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The Craic

₱₱ - ₱₱₱, ,
24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3-479 0781
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
“pastie” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Irish
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Popped in on Friday night after arriving in Dunedin. Small pub but good atmosphere and managed to get a table quickly. Good friendly service. Great big burger! And good lager! Would go again

Thank travelbunny75
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Popped in here after the film festival at the Regent Theatre. I had the beer battered blue cod which was beautiful. The blue cod was giant. It was nice and warm with a cosy atmosphere. We even saw the end of the netball final.

Thank Alisa B
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We have visited The Craic a few times & have found it to have a great atmosphere and good food. The staff are friendly and accomodating. The fish and chips are definitely recommended as is the steak and burger.

Thank karencookson
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We came here for a graduation dinner and we were very pleased with the night. The only let down being the service was a little poor, and we only heard the specials and what was unavailable when we came to order our mains. The antipasto...More

Thank missbritt2015
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere with roaring fire, friendly staff, a decent singer and good beer. But my pasta was cold and my wife's pork belly tough and the mash cold. They were apologetic and we did get a discount but i would have just preferred better food.

Thank mpsmart
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great bar with good Guinness, good food and great staff. TV with sports and a band or singer on some nights. What more could you want.

Thank adriancroome
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Had a nice warm up here on a cold weekend afternoon. Very friendly, good drinks list and WARM! Has fire :)

Thank MimNZ
Reviewed 21 April 2018

We tried The Craic Irish pub for breakfast as it was the only place open on a Saturday morning. We didn't regret it. The service was prompt and very friendly, the atmosphere was homely and quiet at this time of the day (not the same...More

Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This is a nice Irish styled Tavern. I enjoyed the braised hare shanks. I felt there were too many friends of the staff occupying the bar staff and bar area.

Thank YLisette
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Located in the Octagon at the centre of Dunedin, the Craic does great Guinness and probably the best fish and chips in town. On Tuesday evenings they have singalong Irish music.

Thank anthony19482014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-479 0781
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