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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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“seafood chowder” (33 reviews)
“irish stew” (13 reviews)
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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 4 days ago via mobile

We popped into this pub for a drink and lunch on a rainy day. Fabulous lunch specials—loved the seafood chowder! Great beer and service! And the obliging management changed tv for us so we could watch our country win an Olympic gold! Many thanks!

Thank JMTWanderers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went there for lunch, order steak its was really good.. friendly staff nice place. Would go there again 👌

Thank Liisalla
Reviewed 5 days ago

Real pub with great food and drink. Yes a very welcoming Irish bar. Staff were friendly, helpful and polite. Good atmosphere with a singer performing and sport on the large screen TVs. Enjoyed the visit......and especially the liver meal, delicious.

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for dinner. We both got the Dory Fish and Chips and it was very good. You would think an Irish Bar would know how to pour a black & tan but this place did not. All I got was Guinness. Perhaps it was...More

Thank Clifford C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been here twice in one day. The staff are friendly and there is a good vibe about the place. We ate here and enjoyed John Dory fish and chips....delicious

Thank Judyd16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in the heart of Rotorua, great city pub with a broad selection of beers and ciders as well as having have two great local wines on tap! (I have never seen wine on tap in a pub before so this was a first for...More

Thank limeclaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a wet Sunday in Rotorua so what do you do....a pint o’ Guinness (or two!) and try the Dory main( not the special) where you get three chunks of the best fish in the sea with fresh salad...and the Guinness. Well done Hennessy’s you’ve...More

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food , excellent service and excellent venue , never fails always amazing and hardest is choosing what to have as all meals are superb highly recommend +++++

Thank smpenney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I actually visited Hennessy's several times while in Rotorua. Once was to watch SB 52. Very good bar food, a great selection of craft beers and friendly, helpful service. Felt like a neighborhood bar after 3 visits, owner bartends and is a great guy.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, very friendly bar staff always welcoming, very high standard food and not expensive either, would definitely recommend to anyone looking for great quality food, drink and atmosphere

Thank Gprice98
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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