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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
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11:30 - 01:30
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 22:30
Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:30
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service - excellent. Ordered a half meal. So much - couldn't finish it. But really wanted to it was so delicious.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for dinner after after a freezing day. Nice and warm (even in the outdoor area). Good hearty food and friendly staff.

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Runaway Bay, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our meal at the pub. The amount of food you get is plentiful and quite good, very much home cooked type of meal. There was a fair amount of mash potatos under the meat and could have been halved, the vegetable were good. Service was good, music was provided.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place for lunch. Food is very tasty and generous portions. My favourite is the calamari salad! Meals are delivered in a timely manner so you're not waiting to long which is ideal for those on a time limit.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was great but environment noisey and uncomfortable. Live music during dinner terrible. Band after dinner great

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Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything here was excellent, the food, service, and lunch time atmosphere. The restaurant has tv's, and there are many fireplaces spread around that keep the place warm. The one issue is that one orders and pays at the bar, making reordering very inefficient.

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Thank B B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good old fashion pub food but 10 x's better. Go with an empty tummy and stretchy pants coz meals are yuuuuuuummy! They get really busy so if its the weekend get in early or make a booking and if your a large group, your not going to get a look in unless you book. Yes its that good. So put... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Bar well stocked. When we visited there was quite a crowd so the atmosphere was fun. Staff was helpful

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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to visit if you want to get a taste of local craft beers and tasty bar food. Nothing fancy but it does the job perfectly. Fish and chips and burgers are both very good!

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great meal ( catch up family trip to Rotorua) we had Lamb Shanks & I can honestly say they were the best we have ever eaten..Really enjoyed the meal & friendly staff. Thank you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 24
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:30
Saturday
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 3025
Description
Centrally located in a classic piece of bold 1940's architecture, the Pig & Whistle is a local landmark with a great history. Our friendly staff will make your visit one you'll want to repeat. Monteith's, Heineken, Tiger, Erdinger & Black Dog as well as three Ciders on tap, a fantastic range of New Zealand wines. Our pub menu includes favourites like Seafood Chowder, New Zealand Lamb Salad and Pork Spare Ribs and we cater to children also. And there are our world famous piggy fries! Our Snack Menu is available from 11.30am till Close, 7 Days a week and we have a great selection of desserts. The Pig & Whistle has live bands every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Find out the up and coming bands on our Entertainment page. And we have big screen Hi Definition Sky Digital TV - catch your favourite sports on one of the big screens.

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