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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (39 reviews)
“liver” (5 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 402 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Efficient service, very pleasant staff and a great snack type meal was enjoyed by us whilst sitting outside watching the interesting foot traffic.We both enjoy the ambience of Irish Pub type establishments.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nikaustreet
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ordered the seafood chowder. Two of us old ladies shared a bowl and found it quite sufficient. It was tasty and hot. The staff were friendly, helpful and quick. It was generally very good for a pub location.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank madgemc2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great burgers and a good range of beer. Nice atmosphere and staff friendly and service prompt. Had a good menu if burger doesn’t appeal.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AliSin01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really nice place, the atmosphere is chilled out and not as hectic as other pubs and bars. The guy who greeted us out the front was friendly and had good customer service skills. The chips are nice, especially with the bbq sauce...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank K1217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love going to Irish pubs, so this was a must while we were in town. It was surprisingly empty on New Years Eve so we got a table right away. Service was quick and friendly. The food was pretty good and about as good...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RoyAviles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We looked up restaurants close to our hotel before our trip and this one was on my list. I love Irish bars and always jump at the chance to visit them. I liked the ambience here and had a good time glancing around at all...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank caitmarie89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 6month pregnant daughter and I had planned to have dinner there for a catchup after Christmas because we live in different cities.We walked through the front door no hello or welcome,my daughter wanted to use the restroom before eating so we asked the waitress...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Harehare23
4menandadog, Owner at Hennessy's Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our toilets are not public toilets and our staff are trained certainly not to be rude, but to be absolutely firm on this rule that we do not allow people to come in off the street and use our toilets. This is a safety issue...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

We dropped in for Lamb Shanks and veggies. It was amazing!! The owners also gave us some tips for sightseeing in the local area. Newly renovated and it looks amazing. 11/10 we just loved it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jodie B
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

the service was awesome, they were very accommodating as our group of 8 arrived with no bookings. the meals were extremely generous and tasted great. We would definitely go again and would have no hesitation recommending Hennessys to others.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vanessa W
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Went there for dinner. Good beer and food available. Also not too expensive if you take the special they have available. Nice atmosphere. Very friendly staff!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 74lukasl
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Restaurant Details

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