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Hennessy's Irish Bar

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Irish, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand
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1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
07 - 343 7901
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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great Food, Good Host

The food was really tasty and the portions are generous. Our host was very friendly, humorous and prompt in his service. The prices are comparable to most restaurants but I think there is value for money as we enjoyed one of the best food in Rotorua and great atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
marlowpie
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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178 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The food was really tasty and the portions are generous. Our host was very friendly, humorous and prompt in his service. The prices are comparable to most restaurants but I think there is value for money as we enjoyed one of the best food in Rotorua and great atmosphere.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This hotel has a really laid back atmosphere and delivers top quality meals at a reasonable price. It offers excellent choices of cold beers on tap and the owners are second to none, well worth dropping in for a great feed and some nice sounding background music by their resident musicians.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food is very exquisite , if you are ever hungry , just come to this place the meals are very exquisite and full-filling. Awesome customer service and always feel right at home and very welcome here. Highly recommend

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My Fav Place to eat good service and good place to relax and awesome food. and good live music to. I go there a lot

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fantastic Service great food and atmosphere . You would be hard pressed to find any better value for money Bar or Restaurant in Rotorua . We had the lamb salad excellent meal . Staff were great gave us plenty of time to order . Highly Recommend Hennessey's even if you just want a quick snack or cold beer. Vic &... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The food was absolutely fantastic! I had the Seafood Chowder as a starter but it was actually quite substantial as a meal by itself. The Lamb Stew was also great. The chunks of lamb were succulent and the stew was extremely tasty. I can safely say that this was THE best meal I had in Rotorua!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for a quick drink and found the welcoming and service very good. After a Look around town, we returned for a meal as well and really enjoyed the food, top knotch!!, would deffinately return.

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Wake Forest, Nc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This Irish pub has good music and atmosphere as well as offering fish and chips that hit 50%. The fish, a delicately battered John Dory, was really delicious; the chips were frozen, tough and unappealing. Ample portions. Sports on TV.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the genuine Irish food and atmosphere. Our favorite was Pete Smith on the sax. A must stop in town!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is exactly as it appears an Irish pub and that is what they deliver. I had absolutely no complaints . The service was good - Friendly & efficient The ambiance was good - it looks and feels like an Irish pub. They were showing the cricket on the TV which was a bonus. Nice outdoor seating area, it was... More 

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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: Irish, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand

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