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BREW / Craft Beer Pub

1103 Tutanekai Street | Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
07 346 0976
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Ranked #25 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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Really great atmosphere and perfect spot to spend your evening.Over two nights we sampled most of the beer, which I was really impressed with. We also ate dinner one night and the food was amazing. Highly recommend the crumbed brie and pork belly.

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Went there yesterday with my sister and our kids. I Ordered beef cheeks as i wanted to know what the big deal was with beef cheeks, although nice, it tasted really similar to beef stew. Apparently my eyes were bigger than my stomach because couldn't finish it all. The portion sizes are huge which is good. Just need to starve... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

1st time in the Rotorua branch of Brew, its very different to the TUranga branch Im used to. We really enjoyed ourselves, the atmosphere was really cosy. It was a great place to get out of the cold & catch up with old friends. It was a bit busy to order food but i would definitely come back again

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France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

fun place to drink and food was good too! very cool staff . loved the beer and the pizza was ok.beer is very$$$

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Auckland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went here for an early dinner, the food was pretty good, the service was average. Not really for family dining more for adults.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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44 reviews 44 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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129 reviews 129 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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