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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 wood fired pizzas. We offer fresh 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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music
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Reviewed 17 August 2021

We had meant to get pizza, but turns out they don't do pizza on Sundays. We ended up getting the burger and the gnocchi (the latter of which was recommended by the server). The burger had a giant beef patty, so it was quite filling....The gnocchi was fantastic and woudn't have been out of place at a fancy restaurant in Wellington or Auckland!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021

Irish pubs outside Ireland are ten a penny these days, but are usually so, so ingenuine! Not so with the Currach, with a genuine Irish owner you can be guaranteed mighty craic, a correctly poured Guinness and hearty feeds! Dropped in a a few times...on my last trip to Barrier, cheeky pint here, dinner thereMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2021

We arrived on the island for a break away and saw a poster for a comedy night in what turns out to be the only pub on the island! The island itself is stunning and we knew it was off the grid so we didn't...expect to find this cool little pub!! It felt like a pub in the middle of a village in Ireland. The Irish lady welcomed us and to be honest, we were convinced that she knew us or we knew her, the welcome was so friendly! We got in early for the food and we didn't expect it to be that good, maybe because they get their groceries flown over on the small planes but the Beef Cheek was delicious. We stayed for the comedy night and it was absolutely brilliant. Again, we didn't expect much, we thought it might be some local open mic acts but it was 3 professionals, an Irish guy, Scottish and a kiwi and despite there being an odd aggressive heckler, they dealt with it well and put on a great show. The whole experience was surreal but we had a smashing timeMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2021

I've been over 6 times and we love it. Always friendly faces and local characters providing great banter. During the summer, the deck is amazing. In a time when travel is limited, just sitting out on the deck, looking over the hills, you feel like...you are in south east Asia. It's beautiful. The food has always been great when we got it before, especially the wood fired pizza but the chef blew us away on our last 2 visits. Something would be rotten if you couldn't enjoy this beautiful pubMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 21 April 2021

Many of the excellent reviews of this place are first/only time posters and they are usually made, just after a negative review has been posted. I popped in recently, just to see if the place had improved. Sadly it hadn't. Maybe on a quiet day,...if you are not too fussy about the menu, it's ok.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 17 April 2021 via mobile

Great night of music unbelievably good Guinness beef pie yummy pizza outstanding Service great can’t recommend enough

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 14 April 2021

We had a really great evening here. The staff were charming and very welcoming. The pizzas were delicious and the hot chips were some of the best I've had here in NZ!! Really recommend this place. Will be visiting again !

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 April 2021 via mobile

Would not go back. Order forgotten. Waited 45 minutes for starter which had not arrived. 2 tables either side of us had finished their meals and we had no food. No apology. Waiter did not bring cutlery, but went to get some, however, with cutlery...went to bar and ignored us. Had to go to kitchen ourselves to get utensils. Food average. Service poor.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 22 March 2021 via mobile

Great hospitality and crew led by the fantastic Orla. Loved the beers and the wonderful food too. Stayed 4 nights and were made to feel very welcome - nothing was a problem. A special time for a group of us. Thanks very much for a...wonderful few days.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 26 February 2021

The best place to get a take-away pizza or dine in. The apple cider was lovely. Great staff and the location fantastic.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Yes, Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge offers takeaway services.

Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5