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Hennessy's Irish Bar

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-343 7901
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had four meals and some drinks in the main dining area. Very busy, but the staff were attentive and all meals came out on time and well presented. Great beer selection and wines were very tasty! Highly recommend the Irish Stew and Seafood Chowder! To top off a great experience, it was nice to sit at the tables out the... More 

Thank Lauren D
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a great place to go, for some nice food while watching sports. Extremely nice service, and the are open early so you can catch the European games.!!

Thank Defektgrus
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fabulous pub restaurant for indoor or outdoor. Every staff member is excellent, they offer and deliver superb service. Menu and food gets a big tick. The coffee shop next door I is connected to them........the best café in the lake districts

Thank Languished
Gurnee, Illinois
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I had the seafood chowder at this Irish pub in the middle of Rotorua, NZ. This was the best seafood chowder, by far, that we had during our stay in New Zealand. They also had an individual playing Irish sing-along songs which we joined in on. All in all, a very pleasant dinner.

Thank jerrygroen
Cairns Region, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The seafood chowder was the best I've ever eaten and we both enjoyed it. The garlic bread was just bread. But worth a trip to here to eat the chowder.

Thank Sparkles14
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776 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped for a late lunch so he could get his addiction, a Guinness. He also ordered the Irish Stew with lamb and I had the salmon salad. Both were delicious and we enjoyed our meal while sitting outside on their patio. The service we received was A+. It is a nice change from our previous meals... More 

Thank wwjd1947
Bristol, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are out of sync here but WYSIWYG. The difference from two years ago when we visited is very marked. The building and furnishing is still interesting for a relatively modern build as are the many interesting wall mounted artefacts. The two members of staff (bar man and waitress) were friendly and cheerful. However the quality of the food was... More 

Thank PatandAustin
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were friendly and helpful , the food was very good, the Guinness was marvellous. Keep up the good work

1 Thank garry y
Kawerau, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends for a bite to eat, was pleasantly surprised at the bar now it has been refurbished, it used to be quite dark inside, but now it is really opened up and seems so much more welcoming. The food was really good sized portions and we all had a different dish from the menu, a great selection available.... More 

1 Thank Sharon T
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in here for a pint of the black stuff and was surprised how good it was and at a reasonable price as well. Stayed and had some food and the crack was spot on met a guy from my home town in Yorkshire small world

1 Thank keithpJ613ZA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 7901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?