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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, 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 May 20, 2015 NEW

Went there for lunch and ordered the Guinness stew, took 9 minutes to get to food on the table.....very impressed, perfectly poured Guinness, great atmosphere,bartender was friendly and helpful, for me it gets a 10/10.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Popped in here on a freezing night for a quick drink and meal. The lamb shanks were great and my wife's meal was also of great quality. The meals were huge and we could not eat anything else. They were not very busy on the night we popped in, but they had live music with a man on a saxophone,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Lovely pub, lots of seating, warm, and generous servings. Slightly more expensive but well worth it. Guinness poured correctly and traditional music. Well worth it after a long day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

After living out of a van for the last week, good food in large portions was just what the doctor ordered! Really friendly staff and patrons. Would highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 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 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 

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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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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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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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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: Chowder, Irish, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand

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