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“Fab” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waterline

Waterline
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Arorangi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$31
Cuisines: Seafood, European, New Zealand, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: 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 nights. Bookings essential.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fab”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Truly wonderful ikemata and great prawn entree. Offer a great kids menu . Wonderful setting. Friendly staff. Good food highly recommended.

Visited July 2014
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Hamilton
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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“Great place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Well, you really can't fault the setting right on the beach with this place.
Food wise - it's like a lot of these types of places in Raro - average food for the price. We didn't see any local dishes on the menu like rukau or taro, but they had raw fish salad and wahoo on their specials board. The raw fish salad was way too salty; not sure if their chef tastes anything. Mains were tasty enough. Lovely coconut flan for desert.

Overall, food ok, nice enough service, and awesome setting. Oh by the way, TAKE CASH!!

  • Visited August 2014
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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“Awesome setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Waterline would have to be about the best spot on the island when you are looking for a great meal, beautiful setting and friendly service. Price wise it was $270 for 4 of us including drink, entrees, mains and dessert. The food was very tasty, the Chef's special Wahoo fish dish was a hit.

We also came here for happy hour and that was fun too.

  • Visited August 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“good food, good music”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We go to the Waterline every year to enjoy the food and the music.
The food is consistently excellent, as is the music.
This year we celebrated my birthday; even got a candle on our chocolate cheesecake!
There are 2 guitar players, ands a singer. They play a combo of pop, rock and roll. this year Elvis showed up, but we left early and missed. him.
The setting is classic Cook Island, overlooking the beach on an elevated deck.
Two other visitors shared their birthdays as well.
A warm and convivial setting; but bring cash; they do not accept credit cards!

  • Visited July 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Great food and the most beautiful setting for a meal. We had a great meal both nights we ate here while watching a stunning sunset with whales breaching just a few hundred meters from the beach. A perfect spot for a relaxing evening with great hosts.

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