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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” (86 reviews)
“ribs” (70 reviews)
“lamb salad” (21 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 3 days ago

This is a really nice old pub in the the centre of Rotorua. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We always visit for dinner on our trips to Rotorua. It has an extensive menu and the portions are always bigger than expected. It also has great local...More

Thank francois210
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 6 days ago via mobile

Pub grub...nothing makes it worse or better than the last place you went to like this. It's fine if that's what you're in the mood for. I wasn't.

Thank Gregory B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Standard well presented pub grub in huge proportions alongside a wide selection of beer on tap. Great friendly service, tv sports and canned music.

Thank thepatterman
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a night at the Pig and Whistle. Plenty of noise and atmosphere. Best of all we liked the food. Good size servings. Pork ribs was a real treat. When in Rotorua will definitely return.

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for a large event over a couple days. The food was fine, the beer was an ok craft brew and the service wasn’t bad. Good hang out vibe and there is often live music. Probably worth checking out if looking for a...More

Thank Laurel T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had been told about this Pub from my daughter who came here 12 years ago. It did not disappoint. Fish and chips came with 3 big pieces of fish on a pile of chips and salad. Yummy.

Thank Warwickgirl06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot else to say really called in on a Thursday night with the wife had the large fish and chips to share portion size was enough for two and the chips honestly the best I’ve had service was friendly and efficient what else...More

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a corporate event here. Nice range of beers on tap. Food looked good but didn’t eat. Had some live music and sports on tv in the bar area. Walked outside and the Thursday night markets were on. Lots of food choices at the market...More

Thank Pukekawa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for pub style atmosphere and food, this is the place. My husband ordered the Lamb salad and I ordered the Chicken Salad. The portions were huge and while both were tasty, there were what we expected for 'pub-food'. The beers were...More

Thank TravlLvr7
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Questions & Answers
Lyndsey R
2 July 2017|
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Response from Gregg_Brown | Property representative |
Hi Lyndsey R. On the most part we think we have great staff but we recognise we don't always get it right. If you could assist us with something more specific we might be able to address any issues.
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$ 21
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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