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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Good Pub Meal

Just had the stew but enjoyed the atmosphere and the beer. The service was good, just an easy place to eat at a reasonable cost.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
FIZZYS
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GEELONG
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in at The Craic for a pint of Guinness and were sorely disappointed at the poor pour. Our pints were poured in a short time with no time for the froth to settle. The pints were handed over (we should have refused them, I admit) with the cloud still at the bottom of the glass. By the time... More 

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Thank MarionIlene
GEELONG
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had the stew but enjoyed the atmosphere and the beer. The service was good, just an easy place to eat at a reasonable cost.

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Thank FIZZYS
Christchurch, New Zealand
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wandered up to the Octagon looking at restaurant menus for some inspiration for a tasty early dinner. I went past Indian, Italian, Mexican without inspiration. Stopping at Craic and looking at the menu and the glow of the fire within, I wandered into the Craic. The thought of a good Guinness may have been foremost in my mind. The... More 

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Thank DavidBrittain
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting with overseas visitors.. Able to sit outside due to Dunedin's sunny day. Excellent waiter who was able to explain the craft beers to our friends and also be attentive to drinks etc... Blue Cod was very good, the steak sandwich was a bit tasteless, the Irish stew pot pie.. needed to be a little thicker in consistency and not... More 

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Thank k1w1Spirit
Dunedin, New Zealand
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124 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Craic is a great place to visit at any time. Always have a decent selection of drinks at reasonable prices and the food is good all the time, but probably better at lunch!

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Thank Joe W
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop here as their breakfast menus looked appealing. Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon was my choice, and it was quite tasty. No sides came with it but it was enough food to fill me up. Their coffee was good and service fast. Good little place, a bit on the pricey side for the quality though, but seems to... More 

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Thank Lydia495
Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My wife and I had a good meal here. I had the Irish stew pot pie and and she had the lamb shank. Both were very tasty and served with a good helping of veg. Service was reasonably quick and very attentive. Not too noisy in the early evening.

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Thank Michael G
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

This cozy place serves great beers and hearty food. The mussels in green curry are huge and tasty. The lamb shank melts off the bone. The menu had other game favourites like hare and venison. It looks like a pub but the food is restaurant quality. Staff are friendly but could be more attentive.

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Thank 453danyalf
Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The young female waiting staff was too busy teeting to want to serve me. She was unapologetic and I realy got the impression we were a nuisance to her day.

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Thank nigeltrewhitt
Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Nice enough place, good location. It was pretty dead the night we went so not much atmosphere. Staff were friendly but the food was a bit ordinary. Maybe fun on a better night.

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Thank ChevyK74

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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: Pub, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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?