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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

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Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“curly fries” (86 reviews)
“ribs” (69 reviews)
“pig tails” (33 reviews)
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11:30 - 22:30All hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

Our dinner experience at the Pig and Whistle was great. Started off with a couple of beers on tap. Followed by Fish Chips and Cajun Spiced Chicken Linguine. The portions were huge. We definitely got our moneys worth. It is a little pricey, but worth...More

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and i visited this after settling the kids and it turned out to be a great visit ... awesome beer , great band and super food ... all pretty reasonable on the pocket ...must visit for couples with young children who keep them...More

Thank Manish G
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Had kids meals as well. You have to go up to the bar to order yourself and get your own water, but staff was friendly and it's a fun pub atmosphere. Kids aren't welcome after 9:00 PM as they said it's more band and bar...More

Thank kristikraus13
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

It was a very tasty burger and the variety of beer was good too. Only odd thing is the ketchup for the fries was not as good as all the rest.

Thank German G
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A pub meal with great company and reasonable rates. Menu is quite extensive. Suitable for just about anyone

Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I dined here in January 2016 for lunch. I had steak, cooked to perfection and generous side serve of chips and salad. Enjoyed a couple of pints of local beer, recommend by the staff (i'm a pilsner fan). There is an outdoor verandah area which...More

Thank 534gull
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Just passing through Rotorua on our way to Papamoa. Decided to stop for dinner. The place was busy with Xmas functions. No problem getting a table even though we had not booked. Huge veggie burger and generous portions of Pork Belly. Quite reasonably priced. Bonus...More

Thank Vaughn S
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Popped in for lunch and the food was just great! Curly fries were so tasty and the sandwiches were awesome. Topped it off with a local draft beer and a great cider!

Thank Tami W
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Large variety of beers ... Wide selection of food ... Large portions. Excellent fish and chips. Loved the large covered outdoor area.

Thank J E
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Pig & Whistle is a nice pub with friendly staff. We had to wait a little for the food, but the portions we got were huge: my wife was not able to finish her hamburger! In the end we paid 56.60 NZD for fish...More

Thank Roberto C
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Lyndsey R
2 July 2017|
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Response from Gregg_Brown | Property representative |
do you have anything more specific?
14 July 2016|
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Response from Elaine H | Reviewed this property |
I had never been to a Pig & Whistle establishment before. It was while we were walking around Auckland and looking at the presentation and menus of establishments that we made our decision to go to the Pig & Whistle. I can... More
20 November 2015|
Response from Gregg_Brown | Property representative |
Hi. Full menu is available until 10pm (everyday). Cheers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 3025
Centrally located in a classic piece of bold 1940's architecture, the Pig & Whistle is a local landmark with a great history. Our friendly staff will make your visit one you'll want to repeat. Monteith's, Heineken, Tiger, Erdinger & Black Dog as well as three Ciders on tap, a fantastic range of New Zealand wines. Our pub menu includes favourites like Seafood Chowder, New Zealand Lamb Salad and Pork Spare Ribs and we cater to children also. And there are our world famous piggy fries! Our Snack Menu is available from 11.30am till Close, 7 Days a week and we have a great selection of desserts. The Pig & Whistle has live bands every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Find out the up and coming bands on our Entertainment page. And we have big screen Hi Definition Sky Digital TV - catch your favourite sports on one of the big screens.
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