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The Craic

) #40 of 275 Restaurants in Dunedin ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , ,
24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“pot pie” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Irish, Gluten Free Options
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24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviews (166)
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1 - 10 of 158 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time we have dined at the Craic. Awesome food and good Irish ale. Highly recommend trying the Braised Hare, very very good.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This delightful establishment is a warm and cosy place to have lunch, or dinner. The bar serves a very wide variety of wines, beers, and spirits. Try the famous Emerson's beers, such as "The Rapture", an extremely dark ale that has a delicious and surprising...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

love this place. Open fire, warm, good food and wines. Staff always pleasant and reasonably priced. good for evening or lunch

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent Guinness stew and venison pie along with great beer. Also have live music. Very attentive and helpful staff. Would recommend highly.

Thank RosieFifeGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a great meal on the Octagon without spending a lot of money. The fish and chips were great. The beer selection was everything that you would expect from an Irish pub.

Thank Flowerprof
Reviewed 15 June 2017

First night in Dunedin, walking around the Octogenarian & I spot the crock pot on the bar ! The mulled wine was beautiful on a cold night, had two glasses & returned again the following night again, the lovely batman also shared the recipie ....More

Thank marrekach
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We found this great little pub on a freezing winters night. Plenty of warm mulled wine at the bar, and a really good duo pub band playing a variety of music across a range of genres. Definately worth a visit when in town.

Thank 975carll
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Made a last minute decision to stop at The Craic for dinner. So pleased we did. The staff were ultra friendly and the atmosphere warm and relaxed. The food was beautiful and a great selection on the menu. The scallops were large and well cooked...More

Thank dlrobins
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I had the steak, it was tasty but on the cool side. My husband had the blue cod...didn't thought it was overdone. Service was average, but the music was good.

Thank CanNZ
Reviewed 6 May 2017

What better way to start our journey around the South Island than with dinner at an Irish Pub? The Craig served up a delicious dinner to get us going. And the Guinness was good, too!

Thank Sandro M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Irish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64-03-479-0781
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