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Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge

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78 Blackwell Drive | Tryphena,, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
+64 9-429 0211
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
78 Blackwell Drive | Tryphena,, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

The Currach is the place to go for a few drinks & enjoy some great live music, performed by locals ... & the local talent is pretty outstanding! Friendly bar staff & fun atmosphere guaranteed every time. Can be a little pricey but always worth...More

Thank bcpark
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Had an awesome meal (Scotch fillet with Kumera fries) for a very reasonable price $33 per person. Great selection of food in a very cozy open fire heated quaint Irish pub. Moira and Phil are so friendly and welcoming. Will definitely be going back to...More

Thank Karl H
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Brought friends over for the nz experience from Australia. The rooms were ok. Beds very comfy. Needs to have some sort of cooking facilities as no where near for food in mornings. They do a lovely meal for dinner.

Thank trishie101
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Great food and great hosts with a warm and friendly atmosphere. It was there turn to host the Island Dart teams and the banter was great the place was full to the brim. Everyone was very friendly, and the next night it was very quiet...More

Thank Colinmchristie
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Saturday night at the Currach and we were the only diners as the rest of the island seemed to celebrating a fishing contest elsewhere. We chose the special - an Irish hot pot which we figured would be authentic and tasty. Unfortunately it was neither...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Warm friendly atmosphere , great hosts ,better than expected pub grub. What drags you in , initially is the welcoming entry & beer garden , but what keeps you inside is the warm personality of the owner & staff . No bands playing when we...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed April 21, 2017

wonderful and tasty food, great location, nice atmosphere. have been there also on St. Patricks day, food, drinks and music at it best

Thank Brigitte H
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

Accommodation was overpriced. Wet floor and smelt musty. Shower was hot but fluctuated and would be dangerous. Bed comfy.

1  Thank Ngaidog
Reviewed March 23, 2017

This is the only real hotel on the island and has plenty of space for the thirsty. We had the steak special with mushroom sauce and fish and chips. The steak was cooked perfectly for my medium-rare taste. The beer battered fish was not as...More

Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Stayed on great barrier island for 5 days March 17. The Currach is a family run pub on one of the most peaceful and beautiful islands. Food is amazing, we ate here 3 times, the owners and staff are friendly and offer a varied and...More

Thank Bella52900
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Blackwell Drive | Tryphena,, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand (Formerly Currach Irish Pub)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Great Barrier Island
  • Phone Number: +64 9-429 0211
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The Currach Irish Pub & Innkeeper's Lodge is set in a lovely garden setting, across the road from beautiful Pa Beach and Tryphena Harbour. The Currach is Great Barrier's iconic Irish Pub with beautiful authentic bric a brac. The pub offers a delicious menu with a fantastic range of dishes including its world famous Seafood Chowder and fantastic Chef Tasting Platters. We offer locally caught fish and use organic salads and herbs. We have a delicious range of bar snacks or stay for dinner. The Gallery Restaurant is the location for art exhibitions of local artists. The Innkeeper's Lodge has 5 ensuites with balconies. We also have a small backpacker hostel. We look forward to welcoming you to the Currach.
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