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Hennessy's Irish Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-343 7901
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Ordered the vege burger (it's a bugger being a veggie ain't it?). Nice but didn't realise how much I didn't like blue cheese. Entirely my fault. The fries were great. Recommended.

Thank mjuice7
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Although most people probably wouldn't pick an Irish pub for a nice dinner date I've loved going to Hennessy's for years so without a doubt wanted to go here for my Easter dinner. The food was incredible and the portion size is huge! Could barely fit my dinner in after our beef nacho starter and took some of my starter... More 

Thank faerylrotherham
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Amazing service, staff were friendly and very attentive. Drinks were good although soft drink tap was broken which I understand is out of the their control so didn't mind me at all. Will definitely be returning!

Thank Matt S
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Nice saloon! Fine food! Very very good Irish beer! Unexpected kindly and friendly treatment! Thanks Reg!

Thank mmoreirasjc
Rotorua District, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Just had a lovely lunch at a very reasonable cost. Yummy soup and fry up. Will definitely go again due to good friendly service, meal and price.

Thank kimg800
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2015

You can sit outside, have an ice cold beer, with Irish music in the background. Very friendly staff and a warm friendly atmosphere of an Irish pub. The best fries in New Zealand served here, although my wife swears by their soup! I highly recommend this bar to everyone.

Thank PieterD77
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Very impressive food selection. we had the BLAT & Beef Burger which were very tasty and filling..... well worth a visit if you are in Rotorua.

Thank Tim E
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2015

Excellent service and even better food. I come here all the time and has never left without feeling anything but satisfied. I highly recommend this bar to everyone.

Thank MaggieD77
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

I was really looking forward to my irish beef and Guinness stew but was disappointed with what I recieved, whilst I can't complain about the portion size the flavours were definitely lacking, another annoying thing is if you see something you like on the menu but there is something like a sauce or vegetable you don't want in it they... More 

Thank simsy591
Townsville, Australia
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

Staff friendly and informed. It was cold (for a Nth Qlder), so I ordered the 'starter', seafood chowder. Huge bowl very tasty served with beautifully buttered garlic bread. I couldnt believe how good it was, but .......... buggar ...... it was full of seafood extender. Still worth the price and the taste, but if you think food miracles happen (it... More 

Thank AsianItalian

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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, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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?