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Hennessy's Irish Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-343 7901
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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303 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are out of sync here but WYSIWYG. The difference from two years ago when we visited is very marked. The building and furnishing is still interesting for a relatively modern build as are the many interesting wall mounted artefacts. The two members of staff (bar man and waitress) were friendly and cheerful. However the quality of the food was... More 

Thank PatandAustin
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were friendly and helpful , the food was very good, the Guinness was marvellous. Keep up the good work

1 Thank garry y
Kawerau, New Zealand
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends for a bite to eat, was pleasantly surprised at the bar now it has been refurbished, it used to be quite dark inside, but now it is really opened up and seems so much more welcoming. The food was really good sized portions and we all had a different dish from the menu, a great selection available.... More 

1 Thank Sharon T
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in here for a pint of the black stuff and was surprised how good it was and at a reasonable price as well. Stayed and had some food and the crack was spot on met a guy from my home town in Yorkshire small world

1 Thank keithpJ613ZA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have traveled the world so I know! You can tell they truly care about serving good food! I will come back here anytime in Rotorua.

Thank Gordon M
Timmins, Canada
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331 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great lunch here while strolling around Rotorua. I had lamb liver & my wife had nachos. Both were very good. Recommended. Yes they have beer!

Thank Barry L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hennessy's is a bar that serves good food with attached restaurant seating area. Lamb stew was delicious

Thank Kurt S
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service and food, on a trip through Rotorua. Enjoyed this place. Prawn salad was amazing, loads of prawns.

1 Thank Jayne B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

excellent eggs benny and americano this morning. had same a couple of weeks ago so top marks for consistency. staff are also great.

1 Thank mikikiore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been twice now for breakfast and had their eggs Benedict with salmon both times. Food excellent, staff great and the place is always spotless. Great decor. Highly recommend this place.

1 Thank Andrew W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 17
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 7901

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?