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The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar

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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, European, New Zealand, International

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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 and Friday nights by our popular resident musician Bryan Rodelas. Also Garth Young on the piano Sunday evenings. Bookings essential.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Incredible Pizza meal staring out over the ocean. Seating available on the beach itself if you're that way inclined or you could eat on the elevated decking. Either way a stunning view with good food to match.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lithiumus
Reviewed 3 days ago

We wandered up the beach and had dinner at this restaurant. The food was outstanding, the service was excellent and the view of the sunset was to die for. I had the lamb which was delicious and others at the table had seafood which was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bridget_from_Oz
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our dinner at Waterline. We watched the sunset with a cocktail in hand and then had a delicious dinner with live music in the restaurant right on the water. The restaurant looks like a big tree house, it was such a great...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EliseH9
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great meal very tasty and very friendly and helpful staff with a lovely view to the lagoon and the amazing sun setts.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ChefRoland
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must on the island for me! The food was excellent, the guy singing was fantastic, and i loved the funkiness of the place!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank holidayfuncalgary
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff, good choice on menu, very good food. sometimes they rush the courses rather. Plenty of tables with good views.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SusanAxbridge
Reviewed 1 week ago

The verandah-style restaurant on the beach has a lovely atmosphere, great food and often has live music.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gay D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delicious meal here. Great service and lovely location at sunset. It’s right on the beach3 mins from where we stayed at Magic Reef Bungalows. You can have cocktails on the beach and enjoy the view before your meal

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank keentravellerKiama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went to the shoreline for dinner Wednesday night fantastic night good cocktails and food.... So decided to return on our last night. One of my daughters had enjoyed the Stuffed chicken with avocado and feta on risotto special the first night so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Loonies_NZ
Akisi M, Owner at The Waterline Restaurant & Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We apologize for the above. It is definitely not the norm and we are sorry this happened to your group. Totally understand the disappointment. You have brought this to our attention so will address this with all staff involved in the hope we stay consistent...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So not much signage to find it even tho it’s down a driveway. Thr were a lot of houses so it was confusing for us we were like “uhhh are we in the right place” ended up asking, we were! Lol but other than that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 2Broke2Travell
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5 June 2018|
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Response from Lacey02 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes they did have options that could be gluten free.
3 October 2016|
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Response from Akisi M | Property representative |
Called Cleopatra Sauce. Glad you enjoyed it. It is popular.
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