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24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Today
9:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Wed 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Look, there's an Irish Pub!!

I am a 50 something that has travelled a fair bit and I can say, with my hand on my heart, that wherever I have been in the world I have never been to a dud Irish pub. This one is no exception. Great earthy food, a huge selection of beers (of course!!), extensive wine list and excellent staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Scott R
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I am a 50 something that has travelled a fair bit and I can say, with my hand on my heart, that wherever I have been in the world I have never been to a dud Irish pub. This one is no exception. Great earthy food, a huge selection of beers (of course!!), extensive wine list and excellent staff which... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We went looking for a restaurant on Waitangi Day and found most were closed. Walked by the Craic and there seemed to be lots of patrons and we were lucky enough to get the last table. Reasonable prices and a happy crowd. My wife ordered the pasta special and I had the pub pie (I always sample the pub pie... More 

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Missouri
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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We are always on the lookout for a great opportunity to have seafood, especially when we are seaside. Tonight we were very pleased, we ordered the seafood platter for two, it had fried blue cod, green lip mussels, salt and pepper calamari, shrimp skewers, and scallops with the roe attached, salad and fries, OH My! All that and bread and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I had the braised hare for lunch and was very impressed. It was tender and juicy and completely more-ish. It also helped that the bar staff was friendly and there were very drinkable beer on tap.

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Tokyo, Japan
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163 reviews 163 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Based on a good experience two years before, we revisited this year and were not disappointed. We had a scallop entree, the braised hare and the Guiness stew potpie. All where fantastic and portions left us waddling back to our hotel. Final price with a drink or two, was $92. Service was friendly and professional. The restaurant offers both indoor... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Nice place, nice atmosphere, nice staff, great food! Fresh ingredients cooked with care, big size and good pricing. Delicious soup of the day and vegetarian pie. Very friendly staff and good music. Absolutely recommended!

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New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If you're looking for somewhere to have breakfast/brunch this is the place to go. By far the best I've come across in Dunedin. I don't drink coffee but the people I go there with say it is awesome. The staff are always polite, nothing is a bother, and the service is very fast. Have been many times and it's always... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A nice place to eat, good pub grub and right in the Octagon so easy to find. Lots of different tables to choose from and a good choice on the menu. Not the cheapest place in Dunedin but at least it wasn't extortionate.

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Townsville, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had a really nice lunch, good food, perfect location right in the octagon, good service. Perfect outdoor seats for a sunny day and nice indoor with fireplace for the cold winter days..

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Had lunch at the Craic today (24.10.14). Great atmosphere, warm, good choices on the menu, excellent service and good coffee. The burger comes highly recommended. We'll go back there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 am

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