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Hennessy's Irish Bar

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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I highly recommend this place

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)

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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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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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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Pub food at its heartiest! Try the authentic Irish stew, chowder and killer hamburgers - and oh the chips!! Great atmosphere and pleasant staff. You won't go hungry with the portion size you get - good value for money.

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What a great surprise to find a pub prepared to have live entertainment. I mean, Wednesday night and it's just awful outside. I was at a hotel in town so went for a wander and most of the city was quiet, but Hennessy's had some action. Nice warm and definitely the classic Irish pub atmosphere. The entertainment was a bloke... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is our *new local* even tho we live half hour south of Rotorua. The reason is, the great friendly service, beautifully cooked meals and deserts that sustain you all day, warm environment on a chilly night out and value for money. What more could you ask for really. Well worth a visit when your in town ; )

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

On our holiday to New Zealand we happened to have a taste of the famous seafood chowder at a Maori hungi. On our 2nd visit back to Rotorua, we came upon Hennessys' pub and they were advertising $10 lunch special of the seafood chowder. My husband and myself shared a bowl between us. Wow. They should bottle this delicious soup... More 

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Additional Information about Hennessy's Irish Bar

Address: 1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 - 343 7901
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
Average Prices: USD 3 - 16
Cuisine: Chowder, Irish, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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 - 16
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Irish, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand

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