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The Thirsty Weta

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 10:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great beer pub. Called in on way to v8. Lamb shank is amazing. Local beer on tap is great too. Awesome service.

Thank Jason E
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were staying in Waitomo and everything was closed on a Sunday night so we headed through to Otorohunga. Great food here - had a really yummy veggie burger. Friendly service.

Thank Catherine H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Terrible service. The food was average at best and wasn't that cheap. Nice location and good for drink.

Thank Kiwiboy456
Waikato Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with friends the other night, not only did we wait a whole two hours for our food, the waiter was rude. The meals came out separately and didn't even come with what they said on the menu. We asked for a discount after having waited a huge amount of time with no consideration from the staff. I have... More 

Thank emziet123
1 review
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Would not recommend anyone to come here the service I received from here the other night was horrible we had to wait of 2 hours for food and there was no remorse to the fact they were extremely slow. Once receiving our food it was no where near up to standards with some of the meals even missing ingredients.

Thank Demi B
Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We came to the weta for dinner, the service was terrible! We waited more than two hours for our food, when it finally arrived mine was vile (veg burger) The staff were rude and nothing was done to rectify the situation!!

Thank Hannahsheps49
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

First stop for the day on our way south for breakfast omelette meal and mushroom was ordered both meals were excellent great value staff very helpful great coffee thank you

Thank thistledoons
Melbourne, Florida
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were actually looking for a place to get a steak and some vegetables, but were directed to this little pub. They served bar food, but it wasn't all fried stuff like it is in America. I had a lamb and pistachio meat dish that they prepared to be gluten free for me. I was able to eat the fries... More 

Thank Russell L
Kawerau, New Zealand
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my husband after spending the day at Waitomo Caves and was pleasantly surprised at the menu choices available, my husband ordered the Out of the Blue platter and was very happy with the amount on his plate, a good selection of beverages available and the service was great, the staff were friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend... More 

Thank Sharon T
Cairns, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We chanced upon this place on a wet Saturday afternoon. We came in with our kids for an early dinner and were surprised to see the place full! There was a 30th bday in one corner and several other groups dining. They football was on the big TV which made my husband happy. The staff were great and organised a... More 

Thank Heiwey

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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
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?