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The Craic

Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand, Irish
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24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
8:00 am - 4:00 am
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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
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here on a thursday night, ordered pork belly, it came with a potato rosti which I think was reheated in the microwave, also luke warm beans and 3 cherry tomatoes slightly warmed. Could hear a lot of pinging of a microwave throughout the evening, good service though and cider.

Thank Tracey M
Blenheim, New Zealand
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With it being a Sunday night on a miserable night it was great to find The Craic and it's good food and wine after finding a lot of places closed for meals.

Thank rarowhere
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, great service, and lovely surroundings. Sitting by the fire is blissful, if you're after somewhere cosy and warm to relax during winter, this is a great spot.

Thank Anniebell2014
Dunedin, New Zealand
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159 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Time for a nice beer sitting outside the Craic in the Octagon watching Dunedin go by, really good beers and a excellent menu and special board.

Thank Waynedvh
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Came here for my husband's birthday brunch, I had never been in before. It's a lot more cosy than it looks from the outside! Food was really nice, I had bacon and eggs and husband had the American hot cakes. Overall we enjoyed our visit very much- plus they're in the Entertainment Book!

Thank Martinette G
Otorohanga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We sampled the hare and the seafood chowder. Both were excellent, and the service was friendly & prompt. Would definitely return here on future visits to Dunedin.

Thank barbtimjones
Hong Kong, China
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Very hearty pub food . A nice environment with a nice log fire . A good choice for the depths of winter . Not spectacular but does the job.

Thank jskwhiteh0use
Dunedin, New Zealand
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178 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Popped in here for lunch and were not disappointed. We chose the omelettes with three choices of filling and side salads. Food was quickly served, well presented and more than we could eat! Coffees were also good. Outdoor seating with the sun on our backs made for very ambient dining. Do try this one.

Thank Kaye W
Timaru, New Zealand
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick bite to eat. They were really busy but we decided to go in anyway we ordered but were at no stage told there would be almost an hours wait for food which when it did arrive was ok but not fantastic can't say I would rush back!

Thank CharlotteLee88
Aberdeen, Scotland
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335 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Unfortunately I made the mistake of visiting Dunedin during the Easter weekend! After a wasted round hike to the railway station to see something that I found closed, I thought I’d earned myself an alcoholic drink as a reward however due to the archaic licensing laws, and the fact the kitchen had just closed so the pub too was about... More 

Thank ne_quine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand, Irish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
9:00 am - 4:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin

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