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The Thirsty Weta

) #1 of 11 Restaurants in Otorohanga ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , ,
57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 6699
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (18 reviews)
“mussels” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (10 reviews)
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Bar, New Zealand, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
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Reviews (238)
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11 - 20 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 23 March 2017

A comfortable place for drinks and dinner. We had a choice of inside seating or enjoying the nice weather in their outdoor ding area. There weren't many restaurant options on Monday evening in Otorohanga, so we are glad the Thirst Weta turned-out to be good...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Chose this place from the reviews. Went for early dinner as the locals were finishing work and dropping by for a beer, very social. More cafe by appearance than pub, and very rugby themed decor. Service was good but food was ordinary. Good place for...More

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Two evenings experience leads me to an enthusiastic recommendation: get there before the locals crowd in. Pork done better than the beef, varied menu w lots of choices and lots of beers.

Thank Nail56
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here with 2 grandchildren and they said their pizza and fries were good. Kids meal also came with a choice of drink. We opted for toasted sandwiches and they came with a good serve of fries. Staff very attentive and happy.

Thank Taratat
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We called in after looking up trip advisor reviews, the only issue was someone had said there were no mussels available, unfortunately this was the case for us as well but in saying that, we had nachos and the Guinness pie, both meals had great...More

Thank Murray G
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Too many people, over 75 minutes wait for very average cold food. Service average because they were super busy.

Thank KiwiJo2016
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were driving through on our way for an afternoon tour of the Glow Worm Caves..lunch for four...hearty portions, pizza was pretty good...service efficient and friendly.

Thank captkess59
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Food is average but the over all experience is good. Pub like atmosphere and a good vibe. Excellent outdoor seating area. Well worth a visit

Thank 1963vicki
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I always stop here enroute. Great pizzas, burgers and other stuff. Fun atmosphere with a local feel. TVs quietly let you follow sports events. It's a perpetual fav of my visitors too.

1  Thank Sawhira
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great service and good food. The atmosphere is perfect here - everyone is welcome and well looked after.

1  Thank nathannnnnn
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Stella W
Are you open Easter Sunday and Easter Monday night for dinner? Thanks
14 April 2017|
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Response from Janine B | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, New Zealand, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Otorohanga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-873 6699
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