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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

) #15 of 177 Restaurants in Rotorua ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , ,
Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (84 reviews)
“ribs” (65 reviews)
“pig tails” (33 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had a group of 9 in town to watch the AFL Grand Final where they had plenty of big screens to view the action. Food was great, including the beef nachos which were fresh and tasty. Staff were amazing! Friendly, helpful and very busy!!...More

1  Thank Matt L
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Amazing staff! Love it. Thanks.

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Felt like a pick of the bunch when we ate here on recommendation from a family member who ate here a few years ago. It's a gastropub and the portions are large. Craft beer was nice to try. Food was prepared quickly and we didn't...More

1  Thank AlvinTM
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Awesome to hear everything was just right, especially on a busy night. Thank you.

Reviewed 1 October 2016

Sea food chowder was amazing and quickly served, bread roll was so fresh and was plenty chowder in the bowl all sea food and not vegetables was great

1  Thank Mandylou47
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Booyah - 2 great reviews recently on the chowder. Awesome. Thank you. Staff will be stoked to hear.

Reviewed 30 September 2016

Been here a while ago. Decided to see if the name still lived up to my expectations as being popular. Was a little disappointed. Staff alright but both forgot everyone's utensils. One staff member did apologise after myself and other couple both had to ask...More

Thank karina f
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the fish and chips - very decent size portions. Venison sausages were also very good. Reasonably good value for money

1  Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Only popped in for a drink- nice selection of beers. Didn't eat, as had reservation elsewhere but food looked fab.

1  Thank Aunty2008
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We always leave well fed and happy with our meals... Large variety to choose from and every meal we've ordered we've thoroughly enjoyed

1  Thank Jade B
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Excellent! Thank you.

Reviewed 25 September 2016

We read it in a ton of magazines and brochures and were kinda disappointed. It said it was a historic building that was used as a police station or something of the sort. But there is no evidence of that upon entry. There are not...More

Thank EvaLady
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Expectations are troublesome thing. We don't try to hype the place. To the contrary really. Under promise and over deliver is the balance we try to strike. We can't help it if people say good things about us in magazines. The plaque at the outside...More

Reviewed 24 September 2016

Nice pub great atmosphere and food. Recommend the fish chowder and fish and chips. May have to wait to get a table; staff very accommodating.

Thank Greg F
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

Chowder and Fish Chips huh. Love it when we get it right. Thanks!

Reviewed 24 September 2016

We ventured into this historic pub after most cafes were already closed for lunch and were glad we did. All of us ordered the fish and chips. Couldn't go wrong with the fresh fish and an Australian Bundaberg ginger beer. The pub was warm and...More

Thank Naturespeak
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2016

You cant go wrong with the fresh fish and an Australian Bundaberg ginger beer! Soooo right. Thank you

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
fannies329
hi there where do I find the menu
14 July 2016|
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Response from Christian G | Reviewed this property |
On their website, pigandwhistle co NZ
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frodose
Whats on the menu friday night on the 27/11/2015
20 November 2015|
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Response from Gregg_Brown | Property representative |
Hi. Full menu is available until 10pm (everyday). Cheers.
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Bevan1969
Can i take my children?
17 December 2014|
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Response from Gregg_Brown | Property representative |
Yes you can. Under 18s are allowed with there parents. Kids love the Curly Fries.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
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, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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