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The Thirsty Weta

) #2 of 11 Restaurants in Otorohanga $$ - $$$ , ,
57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 6699
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (18 reviews)
“mussels” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, New Zealand, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the Thirsty Weta our first night in New Zealand. The food was good and prices were reasonable. Shane was our waiter and had a great personality and gave us lots of good advice about making the most of our two weeks in...More

Thank travelfam05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A comfortable place for a coffee and cake. They are also a pub which serves food all day. Coffee was weak but that appears to be a NZ thing, the chocolate slice was very nice. We ask direction to a mural and the waiter was...More

Thank 792Carol_H
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The food and atmosphere here is good and worth the night out. The ower is a friendly guy and worth having a talk to.

Thank Moei-Oz
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

On our way to Waitomo Caves, my family decided to stop for a meal at The Thirsty Weta. Immediately, our bald waiter was rude and unfriendly. In addition, our food was lackluster at best and the service throughout was terrible. At the end of the...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Great food and great staff. Really enjoyed the experience.... even though we were sitting outside and it was cold. Would definitely stop here again.

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

"One of the best pizzas I've ever had, so tasty!" - said the meat eater about the vegetarian pizza Great service, lots of laughs with the friendly blokes who we assume own the pub. The 5 of us were all happy very happy with our...More

Thank YumName
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This place is warm, cozy and humble. It's really decent wholesome food at great prices and the staff are so friendly. Great variety of drinks. The pizza and soup was a particular highlight. They also have two screens playing sport if you want to watch...More

Thank Kiririk
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We went into the Thirsty Weta for dinner. The food was good and so was the service. I think the food was overpriced for pub grub but kids loved it!

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We have visited this place a couple of years ago and we simply loved this cafe. They had good meals, super friendly and fast staff and a kids colouring package to keep the little ones busy. This time it wasn't anything like that. We visited...More

Thank FvdHPapamoa
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I went in for a simple american drip coffee to go and got a friendly lesson on NZ coffee. I ended up getting a Long Black, like an Americano, but in reverse.... VERY DELICIOUS!!! The bar tender was super friendly and made me feel like...More

Thank Xylaphlox
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Stella W
Are you open Easter Sunday and Easter Monday night for dinner? Thanks
14 April 2017|
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Response from Janine B | Reviewed this property |
They should be.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, New Zealand, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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