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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb loin” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (21 reviews)
“mussels” (7 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 JennJ15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 ian c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank rachelles802
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Desarae W
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
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This little gem is a great place for an after-work catch-up with friends or colleagues. They have a good wine selection and the hot chips are enough to make you want to skip dinner! Highly recommended

Thank Amy_Lisa_traveler
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We were on our way down to New Plymouth and wanted somewhere delicious for dinner. This place looks quite simple from the outside however the name is quirky and the menu has a good range. 2 of us opted for the feta and lamb pizza,...More

Thank mav_nz
Reviewed 19 April 2018

After a day of driving, my friend and I stopped into the Thirsty Weta to get some takeaway food to bring back to our hotel. We told the waiter and the cashier that we wanted takeaway. When the food came out it was on a...More

Thank hopeinarden47
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We would definitely eat here again...great menu and yummy food. Highly recommend the pizza, pork belly and steak. The desserts were divine too. We will be back!

Thank Angie D
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We liked the look of this restaurant from the street it had a good appeal so I booked for dinner. Was not disappointed. The meals (attached) were amazing and generous, beautifully presented and well priced. Service was so efficient and quick but to quick. The...More

Thank KiwiAndrea122
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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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