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The Thirsty Weta

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New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 6699
10:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Wed 10:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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Seattle, WA
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319 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Two evenings experience leads me to an enthusiastic recommendation: get there before the locals crowd in. Pork done better than the beef, varied menu w lots of choices and lots of beers.

Thank Nail56
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch here with 2 grandchildren and they said their pizza and fries were good. Kids meal also came with a choice of drink. We opted for toasted sandwiches and they came with a good serve of fries. Staff very attentive and happy.

Thank Taratat
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in after looking up trip advisor reviews, the only issue was someone had said there were no mussels available, unfortunately this was the case for us as well but in saying that, we had nachos and the Guinness pie, both meals had great flavour and there was plenty to eat, staff was good, although I think the boss... More 

Thank Murray G
Hamilton, New Zealand
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too many people, over 75 minutes wait for very average cold food. Service average because they were super busy.

Thank KiwiJo2016
Cape Coral, Florida
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149 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were driving through on our way for an afternoon tour of the Glow Worm Caves..lunch for four...hearty portions, pizza was pretty good...service efficient and friendly.

Thank captkess59
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Food is average but the over all experience is good. Pub like atmosphere and a good vibe. Excellent outdoor seating area. Well worth a visit

Thank 1963vicki
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138 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I always stop here enroute. Great pizzas, burgers and other stuff. Fun atmosphere with a local feel. TVs quietly let you follow sports events. It's a perpetual fav of my visitors too.

Thank Sawhira
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great service and good food. The atmosphere is perfect here - everyone is welcome and well looked after.

Thank nathannnnnn
Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Shane gave us a boat load of suggestions. Beer was delicious and had a local option, which was nice. Really cool historical photos on the wall related to the rugby teams and other neat things about the town. Food was delicious- burger, chicken burger, and chicken entrees were cooked perfectly and was plenty of food. They are laid back so... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a trip Auckland to National Park Great food and pleasant outdoor dining with friendly kiwi service Will be back again

Thank SalidNZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?