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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” (37 reviews)
“liver” (5 reviews)
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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1 - 10 of 390 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 Sean P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Wasn't alot of people in the bar so no real buzz. I had the Emmersons on tap which I would highly recommend. Bar staff were friendly and service was good. Meals were reflective of the price paid. We had the seafood chowder which for $11.00...More

1  Thank Roger T
Reviewed 16 June 2018 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.More

Thank aarono348
4menandadog, Owner at Hennessy's Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

On a very busy ALL Black Test/Fifa World Cup night a table was found for this group. They ordered nothing, and 'dismissed' staff who tried to look after their needs, and then took over a clearly RESERVED table nearby. When this was pointed out to...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018 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
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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