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The Thirsty Weta

$$ - $$$, ,
57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 6699
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (18 reviews)
“surf and turf” (4 reviews)
“mussels” (6 reviews)
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Bar, New Zealand, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
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41 - 50 of 248 reviews

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
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.

1  Thank Sawhira
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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

1  Thank nathannnnnn
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...More

1  Thank alexandrachatilovicz
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
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The restaurant was recommended by our B&B and lived up to the recommendation. We had the lamb loin, a perfectly cooked tenderloin over a salad, and the burger . Both were delicious! Plus, they had a good selection of beers and wines. The outdoor seating...More

Thank jonuday
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My 18 yo son and I stumbled over the 'Thirsty Weta' after finding the restaurant that we were intending to go to was closed. We're so glad we did. We both enjoyed the Thai chicken noodle soup. Followed this up with some honey garlic prawns...More

1  Thank Bella1Canberra
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Stoped here on a road trip to national park. Clearly popular with the locals as a good coffee stop. Only let down was the time the food took to come out. We ordered an item from the menu and something from the cabinet. The cabinet...More

Thank ainsleeash
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Like many others we stopped after visiting the Glow Warm cave. The service was great and the kids enjoyed their pizza, but my pasta dish fell short. If not for that I would rate them very good.

2  Thank Joe S
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stop here quite often and have never been disappointed with our meals. Great service and the food comes out quickly so you can get back on the road again. Only fault is they don't start cooking until 10am so if you are on the...More

Thank Herbies1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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