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24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
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8:00 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    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
Salt & Pepper Squid

Have been to this restaurant many many times, and each time the service has been excellent, the food delicious, which is hot and plentiful. The menu has something for everyone, as does the drinks menu. Can't recommend The Craic enough, well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
JandDinNZ
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Have been to this restaurant many many times, and each time the service has been excellent, the food delicious, which is hot and plentiful. The menu has something for everyone, as does the drinks menu. Can't recommend The Craic enough, well worth a visit.

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Watertown, New York
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Decent sandwiches and an excellent selection of beers and ciders. The staff were very friendly, and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming!

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Hearty, generous and reasonably priced meals and drinks, lovely atmosphere and good service. We would definitely come here again if we made it back to Dunedin.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This looks like a typical irish bar at night. During the day however this place has another face. A really good restaurant. The food here is fantastic. I like the platter because I can never decide on one thing, so this gives me a little bit of everything.

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Timaru; New Zealand
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went as it was an Irish pub and I love Irish pubs. Good ambience with fire going but nothing Irish about it to me, some Irish music playing would have been good. Quite expensive my chicken sandwich was so delicious but $24 or something as was the beef burger. Would return.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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158 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Great place to settle out of a bleak day. Manager was really friendly and hospitable. Nice warm fire. I enjoyed the chicken & Brie sandwich wages down by a Jack Daniels & coke

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Nelson, New Zealand
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It was early in the morning when most places were trying to clean up from the night before but this little cafe was open. Their service was great and their pot of tea very welcome. I enjoyed sitting outside on the pavement, loving the early morning sun in a cool Dunedin. Well worth a visit.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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123 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There wasn't much open last Monday and we defaulted to the Craic. What a charming find. Classic Irish pub surroundings and friendly waitress. I had eggs Benedict and it was served with a very generous portion of smoked salmon. A great place to eat on a wet Dunedin Day.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

First night in New Zealand & we stumbled onto this charming pub with delicious food. Portions are large & filling. I had the seafood chowder & my husband had the fish & chips. We both loved our meals & were glad that we stopped. Great location & cozy atmosphere.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have been to The Craic before and loved the ambience and surroundings. This tiny bar/restaurant in the Octagon is a joy to visit. The exposed bricks and warming fire iare a real pleasure. The dinner menu looked fantastic - especially the hare shanks but the only opportunity we had was for breakfast. The menu was good and the atmosphere... More 

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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, Pub
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?