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BREW / Craft Beer Pub

1103 Tutanekai Street | Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
07 346 0976
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Ranked #24 of 150 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: American, English, Pizza, Contemporary
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

After hearing initial rave reviews from locals about the beef cheeks we decided to try for ourselves. It was a busy friday night but our meals arrived quickly/friendly staff and great service...however disappointed by the BLANDNESS, lack of flavour and obvious lack of care taken in preparing our meals. (I had the beef cheeks and my partner had rissoto) He... More

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Visit here for few times for drink . Good selection of beer but food doesn't look so nice. One waitress was moving chair around with her legs was very off putting. But manager looking lady is always nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We chose this place as the prices were more reasonable than the other close by establishments. The starter was nice, drinks good but then the main came and it was disappointing. "Slow roasted" pork belly was dry and chewy with an excessive amount of kumara mash, Chicken Breast also dry and a little crusty, soggy dukka crusted potato chunks and... More

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Penguin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My sister and I dined at Brew during our recent holiday in Rotorua and absolutely loved it. I had the most delectable salad which included roasted beetroot, kumara, cashews, mixed greens, feta and chargrilled prawns. It was huge, absolutely delicious and way above standard 'pub fare'. My sister had the fish and chips with mushy peas - another huge serving... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The seasonal brews are great. The atmosphere relaxing. Sit outside and watch the world go by over some heady brew. Especially after a good meal at The Thai next door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Tender steak that melted in my mouth, tasty herbed bun, Aoli, salad and simply the tastiest steak sandwich ever topped off with a beautiful dark ale. My only criticism in it needs tunes to go with the amazing food and ale. I will return every trip!

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Rotorua, NZ
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I had been to Brew previously for a quick drink, but not eaten. However, I had seen the dishes being served and was not impressed so when a friend suggested lunch there, I wasn't too excited. However, maybe the menu has changed because lunch was wonderful! The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Service good and menu so mouth watering I... More

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Loved having a pizza here with my hubby and the beer was great! They had a live band and the atmosphere was awesome. Wasnt that great when it came to taking the kids as the kids menue wasnt that good. Its becomes very rowdy in the evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Stoped in here for a few pints while staying in Rotoura. Was packed and only has a small bar, but once served it was great to sit out the front on the long benches and chill out. Local beers very good, think they change often but the golden bear is very good. Didn't eat but the food looked really good.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Very smooth coffee, tasty wedges. Great service, though the wedges were a bit slower than expected. Would come again..

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Additional Information about BREW / Craft Beer Pub

Address: 1103 Tutanekai Street | Rotorua, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 346 0976
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
Cuisine: American, English, Pizza, Contemporary

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