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Hennessy's Irish Bar

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Chowder, Irish, Pub, Gastropub, Soups, New Zealand
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1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
07 - 343 7901
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Decent food, good staff

We stayed close by here and this place was where we settled 2 out of 3 nights. It easily accommodated our large group (we opted to sit outside). The staff were attentive and the food was good. It's essentially good pub grub. Reliable and easy, a great place for those who just want to chill and have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We stayed close by here and this place was where we settled 2 out of 3 nights. It easily accommodated our large group (we opted to sit outside). The staff were attentive and the food was good. It's essentially good pub grub. Reliable and easy, a great place for those who just want to chill and have a night off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great Irish bar. Good Guinness. Friendly staff and sports always on TV. Food is great and plenty of choice. Cosy fireplace keeps you warm in the winter

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Muriwai Beach, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

we visited for drinks on Friday night.. a good mix of locals and tourist. Services was good although the drinks seemed quite expensive. Do not visit this pub if you are looking for the ultimate Irish pub experience (if that is possible in new Zealand)

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Warm place with a good irish atmosphere with good food. We had a lovely evening. It is a rugby pub for those who are interested. It is located centrally in Rotorua.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

They serve big portions of food and good Guinness. A year ago I discovered this place accidentally and went back again this year when I've been visiting Rotorua. Friendly Staff, good music, fresh beer and good food (including vegetarian options)

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Canterbury, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopped here for a beer. Ambiance great and the female staff member poured a great Guinness. She was very attentive and brought my Guinness to my table. While in the pub I saw many meals served to others and all looked large and appealing. Had I not been on my way to another restaurant I would have stopped here and... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My wife & I had the fish & chips special, which was excellent, good portion size and value for money, the location is excellent & service to high standard both in efficiency and friendliness. Decor being tired would be my only critiques but some may say that adds character.

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Staff and Owner accommodated us (2) very well. They had us sit at the bar whilst a table became available. We ordered from a dinner menu which had good selection. Generous portions for each course (2 courses). They did not harass us into providing a credit card before we ordered drinks//meal!!! We had a tab and paid on departure. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Dinner was great, as was the service. We had a wonderful meal. The atmosphere at this restaurant is very inviting We shall return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Bangers and mash...with a Guinness. Good show. Best place we ate in the city. Cozy Irish feel and staff was nice. The owner took time to say hello. Eat here and try the many beers on tap

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Restaurant Details

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: 07 - 343 7901

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Irish, Pub, Gastropub, Soups, New Zealand

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