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The Thirsty Weta

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 6699
10:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 10:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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157 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here few times and I've never been disappointed. Good food. Nice staff. Good location. They do get really busy in summer months so just be patient. It's worth your time.

Thank Delicjaaa
Hong Kong, China
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101 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A pleasant place. Family friendly. Delicious lamb shank, generous serving. Friendly staff. But food took a very long time to arrive.

Thank nyalpi
Greater London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Dropped in for a quick lunch after visiting the Waitomo caves. Good beer pizza and toasted sandwiches. Very good Italian style sharing plate. Nice vibe.

Thank jpolondon708
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We can't complain about anything. Great Menu it wasn't busy and someone was getting trained with the till but I was impressed the way he spoke to the table next to us even though he didn't know the answer he was quick to go ask the chef and complimented there question. Seafood chouder Boom! Get it😃

Thank Kane W
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped by The Thirsty Weta for dinner en route back to Auckland and had a lovely meal. We were welcomed by the friendly staff and offered suggestions for local beverages to try. Pork belly, pizza, burger and seafood chowder were all delivered promptly and were delicious. The customer service was a highlight of the dining experience and I would... More 

Thank I7635NZhannahb
newcastle nsw
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126 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

samll pub with an excellent range of food and rustic charm. very popular with the locals the food was excellent as was the service

Thank happydaze-7
Auckland, New Zealand
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60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Perhaps it was just an unusually unfortunate ''off day'' for the Thirsty Weta when we stopped off there for a 10.30 a.m. brunch before driving on to Rotorua .... but the eggs in our Eggs Benedict were all sadly overcooked , and , worse , no coffee whatsoever was available . It wasn't just the Weta that was left Thirsty... More 

Thank Jim J
Auckland, New Zealand
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339 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I love a good pie, and this place really delivered. It was massive, with good chunks of meat and a tasty gravy. Since were were here for lunch, the blueberry waffles were also ordered. Again very good. Hot chocolate was excellent, was made with milk and not water. Staff were friendly and had a good laugh with us. Even had... More 

Thank kmerke
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This place looks like it aspires to be good but hopeless service ruins the experience. We were made to wait for about 90 minutes for our food without any updates or apologies. The food wasn't bad but our mood was by the time it arrived. At no stage does a staff member approach you or ever make eye contact...I'm getting... More 

Thank 50cones
Dunedin, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

First time visiting Otrohonga with friends and decided to done at the thirsty weta for dinner. Amazing food and great kiwi atmosphere! 😎👌

Thank Kayla M

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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
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?