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“Try the sharing platters” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BREW / Craft Beer Pub

BREW / Craft Beer Pub
Ranked #21 of 219 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: BREW | Craft Beer Pub in Rotorua, New Zealand, is run by Croucher Brewing - Rotorua's award-winning craft brewery. We have a great selection of NZ craft beers on-tap and in bottles, we exclusively stock New Zealand wines, and have delicious reasonably priced pub-style food. We are located in the middle of the Eat Street restaurant precinct. BREW was named Rotorua's OUTSTANDING BAR at the Rotorua Hospitality Awards 2013 and 2014.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Try the sharing platters”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Hidden on the beer menu, there are surf and turf platter options. With a side of chips & green salad, these make a very good value dinner for two. Nicely cooked, nicely presented.

Visited April 2013
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Denver, CO
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Micro beer & more”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

We ate at this restaurant 2 of the 3 days that we were in Rotorua. Micro beer was excellent and the food menu is varied and reasonable. Wait service was very friendly and assisted my wife with gluten-free choices.
The only complaint was that on the second night, they had a small music group playing in the back section of the restaurant. Thank goodness, we asked to be seated in the front part of the restaurant or we would not have been able to talk/hear our friend's conversation. In my estimate, the restaurant seemed to be too small to host a music group although there seemed to be a nice gathering in that area.

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awesome chips”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

We had the Fish sandwich with hand cut chips....... oh boy were they good. Great value food and superbly tasty. The craft beer, too many to take in but really enjoyed the raspberry pilsner, they should/could do with a tasting plate of the craft beers.

Visited March 2013
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“Absolutely sensational!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Food was fantastic. Beer, amazing. Service, sensational! Do yourself a favor and go. You won't be disappointed!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very pleasant outdoor eating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

We stopped at the Brew in the middle of the afternoon just to get a beer but when we saw the variety of food on the menu and blackboard, decided to order some food. Very pleased we did as my fish and salad was delicious and my partner said his sausage, egg and chip meal was simple but immensly satisfying. The staff were helpful and friendly and the beer was very nice too..

  • Visited March 2013
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