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The Thirsty Weta

££ - £££, ,
57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 6699
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb loin” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (18 reviews)
“surf and turf” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
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31 - 40 of 262 reviews

Reviewed 1 August 2017

Having had a quick look around the main street, this cafe looked like the best option and was well worth the punt. Food was very good. Drinks were served with a smile and the staff all up were very attentive and friendly. We will put...More

Thank Diverupe
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Yes, perfect on a cold, damp NZ winter day after a few hours underground. Warm, tucky food that smells fantastic. The menu is a bit odd, but that makes it all the more fun. Come, eat, enjoy.

Thank R0062
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My husband and i were impressed by the interesting variations on the menu and the fact that it was comparatively inexpensive. The lady on the desk was friendly and the atmosphere was small town warm. HOWEVER we waited and waited for our meal and became...More

Thank MargaretU_R
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Our first stop was for a late lunch on arrival in Otorohanga. The menu had a wide range of choices from full breakfast to vegetarian salad. We came back the next day for coffee. The service was friendly and efficient. Clean restrooms.

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for tea on the way home from Auckland. Tasty food, friendly service with that local country touch :-)

Thank Carlie Y
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We had the most amazing service at this little stand out bar and restaurant. Shane our host spoilt us rotten and we ended eating there for four times ! Each time we chose from the extensive menu we couldn't fault it .Cheers Shane and thanks...More

Thank petf1c
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Not sure why I didn't give this place a 5 as it wasn't far off. I think a five has to have that little extra but this place was very good. The lady that served us was bloody brilliant. She gave us the option to...More

Thank Badger_Three
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We ate at the Thirsty Weta our first night in New Zealand. The food was good and prices were reasonable. Shane was our waiter and had a great personality and gave us lots of good advice about making the most of our two weeks in...More

Thank travelfam05
Reviewed 31 May 2017

A comfortable place for a coffee and cake. They are also a pub which serves food all day. Coffee was weak but that appears to be a NZ thing, the chocolate slice was very nice. We ask direction to a mural and the waiter was...More

Thank 792Carol_H
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The food and atmosphere here is good and worth the night out. The ower is a friendly guy and worth having a talk to.

Thank Moei-Oz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Otorohanga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-873 6699
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