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The Craic

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Irish, British
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24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
9:00 am - 2:00 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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Mosgiel, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I had a meal here before going to a movie on a Tuesday evening.There was live entertainment. I was really looking forward to the pork belly as I had looked at the website menu earlier that day. Sadly we were informed there was no Pork belly available before I even had a chance to ask for it...... More 

Thank mumof3NewZealand
Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have dined here on several occasions. Always good wholesome food at reasonable cost. A good selection of beers and live music is often available. Good for a meal or just to swap a few lies with the boys.

Thank WoodyDunedin
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349 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This pub is located in the Octagon and the decor is typical Irish with a modern twist. The food was standard but tasty and the wine and guinness - perfect!

Thank Jennie W
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343 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the heart of the Dunedin pub scene this is a great little Irish pub with a great atmosphere. Service is great with bar staff that are happy to have a chat to you if you're on your lonesome. Nice little fire area with comfortable seating; generally just a great place for an afterwork or weekend drink.

Thank Becky E
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little pub, it has Kilkenny on tap which is a bonus for me and pretty decent pub-type food. The staff is friendly and the wine list, although limited, good quality.

Thank lokumos
Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fell across this place and really liked it. Friendly staff and you could have all kinds of snacks/sandwiches. Decent range of beers so it was job done for lunch. No pretensions, and the music was a bit loud, but the joint has plenty of character.

Thank Peter_and_Sheila
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a fellow co-workers farewell drinks after finishing a long and busy shift at work. Proceeded to wait for 10 minutes to be acknowledged on a what would seem a quiet night. There were 2 lads in front of me. After purchasing there 9 drinks and proceeding to carry them 2 by 2 back to there table 1... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food at reasonable prices with a great Irish feel .. fire roaring in the middle of summer was needed lol

Thank MerlinsEgo
Invercargill, New Zealand
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for breakfast, it was very filling, in fact we didn't need lunch. The waitress was really good, she was fast and very nice. I had the bacon and eggs, 4 pieces of bacon 2 slices of toast and a lot of scrambled egg. Recommend The Craic, will go back next time in Dunedin

Thank Lorraine M
Sydney, Australia
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225 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

I had a Ploughmans lunch, which was large and very tasteful. My husband had beer battered fish and chips. Very tasty, he said. Chips were very crispy and fish was a large piece of blue cod. Beer and wine were both great. Open fire on windy day was welcome.

Thank Sandra B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Irish, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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?