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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%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

So my wife and I are on our honeymoon and just checked out of Sudima hotel after enjoying the must-go-to Polynesian Spa. And we're starving for a bite to eat! Everywhere we look, there are souvenir shops and Asian restaurants. Nothing seemed to fit the...More

Thank Christian F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice enough pub, so if it's [pub food you want then you will be reasonably happy here. The staff are fairly prompt with service so no complaints there and yes the food was edible although not great. It represented reasonable value for...More

1  Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area was not set up for us when we arrived so we moved the tables to accommodate the group, we got blasted for moving his $2000 tables. We had booked a group of 25 for platters, advised at least one was vegetarian. When overpriced...More

Thank fibreartist
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

I'm from Newcastle England, hearing this Scottish musician was awesome, stayed for a few hours drinking Guinness and had some chips and a few other bits and bobs. The Guinness was delicious, really tasty! The chips were just chips, but the atmosphere was superb.. everyone...More

Thank Henry L
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Had dinner here, The staff where more than welcoming and very helpful. The meal was great - very large portions, well worth the money. The atmosphere was lovely, a warm fire with lovely background music. Would come again.

Thank Terresa B
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Once again I cannot speak highly enough of our satisfaction every time we go to Hennessy's Irish Bar. For personalised service, generous and quality of portions good value for money.this place is hard to beat. The seafood chowder not only the best I have ever...More

Thank Romoltra
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Review Looking for a quick lunch in Rotorua i passed an attractive looking pub front with a few Guiness signs dotted about and thought I'd try my first Irish Bar in Rotorua (it's probably the only one!). Settling down for a pint of Guinness I...More

Thank SeanP2490
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We visited Rotorua and were looking for a decent place for Sunday breakfast and found Hennessy's Irish Bar. Although it looks like a typical pub the inviting sign on the door 'keep warm by the fire' caught our eye. Upon entering, the publican was a...More

1  Thank ahokianga
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Great lunch specials and good service. Had the best seafood chowder since San Francisco many years ago. Recommended

Thank r p
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We were lucky enough to get a table on an All Blacks night. There were big screens visible from our dining spot. The food was really nice pub food - Irish stews, huge nachos, wholesome meals. The staff were very efficient and welcoming. A great...More

Thank Jenn175
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$16
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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