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Hennessy's Irish Bar

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$$ - $$$Irish, ,
1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-343 7901
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hennessy's is a great bar and restaurant if you're looking for a hearty meal and a drink while watching the rugby (or league, etc). The service is friendly and prompt, the meals came out quickly and were large, tasty and great value. We'll definitely be...More

Thank kcoombesnz
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a very special family event including children. Henneseys look after us so well. Totally amazed by the huge meals! Thank you and well done.

Thank clanrankin2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hennessy's always has amazing service and food! I love the atmosphere, It's chilled out and happy. It's our go-to now in Rotorua!!

Thank ashleypreston8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to revisit this Irish themed bar/restaurant for dinner after reading their menu earlier in the day. From our elevated seats on the side of the restaurant we listened to the Irish background music and watched the sporting action on a number of large screen...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had nice meal here over easter..server v friendly. Ordered fish special..friend ordered chowder ad salmon salad...she struggled to finish chowder as was a large portion. Fish v nice. Had a singer doing irish songs which was nice if a little loud when trying to talk.

Thank Faye J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would class some things on the menu, like toasted sandwiches, to be a little on the pricey side, but other items were very reasonable. The lunch special seafood chowder had great flavour and texture, though I wished there was more real seafood and less...More

1  Thank Hayley J
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Good quality pub meals. Steak was perfectly cooked. Service is efficient and friendly. Extensive menu, lots of choice to suit a wide range of tastes. Relaxing and clean environment.

1  Thank Dee2856
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We felt like eating something Irish and ended up here. My wife loved the Lamb Shank and the bangers and mash were good too. The place looks really authentic Irish and surely it will be a fun place around St Patrick’s Day.

Thank stalenbu
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I m not sure if this is an Irish pub. Yes they have the name, and some British stuff in the pub. But makes that it Irish? Anyway, we had a drink, nice friendly staff, great seats ans television with sports on. ThxMore

1  Thank Paul v
4menandadog, Owner at Hennessy's Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Don't know what planet you're on my friend if Hennessy's isn't an Irish pub. And if you seriously thinks it's not then you must see Leprechauns. I don't know what British stuff we have in the pub, but I'm pleased you enjoyed our wonderful staff...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018

If you are looking for some great Irish or British food and beer, this is the place in Rotorua. After a long morning of walking in rain , we just needed an Irish red beer Kilkenys to go with our toastie sandwich and chips. While...More

Thank hessmrj
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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, 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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