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Hennessy's Irish Bar

1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
07 - 343 7901
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Ranked #22 of 148 restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $21
Cuisines: Irish, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Hennessy's Irish Bar is a must visit for our family when in Rotorua. We lucked in to their seafood chowder in 2012 and have been looking forward to it while we planned a return trip in 2014. Even after all the anticipation it didn't disappoint. The bar itself has the familiar relaxed atmosphere you come to expect from an Irish... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Night , pub beautifully warm and the food just wonderfull. Our two boys are teenagers and for once they were full. Top marks allround...

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went here based on the other reviews and we werent dissappointed. We ordered the chowder for entree and we should have stopped there. The entree was huge and could have fed us as a main. It has a awesome roaring fire and a lovely atmosphere. The staff were lovely and chatty. I couldnt fault it and we had a... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A very pleasant evening meal for the family. Not crowded when we went. Staff were very friendly and chatty. Food was really tasty. Good value for money. Great decor to fit the theme.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My partner and I went to this pub for a couple of beers before dinner on Friday 6 June on our road trip from Wellington to Auckland. There were 3 staff and they all were very nice and friendly. And we checked a food menu and mussel looked nice and quite good value so we ordered it for a snack... More

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My partner and I just left this bar having a wonderful experience and meal . It was very cold outside and we loved their open fire thats what dragged us in. We stayed on and had a couple more drinks than expected beacause of the lovely warmth. We watched rugby ( which we don't like much) luckily I could watch... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Drinks are overpriced and food is just...not good. It would have been completely bland if it weren't for the fact that the food was bathing in BBQ sauce and "Aïoli". When the menu says fried onions I'm expecting fried onions , not onion chutney(blah!). I would understand if it was a busy night and you were in the weeds, but... More

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

Disappointed to read your review which strangely enough for someone who seems to be such an expert on Food, Restaurants and Flavours I see it's the only review you've ever done! I also see that you tell fibs when you say "beer is $10 a pint" - ALL our tap beers other than Guinness and Kilkenny are priced between $7... More

Sydney
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We wanted a pub dinner and had a look at the two options within Rotorua, Pig and Whistle and the Irish Pub. Earlier in the day we looked at the menus for each location and the prices at the Irish Pub seemed more reasonable for pub-grub..... On arrival we ordered bangers and mash ($18.99) and I ordered a beer and... More

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

Sorry I don't understand your arithmetic a tap beer and bourbon (double) costs you $16.50, and if it happened to be a Guinness and a bourbon (double) that would cost you $18. Yes you are right, Bangers and Mash are $18.90, that is for three large beef sausages, garden peas and generous serve of mash with gravy... & that's surely... More

Whangarei, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We visited Rotorua during the school holidays and a friend recommended Hennessey's for an authentic Irish Pub meal, and we weren't disappointed!!!! The pub itself looked as if it was straight from the set of 'Father Ted' - our hostess whose name just happened to be Hennessey (can't remember her first name sorry) was excellent as was the food and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I ate here on my one night in Rotorua. Fairly standard pub grub really. I went for the Irish stew hoping it would be good in an Irish Pub, but the meat was too fatty for my liking, it was short on vegetables, I thought the gravy a bit watery, and the serving size wasn't particularly big. At about $23... More

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