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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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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (84 reviews)
“ribs” (64 reviews)
“pig tails” (33 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Fantastic Food and Great Staff. Great choice of beers too. Summer was on the Bar for the Function I was attending upstairs. A great girl and a credit to the company .

1  Thank Cptstu
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review
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Everyone loves Summer. ;)

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Came for dinner with friends, it has a nice vibe and atmosphere. Our drinks were awesome, food was excellent and they were really big portions! The toilets were clean. The only reason I'm not giving them a five was the band, nice sound but the...More

Thank 2000alas
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Went here on a friend's recommendation. We were seated by a disinterested waitress in essentially an outdoor marquee on a cold winter night. We asked for a warmer area and received an unsympathetic response. Plus there were multiple TVs blaring a sports game. Zero atmosphere....More

Thank nzcowlady
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

You are quite right - the waitress should have advised to order at the bar when you were seated. Thats what we expect too. Please accept our apologies. We have a 1.2m open fire to warm the atmosphere. Not sure why it wasn't going on...More

Reviewed 17 September 2016

You can't beat cheese rolls and a pint. A must do if you are in Rotorua. Also has a great lunch and dinner menu.

Thank Vicki S
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

Cheese rolls. I love them too but unfortunately they didnt sell as well as I hoped. They are gone from the new menu, replaced with other yummy stuff. Thank you for the review and recommendation.

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is a pub, location is good, along one of the streets fronting the lake. It has a nice ambience, the food portions are quite large and not too expensive. Staff were very friendly and service was quick. We had a good experience overall.

Thank PriscillaCPL
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Wanted to get a beer and a local recommended this place. They have 10 beers on tap so we had some nice choices. They even had my diet ginger beer. We ordered the soup- one the special- potato and leek and I had the seafood...More

Thank Debbie A
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

We have 12 beers (and 3 ciders) on tap. Just saying. :) Thank you for the review and recommendation!

Reviewed 15 September 2016

We keep coming back. Great selection and reasonably priced. Efficient and friendly staff. We will be back again.

Thank 254Rex
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

Excellent - see you soon. Thanks!

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We came across this place by accident and so glad we did! Fantastic atmosphere, we were settling into the front bar until we discovered the area out the back with a beautiful open fire. Great food, decent portions, superb place for lunch and a few...More

Thank Duzzy
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

The Pig does have a great atmosphere - especially in winter in front of the open fire. Highly recommended - awesome - thanks!

Reviewed 14 September 2016

This restaurant had an interesting historical part to play in Rotoruas early days. A great place to eat, good food, pleasant surroundings, don't forget to order the 'pigtails'. Don't usually need to book but may pay to check in the weekends.

Thank annieck2016
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

We are a walk in restaurant. Sorry dont take bookings but make exceptions for large groups (so we can get them in early) Thanks for the super review.

Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a great pub with a well stocked bar, including a good selection of tap beer and a great menu. There is live music several nights a week and late in the evening this place can really rock. But during the day, it is...More

Thank Maoriarty
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this review

Top review - love it. This nicely highlights what we do well. Thanks.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
fannies329
hi there where do I find the menu
14 July 2016|
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Response from Christian G | Reviewed this property |
On their website, pigandwhistle co NZ
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frodose
Whats on the menu friday night on the 27/11/2015
20 November 2015|
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Response from Gregg_Brown | Property representative |
Hi. Full menu is available until 10pm (everyday). Cheers.
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Bevan1969
Can i take my children?
17 December 2014|
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Response from Gregg_Brown | Property representative |
Yes you can. Under 18s are allowed with there parents. Kids love the Curly Fries.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 24
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:30
Saturday
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
Description
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.