Rotorua's favourite Irish Bar

Summer Hours

Staff holding Guinness

Hennessy’s Irish Bar is New Zealand’s favourite Irish bar, right in the heart of Rotorua. We’ve known we sell NZ’s best Guinness for ages; now we have been awarded NZ’s Top Guinness Bar and everyone knows!

Totally rebuilt in 2016 after the building failed earthquake prone building assessment, Hennessy’s is a beautifully designed pub, in the truly Irish tradition with spacious booths and hidden-away private tables. Seating available for small or larger groups. We are proud to cater for business, corporate, social and tour groups, as well as families and individuals.

Our menu features a range of hearty pub favourites and is fondly known for serving Rotorua’s favourite Pub food, including traditional fare like bangers & mash, steaks and stews, supported by burgers, sandwiches all fresh and made on-site.  There is a children’s menu; all items under $12. And to complete, we offer a delicious dessert menu including Bailey’s Irish cheesecake and Granny Malone’s bread and butter pudding. All desserts are made fresh on site and also all reasonably priced.

Our Food

Hennessy's Picks

Sunday Special

Pork or Beef Roast - two courses



Soup of the Day


Homemade with fresh NZ Produce. Served with garlic bread. Ask our bar staff for today’s flavour.

Seafood Chowder

$ 19.90

Hennessy’s homemade Chowder with NZ’s freshest seafood & vegetables. Served with toasted bread.

Classic Shrimp Cocktail

$ 17.90

Our take on a classic, Shrimps served with Thousand Island Dressing on a bed of lettuce.

events &

Function Room

Recently opened and an exceptional space for your next get together; work or play, caters for groups up to 200.

Outside Bar
Function Room Longtable

WE ALSO have a function room

Family events

A perfect place for a large family gathering, birthdays or other celebrations not to be forgotten.

Fully Licensed

Right in the centre of town – separate private room, fully licensed with catering to suit all budgets whether you are looking for a buffet, platters, set menu or selecting from Hennessy’s Menu.

Corporate events

A great space right here in Rotorua for work, corporate and group functions.