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Danny Doolans

#120 of 1,787 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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204 Quay Street | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-358 2554
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10:00 - 03:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 03:00
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Hong Kong, China
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the many restaurants and bars at Viaduct Harbour. There were not very many customers when we were there, so it didn't have the vibrant atmosphere you would expect in an Iris pub. However, the Irish beer was very good and the pub food was good value for money. Our server was attentive and friendly.

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Thank yellowperilhk
Hamilton, New Zealand
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant provides a good quality meal at a reasonable price . We had the Roast plus a Pint Special which was well presented & enjoyable . Although called an Irish Pub it was a little lacking in atmosphere on the evening we visited .

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Thank David W
Fort Worth, Texas
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224 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried this Irish pub while staying at the Hilton. Atmosphere is of an Irish pub so I tried the fish & chips. The chips were not and good but the fish was 2 small pieces of fish and a bit greasey. My companion had the chicken tenders and they were made of pressed chicken, not actual pieces of breast... More 

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Thank Texhusky75
Essex
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134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice Irish pub near the harbour. Lovely pub grub and you can sit outside. We had roast dinner and fish and chips. Very good value as well. We chose from the lunch time menu. Would recommend.

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Thank BadgerEssexboy
dannydoolans, Manager at Danny Doolans, responded to this review

Hey BadgerEssexboy We appreciate you sending us a great review, we are glad that you enjoy our little Irish pub as much as we do, hopefully you will get the chance to pop in again Thank you More 

Victoria, BC
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155 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After walking around the waterfront, we stopped here for lunch. The fish and chips and the lamb salad were very good. Friendly service and good prices.

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Thank Victoria_BCTravelbug
dannydoolans, Manager at Danny Doolans, responded to this review

Hey Victoria_BCTravelbug Thank you for sending us this feedback, we appreciate customer comments and glad you enjoyed our little Irish pub Thank you More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Nine years after first visiting Doolans, great to see it still going. The menu has not changed much from memory, but good quality food at affordable prices is what is still on offer. Impressive range of drinks covering all tastes.

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Thank Paul P
dannydoolans, Manager at Danny Doolans, responded to this review

Hey Paul P We appreciate you sending us a great review, glad you got the chance to visit & enjoy Dannys again Thank you More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Wonderful Irish Pub located right at the harbor. Also right next to stop #9 on the hop on/hop off bus. We shared a plate of bangers and mash that was glorious. We also had traditional Irish Ale (Irish Red) and Whiskey (Red Breast). Not too expensive for a city pub. Staff were super friendly and efficient.

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Thank philyfanstukinmi
dannydoolans, Manager at Danny Doolans, responded to this review

Hey philyfanstukinmi We appreciate you leaving us such a great review, glad we were included in your great trip of NZ Thank you More 

Hobart, Australia
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200 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Good place but maybe it is time to replace some of the furniture. Beverages were up to standard though with good choices.

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Thank TelNin
dannydoolans, Manager at Danny Doolans, responded to this review

Hey TelNin We appreciate you giving us this feedback, we have used it to push the powers-that-be into giving us a furniture budget to do some upgrades!! Thank you for your help More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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403 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Great bar. Extensive range of beers, lively scene on a Friday night and very friendly service. Didn't eat much but what we did was good.

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Thank GIDAYE
dannydoolans, Manager at Danny Doolans, responded to this review

Hey GIDAYE We appreciate you sending our good review, hopefully you will get the chance to pop in again for a great night Thank you More 

Leeds
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We had an over night in Auckland and to be fair a big thank you from some of the crew that they were one of just a handful of places open late. Others just weren't interested. However next day we came back for lunch and the special offer fish and chips were nicly cooked but the Irish breakfast was a... More 

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Thank Jane E
dannydoolans, Manager at Danny Doolans, responded to this review

Hey Jane E, we appreciate you taking the time to send us this feedback As you can imagine we are quite surprised & disappointed that you did not enjoy our full Irish. Our all day breakfast is called a full Irish as it includes all components that would normally be on our plate in Ireland, however most of the ingredients... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 03:00
Monday
10:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 03:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Quay Street | Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-358 2554

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