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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

) #15 of 177 Restaurants in Rotorua $$ - $$$ , ,
Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-347 3025
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“curly fries” (85 reviews)
“ribs” (67 reviews)
“pig tails” (33 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr Haupapa and Tutanekai Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was one of a group of 30+ who went to Pig and Whistle for lunch. What a great place as there are long tables out the back and they do cater very well for big groups. Most of us got our meals at the...More

Thank MarieAnnNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great venue and beautiful food. Large portions. Great for families too. Large covered and heated outdoor area. Seemed very popular.

Thank Jilliebeanz
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's located in the centre of Rotorua. Easy to find. The pub looks a bit dark inside, people were very friendly and had an extension at the back. It used to be a police station, and has historic story to tell. We ordered some pork...More

Thank CharetMelbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice lunch, quick service. The staff were lovely. Reasonable prices compared to others in the area. Good selection on the menu.

Thank LH091
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a quick drink - despite it being busy we were served quickly and by a very friendly man. There was a good choice of beer. We didn't eat here but the menu was varied and the food that came out looked...More

Thank deejay153
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, beer & wine with an excellent friendly atmosphere. Very busy during our time there due to so many Lions and Maori fans but the staff worked their socks off to make sure people were served quickly.

Thank watkinsfamilyGwent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good yummy food - friendly helpful staff - great atmosphere - big outdoor fire - our favourite pub for the last 20 years - completely 100% recommend !!!

Thank Trevor and Rose... N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly helpful staff, great food and an interesting setting in an old police building (I think I have that correct). We loved the ribs and the others at our table claimed the fish and chips were the best they ate during our time in NZ.

Thank amandajayne81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful pub style food. great pricing, nothing not affordable and a good atmosphere/ environment. !

Thank syana22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub with unusual beers. Nice food big portions very friendly staff . Would recommend. TVs for rugby games.

Thank Anne G
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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
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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