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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

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1182 Tutanekai Street | Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“curly fries” (88 reviews)
“ribs” (69 reviews)
“pig tails” (17 reviews)
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Wine Bar, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1182 Tutanekai Street | Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Pig and Whistle Historic Pub
1. Excellent Pub Food
"Excellent meal. Very very generous sized meals"
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2. Great Atmosphere
"This is an authentic pub with great atmosphere and service."
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3. Live Band, Every Weekend
"had a lot of fun, amazing live band"
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Reviewed yesterday

We eat here twice while in Rotorua. If you can get a table in the front original part of the building it's great. Good atmosphere and a real historic feel to the place. The addition of extra seating under cover at the rear was not...More

Thank weener2015
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This building was actually a Police Station built in 1941. Now it is a very cool pub. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They were very busy the evening we were there but when we had put in our order at the bar it...More

Thank oest112755
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hi All, I could not find an email to send you this complaint so I've had to write this review instead. Me and my partner who is 30 weeks pregnant had decided to come in for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon, as soon...More

Thank L T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here because it was the first place we came to and we're hungry. I was a bit worried from the name of the place it might have been rubbish food like some of the chains in the UK. However our food was...More

Thank Esemkay
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came on my own for a beer and enjoyed the great live music they have Thursday nights. Good crowd and good atmosphere. :) free WiFi doesn’t hurt either :)

Thank Adriana P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basic pub fare served in big portions. You enter, find a seat, then order from the bar. Take a number to the table and then it was not a long wait. Mac & cheese balls were very nice. Fish & Chips was one gosnt piece...More

Thank BayouWanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a great meal on Friday night with friends. Great menu selection and just loved the pigtail fries. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. It was so good we even came back on Sunday night for another meal.

Thank JeBak134
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many locals recommended this Pub and we could see why. Service was great and the food did not disappoint.

Thank patrick c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a good meal on a Friday night here. Originally sat down the back but moved as soon as a table was available (cold, loud and nowhere near the atmosphere at the back - probably much nicer on a summer evening or if you were...More

Thank mishfish5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with work crew for a couple of quiet beverages, nice area outside of pub building. There was live music, duo playing in the background - which was nice enough ambience.

Thank kiwikaileigh
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Lyndsey R
2 July 2017|
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Response from Gregg_Brown | Property representative |
do you have anything more specific?
14 July 2016|
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Response from Elaine H | Reviewed this property |
I had never been to a Pig & Whistle establishment before. It was while we were walking around Auckland and looking at the presentation and menus of establishments that we made our decision to go to the Pig & Whistle. I can... More
20 November 2015|
Response from Gregg_Brown | Property representative |
Hi. Full menu is available until 10pm (everyday). Cheers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 20
Wine Bar, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1182 Tutanekai Street | 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
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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