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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
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Ranked #19 of 149 restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $22
Cuisines: Pub, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Visit the Pig & Whistle Historic Pub and enjoy the warm historic atmosphere of one of the most popular bars in Rotorua. Stella Artois and Becks on tap, Kopiko Bay wines, great pub food and live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Our friendly staff will make your visit one you'll want to repeat.Centrally located in a classic piece of bold 1940's architecture, the Pig & Whistle is a local landmark with a great history.Our pub menu includes favourites like Seafood Chowder, New Zealand Lamb Salad and Pork Spare Ribs and we cater to children also. Our Snack Menu is available from 11.30am till Close, 7 Days a week and we have a great selection of desserts.The Pig & Whistle has live bands every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Find out the up and coming bands on our Entertainment page.We have big screen Hi Definition Sky Digital TV. Catch your favourite sport on one of the big screens.
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We visited from Auckland for a weeked. The food here was amazing, awesome service, both bar and food. All staff were happy, helpful and delight to be around. We were in Rotorua for two nights and were so impressed by our dinner we went back. They even recognised us. It felt like we were at our own local. We will... More

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Place was packed when our group came in. Good thing we had a reservation. The place was great. When I was looking at the menu, I was thinking it was a bit on the expensive end. But when the food came out, the serving was huge. Plus it was great. We had a great and satisfying (burrp) experience at Pig... More

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Can not fault anything! Menu had good variety Meals were delivered quickly, we're very tasty and a decent amount Staff were attentive but not overly so Environment was clean warm and inviting What more could you ask for?!?!

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Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The pig and whistle has great food, friendly staff and great atmosphere. This is a must place to eat when in Rotorua.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Took my grandchildren here for dinner. They loved the meals and couldn't finish them because they were so big. I had roasted vegetable and haloumi salad, my friend had a Morrocan dish with couscous. Absolutely delicious. Would love to eat here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This is an amazing place to eat it's a must vist every time we come down to Rotorua now been 3 times previous. The meals are amazing and really great value personal favorite is it's the beef bacon and mushroom burger with pigtail fries!!!! NOM!!!!!

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Dalbeattie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Because they don't hold back on the portions. My burger was huge, daughter's fish and chips likewise. Both got devoured though _ quite delicious. The pub itself felt to me like a Disneyfied interpretation of an English town boozer. It may be historic in Rotorua but to me it felt themed. Having said that I bet it gets very busy... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Seafood chowder, best I've ever had. Prawns also extremely good but the schnitzel was probably the smallest i've ever had.

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Auckland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The pig and whistle is a nice,warm and welcoming pub.Great food and drink,live sport and shows.Also an historic feel to it :)

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Hawera, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Found a voucher for a $2.00 beer in a visitors tourist magazine and was treated to a glass of their own brew which was reasonably good. Was also fortunate to be attending on a night when they held their weekly quiz upstairs and spend a pleasant 2 hours scratching my head trying to answer the questions. Had some bread and... More

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