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The Craic

24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #83 of 196 restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 7, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This restaurant is in "the octagon" area in downtown Dunedin, Food was poor and the draft beer selections were horrible, if this is their special Irish or Scottish draft beer, who wants to drink it ? ... the bartender/manager is a zero on a 1-10 scale when it comes to dealing with well intended and honest customer opinions of his... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Went there with 6 others before a show. It was noisy inside, food was average staff friendly but was disappointed .

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Brit in Surrey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

There is nothing Irish about this supposed Irish bar. Very little atmosphere, no Irish music and understaffed, so the service was slow. When the fish and chips finally arrived, it was good, but we had to ask for salt and pepper. Very average.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service with friendly staff, very tasty and filling Breakfast and a great relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Osmotherley
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Totally does what it says on the tin. Good atmosphere and music and good food Fish and chips excellent as was lamb shank. 3 meals and bottle of wine for 114 NZ means good VFM too

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Yeppoon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Recently in Dunedin for a week and came here on three occasions to catch up with friends. On a chilly Dunedin day it's nice to be able to relax by the fire. The bar staff were very pleasant. Only had bread and dips on my visits but it was lovely. Adequate wine list

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Mortlake, Victoria, Australia
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183 reviews 183 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

The coffee was great but the food was only ok. Loved the atmosphere right on the Octagon on a lovely spring day. It was pleasant enough but the food was pricey and the servings were pretty small for the cost.

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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We had dinner at The Craic last night after exploring Dunedin on foot, and we had a wonderful experience. The Craic, and Irish pub, is a cozy, warm little place right on The Octagon. There are tables outside for when the weather's warm and a crackling fire inside when the weather's not so accommodating. The fish and chips came with... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We had lunch there, service was the worst experienced for a long time. Waitress was unfriendly, couldn't be bothered at all. the place was almost empty. the food (Fish and Chips) was alright but quite expensive. Fish battering was soggy, not crisp.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

A little pub that serves great beers. I have never eaten here but I enjoyed my beers here while people watching. It also have a nice warm fireplace for a cold/wet day! Live band on some days.

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