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All 148 Rotorua Restaurants

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 - $19
Cuisines: Irish, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Good BLAT and chips - huge portions - and great they played the test match, but not an overly welcoming atmosphere. Hence the "average" rating. Similar to another review, I noted the "no altering the food" statement on the menu and thought it didn't feel friendly. Also, when it's quiet like it was, it didn't seem believable either.

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

I am glad you enjoyed your BLAT. Over the last 12 years of our trading it has always proved to be a very popular choice. I must say that I am very surprised that you could ever say that Hennessy's has ever been quiet on an All Black Test Day, as I am sure there are thousands of people from... More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were going to have a meal here, but the initial impression when we walked in was not great. Furniture was looking very tired and worn, the bar seats we sat on all had rips in the upolstery and made sitting on them very uncomfortable. When we looked at the menu we were very put off by a bold statement... More

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

There are a whole lot of reasons we don't substitute; the main one is to be fair to our staff & customers. Our Chef's construct meals quickly & thoughtfully, altering ingredients can compromise the dish and lead to a 'lesser' product & a delay in service. If you have a food allergy or religious reason we can omit things simply... More

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Thanks to Reg and his team for looking after my Western Heights High School Girls team last week at the Maurice Hulme Girls football tournament in Rotorua. The girls loved the food!!!! The food must have made them play better in the Grand Final too cause they had heaps and heaps of energy!!!! Great Place to have your meal and... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Awesome time and exellent food. We were a soocer team who had an exellent time and thought it was great food and good value overall a brilliant experiance.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Amazing place to eat really relaxed environment a must when you come to rotorua if you are into hanging out with friends. Also good if you want to watch the game.

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Auckland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nice old fashioned type of pub. Had an excellent meal - large servings, 2 large pieces of fish with fries and salad. Staff very pleasant.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A typical Irish pub. We came here several times during our stay in Rotorua as we liked the atmosphere and the good pub grub. They had a solo Irish singer on our first night who was good to listen to and sing along with. On our 2nd visit the bar manager remembered us and gave us a great table to... More

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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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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