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Pig and Whistle Historic Pub

) #16 of 179 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” (86 reviews)
“ribs” (69 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 6 November 2016

Went last week for lunch and the service was good. Meals were delicious and the portions were huge. Would recommend

Thank vicky744
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Had Beef Schnitzel which was delicious! I wasn't even aware that beef schnitzel was a thing! Amazing. A great selection of beers and ciders on tap. Order at the bar and servers bring the food to the table. Service was quick and friendly.

Thank Kyle F
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Got the recommendation for a guy at the park to eat at the Pig and Whistle and we weren't disappointed. It was a busy night and service was timely/friendly and food was good. Definitely worth visiting.

Thank tntbamford
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Been here before for lunch, burgers and fish and chips good, but "dinner" type dishes are expensive and average. Had steak and port belly. Average.

Thank tailspintaz
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Rating is poor, the comments read average. We do try to be much better than average. Very sorry, we do try to be consistent. Obviously not these meals.

Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Had a real good time! food and drinks were awesome!would definitely recommend this place. Will be back!

Thank Meli W
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant while going to Eat Street and were not disappointed. We enjoyed every meal, this place is worth visiting.

Thank OzziMelbourne
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Decided on the Pig & Whistle for a quick business dinner with a visitor from out of town. Bad choice. Noisy despite only being about a third full. Beer was warm and I had to ask for a glass. Ordered the pork belly. Eventually got...More

Thank billyboy602015
Gregg_Brown, Owner at Pig and Whistle Historic Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

We do try to be better than this. Honestly - we do. Sorry.

Reviewed 1 November 2016

Buzzing bar with loads of tables and some really solid serves. Great platters and super pigtail fries. Great service, generous wines,

Thank Luvinspoonful
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Enjoyed dinning here with a good plate of ribs...The service was good & the food too, We spent a great night..Ribs//friends //good chat

Thank duwaresh606
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Stopped in for lunch and found a gem. !! Great wine recommendations, awesome food ....platter of seafood was all amazing. Salmon was scrumptious and some of our group are from WAshington USA so they know salmon.!!!

Thank Donna R
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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
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  • 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene
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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