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The Thirsty Weta

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57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 6699
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb loin” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (18 reviews)
“surf and turf” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped by en route south desperately in need of a decent dinner. The Thirsty Weta did not disappoint. All the dishes were outstanding. Chicken a la weta was well presented and very tasty. After having the pork belly one diner noted that it was something...More

Thank Gav C
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a Monday and we got in before lunch so we were expecting a quick run. The one page menu offers a mix from vegetarian Dahl to steak sandwiches. We were told the pizza oven was broken so these were off the menu. 40...More

Thank Luvinspoonful
Reviewed 6 days ago

Today my son and I had lunch at The Thirsty Weta in Otorohanga. We arrived at 11.50am, well before the lunchtime crowd in fact there were only two other tables occupied. Our order for both our drinks and meal were taken reasonably quickly and drinks...More

Thank SilverfernWaikato
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grabbed lunch with a friend, awesome table service coming to get our orders and then the food did not disappoint. I have been here before and will most definitely come back. My Friend is a Vegetarian and they ordered the Dhal of the day and...More

Thank Toni C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bar / restaurant looked very inviting, and we were welcomed on arrival - not what I’d expect from a bar/ restaurant! Nice range of local craft beers & cider, and a wide range of varied options on the menu - we enjoyed steak, pork...More

Thank HRCB79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to go to Otorohonga for personal business and needed food. found The Thirsty Weta Bar/Cafe and glad we did. For a small town this place was every bit as good as big city bar would be. Our breakfast was fantastic and coffee superb. If...More

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not so much a restaurant, but more like a pub, with the food that belongs there: steaks and the like. Nice atmosphere though, and if you like pubs, this is the place to go.

Thank Alfred V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and fun atmosphere. It’s a good place to watch a game or grab lunch. Seating is sparse so you might have to share a table.

Thank tra_lbug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly team in a town pub. My wife really enjoyed the mussels. I had the scotch filet with chips. The steak was a little over cooked for the medium ordered. It was still tasty. Friendly service forgives these issues. The beer battered chips were nice!...More

Thank davidmL4227RS
Reviewed 19 January 2018

This was an unexpected stop for us. We drove past it on the way to the Waitimo caves and loved the name/logo. On the way back out, we needed a quick bite before heading out to Taupo. The weather was nice this day so we...More

Thank Katie A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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