Tamarind House on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands is a beautifully restored heritage colonial house set on 2.5 acres of lawns sweeping down to the beach. It is situated just a 3 minute drive from the town centre. You can enjoy a feeling of nostalgia for a bygone era in the peaceful seclusion of our truly unique tropical setting..
CLOSED FROM 25TH DECEMBER 2015 to JANUARY 4TH 2016
Click here to learn more about the history of the building and it's new owners.
In these beautiful surroundings you can enjoy coffee, lunch, dinner or just some fine wines or a cocktail on the veranda overlooking the palm-shaded lawns to the ocean.
What makes Tamarind House unique
Lovely Heritage Colonial House with spacious verandas
White Cane Chairs and White linens and servietties
Top quality crockery, cutlery and glassware
First Class & World Renowned Pacific Cuisine
Professional & Friendly Staff
Romantic Setting with lawns sweeping down to the ocean
Sea views through opening French Doors along length of building
Shelter an all weather conditions
Stunning tropical gardens
Whether your requirements are large or small, we are eager to accommodate you with an event that you will long remember. Tamarind House is a versatile venue offering five different areas to suit any occasion and
For that very special occasion we offer a stunning location and the finest of catering: we have an ever-changing menu of the finest dishes, plus the highest quality wine and beverage lists.
Tamarind House is the most exclusive, romantic and private venue on the island with delicious and world-renowned Pacific cuisine. Away from the crowds and the public eye, a function at Tamarind House is an extra special event. Tamarind House is situated on a large oceanfront property, with it's stately historic colonial house, huge verandas and French Doors, and the lovely gardens shaded by coconut palms and green lawns sweeping down to the ocean.
NEW: Now offering Champagne Wedding Breakfast Receptions
We specialise in Weddings and Functions: Please click here to read more.
Opening hours: October to December
Tuesday to Friday: Lunch from 11.30a.m. - 2.00 p.m.
Monday to Saturday: Dinner from 5.30 p.m.
Closed Saturday Day Time
SUNDAY BRUNCH: May - December: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Most diners choose to dine with us at Tamarind for the quiet and romantic setting. We do have a children's menu.
No children under 5 years in the restaurant after 7.15 pm please.
We recommend a 5.30 p.m. booking time for families with small children.
Children are welcome at lunch time, but please give consideration to other diners wishing to enjoy the peace and tranquility of our beautiful surroundings.
The Tamarind Tree
The Tamarind tree is found in all tropical countries, including the Cook Islands. One such tree was growing in the gardens of Tamarind House until the mid-1980s and many residents remember eating fruit from the tree as children. It was destroyed in a storm and a new Tamarind tree has been planted in the grounds so the future generations may continue to enjoy its fruits.