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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

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Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets | 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” (83 reviews)
“ribs” (70 reviews)
“lamb salad” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets | Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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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 had dinner here during our stay in Rotorua and found it to be very nice. The food and drink was very nice and the portions were huge.

Thank SB9308
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

Thursday night dinner and drinks meeting with a work colleague. Pub was half full and the food took approx 25 minutes to arrive. Nice food, nice atmosphere, reasonable prices and great staff. I often frequent 'the pig' when I am in Rotorua for business, and...More

Thank Axle_Twix
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly came in for lunch and wasn't disappointed very good pub grub. Secondly went back in the evening to watch the All Blacks, great atmosphere. Followed by an amazing band. If your in town on a Saturday night it's definitely worth a visit. Thanks team...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to come here after reading really good reviews and left extremely disappointed, ordered 2 meals and 2 drinks one was non alcoholic and it was $80, which I don't mind paying for good food, however waited 1 hour for meals without being made aware...More

Thank Ella123456789
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting another steak house down on Eat street (absolute $h!t ). Pig and Whistle was recommended to us. Good size meals and friendly staff. Oh and my garlic butter melted on my steak beautifully (dig at Eat restaurant). Yep if you want a good...More

Thank Miles G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent meal. Very very generous sized meals. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Perfect finish to a action packed day!

Thank Kewa0632
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there after seeing quite a few good reviews. The atmosphere was brilliant, cosy and the staff are friendly. We've ordered Braised Pork Chop and maybe it wasn't quite suitable to our taste, but the sides that comes with it were tasty.

Thank christmasweien
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad stop for lunch, the serving sizes are quite generous and some of the better food on offer in rotorua

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Rotarua for a marathon, we ate at this establishment. I was not feeling well the first time we visited, and hubby had the seafood chowder. I had a couple of spoonfuls, and i was loverly. We went back a couple of days later,...More

Thank agatha255
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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$ 10 - US$ 22
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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets | 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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