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“great place for some dining or tea”

The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill
Ranked #19 of 103 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$24
Cuisines: Polynesian, Seafood, Cafe, Grill
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Hidden Spirit Cafe & Grill is on the site of the old Maire Nui Cafe set within the luxurious grounds of the Maire Nui Botanical Gardens. Now incorporating a stainless 'outside' Kitchen for night time, The Hidden Spirit offers holiday makers and locals alike a dining experience with a real point of difference on the island of Rarotonga. Specialising in fresh local produce (especially seafood) cooked in a local style but with a subtle influence of the Orient.Open:Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pmSaturday: Midday-4.30pmNights: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6.30pm- 11.00pmBooking essential for night time grill.
Reviewed 17 May 2018

the whole menu looks amazing and the owner and staff are super friendly. we grabbed tea and walked around the grounds :)

Thank Christopher L
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The ambience of the place is indeed worthy, but I am unsure how they justify the cost for the food. None of what we ordered was worth the amount we paid. The food looked lovely, yet tasted plain. Maybe our experience was different from what others might experience, but I for one left there entirely unsatisfied and bewildered about the hyped up sales pitch for food that wasn't all that great.

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1  Thank molopomaniac
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

$66 for 4 pieces of cheesecake that looked like it had been dropped on the floor. Never again and the only disappointing thing we have experienced on rarotonga

2  Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Lunch in the palms. Very friendly service with nice food. Served wine from their own vineyard in Tasmania. Really enjoyed our lunch even though we were both feeling poorly.
Great Place.

Thank Neil C
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

We ate there for lunch and had the smoked marlin salad - which is the best smoked fish we have ever eaten. Highly recommend this!

Thank B-JG112017
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