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Pig & Whistle Social House

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1182 Tutanekai Street | Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“curly fries” (101 reviews)
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Wine Bar, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1182 Tutanekai Street | Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great local food. Authentic atmosphere where locals are found. Not fancy. But generous portions. Not crowded on the night we were there.

Thank Bruno D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pleasant first meal in Rotorua here. It was slow, after the lunch rush. The guy behind the bar took time to let us taste a couple of NZ Sauvignon Blancs to choose from. The food is typical pub grub and tasty enough....More

Thank novacamp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Felt more like a McDonalds with beer than an historic pub. Sure, the building has historic value, but it felt very rushed. You grab a table, order your drinks and food at the bar and get out asap. Staff seemed stressed and rushed. We had...More

Thank paulbF7864JS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyable dinner, all seated at the table were more than happy with their food. The kids menu is better then most offered elsewhere. Friendly and cheerful staff. Not a bad wait time for a busy night.

Thank WheelzF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a pub, it is pub grub. But should it be quantity over quality? Other half had the steak and ale pie and enjoyed it. I had the fillet steak with chips and salad. Not the best. The steak was overcooked and was more like...More

Thank k2512b
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig & Whistle Social House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We agree - size isn't everything. Other reviews will show that we can get it just right. Sorry, we didn't meet expectations - yours and ours. Hopefully, you allowed us the opportunity to fix this for you on the night. Will get Chef to look...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historic building right in town. Ordered a wonderful pan fried fish and chips and an IPA at the bar. Quick and friendly service.

Thank AnneK450
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth while visiting. The venue easily located, the staff were very friendly, and the meal was delicious.

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for dinner and it's like a normal pub with TV screens everywhere, music and nice ambiance. They have about 6 craft beers on tap and the bartender was very happy and helpful. Ordered the slow roasted pork belly with crispy crackling. The pork...More

Thank Bhasker N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the ambience and the food. The mac and cheese balls are divine. The main course veg bangers and lamb salad too are good. For the desserts, we ordered the lemon tart and sticky date pudding. Have to say, best lemon tart everrrr!!!. Must visit...More

Thank Kiran K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with my wife during a tour of New Zealand. A great historic pub with friendly, helpful staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Both of us had the lamb shank - very tasty and reasonably priced. Highly recommended. A good selection of craft beers and wines.

Thank Neil T
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Questions & Answers
2 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Gregg_Brown | Property representative |
Hi Lyndsey R. On the most part we think we have great staff but we recognise we don't always get it right. If you could assist us with something more specific we might be able to address any issues.
14 July 2016|
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Response from Christian G | Reviewed this property |
On their website, pigandwhistle co NZ
20 November 2015|
Response from Gregg_Brown | Property representative |
Hi. Full menu is available until 10pm (everyday). Cheers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Wine Bar, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1182 Tutanekai Street | Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 3025
Centrally located in a classic piece of bold 1940's architecture, the Pig & Whistle is a local landmark with a great history. Our friendly staff will make your visit one you'll want to repeat. A wide range of Moa Beer on tap as well as three Ciders, and a fantastic range of New Zealand wines. Our pub menu includes favourites like Seafood Chowder, New Zealand Lamb Salad and Pork Spare Ribs and we cater to children also. And there are our world famous piggy fries! Our Snack Menu is available from 11.30am till Close, 7 Days a week and we have a great selection of desserts. The Pig & Whistle has live bands every weekend in the evenings. Find out the up and coming bands on our Entertainment page. And we have big screen Hi Definition Sky Digital TV - catch your favourite sports on one of the big screens.
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