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We are a cafe-bar-kitchen offering a wide range of food and drinks for everyone to enjoy. Enjoy a coffee, a steak or a glass of wine to a handle of beer at the heart of Otorohanga. We are the Thirsty Weta Otorohanga, your local
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 13 April 2022

Have been to the Thirsty Weta numerous times for lunch and has been great. Sunday was not a pleasant visit. Unfortunately numerous people ordered milkshakes and the machine they use makes a horrendous noise. Their way of solving that was to turn the music up....Made it very hard to have a conversation then. luckily there was a small table outside free which we moved too. Traffic noise was better than the noise inside. I had Creamy mushrooms and bacon which almost looked like soup when it arrived as it was swimming in sauce. Waitress said people said there wasn't enough before but they have now gone over the top with the amount of sauce. Will still go there for lunch but maybe in the cooler months when hopefully no one wants a milkshake.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 12 February 2022

I ordered the surf and turf, online for a take out order. It was not worth the $44.00 I paid. The vegetables were undercooked, except the carrots. The roast potatoes, were not crispy, they were more like boiled potatoes. The prawns were nice, and the...steak was well cooked, but a little chewy. The best part was the mushroom sauce. I must admit though, the service was great.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

What a wonderful place Fantastic service and awesome food We had creamy bacon and mushrooms and the pork sandwich Absolutely divine. Highly recommend!!

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 1 January 2022

Fabulous food. All seafood cooked to perfection scallops the best ever eaten. Very friendly and attentive staff. Thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 28 November 2021

Great food, great service, nice atmosphere. Good choices on the menu. Thank you, will come agai soon.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 12 September 2021

Booked online to pick up while passing though Otorohanga on family road trip. Great Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Curley fries and garlic bread. Easy snack/dinner to take to the Jim Barker playground. Friendly helpful staff. Will be our go now on when passing through. Thank you...Thirsty Weta!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 July 2021 via mobile

Good came out within a good time frame. The food was ok I wouldn’t have the chocolate brownie dessert again but the food we had was ok. The cocktails were small for the price. Friendly service.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 8 June 2021

We had a group of 8 diners - we ordered pork belly/Dixie chicken/scotch fillet/salmon .what was great is that you had a big menu to choose from and choice of sides.our meals were all first class - the chef knows how to impress. And then...there are the deserts arrgggh sooo good.our fave was the banoffie pie . Drinks were reasonable and the place had a good vibe. We definetly plan to return - a local gem bistro style pub and wonderful service .More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 11 May 2021 via mobile

Great dinner (and brunch the next day). An unexpected surprise - we were staying in Waitomo but the Huhu cafe was booked for dinner so we drove to Otorohunga and stumbled across this restaurant.. a fabulous dinner - great ambience as well as great food....Would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 16 April 2021 via mobile

It’s a comprehensive menu with nothing particularly interesting on it. Service was good. The curly fries were good but a bit floury, and the open steak sandwiches were huge but the steak itself was cold making it unpleasant. The mushrooms and bacon were delicious. Overall...it was disappointing but probably provided exactly what it promised which really wasn’t much.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Thirsty Weta Bar & Eatery Otorohanga

Yes, The Thirsty Weta Bar & Eatery Otorohanga offers takeaway services.

The Thirsty Weta Bar & Eatery Otorohanga is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4