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“Devine - view and food...but high end.”

OTB Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #43 of 103 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$34
Description: Traditional island style setting with infinity pool, right on one of the best swimming beaches in Rarotonga. OTB is part of the 4 star Manuia Beach resort and has a official Cuisine Magazine 2017, March issue 3 Pearls (stars) highest rating in Rarotongas food guide. Casual Lunches, casual fine dining at night and 3 & 5 course degustation menu's for either $ 49.50 or $ 69.50. Reservations essential at night. Free pick-ups and drop off for diners who take the 3 or 5 course Degustation Menu
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Description: Traditional island style setting with infinity pool, right on one of the best swimming beaches in Rarotonga. OTB is part of the 4 star Manuia Beach resort and has a official Cuisine Magazine 2017, March issue 3 Pearls (stars) highest rating in Rarotongas food guide. Casual Lunches, casual fine dining at night and 3 & 5 course degustation menu's for either $ 49.50 or $ 69.50. Reservations essential at night. Free pick-ups and drop off for diners who take the 3 or 5 course Degustation Menu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a real treat for us. The meal was expensive (not a cheap and cheerful quick bite) but if you were looking for a lovely evening out, with excellent food, an outstanding wine list and professional staff - this is it. Bookings essential, we tried one night and had to book for the next.
With so many delicious options on the menu, we followed the wait staffs recommendation and it was top notch! Small meals, so you can try a little of everything.
Absolutely on our list of 'must go' places for our next holiday.
Probably one for the adults.

Thank Donna S
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Phillip N, Owner at OTB Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana Donna, meitaki maata for sharing your experience at OTB. Its a blessing to have customers like you, make live much easier and more enjoyable for our hard working team. If you come back make yourself know before you come to myself ..I rmember talking to you and got a surpirse for you. with culinary regards & kia manuia ..your OTB team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at a table right on the beach facing the setting sun at dinner. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. I had spicy chicken and my wife a scallop and leek tart. The chicken was good but my wife commented that the tart was special. I had crispy pork belly with vegetables. It could have done with potatoes or rice as an accompaniment. My wife had prawn fettuccine which was very good. Even the indoor eating area is a sand floor. There is a pool and relaxing area next to the restaurant. The name says it all, on the beach!

Thank EnglishCanadian
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Phillip N, Owner at OTB Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana and meitaki maata for sharing your dining experience. Its nice to hear you had a enjoyable time and great food at OTB, our combinations are based on marcro biotic principles and we mostly do not combine starches with our proteins. We source our food mostly from organic producers, but if you would have asked for accompaniments we would have served them free of charge to you...we hope to see you again on your next visit and please make yourself know before you come so we can organise a little surprise for you...with culinary regards & kia manuia ..your OTB team

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

A little hard to find but worth the effort. Car parking available down the lane. Walk through to the beach. The attached accommodation has its own pool with large deck. Sand floor in the restaurant was cool.
Good food, wine and service.
Very relaxed atmosphere.
Great.

Thank Neil C
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Phillip N, Owner at OTB Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana and thanks for sharing your experience On The Beach. It nice to hear you had a great time and that's what its all about isn't it....a big meitaki maata for visiting and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit...please call first...with culinary regards & kia manuia your OTB team...

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I appreciated that this restaurant offered free pickup service, and a very nice setting and great views. Our table was in the sand so it was nice. The dinner menu was limited for my taste - of the three of us (americans) we couldn't find anything we liked on the dinner menu - especially for the price - the average meal was about $30-$40 We all ended up ordering from the snack menu, so I had fries for dinner for about $8 :/ The staff was nice and the service was good.

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Thank minocente
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Phillip N, Owner at OTB Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia Orana Minocente,
thank you for taking time to comment on OTB restaurant and we understand that your expectations were that of cafe food, even though we advertise ourselves a casual fine dining on the beach, offer a FREE pick up service that costs around
$ 50.00 dollars each way with a taxi........ and if you did not find anything to eat on our menu, perhaps you should have taken the bus and get a Take away FRY-UP at the Palace on the waterfront.

Perhaps you do not know that all our products are mostly organically sourced and of the best quality there is ...and are very expensive.

Our advertised minimum charge is $ 49.50 per person with transfer ...and this is just for the food.

I am glad you enjoyed our service which you did not want to pay for as well and you are lucky they made an exception for you and let you order from the Snack Menu which is reserved for house guests only who pay between $ 400.00 and $ 700.00 per night.

Please do me and other restaurateurs a favor and let them know your expectations.....as I would reject you as a customer if I would have known what you want.......we do not want to waste our efforts and time on people who do not appreciate or understand what we offer....Please look for the sign CAFE or TAKE AWAY instead of restaurant when you make a booking next time.....with culinary regards & kia manuia...the OTB team

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We got married on the beach at Titikaveka and OTB set up a little pavilion for us away from the rest of the diners and right on the beach watching the sunset. The service was superb, the food was astonishingly good and everything was perfect. Absolutely nothing to complain about. Thanks for making our wedding night just right.

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Thank rjimlad
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Phillip N, Owner at OTB Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

KIa Orana and meitaki maata for visiting OTB. Its great to have positive and appreciate customers, we live for customers like you...please let us know when you come back we will have a little surprise for you.. with culinary regards & kia manuia...your OTB team

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