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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 good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went there to watch the football World Cup only to leave straight away due to the absolute shocking service from the apparent manager on duty who was extremely rude and unwelcoming towards me and my group of friends. I would not recommend visiting. If...More

Thank Kelvin H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First thing to say. This place reeks of BO, cigarettes and grease. Secondly, the waitress is rude and Unaccomodating, if you’re not a regular I will not recommend going, you will not be welcome.

Thank aarono348
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drinks are much better than the food. Service is utterly welcoming and warm. The Guinness is delicious - not all Guinness is good, it is at Henness

Thank bbsydney96
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Lovely Dinner with Michelle Hennessy in her lovely Irish Bar, the food was the best ,lovely night out with a friend we love

Thank Merv-Taupo
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We always go to this pub for dinner when we are In Rotorua. Great food, big servings and great atmosphere.

Thank Gail Linda N
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Well fed and cared for before and after the Rotorua marathon. Fantastic service from Hillary and Joseph & good honest hearty pub grub with a perfect Guiness to boot! They also take American Express!

Thank LawrenceAhern
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Has that feel of an Irish bar back in Ireland. Staff were very chatty. Customers were as well. Plenty of Irish beer including Guiness.

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Creamy with lots of finely diced seafood to go with delicious crunchy garlic bread. Want the recipe!

Thank christineaus2017
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Just stopped here for a quick drink one day. Was amazed to see all the Irish photos and especially one of a local pub. Well worth a visit to view these.

Thank butterflydiva7
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this place. Really welcoming staff, homemade food and much more than 'just an irish bar'. Will definitely go back when we return to Rotorua

Thank Angie_WS
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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