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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

$$ - $$$, ,
Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here a couple of weeks ago had a few good beers and some delicious food an o,d building with lots of history.

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal (large and tasty) in a great environment and our kids where happy - what more could we ask for - loved it all

Thank karen f
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We ate here for lunch and got soup and a kiddie cheeseburger with fries! The seafood chowder was excellent, however lots of mussels, which I like, so be aware of that! The kids burger was plenty big enough, the regular burgers are pretty good size!...More

Thank Beattl
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely big portions food and value for money. Delicious and yummy. Come if hungry and if need alcohol!!!

Thank Ben L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

they are really big!! fish and chips with 3 fish, wow service mostly good from the waiting staff but there could be some improvement with some of the bar staff great atmosphere but a little overwhelming with live music and 4/5 tv screens

Thank chris c
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Nice place to have dinner and drinks. Excellent choice of drinks available with a great uncomplicated menu that really delivers on cost and portion size. The live music was good and at a volume that you could still enjoy a conversation around your table.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Went here twice during our stay. It was a few blocks away from our hotel but both times the staff was friendly. Had a fire to warm up with and live music.

Thank Victoriajag32
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Really quick service and lovely enviroment. The staff were very welcoming and the meal was was very nice. We couldn't eat everything on the plate. Well done Pig and Whistle we have been here a few times when visiting Rotorua and the standard is always...More

Thank Shaza56
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

It's a great place, amazing music, good crowd, but I feel it's a bit over priced for the drinks menu, but ya it helps from people not getting drunk, 2-3 pints with friends to catch up with, and without getting a dent on pocket anymore...More

Thank Nicktravel007
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Busy and kid friendly with good live music. Nothing flash, but good food good feel and a nice night out with the family.

Thank goughdh
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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
USD 10 - USD 25
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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