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24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
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9:00 am - 2:00 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, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 32
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy food, generous helpings

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
sherbsfamily
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Timaru; New Zealand
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English first
Dunedin, New Zealand
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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 31 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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went here for a change and although it was a Sunday night the place was not busy. As expected the menu was hearty and the surroundings where rustic with a nice fire as a focus point. The menu was what we expected for an Irish Pub but the portions were large and good value.Overall our meals were well cooked and... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Craic is a regular for me and I especially enjoy their soups. The French Onion soup I had this day was devine and probably my best soup dish I had had from the Craic. I congratulated the Chef and he even gave me the recipe! Not made from french onions but onions in a french style!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We had a burger and a Steak Salad, both was awesome! The Steak was perfect medium and the salad was really fresh! Yummy!

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Additional Information about The Craic

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

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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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