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“Beautiful Food!”

The Lazy Trout Rarotonga
Ranked #13 of 32 Restaurants in Avarua
Price range: US$12 - US$36
Description: The Lazy Trout café & restaurant is a hidden gem located in Tutakimoa, a short 5-minutes walk from Cook’s corner in Avarua downtown. The all-day breakfast & lunch and the alfresco dining are served in the tropical garden of the stylish Wellesley Hotel, overlooking the crystalline pool and the stunning views on the mountain. The menu captures the freshness of local produce and the imaginative cuisine offer a wide range of high-quality option. Whether you’re after some delicious local fish, tender NZ lamb, a healthy and tasty salad, a great burger, or an invigorating coffee, a refreshing smoothie, a fine cocktail, The Lazy Trout has it all. The warm and welcoming staff and the relaxing ambience make of a visit to The Lazy Trout café & restaurant an outstanding culinary experience.
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Description: The Lazy Trout café & restaurant is a hidden gem located in Tutakimoa, a short 5-minutes walk from Cook’s corner in Avarua downtown. The all-day breakfast & lunch and the alfresco dining are served in the tropical garden of the stylish Wellesley Hotel, overlooking the crystalline pool and the stunning views on the mountain. The menu captures the freshness of local produce and the imaginative cuisine offer a wide range of high-quality option. Whether you’re after some delicious local fish, tender NZ lamb, a healthy and tasty salad, a great burger, or an invigorating coffee, a refreshing smoothie, a fine cocktail, The Lazy Trout has it all. The warm and welcoming staff and the relaxing ambience make of a visit to The Lazy Trout café & restaurant an outstanding culinary experience.
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Unfortunately, we didn't dine at this lovely restaurant until our last night - otherwise we would have made it a regular. A lovely setting that I would have liked to have seen in the daylight, to take advantage of the garden. The food was delicious - I recommend the Rukau Pancakes and the Eggplant Salad. Very nice staff as well.

Thank Emma N
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

We are on holiday with our friends who live here. So we decided this would be a lovely place to celebrate Mothers Day and have a drink to celebrate being pretty cool mums. Oh dear the restaurant doesn't have a licence to sell alcohol on a Sunday which was a shame for us....no not everyone wants a drink but it was a special day and it is the only thing that we were disappointed with. The service was excellent with friendly smiling waiters, the food was delicious and the waffle was superb!!!!! The four of us all enjoyed our meals immensely...thank you.

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Thank TheHoulis
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

We enjoyed a lunch and a dinner at Lazy Trout. The food was prepared to a high standard but within a price range typical of many fine restaurants on Raro. Good value! The service was professional grade and ambience peaceful and scenic. You gotta eat there!

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Thank ralston1182
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful spot with a pool you can swim in while you wait for food and drinks. Yum food! Great service, and they even came out to warn us the bus was coming soon!!! MIL loved is so much she snuck back two more times before we left

Thank Jess D
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

We were aware of the 'Trout' opening when in Raro last year but couldn't make it. This trip we did--in fact we ate there 3 times in the month! We had a lovely lunch with 2 other couples and then dinner there twice with another couple. The ambiance is lovely and well worth a visit. The white fence and gate invite you in to rest and refresh. The garden is peaceful and serene. There is also a lovely and long pool which just invites you to take a dip. Thibault, the manager is very professional and friendly and we see him 'going places'. The staff of Nooroa and Clare are excellent always making sure you are looked after and enjoying the meal. There is a reading and chatting area inside which looks very relaxing and the entire place is absolutely spotlessly clean:)

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Thank SEASPREE
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