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Rumah Tinggi Tavern And Restaurant

££ - £££
Australian, Pub
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34 Coconut Grove, Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island 6798, Australia
+61 8 9164 7667
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived we were warmly greeted by the cheerful staff at Rumah Tinggi. We were seated against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean, palm trees and the glow of the sunset. It was nothing short of spectacular. We started off the night with the salt and pepper squid. It was a perfect union of tender squid with light and... More 

Thank megayanz
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rumah Tinggi Tavern and Restaurant is a lovely place to have a meal, the setting is wonderful with unobstructed views over the Indian Ocean. Just lovely. The menu is concise and as always on Christmas Island I was disappointed with the lack of good fish options. However having said that I had a good meal and enjoyed my evening.

Thank Vic H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

save the best till last and go to Rumah Tinggi any night and enjoy real friendly service, great food and wine made our evening very enjoyable. Add a great location and ambiance and this location makes this a special event restaurant & a must go to.

1 Thank Terry E
Perth, Australia
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100 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant could easily give many Perth restaurants a run for their money. Besides the magnificent setting- pristine manicured lawns fringed with palm trees, facing the setting sun over the ocean, the food was fabulous. We had two pasta dishes which were full of delicious seafood, the Angus steak was tender and cooked perfectly and the salads where fresh and... More 

3 Thank travelhagPerth
Australind, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Well the view was to die for! What a magnificent part of creation. I rocked up to "Rumah" on my last night on Christmas Island. I had spoken to the chef a couple of days before and she told me to come and try the Black Angus steak. I decided on the Reef n Beef and I was not disappointed.... More 

1 Thank kaged
Neverland, Nowhere
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely, nicely flavored dinner in buffet form. Loved the coconut-rosewater ice cream and the coconut green pan cakes. Worth while and taking the ferry over during sunset tops it.

Thank CruiseLes
Adelaide, Australia
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

i have been to this restaurant twice and can say it has the best location for any restaurant on the island it is picturesque. however thats about as good as it gets for this restaurant the restaurant has a small menu with not much to choose from and is notoriously expensive, it has also had many chef changes in the... More 

Thank Nick S
Christmas Island, Australia
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I really love this restaurant and its island position, hopefully the new owners will settle down and prepare a great menu at affordable prices in the near future. I wish them well as it is a great possie on the island.

Thank Trish O
Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Had lunch fish and chips plus a couple of beers pretty good cheap compared to costs on CI. Lovely location friendly staff All good

Thank tonyj55
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

As mentioned by others the view is lovely and I was very grateful that they were so accomodating of my vegetarian tweaks of certain dishes. This is difficult especially when veggies are so expensive on the island, however they were more than happy to oblige.

2 Thank Liz11057

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Coconut Grove, Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island 6798, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Christmas Island  >  Flying Fish Cove
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9164 7667

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