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The Thirsty Weta

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Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 6699
10:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 10:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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te awamutu
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

met up with acquaintances for mid-week dinner. very nice to be able to sit at a city-quality place in my local town, could host these Brits without embarrassment. a locally brewed beers amongst others on tap enjoyed by Rob. Dukkah lamb was delicious, i'd only had dukkah on crusty bread before but this was very tasty and not too big... More 

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Mosman, Australia
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

For Tuesday evening the restaurant very busy however the wait was minimal. The menu quiet varied, maybe with a tendency for Middle East spice. The lamb Dhukkah excellent, the land cooked perfectly, pink. Maybe the spinach salad could have had a little more dressing. She had the beef burger, also good the bread being ciabatta. Would return

Thank Babu_of_Kili
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Came here after a recommendation from glowing adventures... Brought up in conversation since we saw weta's in a cave! Anyhow, we went to the thirsty weta and the food was amazing. Really good food. Staff were so friendly, and generally nice people. Worth the travelling in the wrong direction! Lol

Thank Helena B
Chur, Switzerland
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195 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

I stopped here for lunch on the way from Auckland to New Plymouth. It’s a lovely cheerful place with good food and friendly service.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Was driving through on the way to Wellington. The food was nice and so was the staff. Would definitely recommend to others passing through.

Thank joshwH8137FB
Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We arrived in Otorohanga around 11am and decided to look for somewhere to have a coffee, The Thirsty Weta looked like a nice place. The coffee's we had were good, service was fine and the staff pleasant.

Thank iamtullahlula
Shenzhen, China
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Got a recommendation from our hotel owner. Found a very good place with good food and great Atmosphere !!

Thank 134meiz2013
Newport Beach, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

I stopped in here for the free wifi to check some emails, so I got a coffee and a dessert to not mooch off their internet, but after I ordered I was unable to connect to their network using my laptop and my phone. Their password has a space in it (I won't print it here for obvious reasons), which... More 

Thank JetpackAmerica
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I was in Otorohanga last week in desperate search for a coffee. My cousin ordered a smoothie. The ladies at the bar didn't seem too excited about serving us but as someone who had been a bartender for 3 years I know how it is. We found a table outside and waited for our drinks to arrive. They came in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

I loved the decor in this place. I had no idea what a 'weta' was before arriving here. The food was great and being vegetarian, we usually have a limited menu so we were happy with what was on offer. We would have loved to have seen one or two more choices though.

Thank CherryJam9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?