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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived Sunday afternoon and wanted to eat something , this pub at least open and we could get some burger and beer in an ok quality , nothing outstanding, nothing special. As average as a pub food experience can be.

Thank travel_l_love
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had Steak and mushroom pie with mash and veg, the portions were huge and the taste was fantastic.Best value meal we have had anywhere in a nice setting. Make sure you are hungry!

Thank Dave D
Nilai, Malaysia
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the customer service and choices of vegetarian options of burger,pasta and lasagna. The portion is huge and being good eaters we couldnt even finish the mains. The live band was cool, and surely a place to chill. The free wifi was a great help! The burgers are amazing!

Thank Lakshmy27
Madison, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I read about this in one of the brochures in the hotel. This is an interesting and busy pub for dinner. Be prepared to wait a little if you go later in the evening. The food is great - I had a seafood chowder, loaded with a variety of seafood and my husband had the shephard's pot pie. Both were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There must be 100 places to find a feed in Rotorua but this is a place that you must go. This historic place was the old police station but now it has been made into a typical Pub. I had the kiwi style Fush and Chups the curled potato was a real treat and the fish I am sure was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to try the Pig and Whistle during our stay in Rotorua and heard it was kid friendly. While there we did see people come in with kids and leave. We entered.. you should know to pick your own table. The ones in the back feel like you are in a food court not a good pub. Opted to sit... More 

Thank Luv2Trav3l
Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an authentic pub with great atmosphere and service. The history of the building is interesting, and the information provided is informative but discreet. The name seems ironic, given the original use as a police station. The food is really excellent and the portions generous to say the last. The lamb salad was great. Good cider too.

Thank Steve W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic pub lunch, meals are very tasty. Great atmosphere sat outside under cover. Well worth a visit.

Thank FiAndAdie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food and great atmosphere :-) We debated long and hard about which of the fabulous array of restaurants in Rotorua and we are so glad we came to the Pig & Whistle! We will definitely be back.

Thank Angela R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cheerful friendly pub. Good beverage choices. Curly fries are fantastic. Regular place to catch up with friends after work and close to the Thursday Night Market in town.

Thank Rosemary V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $24
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 3025
Centrally located in a classic piece of bold 1940's architecture, the Pig & Whistle is a local landmark with a great history. Our friendly staff will make your visit one you'll want to repeat. Monteith's, Heineken, Tiger, Erdinger & Black Dog as well as three Ciders on tap, a fantastic range of New Zealand wines. Our pub menu includes favourites like Seafood Chowder, New Zealand Lamb Salad and Pork Spare Ribs and we cater to children also. And there are our world famous piggy fries! 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. And we have big screen Hi Definition Sky Digital TV - catch your favourite sports on one of the big screens.

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