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“Awesome St Pattys Day” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hennessy's Irish Bar

Hennessy's Irish Bar
Ranked #28 of 218 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $17
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rotorua
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Awesome St Pattys Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

Went with friends to experience what an Irish Bar would be like on St Patricks Day.
It was amazing!! Great food. Great Beer!! Got free hats! and entertainment from a live band.
Excellent atmosphere! Definitely will return next March for another great night out!!
Maybe if the beer is discounted a bit more on the night seeing as it is St Pattys Day and Guinness is the main beer. =]

Visited March 2014
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Monaghan, Ireland
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hearty food & good live music.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

This cosy bar has a good menu with daily meal deals. All the food is generously portioned and reasonably priced. Good range of wines and other drinks and lots of entertainment from live music to bar quizzes. Nice atmosphere in the city centre.

Visited May 2014
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FORT COLLINS
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Overrated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

I guess we must have eaten at a different restaurant. We had the typical New Zealand lamb salad which is pretty predictable. But Hennessy's must have found the oldest lamb. The meat was fatty chewy and I left most of it.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Likestotravel1000
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4menandadog, Owner at Hennessy's Irish Bar, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Hi Likestotravel, I am sorry to read that you found your meal was not to the standard we normally reach. The lamb we buy for our Lamb Salad comes from the same supplier that supplies most of Rotorua's restaurants and bars, and we do not ever purchase inferior quality products. I have forwarded your comment to our supplier and they are also at a loss to understand how this may have happened.
On reviewing sales for the night you made the review, we sold 18 lamb salads and yours is the first and only complaint we have ever received.
I would strongly suggest that in future if you get a meal you are less than happy with you should bring it to the attention of staff at the time and rather than putting it online, get it rectified at the time.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had great service, very efficient and pleasing. Had lovely deserts which came very quickly whilst we watched the rugby, cleaned the tables quickly once we had done with the food and promptly topped the water up, we all left very happy.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Best Fish Burger ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

best fish burger I've had in a long long time. Very good service as well and it was a lovely day which was made better by being able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Reneey H
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