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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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Today
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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Maui
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285 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were traveling in Rotorua the day of the Super Bowl and we enjoyed lots of good food and cold beer, with friendly staff. We were unfamiliar with some of the local brews, so they gave us a few small tastings to decide which we wanted to order with our gy-normous burgers, fish and chips! Generous portions for sure and... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looking at the menu I thought the prices were a bit steep. However the pub had been recommended by a local and I was not disappointed. I enjoyed ever dollar and cent of my burger, curly fries and cider. It was definitely worth the prices. All staff were friendly and welcoming.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Generous portions and typical pub grub. The burgers are huge and served with a good helping of curly fries. The children enjoyed their meal and one serve was enough for two toddlers. Friendly staff are very helpful. Nice atmosphere.

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Thank Jenni8774
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We called in here for a drink and something for supper because of a recommendation and it provided a good service with typical bar food.It was busy and offered a good ambience in an old historic building.

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Thank RPRedman
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They kicked me out because "they saw me drunk". I was drunk but i didnt disturb any person. I neither talked With anybody. I was just sitting down on my chair with My Beer talking with one of my friend and a person of the staff came To saying to leave The bar because i was Not able To "hold... More 

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Thank Giorgio S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good sized meals, kids enjoyed it and food was good. Staff were friendly and made us feel welcome. It can get very busy so find out when it's a good time to go.

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Thank Brody R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to dine out and not be disappointed. You can't go pass the Pig and Whistle. Named because it was a police station in its previous life. Good food. Good beer. Great staff. Give it a go.

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Thank Chris R
Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This has always been an awesome restaurant, although the service could be alittle better as they are never very friendly and the guys look as though they are only there for the $ sadly. Thank goodness the food is awesome though, I am in love with the pork belly and satay burger not to mention the curly fries yuuuuummm oh... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place serving burgers and great beer. Also appropriate for vegetarians – I had a burger with a mushroom pattie and a veggie pattie. The burgers come with a a large portion of pigtail french fries.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found ourselves pleasantly surprised after wandering into this pub at about 3 in the afternoon. We had missed lunch and it was too early for dinner and we were starved. This place had an excellent guitarist playing live music. Those not into live music were watching the cricket on mute. The food was good, with portions that suited my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?