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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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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This morning we enjoyed 5 beautiful meals and excellent coffees, thank you Shane and the Thirsty Weta team! The quality and presentation of each meal was superb. We'll be back again!

Thank CatherineS4101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The thirsty weta is a great dinner on your way to the Waitomo caves. The food was tasty and the people very nice. Highly recommend the steak sandwich.

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have frequented several times already - the service is always great. We have the same man who serves us every night we go. Very friendly, genuine character. Great place for a local beer from king country brewers or a pimms on the balcony. seating...More

Thank ShazTKmo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, easy place to stop when driving between Auckland and New Plymouth. Pleasant atmosphere and very good food. Not the usual, ever to common, Chinese run cafe. Good wholesome food.

Thank DAH64
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Family of 4 for dinner , popped in earlier and was recommended to make a booking for dinner so we did , barman was a real joker , very entertaining , food was great , lovely atmosphere , would recommend to anyone

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We were traveling to the Waitomo Caves and were hungry for lunch so the Thirsty Weta seemed an appropriate place to stop and rest.(especially for us Lord of the Rings fans!) We enjoyed the food and ate outside. It was right along the street so...More

Thank jenncantravelon
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Try the "chicken ala weta"..it reads well on the menu but eats even better in the flesh. Dined with our 6 and 3 yr olds, who were kept busy with crayons and word finds (supplied) Staff were the right amount of personal. Better than big...More

Thank ianc4813
Reviewed 2 June 2018

My daughter ordered a chicken toasty and I had the oriental. The food was fine, but nothing amazing.

Thank rachelles802
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Stopped in briefly for coffee on road trip. Nice staff, nice ambience, nice coffee. We did not have food, but saw plates being ferried out and they looked good. Staff very helpful.

Thank DesaraeW3
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We popped in quickly on our drive for a fast lunch. There was only one person working, so the service was a tiny bit slow. We grabbed the pulled pork bagels and they were so yummy!

Thank Steph W
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Restaurant Details

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