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Hennessy's Irish Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, European, British, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-343 7901
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hennessy's is a bar that serves good food with attached restaurant seating area. Lamb stew was delicious

Thank Kurt S
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service and food, on a trip through Rotorua. Enjoyed this place. Prawn salad was amazing, loads of prawns.

Thank Jayne B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

excellent eggs benny and americano this morning. had same a couple of weeks ago so top marks for consistency. staff are also great.

Thank mikikiore
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been twice now for breakfast and had their eggs Benedict with salmon both times. Food excellent, staff great and the place is always spotless. Great decor. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Andrew W
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This establishment opened last month after having recently been refurbished. We were warmly greeted, and served promptly and graciously. We very much enjoyed our time at this restaurant as we have done on several occasions the next door "sister" restaurant Jubilee Deli & Bar 1935.

Thank Romoltra
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No complaints here!,. Yummy good sized meals, prices were reasonable... Had the shanks & was very tasty. Friendly & helpful staff. Good to know a good bar when we return again to Rotorua.

Thank Nicci H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal had, everyone cleared their plates which is amazing for us. Great service and the lamb shanks were to die for!! Highly recommend!

Thank tlc200210
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute transformation to something even better than before. Food was awesome. Service is great as it used to be. Recommend to everyone . New spaces created are awesome . Such a great welcoming atmosphere .

Thank Ken A
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our travels around the North Island we stopped in at every Irish Bar in various towns and Hennessy's was our favourite by far. It was great reading about the Bar and you could see the redesign of the place was very thoughtfully planned. We particularly enjoyed the live music and the staff were very welcoming. There were so many... More 

Thank Annie F
Rotorua, New Zealand
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So good to see the new Hennessy's back and better than ever. After a nice morning taking in the air and geysers at Te Puia we found ourselves here for lunch. The chowder is really good, I managed to snaffle the last bowl and it was Really Good. My partner had the fishburger, holy cow, it was quite a burger!... More 

Thank SamArgh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, European, British, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 7901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?