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Hennessy's Irish Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, European, British, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-343 7901
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This establishment opened last month after having recently been refurbished. We were warmly greeted, and served promptly and graciously. We very much enjoyed our time at this restaurant as we have done on several occasions the next door "sister" restaurant Jubilee Deli & Bar 1935.

Thank Romoltra
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No complaints here!,. Yummy good sized meals, prices were reasonable... Had the shanks & was very tasty. Friendly & helpful staff. Good to know a good bar when we return again to Rotorua.

Thank Nicci H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal had, everyone cleared their plates which is amazing for us. Great service and the lamb shanks were to die for!! Highly recommend!

Thank tlc200210
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolute transformation to something even better than before. Food was awesome. Service is great as it used to be. Recommend to everyone . New spaces created are awesome . Such a great welcoming atmosphere .

Thank Ken A
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our travels around the North Island we stopped in at every Irish Bar in various towns and Hennessy's was our favourite by far. It was great reading about the Bar and you could see the redesign of the place was very thoughtfully planned. We particularly enjoyed the live music and the staff were very welcoming. There were so many... More 

Thank Annie F
Rotorua, New Zealand
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So good to see the new Hennessy's back and better than ever. After a nice morning taking in the air and geysers at Te Puia we found ourselves here for lunch. The chowder is really good, I managed to snaffle the last bowl and it was Really Good. My partner had the fishburger, holy cow, it was quite a burger!... More 

Thank SamArgh
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

a short 100m walk from The Eat Street. worth every step. Excellent Staff and helpful local knowledge. A Winner!

Thank Tracey W
Whakatane, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and prompt Service - loving the new decor. Had the Steak and the burger here, it came out just right, lovely and hot very delicious, recommend the kai here. Don't just try Eat Street support the other great local eateries around the town.

Thank KristalB78
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No wifi available and they wont change the tv channel for you when the pub is empty.... Needless to say I will eat down the road next time

Thank ScottayNZ
4menandadog, Owner at Hennessy's Irish Bar, responded to this review

We don't offer free Wifi; it's not advertised and I don't see how that offends you. If we did advertise and not provide, you would have grounds for complaining. Our TV's offer a choice of SKY channels LIVE and pre-recorded. What we screen is preset and advertised. It is our policy not to let staff change channels as it is... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately our experience was not good. Friendly service but our entrees and mains arrived at the same time! We asked staff to take the mains back to the kitchen but they returned cold and inedible.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
4menandadog, Owner at Hennessy's Irish Bar, responded to this review

Firstly I must apologise for your experience, and I am sorry that it was not rectified at the time. Should you ever have such an experience again, please bring it to the attention of the Manager and the eatery should be able to make things right for you. In our defence, it was a very busy night and you were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, European, British, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 7901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?