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The Thirsty Weta

€€ - €€€, ,
57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 6699
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for drinks and food after a long day’s driving. Ordered Nachos and Steak, both lovely. After dinner we sat at the bar for a nightcap and got talking to Shane, the owner, who was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. A very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bishnymdave
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food & good service. Large choices. Worm hospitality. Highly recommended. We enjoyed the soups.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gershon P
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Fast service good coffee and a good plate of food. What I love about this restaurant/pub is that it’s good old Kiwi tucker at it’s finest. I ordered garlic prawns and what I adored about this was the garlic, for once it didn’t over power...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank marlainac2015
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Situated in the middle of the town and great service. Not far to walk from motels. Menu is nice and the food was lovely.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ram0yn
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Friend and I had a lovely lunch at the Thirsty Weta. We both had the Vietnamese beef salad. Made with pure angus beef, mouthwateringly soft. Good quick service and food just enough not to come out feeling you've overeaten. Coffee is of good quality, price...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 95jeaninef
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Easy parking and great food. We visited a couple of times while in town. The bar guy takes a short while to warm to as he looks like he'd snap my arm off in an arm wrestling contest, but once you get chatting he's very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank whitby1972
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

The manager was downright rude and unwelcoming and made me feel that we were a chore rather than welcome customers. I phoned before we got there and although I explained that we were looking for dinner as we were passing through town, he conveniently “forgot”...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Robbies777
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This was one of the few places open at 10pm when we arrived in the Waitomo/Otorohanga area but it was great! Clearly a local dive/sports pub, they had a decent beer selection and the staff was super friendly. The pork hash was tasty and a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jsilverman83
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This place is worth a visit! Really nice staff and good atmosphere, friendly family, good value and yummmmm

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 614hannahb
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I’m not one used to blokey banter by bar staff, so I was a bit off put when I asked for something sweet and burly barkeep replied, “Sorry, I’m married.” That said, coffee was fine and sweet treat (not the bartender) was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bodhidasa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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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