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History & Description


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..
Tamarind House - Garden Sea View


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.


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.




NEW: Now offering Champagne Wedding Breakfast Receptions


We specialise in Weddings and Functions: Please click here to read more.
 Tamarind House - White Wedding SettingOpening hours

Monday 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 - October: 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.