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The Thirsty Weta Restaurant

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57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 6699
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (18 reviews)
“surf and turf” (4 reviews)
“mussels” (6 reviews)
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Bar, New Zealand, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in Otorohanga overnight and whilst looking for somewhere to have a meal we found this great bar and restaurant. We were made welcome as soon as we walked in through the front door. The staff were fantastic and the food was cooked to perfection....More

Thank BillCaerphilly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner while on holidays, by recommendation of our accommodation. Everything was spot on. Food was great ( surf n turf), and reasonably priced. The manager ( or owner? Not sure) went out if his way to give us some tourist spots...More

Thank beka09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be a regular stop over when travelling but the last two visits have put us off completely. I think it may have changed hands and no longer is the guy there welcoming us with a big smile - now they are just...More

Thank Herbies1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are lots of heaters both indoors and for the outdoor seating making for a nice warm atmosphere. There is a black board with specials of the day and a full menu covering options for G.Free etc. Bar, Computer station, Televisions for sports events etc...More

Thank Gretta W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was mediocre, but worst of all was the service. A colleague and I popped in for a feed on our way home from Taranaki. The waiter with a beard, saw us waiting at the bar to order food, said 'won't be long chaps',...More

1  Thank Gr33nDragon
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The meals were generous and the atmosphere was a friendly casual family dining, but three of our four mains were not the best. Belly pork came with a unusual mash. The meals were okay but for us lacking flavour. The child's burger was soooo tiny...More

Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I was in charge of finding a place to eat for 23 of us The guy wiping the table took no interest in welcoming me I asked a random question to see what his attitude would be Well his attitude had me walking straight out...More

1  Thank Neats62
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Having had a quick look around the main street, this cafe looked like the best option and was well worth the punt. Food was very good. Drinks were served with a smile and the staff all up were very attentive and friendly. We will put...More

Thank Diverupe
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Yes, perfect on a cold, damp NZ winter day after a few hours underground. Warm, tucky food that smells fantastic. The menu is a bit odd, but that makes it all the more fun. Come, eat, enjoy.

Thank R0062
Reviewed 18 July 2017

My husband and i were impressed by the interesting variations on the menu and the fact that it was comparatively inexpensive. The lady on the desk was friendly and the atmosphere was small town warm. HOWEVER we waited and waited for our meal and became...More

Thank MargaretU_R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Otorohanga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-873 6699
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