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Hennessy's Irish Bar

££ - £££Irish, ,
1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-343 7901
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great homely menu, warm fires to keep you toasty in winter, Irish music, friendly service. Guiness beet on tap.

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Walking into this pub you would have thought you could actually be in Ireland. The atmosphere and décor are so Irish. We were warmly greeted and shown to a table. Unfortunately the menu's took some while to be delivered. The food service was also a...More

Thank AussieSuzie53
Reviewed 5 April 2016

It was mid-afternoon, much of Rotorua was closed, we walked into Hennessy's with few others inside and were treated to a fine bit of pub grub to sustain us till the late Maori shows. Very authentic Irish & Brit goodies. (Probably left over from the...More

Thank Hewitty15
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We decided to give this establishment a try after being put off by the prices in most of the "proper" Eateries in central Rotorua. The lure was "Shepherds pie plus a pint for NZD15". Frankly, we weren't expecting much but, my God, were we wrong!...More

Thank RayCad
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Don't bother if you're a visitor - these guys are only interested in serving their mates. Went for a beer - or at least tried to, but was continually overlooked as the bar stuff chummed up with mates. Avoid.

Thank Robbo032
4menandadog, Owner at Hennessy's Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Sorry to hear of your frustration Robbo, but definitely give us another chance. Staff can let you down sometimes and it's great to get constructive feed back where we can train and improve.

Reviewed 23 March 2016

Saw this place when I arrived but it looked so dark outside that I thought I'd give it a miss! However, yesterday it was raining and as I was standing outside - I thought I'd give it a spin. Well it is a proper pub...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

A short walk from the row of rip-off restaurants on Eat St., Hennessey's Irish Bar has excellent food and fair prices. Our meat eating friends raved about their dishes, and we enjoyed our veggie nachos and veg fettuccine very much. We are on a trip...More

Thank nooneisinmytree
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Had just arrived in Rotorua, needed somewhere to eat and came across Hennessy's. It was 9pm, food notices were still out, asked if we could get a meal..YES.. We all chose the Shephards Pie..which also came with a drink. Brilliant, lovely and tasty. I could...More

Thank judith m
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Thanks so much for sell me a Guinness after the long road from the south! Oh, this place is a typical and characteristic Irish pub at distant lands.

Thank Eduardo P
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Went here tonight with my girlfriend and had food and drinks. The bar staff were really friendly and helpful and the food was great!

Thank BoroSean
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$18
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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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A little slice of Dublin right in the heart of Rotorua! Serving great food, great drinks and showing LIVE sport daily, the only place to feel at home in Rotorua if you've a touch of Irish!
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