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BREW / Craft Beer Pub

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1103 Tutanekai Street | Rotorua, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-346 0976
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Brew on late Friday arvo after a busy day. Mark was our waiter and the service was amazing!! Second time this week and the service has been exceptional and food amazing. The kitchen were also happy to make my fave off the dinner menu which they were not quite serving as it was a bit early. Excellent... recommended to everyone... More 

Thank sarah h
Sunshine Coast, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots to eat and drink here with heaps of outside, though covered seating. On Eat Street, a block or so of nothing but restaurants we chose Brew! I had a single pepperoni pizza that had the very thin crispy crust with lots of pepperoni and plenty o cheese. The missus had the burger, hold the egg, and it was very... More 

Thank A A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was amazing. My pork belly was absolutely beautiful, while my partner (who is rather fussy) loved his steak. It was cooked to perfection and the vegetables were great. What let it down was the waiter. It seemed he would rather be anywhere but at work. Was served with a sour face, and no politeness which is distasteful. Brew is... More 

Thank 602deanr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Laid back sort of place that is great meeting place and casual place to discvuss days evets over a tasty meal. In restaurant zone but stands out from the rest. A must go location in Rotorua.

Thank Alexander M
London, United Kingdom
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187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in here for a few of their excellent Croucher ales.We asked for our bill and when asked,said we would pay in cash.The waitress at our table then attempted to change us for two large glasses of beer when we had had small glasses.Mistakes happen but the glasses were still in front of us.That shouldn't happen,should it.

Thank Nicholas G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here to support Croucher brewery who do some great beers. Sad to say the food has taken a turn for the worst since our last visit to the extent where my Dad, who isn't that fussy, said his burger wasn't even as good as McDonalds - ouch Will still go back for a drink but won't be eating. Wait... More 

Thank CamoAuckland
Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had nothing but fantastic times here, the beers are always fragrant and delicious, staff always so friendly and helpful and the food is beautiful. This is a regular for my husband and I, we have enjoyed following Pauls growth in the last few years, awesome guy and awesome beers

Thank madi120202
Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

partner and i had pork belly. very tasty with kumara and pumpkin..staff were a bit slow in taking our order ..

1 Thank Rb4268
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in NZ for a month now, and we found the worst Burger. The place is in "eat" street which is central, and they have plenty of space. You see this is why we use trip advisor, to avoid places like this.

2 Thank Niv G
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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a good selection of beers, this is the place to visit. They offer a taster selection of four beers which is a good introduction. We'd primarily stopped for food and although the pizza was tasty and reasonable value the fish and chips proved disappointing. The batter was heavy and the mushy peas dry. Service was attentive.

1 Thank 926PaulT

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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
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 Tutanekai Street | Rotorua, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-346 0976
BREW | Craft Beer Pub in Rotorua, New Zealand, is run by Croucher Brewing - Rotorua's award-winning craft brewery. We have a great selection of NZ craft beers on-tap and in bottles, we exclusively stock New Zealand wines, and have delicious reasonably priced pub-style food. We are located in the middle of the Eat Street restaurant precinct. BREW was named Rotorua's OUTSTANDING BAR at the Rotorua Hospitality Awards 2013 and 2014.

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