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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

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Fish & Chips, Hamburgers, Pub, Family Fare
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Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Visit the Pig & Whistle Historic Pub and enjoy the warm historic...
Visit the Pig & Whistle Historic Pub and enjoy the warm historic atmosphere of one of the most popular bars in Rotorua. Craft Beer on tap, Kopiko Bay wines, Pub Meals 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. We have big screen Hi Definition Sky Digital TV. Catch your favourite sport on one of the big screens.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Pub Food and Rugby on TV

An historic brick building, inventive pub food, and good location make the Pig & Whistle a solid destination for lunch as you are out and about Rotorua. We stopped in after the Sunday Sawp Meet and whiled away several hours eating and drinking. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Arizona
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Sudbury, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The food was ok once we dug it up from excess cheese, dressing and other sauces. The live music was so-so (Thursday night) and too loud so we moved to the other side, much better. Order from the bar but beware of waiters snatching the menu from your hands (twice in 3 minutes!). We may go back and expect a... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

You can't go pass the pork ribs at the pig & whistle. I dined there for lunch today while on holiday in Rotorua and they were perfection on a bone. Just make sure you take your appetite as the plate is very large and full of juicy succulent ribs

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The food was fantastic. I really enjoyed the outdoor eating area. Was good value for money. Would go there again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went here for a late lunch during the week and the place is really nice. Food was great and staff are really warm and inviting. Would definitely go back here again.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely vibes, delicious food (we got vegetarian crepes), reasonably priced and so warm and cosy! Recommend!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great place for younger set Went Saturday night for Rugga Good was excellent - try the fish basket! Very helpful with separate bills on page table Fun!!

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Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

An historic brick building, inventive pub food, and good location make the Pig & Whistle a solid destination for lunch as you are out and about Rotorua. We stopped in after the Sunday Sawp Meet and whiled away several hours eating and drinking. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. If there was something similar near my... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went for an early dinner after a long day on the road, and were pleased with the service and ambiance. The food was nice, and came from the kitchen pretty quickly. Lovely outdoor area, totally covered, heaters etc, so even with the cold and rain, we were comfortable. I even had to take off my jacket as I was... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Thursday night is quizz night - grab a group of friends / colleagues and sit in the upstairs pub. A few drinks, get good food and have a blast. The quizz part is thought-provoking and fun. Well worth doing regularly.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had a party at the upstairs of the Pig and Whistle. Well organised event with great service. All the platters that were ordered came out on time and everyone commented how tasty they were. Definitely have an event here again. Recommend it to anyone

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Additional Information about Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

Address: Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-347 3025
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 21
Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Hamburgers, Pub, Family Fare

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 3025

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 21
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Hamburgers, Pub, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children

Description

Visit the Pig & Whistle Historic Pub and enjoy the warm historic atmosphere of one of the most popular bars in Rotorua. Craft Beer on tap, Kopiko Bay wines, Pub Meals 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. We have big screen Hi Definition Sky Digital TV. Catch your favourite sport on one of the big screens.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 am

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