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BREW / Craft Beer Pub

1103 Tutanekai Street | Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
07 346 0976
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Ranked #26 of 149 restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: American, English, Pizza, Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: BREW | Craft Beer Pub in Rotorua, New Zealand, is run by Croucher Brewing - Rotorua's award-winning craft brewery. We have a great selection of NZ craft beers on-tap and in bottles, we exclusively stock New Zealand wines, and have delicious reasonably priced pub-style food. We are located in the middle of the Eat Street restaurant precinct.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: BREW | Craft Beer Pub in Rotorua, New Zealand, is run by Croucher Brewing - Rotorua's award-winning craft brewery. We have a great selection of NZ craft beers on-tap and in bottles, we exclusively stock New Zealand wines, and have delicious reasonably priced pub-style food. We are located in the middle of the Eat Street restaurant precinct.
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English first
Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Brew has definitely become a regular go-to for me and a lot of people I know. It has great service, food, beer and the atmosphere of the place has us coming back. Keep up the good work guys and dolls! We locals love ya!

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had a drink here before our dinner reservation. He enjoyed the Croucher Patriot Black IPA on tap a lovely dark beer. I had the Pilsner which was delicious also. Following that I had a Chardonnay, and was happy to see the generous servings given. The Potato Fries were more like roast spuds, good, but slightly under... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food is ok, but whoever thinks that having an extremely loud singer in those small confines is 'cool' is so wrong! I couldn't wait to leave. Not only that, he killed the atmosphere for all the other diners seated outdoors at close by restaurants.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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128 reviews 128 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The food here is pretty good and reasonably priced. What a shame then, that I and my fellow diners were assailed by the loud conversation of one American tourist who felt the need to express her opinion on everything and nothing. It is a pity people like her don't realize that not everyone wants to be surrounded by loud people.... More

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Sarina, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I found the food very nice, but i must say why are mussels so expensive when you can get them fresh at the local supermarket for $3 a kilo! then too only put a few on the plate is a disgrace. Im not a big craft beer fan but i found the hefe very nice, and the atmosphere was enjoyable.

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west midlands
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114 reviews 114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Brew is primarily a craft beer cafe with amazing food. It is located on the main 'eating' street in Rotorua where there is plenty of competition. There is a choice of indoor or outdoor seating and as it was a little chilly we opted for indoors. The surroundings are simple but the food experience was awesome. All of the waiting... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lovely Porkbelly and great Beefcheeks. A beautiful meal and friendly staff. Although we did not try the beers, the local pinot gris was nice too.

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Rotorua
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great food, great Beer, great Service - Only go on Sunday nights if you are deaf or don't want to indulge in conversation while you are eating

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great beer, great service, great food. Pizzas are the best, large portions and many options; vegetarian, seafood and meaty ones of course. Monday nights there is a live band makes for an electric atmosphere and you spend a lot longer there than you realise bopping along to the music. The beer testing tray is the best way to try all... More

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We came here to try the Croucher beers. Ended up staying and having a meal. Enjoyed both the food and craft beer, so returned the following night. The Croucher Belgian Blonde and the pizzas are recommended.

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