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“Curly Fries”

Pig and Whistle Historic Pub
Ranked #27 of 257 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The pig-tail curly fries are my favourite. Looks to be a popular place, more people in here than some of the neighbouring establishments. Historical stuff on the walls as well.

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Easy day trip for us as a lunch stop. The food is great, the curly fries cooked spot on and always a good atmosphere.

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Excellent seafood chowder! The thickness was just right and the flavor was amazing. Definitely the best that we've ever tasted. Also great service. Order all drinks & food at the bar.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Went there again recently, was a lot better than last time. Menu still not superb for vegetarians (fine if you don't mind everything deep fried) but generally does good pub food, huge portions and good value for money. Staff were great, music was okay but too loud to talk when outside so we left a bit earlier than we would have liked. This wasn't a problem, just worth noting - if youre wanting a chat and catch-up, try get a table inside if there is a band kicking off later as the sound is quite dominant.

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Thank Tilly L
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Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2012

Welcome back and thank you!

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

We went to the Pig & Whistle, as we thought it might be a franchise business, as there is one in the town we live nearby.

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