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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%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (95 reviews)
“ribs” (74 reviews)
“pig tails” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Pub Food
"Service was great and the food did not disappoint"
patrick c
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2. Atmosphere
"It's a really comfortable place to sit down and relax"
Sesame S
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3. Live Band, Every Weekend
"had a lot of fun, amazing live band"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We hauled up in here while there was a “bit of weather” outside. The pub was formerly the police station, hence the name, all though the term “pig” is a little harsh! They have a good selection of beers and spirits and the food isn’t...More

Thank Pippylong
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A pub with a history is always nice. The venue is large with a broad range of drinks and pub meals available. There was a live band playing when we visited. Staff are efficient and friendly.

Thank limeclaw
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent a lovely evening here with my husband. We sampled a few beers and service was excellent. Must place to visit.

Thank domag123
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a dinner here with friends recently, and the staff obliged with a fairly quick meal given our limited time available. The others in our group had a great meal, but I wish I hadn't ordered the ribs, as they came individually cut (surely the...More

Thank MoolooSwampy
Reviewed 3 days ago

After a walk up "eat street" where we did not find anything that appealed (including the noise) we decided to pop on in to the Pig & Whistle for a drink, and contemplate our next move. Well what a nice surprise, in that there was...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had travelled to Rotorua to attend a 30th birthday, a table had been booked in advanced prior to the date. As we arrived we were all asked for I.D (which is fair enough because i look under 16) so we all flipped our I.D...More

Thank warbridge M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our group of six stopped in for dinner. A variety of sandwiches and drinks were ordered. I tried the popular cluck burger - a chicken breast sandwich piled high with toppings and satay sauce. It was a mouthful and quite tasty. A gentlemen was playing...More

Thank donbo55
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very laid back but great service. Order at the bar and delivered to your table. Very nice beer selection on tap and good food for a very reasonable price.

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 4 days ago

This meal is ok if you like fatty pub grub. I must say the quantities we very good, but not up to a great standard The service was fine, it was basically pub grub probably a chain standard

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

6 of us went there for dinner. Everyone came away satisfied. I had their ‘stout’ which was way lighter than expected but good. Loved their Pilsner. I got hummus falafel salad which was yummy. Great staff.

Thank Claiborne B
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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$22
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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