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The Craic

24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #107 of 210 Restaurants in Dunedin
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Dunedin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great atmosphere but really disapointed by the food! Garlic loaf was a loaf and garlic butter seperately, which is fine, however the butter was rock hard and unspreadable! In my steak sandwhich the steak was freezing cold! Staff seemed very uninterested and we were not given water for the table even after asking twice

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Slow and indifferent service seems to be more than a casual occurrence in NZ but this place is the worst yet. The waiter acted like I wasn't there at all. Had to go up to the bar to get the menu after I've sat at the table for many minutes, and walk back to order. At no time was I... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Was a cold and windy day and the fire beckoned. Unfortunately the food was pretty average and the smokers out front fumigated the place every time the door opened.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Enjoyed the welcoming fire and great food. The mussels in Thai green curry were excellent but order extra bread to soak up the yummy sauce!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

In the Octagon. Typical Irish pub - great food, atmosphere and staff. Thoroughly recommended. Between the four of us we ordered bangers and mash, fish chowder, roast vege tart. Delicious and well priced.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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