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The Craic

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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Irish
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24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
+64-03-479-0781
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Today
09:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 02:00
Wed 09:00 - 03:00
Thu - Fri 09:00 - 04:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 04:00
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Bath, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were grateful for The Craic on a chilly Monday evening as a lot of restaurants in Dunedin were closed. Service was very friendly, the food a mixed story. The burger was disappointingly poor, the hare with mash much better and the chips excellent. A nice friendly place, shame about the burger.

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Thank BarrieLV
Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this place is small, it offers everything from good coffee to a yummy range of food. I loved the seafood chowder and would most definitely return for that

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Thank LarnachGirl
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful breakfast with an Irish twist and the best Bloody Mary I've ever had! Yummo. Staff were friendly and accommodating.

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Thank rapscallion2012
Oulton Broad, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for some where just to stop off and have a light meal and drinks. Decided to call in here and we were not disappointed. We both had Burgers and beers. The burgers were very big and considering we are not burgers eater normally these were okay. Staff were polite and helpful and at the time (late afternoon) it was... More 

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Thank RogerLowestoft
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food great staff thanks guys for welcoming smiles twice in 6 days must be good can't wait till we are back in dunedin. Next holiday.

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Thank J_Huntingdon
Mosgiel, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I had a meal here before going to a movie on a Tuesday evening.There was live entertainment. I was really looking forward to the pork belly as I had looked at the website menu earlier that day. Sadly we were informed there was no Pork belly available before I even had a chance to ask for it...... More 

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Thank mumof3NewZealand
Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have dined here on several occasions. Always good wholesome food at reasonable cost. A good selection of beers and live music is often available. Good for a meal or just to swap a few lies with the boys.

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Thank WoodyDunedin
Wollongong
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353 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This pub is located in the Octagon and the decor is typical Irish with a modern twist. The food was standard but tasty and the wine and guinness - perfect!

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Thank Jennie W
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343 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

In the heart of the Dunedin pub scene this is a great little Irish pub with a great atmosphere. Service is great with bar staff that are happy to have a chat to you if you're on your lonesome. Nice little fire area with comfortable seating; generally just a great place for an afterwork or weekend drink.

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Thank Becky E
Wellington
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Nice little pub, it has Kilkenny on tap which is a bonus for me and pretty decent pub-type food. The staff is friendly and the wine list, although limited, good quality.

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Thank lokumos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Irish
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 04:00
Monday
09:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 03:00
Thursday
09:00 - 04:00
Friday
09:00 - 04:00
Saturday
08:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64-03-479-0781

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