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The Craic Irish Pub

$$ - $$$, Irish,
Whakatane Hotel | 79 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-282 3058
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good47%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“wedges” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
New Zealand, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Whakatane Hotel | 79 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went with a work colleague two nights running this week as the food is consistent and well priced. Not the flashest pub but food and service is swift and consistent. Be back again next visit for sure!

Thank stugross
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First time dining here Reasonably priced nice outdoor seating We were supposed to head into cob and co but the company i was with were shy locals whom were after a more relaxed atmosphere Would definitely return

Thank RTHuggy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chill environment. I eat here often and always enjoy my meal. Nice place to meet locals/visitors. Nice place to chill with friends. Nice service

Thank Don T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good draft beer. Stake was good, chicken wings were oily and had no taste, pizza with no character. We were there at closing time and staff was pushing us to leave.

Thank Jorge S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place to spend a few hours downtime with friends. Great priced bar meals and certainly reasonably priced drinks. A very popular place during the weekend and is often difficult to find a spare table.

Thank ThelmaNZ
Reviewed March 4, 2018

A great place to have a beer and a good feed and sit outside on the pavement and watch the world go by

Thank stugross
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch on 1st Jan with my family who live in Whakatane. The menu was reasonably priced, and a good range for pub food.I had the Cesar salad at $18. Unfortunately my partner ordered the platter for two and was disappointed to find...More

Thank Simona R
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely magnificently marvellous, smiles all round. This is now our fourth time in visiting this quaint Irish pub it’s large on atmosphere and even larger on tastes. Our first visit was for a quick Jar (drink) and we saw food coming out made us so...More

1  Thank Marlaina C
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

They have a nice area to sit outdoors on nice days, that’s probably the only good point I experienced. The food is below average, the steak was very small and the salad wasn’t good. Service girl was friendly and helpful.

Thank Kathlyn F
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to The Craig Irish Pub. The food is OK, or at least the Fish and Chips were good. We have not tried anything else but it was pleasant enough and we could sit outside.

Thank Karen255
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $23
New Zealand, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whakatane Hotel | 79 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-282 3058
  • E-mail
The Craic, Irish Pub, located in one of the Whakatane's most iconic structures, the Whakatane Hotel. The Craic is home to Irish based hospitality, friendliness and culture. We are proud to serve an extensive menu that will have something to satisfy anyone. Come order a pint of Guinness and a wood-fired pizza. Need a place to stay too? The Craic has accommodation located directly upstairs. Don't miss your change to stay in one of Whakatane's finest icons.
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