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“Great food”

Pig and Whistle Historic Pub
Ranked #27 of 256 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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 August 15, 2013

Ate here during our stay in Rotorua and loved it! The food is excellent and the portions are massive. I had the ribs and they were delicious, just a bowl of ribs so had to order some chips on the side. They were so nice I would love to go back. Decent price for all the food we got aswell. Nice atmosphere in this old police station, very cosy!

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Thank Ali C
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

went here a few times during our stay in Rotorua. Nice atmosphere, good beer, and large portions of good food!

Thank DeniceRG
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Dinner here was ok, but nothing to rave about. Good enough value for money. Staff were all friendly enough. It was clean and tidy.

Thank Eleanor H
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Had just arrived in rotorua and was looking for some lunch and we stumbled upon this place. We loved the warm pub feel and was comfortable with our two little ones. Baby changing and highchairs as well as a great kids menu. Huge beautifully cooked meals no complaints and my husband was thrilled he got his hands on a hand pulled stella. Thanks guys

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Thank Suzanne W
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Visited for Sunday lunch, got a table no problem. A really cool building, really nice interior a very comfortable setting. Service is friendly and prompt. You do however have to order at the bar. Menu selection is fairly stock standard. Virtually no choices for vegetarians except for the nachos or the bread and dips. The soup of the day had ham so that was a no go for me. Had breads and dips which was just ok, not really a meal. Person I was with had seafood chowder which was not warmed through properly and the mussels that were in it were still cold. Should really have sent it back. The lamb burger is disappointing too as it is just a frozen lamb patty with salad. I would suggest having something that requires a fair bit of cooking like the fish because that did look nice.

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Thank Bella W
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