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The Craic Irish Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Irish,
84B Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-343 4657
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  • Excellent0%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible45%
4 Jun 2017
“Disgusting hygiene practices in the kitchen”
6 Jan 2017
“Food was Disappointing”
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New Zealand, Irish, Bar, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
84B Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Just read the review on the hygiene post that you have on your site. The service was great, and the food was all eaten. The children were allowed to play free pool, while waiting for the food to come out. It was very clear that...More

Thank Nigel M
Naomi F, Owner at The Craic Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi Nigel M Thank you for taking the time to review us and we are delighted you enjoy time with your friends at The Craic. The Craic is a great place to have a quiet drink or a fun place to have a large party,...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

We found this place as had a voucher from the entertainment book. Easy enough to get a metered park outside although it did look as if they might have had parking at the rear. Very dark inside and almost quite intimidating as you enter for...More

5  Thank sherbsfamily
Naomi F, Owner at The Craic Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hi sherbsfamily Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we will take your comments on board and look to improve. There is free parking out the back. The Craic Irish Bar is an authentic little Irish pub with genuine Irish decor, it...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

It was lovely to find that my non- Pakeha friend was pulled away for passively being part of our calm group and our sober driver for being "too drunk". Nothing against the bar staff who were fantastic but it was a surprise to find someone...More

1  Thank michaelaj454
Naomi F, Owner at The Craic Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hello michaelaj454 We appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention. We have investigated your claim with the security company that we contract to do our security at The Craic. The supervisor that night recalls the incident but contrary to your claim, your friend was...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Craic Irish Bar is a bit of old Ireland, with old wood paneling, Irish accents from the sweet barmaids, and a friendly crowd. Food is simple but delicious. Music is always interesting and is centrally located in Riccarton, not far from Riccarton mall.More

Thank nevslife
Naomi F, Owner at The Craic Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Hello nevslife Thank you for review. We are delighted you enjoy great craic at The Craic. Marty and I absolutely love this little pub's and set out to create that Irish feel of being welcoming and offering great hospitality. We have live music five times...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

We called in here with friends for a nightcap after our dinner. The bar was extremely quiet, which, we were told, it often is on a Monday evening. This suited us very well. There are various activities and attractions such as quiz nights, karaoke, etc,...More

Thank Pepster56
Naomi F, Owner at The Craic Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Hello Pepster56 Thank you for visiting us on Monday, yes it is usually quiet on a Monday but we are delighted you enjoyed great hospitality with Millan and Larissa serving you. We would love to host you again soon, or if you are travelling safe...More

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

If you would like to waste your money it is probably the best place to go. Poached eggs served with water,two small pieces of bacon and 1$ bread from pack n saveMore

Thank S V
Naomi F, Owner at The Craic Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

Hi SV We are disappointed your poached eggs were not up to our usual standards. The price of $8 for two eggs on toast, choice of bacon or sausage is value for money leaving lots of money for a beverage on the side. Did you...More

Reviewed 23 January 2017

If you are looking for a great place to eat which serves huge meals, this is the place. Free parking outside in the evening otherwise metered parking. Great steak, chicken and fish meals as well as others on the menu. Can get toasties and chips...More

Thank Frequentflyer34
Naomi F, Owner at The Craic Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2017

Hello Frequentflyer 34 Thank you for reviewing The Craic. We are delighted you enjoyed your meals. There is also free carparking out the back, much easier at night time. We are also close to the bus station in case you want an extra tipple with...More

Reviewed 7 January 2017

My Pie Peas Spud meal was very disappointing with 4 tiny pieces of meat, very salty gravy and way too much chunky pepper in the potato. Only the outside edges were warm with the insides not heated at all. Near inedible. I often seek out...More

Thank KeenPhotographer-11
Naomi F, Owner at The Craic Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Hi Keen Photographer 11 I am sorry you had a disappointing meal - we will certainly improve next time you visit. Our pies are usually well received, so take your comments on board We want you to return to The Craic, so please do come...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Food was cooked by bar staff , we were not told there was not a chef on duty ,, Food was disgusting the meals were cold , chips half cooked , steak was off ,, burger patty was dry ,, the best thing on the...More

Thank penny j
Naomi F, Owner at The Craic Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Hi Penny j We are sorry you were disappointed with your meals. We have completed a refurbishment and have a new menu with new cooks. Our food is fresh but take your comments on board seriously and will improve immediately We would like you to...More

Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Left the food on my plate, the eggs were dirty and sloppy. The chips under cooked and hard. Physically could not eat it. The service was extremely rude and sarcastic. A photo says 1000 words, so I've added a couple photos to show how shocking...More

3  Thank Michelle2535
Naomi F, Owner at The Craic Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

Hi Michelle, Can you please contact the writer at The Craic ph 3434657. We would like to know who served this meal, what day did you come in. We will certainly look into this and rectify our service immediately

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 17
New Zealand, Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84B Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-343 4657
  • E-mail
Craic Irish Bar is the greatest little pub in Riccarton, Christchurch. Home of the legendary Wednesday Karaoke nights where all the locals go and sing their songs on the dance floor. We offer entertainment six nights a week including the NEW Speed Quiz, Karefolkie, Karaoke, live bands and Quiz nights We serve up lashings of Irish fare with genuine Guinness, the greatest of beers and wines, spirts and splits. Go where the Irish and locals drink - you will be delighted Slainte
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