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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 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 5 days ago

You have to check out this quaint bar in the main street. Easy parking, very friendly service and the meals were outstanding. Great choice of beers including craft and local beers too.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for dinner - friendly staff - well organised - clean environment and clean bathroom - food well prepared and met our expectations.

Thank Carrol G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place with a really friendly and helpful Waiter/Barkeeper. He gave us some travel tips. The food and the music were good and I would come back.

Thank KiaOra80
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

...but nothing amazing! The food was good and the waiters really nice. I think for Otorohanga it is a good choice!

Thank Isabell8785
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a much needed coffee & were warmly welcomed by our hosts. In spite of being busy with dine-in customers, my fussy requirement of - No more than a 1.5 shot of coffee in a medium size cup, was met with a...More

Thank footlooseplus1
Reviewed 25 October 2017

A delightful little cafe with a great atmosphere in the centre of this small town a few miles away from the Waitomo caves. The staff are very friendly and the bagels are great.

Thank kishere t
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Decided to try breakfast. Very friendly staff, food was good and prices matched, I loved the berry waffles, they were like fluffy pancakes 🥞 delicious, eggs beni was okay but sauce needs a bit of a kick but bland. Coffee is great and big breakfast...More

Thank Victoria M
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We went to this restaurant as it was recommended. The food was good but I was put off because there were a few cats around and I can't stand them. We did sit outside so maybe we should have moved inside but it was a...More

1  Thank ainemcardle2
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Took some out of town friends there telling them it was great but it is no longer great. The new bearded waiter was insulting, bordering on nasty and sneering and should not be allowed to ruin a good restaurant in a tourist town. The service...More

Thank Shirley333
Reviewed 9 October 2017

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
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Nearby Attractions
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544 reviews
.80 km away
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7.79 km away
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29 reviews
.02 km away
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Restaurant Details

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