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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

) #15 of 178 Restaurants in Rotorua ££ - £££ , ,
Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“curly fries” (84 reviews)
“ribs” (65 reviews)
“pig tails” (33 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful pub style food. great pricing, nothing not affordable and a good atmosphere/ environment. !

Thank syana22
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely pub with unusual beers. Nice food big portions very friendly staff . Would recommend. TVs for rugby games.

Thank Anne G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the satay chicken burger and gourmet beef bacon and mushroom burger. Burgers were huge and came with beautiful crunchy curly fries. I highly recommend these burgers! Service was quick (it was pretty quiet).

Thank Sally G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple and nice with good food. A great choice menu. Personal favourite was the dessert menu which was splendid.

Thank Raj K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were under a lot of pressure , some staff over charging visitors which is sad , some just couldn't cope . Felt sorry for the manager as he was trying to keep everyone happyMore

Thank Equestrian E
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Overcharging?? We would hope not! A mistake perhaps? They happen. We would like to hear about anything that could be dishonest. FYI This was the busiest day in our 24 year trading history. Almost double our previous best. Yes, no question - the staff were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place and staff really take care on you.We had dinner in Pig and Whistle.Not bad,but steak was to fatty.Better go for few drinks :)

Thank Slawek K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed an evening in the pub on Friday 16th June which was the night before the British Lions played the Maori All Blacks. There was a great atmosphere and we enjoyed the company of some Welsh and Kiwi supporters. After the match the following...More

Thank soniacolin
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The $4 cover charge is for the live band. We have a band every Friday and Saturday night. We have a $4 cover charge every Friday and Saturday night. We did not alter the cover charge for the night of the Lions/Maori All Black game....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great venue Great food Great staff, the only concern we had was that all the exit gates were padlocked in the courtyard area and with a huge open wood fire spitting embers out it posed a significant risk. Had they needed to evacuate a packed...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history behind this pub is interesting. Thry have good chouce of beers. The menu is badic but the meals are hige, takeaway containers provided

Thank gildwarf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub, good food. Music debatable.great drinks menu, been a few times and not had a bad time yet.

Thank Jason O
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
hi there where do I find the menu
14 July 2016|
Response from Christian G | Reviewed this property |
On their website, pigandwhistle co NZ
Whats on the menu friday night on the 27/11/2015
20 November 2015|
Response from Gregg_Brown | Property representative |
Hi. Full menu is available until 10pm (everyday). Cheers.
Can i take my children?
17 December 2014|
Response from Gregg_Brown | Property representative |
Yes you can. Under 18s are allowed with there parents. Kids love the Curly Fries.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 3025
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.
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