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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

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££ - £££
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 22:30
Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:30
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here for lunch on Sunday with my wife and was very pleasantly surprised. A really nice space, super friendly, helpful and competent staff and the food was decent too (BBQ pulled pork roll for me and the prawn and calamari salad for my wife, who said the seafood was cooked to perfection). Definitely recommended.

Thank Dave W
Due West, South Carolina
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice building and decor, with an interesting menu. Service is not good, but at least friendly. Food had generous portions, but took over an hour for out table of nine people, some of which was overcooked and cold.

Thank elsner2016
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unable to eat here (I wasn't intending on consuming alcohol) as I didn't have my passport (I am British, not a local). This seemed unbelievable to me. What a shame.

Thank Luucy-x H
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice pub in city center with good local beers and pub food. In old police station. Friendly staff. Sports bar.

Thank jillparker864
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited at lunchtime, with family and were given a cheery greeting, which​ is always nice. There is a good choice of beers and wines and a sensible menu. Not too many choices. The food was great. Hearty portions of well presented, tasty fare. We loved it and will be back for more.

Thank Keith C
North Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here with some friends, all as tourists to the area. It was busy but the waitress found us a table quickly enough and explained about ordering from the bar. Service at the bar for food and drinks was prompt despite being busy. Food was delicious and came in big portions. Not a big choice if you are vegetarian.... More 

Thank ejld2015
Nairn, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a lunch time snack. We all chose the sea food chowder. The best chowder we've tasted and we all agreed! Good choice and reasonable prices.

Thank Bob F
Bradford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We dined here will on holiday in New Zealand and it was the best pub food we had in New Zealand. The beer was good the staff very friendly, big portions and excellent food. Highly recommend

Thank Sheila C
Milan, Italy
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have been with my girlfriend last Sunday. We have been waiting an exaggerated amount of time just to order and to get the food. Food was average, portions big, but taste pretty average. We came back after 3 days, they did not accept us saying that if we do not have a NZ passport we cannot dine. During my... More 

Thank MarcoD90
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My partner and I had a great meal at the Pig and Whistle Historic Pub. The place has a great atmosphere and is always busy and pumping. The food is great - and well priced!

Thank KarabNZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?