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Hennessy's Irish Bar

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Irish, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand
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1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
07 - 343 7901
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Lunch at Hennessys Irish Bar

Great food, Friendly helpful staff. Great atmosphere. Great family pub and sports bar. Give it a try!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Bill H
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great service, fast, great atmosphere and friendly staff. I also want to thank the staff for looking after my wallet that I accidentally left behind at dinner the night before! Nice pub

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food and service less than mediocre. Not recommended for tourists or anyone passing through. Would try the Pig n Whistle if looking for a bar.

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4menandadog, Owner at Hennessy's Irish Bar, responded to this review

This couple had to be physically removed & police called last night after threatening, abusive and racist insults to staff. His partner said "I'll ruin you on the internet" as she left and here it is. Horrible people who really horrified a full pub & staff with their behaviour. Police have asked us to lay charges, supported by CCTV footage... More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great food, Friendly helpful staff. Great atmosphere. Great family pub and sports bar. Give it a try!

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Seven Corners, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Came in here for a bite to it. Nice Irish pub with good wibe. The prices are on a higher end with fettuccine for $24 and a pint of Guinness almost $10. Can't complain about quality, everything was good.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Bit of a rainy day and the atmosphere at Hennessy's was lovely and comforting! Great Guinness Beef Stew and Bangers and Mash.....Come here for a great meal, great beer, good wine, lovely waitstaff and bartender!... and decent prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Been here a few times and the food is consistently good. Portions are very generous and value is very good for Rotorua. The staff are always very helpful, never failing to bring your drinks over to the table and very attentive without being over bearing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I dropped into this pub after a morning of touring the Rotorua area. Great atmosphere, and plenty of good beers and wines to choose from. I ordered the Irish stew which was huge and very tasty. My wife had the old favourite of bangers and mash which was a winner. All in all a very good Irish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We arrived at Rotorua on a Easter Monday. Hardly any restaurants are open but the Hennessy's Irish Bar did. The food was very nice, a good value for money. At the end, we have to ask direction to the supermarket near by and we were helped by the very friendly owner of this restaurant.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Hennessy's Irish Bar in Rotorua is a nice friendly place. We had a very nice lunch in the bar on the 1 day we had in Rotorua while visiting New Zealand in March 2015. Friendly helpful staff and clean facillities. I'm happy to add my recommendation to this bar. Thank you Hennessy's Irish Bar

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Popped in for the lunch special of seafood chowder absolutely gorgeous. Ate there twice after,food was excellent very tasty sausage and mash, an the Irish stew was wonderful. Portion sizes were large so good value for money. The pub itself has a great atmosphere, feels like a pub in Ireland not an Irish pub abroad.

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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 - 18
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand

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