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Hennessy's Irish Bar

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-343 7901
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood chowder” (31 reviews)
“irish stew” (13 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1206 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 333 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

There were 6 of us in our group. The entertainment was a delight - excellent number of songs and great feedback. Our drinks came fast and furious along with a great meal. Wonderful food and fun.

Thank Ina M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had just arrived the same day from good old Europe and wanted a light meal before going to bed. We went to Hennessy and enjoyed a seafood chowder. Very rich, very tasty (17,90 NZD). A good glass of Cabernet Sauvignon with it (10NZD) and...More

Thank Dieter W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful friendly and knowledgeable team members, great Guinness and fantastic well proportioned food. Highly recommend. The atmosphere is an absolute high light and many trinkets for the eyes to enjoy. We will be back. Blair

Thank Blair P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best lunch / dinner so far. Typical Irish, extremely friendly & food portions were huge, drinks made perfect & they ran a tab at the bar for the table. Staff were fantastic & kids dancing to the Irish music including my 7yo daughter which was...More

Thank sandgroper555
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was welcomed in by friendly Staff with great hospitality for our entire visit. Food was delicious, fast and generous portions. Went to watch sports and was pleased with the number of Tv's allowing great viewing from any seat. Enjoyed it so much went back to...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Hennessy's for dinner while visiting Rotorua. The man greeting us at the door was welcoming Unfortunately the meal didnt live up to the expectation. I had the steak and haasked to ha e salad and fries instead of mash and peas. I was...More

Thank ahuahuwhanganui
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at 7-30pm with 3 other couples either eating or just finished their meal. Ordered our meal and sat and watched 5 or 6 couples and a group of 4 males come in, order and have their meals served. Despite the waiter and waitress say...More

Thank barnsie
4menandadog, Owner at Hennessy's Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You know some customers are so difficult it almost gives you a stomach ache. Your complaint is not about our food, or our service which I believe for a pub is outstanding; your complaint is about your lack of patience and reasonableness. We were very...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit with friends,made to feel welcome, meals were lovely, service was great also nice coffee

Thank Lyn A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the amazing lamb salad, wedges and lemon lime bitters. Also great friendly banter... thank you

Thank ashfrankie24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They make awesome cocktails and deliver beautiful pints of Guinness from the tap. Great place to stop in for a drink or two!

Thank TheTasi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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A little slice of Dublin right in the heart of Rotorua! Serving great food, great drinks and showing LIVE sport daily, the only place to feel at home in Rotorua if you've a touch of Irish!
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