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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“curly fries” (85 reviews)
“ribs” (67 reviews)
“pig tails” (33 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for a drink and dinner before a show. For some reason we thought we'd be able to fit in breads and dips in before our main. Big mistake. There was ample bread and dip for the two of us. When the huge mains...More

Thank Tanyadc67
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Whenever we visit Rotorua, Pig & Whistle is a "must do" for us. Couple of beers and a good feed of steak. Never been let down yet.

Thank Fortriss
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Nice covered outdoor area with good food. Nice spot to stop for lunch. Staff are very friendly. Relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Quiet-Pair
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Went last week for lunch and the service was good. Meals were delicious and the portions were huge. Would recommend

Thank vicky744
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Had Beef Schnitzel which was delicious! I wasn't even aware that beef schnitzel was a thing! Amazing. A great selection of beers and ciders on tap. Order at the bar and servers bring the food to the table. Service was quick and friendly.

Thank Kyle F
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Got the recommendation for a guy at the park to eat at the Pig and Whistle and we weren't disappointed. It was a busy night and service was timely/friendly and food was good. Definitely worth visiting.

Thank tntbamford
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Been here before for lunch, burgers and fish and chips good, but "dinner" type dishes are expensive and average. Had steak and port belly. Average.

Thank tailspintaz
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Rating is poor, the comments read average. We do try to be much better than average. Very sorry, we do try to be consistent. Obviously not these meals.

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Had a real good time! food and drinks were awesome!would definitely recommend this place. Will be back!

Thank Meli W
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant while going to Eat Street and were not disappointed. We enjoyed every meal, this place is worth visiting.

Thank OzziMelbourne
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Decided on the Pig & Whistle for a quick business dinner with a visitor from out of town. Bad choice. Noisy despite only being about a third full. Beer was warm and I had to ask for a glass. Ordered the pork belly. Eventually got...More

Thank billyboy602015
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

We do try to be better than this. Honestly - we do. Sorry.

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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
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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