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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

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1182 Tutanekai St | 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” (85 reviews)
“ribs” (69 reviews)
“lamb salad” (20 reviews)
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Wine Bar, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1182 Tutanekai St | 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

This place is so awesome! The live band on Thursday - Saturday are so great doing awesome covers of New Zealand music and some great classics! This is where you want to be on a Saturday night, definitely not limited to any age, this place...More

Thank TheTasi
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 1 week ago via mobile

No vegan options! Looked clean. More for drinking than food. Ok parking. Nice history behind the building.

1  Thank Tracey P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really lovely lunch. The building has been beautifully restored. The food was excellent and very generous portions. Staff were lovely, wish we had time to go back.

Thank LesleyMac16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for dinner early thinking it would be nice and quiet but, I think, a lot of people had the same idea, it was busy. The service was great, the meals were terrific and the building was special.

Thank Sharryn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Average pub grub but superb service & speed , clean good atmosphere- would recommend & visit again - family friendly- central city.

Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stopped in for drinks this time, but they have a full range of Monteiths on tap, and more in the cabinet. There's a limited wine list, but still very good. Their curly fries are to die for, and it's always busy, which is...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being a local, I've been to the Pig a few times now. Everytime I always get a birger with Curly fries.... they're amazing! My mum loves the open steak sandwich and my grandparents love the fish n chips! Tge only negative thing I've heard about...More

Thank Christie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food we odered was fantastic. Even though it was very busy the food came at a reasonable time. The staff were very welcoming and friendly.

Thank coreygrees
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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$ 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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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 St | 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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