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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

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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” (94 reviews)
“ribs” (78 reviews)
“pig tails” (17 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 yesterday

At a recent conference this was the pub that was being used as our catch up after evening events. They didn't cope very well with the volume of extra customers and they we rude and unfriendly towards lots of us and I would never go...More

Thank Jill P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Called in here to have a Heineken with my wife whilst we were visiting Rotorua . It's a pretty nice set up , and great atmosphere. The history behind this establishment is great . Will revisit another day .

Thank Psarj
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food was awesome! Drinks were fantastic!! (Try raspberry lime cider and the espresso martini!). And there couldn't have been a better place to watch the All Blacks play. We had a blast! Thanks!!

Thank Katie G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can’t call yourself a historic pub without having any history of being a pub in the building. A more accurate description would be Pig and Whistle, Historic Building. 1940s Food was aight

Thank RubeGoldberg
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Trading for 25 years isn't a factor?

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch here while in Rotorua on a tour of New Zealand. It is a historic charming pub. I had the Harissa Chicken Salad and my husband had the Fish-n-Chips. Both were excellent. Very large portions of food. We would return if ever in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re looking for delicious food for a decent price look no further! This place is amazing and a lot cheaper than a lot of the places around. My husband got the half ribs with a side of curly fries and I got the pork...More

Thank xxallyx
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Wednesday night and it was super quiet! Staff were really friendly when taking our order, and we sat outside. Although it was 10 degrees out, it was really comfortable and warm outside with all the heaters and fire place. The food...More

Thank Rachel643
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love way to finish the week - live music at 5.30 pm very talented young man. Food was incredible and staff friendly

Thank Deidre868
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Pig and Whistle is a great pub. They have a great selection of beers and meals are delicious. Meals are generous and the menu has plenty to choose from. The staff are welcoming and we really enjoyed our visits. Highly recommended

Thank bbsydney96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere was good, food was nice I had the lamb burger and hubby had the steak (garlic sauce wasn't great on his steak) service was great the people were lovely.

Thank staceys218
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Lyndsey R
2 July 2017|
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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 Elaine H | Reviewed this property |
I had never been to a Pig & Whistle establishment before. It was while we were walking around Auckland and looking at the presentation and menus of establishments that we made our decision to go to the Pig & Whistle. I can... More
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. Monteith's, Heineken, Tiger, Erdinger & Black Dog as well as three Ciders on tap, 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 Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. 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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