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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 395 reviews

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
Reviewed 11 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christian F
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 24 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank henryLaws0191
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SeanP2490
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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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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