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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

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Hamburgers, Pub, Fish & Chips, Family Fare
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Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
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Today
11:30 am - 1:30 am
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 207
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  • 184
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Hearty Meal

Historic pub(by NZ standards) located in CBD in Rotorua. Visited pub on a Monday night and it was full both inside and out. Casual atmosphere, TVs in inside bar playing sports, large covered outside area with approx 20 tables plus inside upstairs for private function. Ordered Beef, Guiness and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
bronwync632
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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486 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Historic pub(by NZ standards) located in CBD in Rotorua. Visited pub on a Monday night and it was full both inside and out. Casual atmosphere, TVs in inside bar playing sports, large covered outside area with approx 20 tables plus inside upstairs for private function. Ordered Beef, Guiness and mushroom pie with puff pastry crust, pig tail fries and veges.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Simply Amazing. Every time I come to Rotorua I make sure I make a visit. The scotch fillet served with mash spuds and garlic butter is my fave. I've had it a few times and every time it's been cooked to perfection. Highly recommend.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

have been here several times, food always nice big portions, cooked well, and good service. Entertainment always bloody good too- love this place on our netball weekend away!

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We visited here in jan2015. I ordered just ribs thinking I wasn't very hungry, along came a bowl with 15 big ribs init. The 3 of us had to try and eat them even though the others had ordered meals, which I had to say were just as good. We sat outside in the seating area which was nice.

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I've been to the pig a few times now. They have my preferred cider on tap, sport live on several vs and Steve awesome food. As I did last time, I ordered a steak sandwich. It was awesome. Essentially a proper good quality piece of steak, cooked medium, with salad and caramel used onion. And a large serve of curly... More 

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rotorua
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A group of 4 dined at the restaurant. We were advised it was an extremely busy night and could be a 40 min wait. We accepted this and made our choices and placed the order. Their timing was spot on. The food was exactly what we ordered down to the medium and med rare steaks. he meals were very nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Came here with a group of German friends while holidaying around the North Island, one of whom is vegan. While there was nothing obviously vegan on the menu, we ordered a vegetarian dish and asked if the cheese could be left out. After ordering the staff came out and mentioned that the vegetarian patty for the burger contained also cheese,... More 

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Raumati Beach, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Good menu choice, huge portions, good value. Nice atmosphere, very busy when we were there with couples, friends and families eating but ample seats/tables. Friendly helpful staff.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stopped in for lunch. The lamb burger was amazing. Great fries and local beer. The Cricket World Cup was on the television. Can not beat it!

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Rotorua
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great staff great service delicious food. The swine larger is definitely worth trying! Manaia is the best. He made my last few experiences there worth while. Should definitely be commended for his great work ethic and attitude =)

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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 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Pub, Fish & Chips, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?