Pacific Rim Cuisine
A relaxed private dining haven on the waterfront with stunning vistas of the sandy beach, blue lagoon and daily sunsets. We offer an all day dining program with breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Our valued in-house guests can have any meal prepared and delivered to their villas. Oceans specializes in Pacific-Rim cuisine featuring fresh seafood, choice cut meats and a fusion of flavors from Asia, the Americas and the Antipodes.
This casual and classy restaurant is the place where people come together to relax, enjoy and unwind. Oceans Restaurant is open daily for breakfast from 7.30am-10:00am; delicious lunches catering for all tastes from 11.30am – 2.30pm; and sunset dinners from 6.00 – 9pm (7 days).
Flambé Restaurant, situated directly at the entrance to the Crown Beach Resort, opened on the 23rd of May this year with a flamboyant Opening Event – finished off with the sound of pounding Island drums and a spectacular fireworks display. Since this date, Flambés team of dedicated staff have lovingly taken the Flambé name and its’ reputation for attentive service and outstanding cuisine – up and into our tropical stratosphere…
The Flambé menu has been inspired by the ancient Cook Island legend of the demi-god Maui, who entered the underworld via an opening at Black Rock, disguised as a red pigeon. With the help of his mother plus the use of some cunning and guile, he finally wrestled the secret of how to make fire from his grandfather, the god of Ma’uike.
Executive Chef de Cuisine, Jocelyn Ballantyne, has skillfully crafted a menu that not only uses as much local produce and fish as possible, but also offers unusual dishes that include ostrich, venison, duck and much more. This restaurant’s style of cuisine celebrates the classical culinary art of Flambé, with succulent meat cuts and local fish taking on that characteristic char-grilled delicious finish.
Desserts at Flambé are without question a feast for the eyes, as well as heaven for the taste buds…with maverick and imaginative presentations featuring the opposing elements of fire and ice. Guests are often inspired to take out their i-phones to capture the drama of Crepe Suzettes being prepared especially for them at the table, or to witness the marvel of a hand-made ice igloo – encapsulating the [in] famous Belgium chocolate and almond semi-freddo.
The skilful use of original local artwork, a very photogenic champagne glass- clad central chandelier, mood lighting, an outside dinning gazebo and bar, and a coral waterfall that challenges the intensity of a fiercely burning brazier – makes for an unusually mesmerising ambiance; made better still by live nightly entertainment, which is augmented every Friday and Saturday night with the addition of a spectacular fire dance display.
Open for dinner only. Fire-dance on Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. Patrons 16 years and over.
On The Beach
Exceed expectations and wow your loved one with a beautiful ‘Dinner on the Beach’ package featuring a heavenly setting in one of our two waterfront Gazebo’s complete with white linen, silverware, glassware, flowers & candles, flaming tiki torches, a gourmet 3-course dinner, bottle of sparkling wine, your own private waiter, a glorious sunset as your backdrop, twinkle lights and the sound of waves lapping on the beach.
Available daily except Thursdays for only NZD $302 per couple, additional guests permitted at NZD $100 per person, maximum 6 diners.
Akirata Dance Troupe
Our world famous island night on Thursday feature a Polynesian buffet, followed by delectable desserts, topped off with a dynamic cultural performance presented by the Akirata Cultural Dance Troupe.
Reservations are highly recommended as island nights always sell out. NZ$55 Adults / NZ$30 Children 3-12 yrs.