with strangers. We were put with another couple at a table for 4, they turned out to also be Kiwis and we all got on all right, plus bumped into... More 

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Thank AnonymousAuckland
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great food and fantastic staff. We ate there a few times. Sunday night is a really good BBQ. with a band

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Thank Jenny C
Matakana
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We went to their Sunday night bbq buffet, it was excellent value for money, plenty of bbq food and wonderful salads. There was a trio of musicians playing all the time Ray and Al and after desert again wonderful there was some traditional dancers and it was awesome. Best night out we had on the Island as we couldn't make... More 

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Thank Colinmchristie
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Have been to this restaurant a few times now on multiple visits and it never disappoints. From the exceptional quality of the food, to the beautiful surroundings, presentation and ambience this place rocks all the boxes. The service was also probably the best we experienced, genuinely friendly and personal. A five star experience for pacific standards!

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Thank deetee63
Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were only expecting good plain fresh food, but were pleasantly surprised by the presentation and varied flavours. Excellent restaurant.

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Thank Toucan2222
Sisters, Oregon
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Ate here for a couple of dinners and breakfasts during our stay. Excellent seafood choices for dinner and breakfast omelet was wonderful. Also had fish bites for snacking at the pool and they were delicious. Prices were a little high, but food is more expensive partly because of the location.

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Thank Sue L
Auckland
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We have had a couple of really nice meals at Anchorage in the past but this time was a real disappointment. The person in charge was unfriendly and the waiter service was slow and haphazard. Our meal took over an hour to be served but were nice enough and well presented as usual. This place clearly has a top class... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, New Zealand, International, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sunset Resort, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 28 028

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?