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Hennessy's Irish Bar

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British, Pub, Irish, Gastropub, Soups, New Zealand
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1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
07 - 343 7901
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Television, Waitstaff

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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
Perfect place in Rotorua

Absolutely Top grade food, and heaps of it. We ate here 4 times for lunch and dinner. We had Lamd Shanks mmmm ....Seafood Chowder to die for....... Steak --- tender and large as. .....Prawn Salad so good. Could not fit in dessert but wanted to try the Bread and Butter pudding. It was a shame that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Liz R
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went here for food and drinks. We waited 30mintues for 2 mains to come out. No staff had informed us of delay or reason. We had to ask them about 25 minutes after waiting. .. When our food came out the waitress didn't not apologise for the delay! The place was half empty. Presentation of the food was poor... More 

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Thank NiamhKeogh
Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely Top grade food, and heaps of it. We ate here 4 times for lunch and dinner. We had Lamd Shanks mmmm ....Seafood Chowder to die for....... Steak --- tender and large as. .....Prawn Salad so good. Could not fit in dessert but wanted to try the Bread and Butter pudding. It was a shame that we were continuing our... More 

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Thank Liz R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here twice for a lunch and a dinner. Both the chowder and the fish & chips were really good and i swear that i will definitely go again. The boss was very friendly so i think you could enjoy talking to him also.

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Thank 伶杜 大
Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandering down the Tutanekai St and saw the blackboard special for Seafood Chowder! Who cares that it's the middle of summer. Yummiest chowder I've eaten in a long time, served with garlic bread and a handle of cider and a pint of black.... Boom! 4 other groups that came in behind us also ordered the chowder. Speaks for itself really.... More 

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Thank Homediscovery
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food and Boddingtons on tap.. Really happy with the food and beer.. Great atmosphere, music and people.. Highly recommended.... :)

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Thank Henry L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had two meals here! (And have been previous years). The meals had generous potions! The steak was cooked well - they can cook a blue steak! The soup was delicious! And my friends really enjoyed the sausage and mash and the fish n chips which came with peas instead if salad yippee! The drinks were a reasonable price and the... More 

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Thank Anj03
Adelaide, Australia
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43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous food. Huge serving. Efficient service. Great lager on tap. No public holiday surcharge. All day menu.

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Thank Diane W
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

we stopped here for lunch and had the Sea food chowder, it was delicious. Hennessy's is very nice, very clean, staff friendly and helpful. would go back.

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Thank Elizabeth H
Monaghan, Ireland
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This place never disappoints...always has good, varied live entertainment. The meals are HUGE and delicious and it's the best Guinness around...when the right person pulls it!

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Thank ShortyMc86
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

good hearty wholesome food with a decent sized fish and chips. The staff is genuinely friendly and the pint and a shepherds pie deal is really good and cheap.

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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 - 16
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Irish, Gastropub, Soups, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?