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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

) #16 of 179 Restaurants in Rotorua ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , ,
Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (86 reviews)
“ribs” (69 reviews)
“pig tails” (33 reviews)
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11:30 - 22:30All hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here on a sunday afternoon. It was a windy and rainy day but the covered outdoor seating was great and there was amazing live music on. The portion sizes were absolutely huge and the food was pretty tasty too! Convenient location as...More

Thank Steph G
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We ate here both nights in Rotorua. They doing amazing-looking fish and chips, but what drew u in and brought us back were their really tasty SALADS (!). Not the easiest thing to find in NZ, the main course salads here were really tasty and...More

Thank UKinNYC
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived Sunday afternoon and wanted to eat something , this pub at least open and we could get some burger and beer in an ok quality , nothing outstanding, nothing special. As average as a pub food experience can be.

Thank travel_l_love
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Had Steak and mushroom pie with mash and veg, the portions were huge and the taste was fantastic.Best value meal we have had anywhere in a nice setting. Make sure you are hungry!

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Loved the customer service and choices of vegetarian options of burger,pasta and lasagna. The portion is huge and being good eaters we couldnt even finish the mains. The live band was cool, and surely a place to chill. The free wifi was a great help!...More

Thank Lakshmy27
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I read about this in one of the brochures in the hotel. This is an interesting and busy pub for dinner. Be prepared to wait a little if you go later in the evening. The food is great - I had a seafood chowder, loaded...More

Thank anne a
Reviewed 3 December 2016

There must be 100 places to find a feed in Rotorua but this is a place that you must go. This historic place was the old police station but now it has been made into a typical Pub. I had the kiwi style Fush and...More

Thank thekuz
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Decided to try the Pig and Whistle during our stay in Rotorua and heard it was kid friendly. While there we did see people come in with kids and leave. We entered.. you should know to pick your own table. The ones in the back...More

Thank Luv2Trav3l
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is an authentic pub with great atmosphere and service. The history of the building is interesting, and the information provided is informative but discreet. The name seems ironic, given the original use as a police station. The food is really excellent and the portions...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic pub lunch, meals are very tasty. Great atmosphere sat outside under cover. Well worth a visit.

Thank FiAndAdie
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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$ 25
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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, 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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