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“Nice, but we expected better”

SilverSands Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #21 of 102 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$100
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Good for: Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 7 August 2014

4 of us went to Silver Sands for dinner but only 2 of us were impressed with our meals, 1 being a steak meal and the other being the trio of curries. Both superb. The bar staff and waitress were very pleasant and service was great. Location is excellent.

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Went for dinner here while in Rarotonga with friends. We had a seafood buffet that was supposed to include a show, but because of celebrations in town that didn't happen. Anyway the buffet was $59.00 per person and was delicious. All sorts of traditional dishes to try and all were really good. Dessert wasn't much but nice after such a big feast for mains that was fine with me. Drinks very expensive even for beer and wine, but that's to be expected at all of the resorts I`m afraid. There was a lady that also told you about all the dishes that were served and how they are prepared which I found very interesting. I would definitely go back again if I go back to Rarotonga.

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We had an evening meal here, prices were very good, service was great and the food was very pleasing. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone. It was one of the better meals we had and we tried approx 10n different restaurants.

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Thank Markiepost2014
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

This was the convenient hotel restaurant where we were staying at. Our first time eating here, both the food and service were horrible. It was pig and prawn night and we ordered a sizzler plate of ribs and the prawns prepared with herb butter and tangy BBQ sauces. The prawns were totally overlooked and very difficult to remove from the shell since the meat was sticking to it. The ribs were okay but not amazing. We also got an order of fries and wings. The fries were your standard frozen fries with no seasoning. The wings were horrible, not crispy and very slimy. Service was absent minded and disorganized throughout the evening as well.

Breakfast the next day was included and luckily was way better than dinner the night before. The menu included eggs, hashbrowns and some breads, cereals, yogurt and fruits. Reasonable selection and good way to start the day. Service was not an issue since it was buffet style thankfully.

Since all restaurants in the are close between lunch and dinner we were stuck having a late lunch here as well. Thankfully service was quick and our lamb sandwich was not bad. I so think our expectations were quite low though so it was better than expected. The snickers cocktail was actually the best part of our meal though and such a guilty pleasure.

Overall nothing amazing but if you have to eat, it can provide sustenance. We were here for the beach and views though so good was definitely secondary to that.

1  Thank Cynthia M
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Salad bar! No need for anything else, the salad bar had a large variety of dishes, and was very nice. My first try of curried bananas, surprisingly delicious, and so were the cocktails!

Thank ranz-nz
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