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Craft Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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10 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3-470 1426
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Louisville, Kentucky
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After looking at various restaurants on the octagon, we decided that this is the place for us. We got the quesadilla to split between us. It really wasn't enough for both of us - plus it had 3 pieces for 2 people which was another issue. Anyhoo, it was good, the waitress was very friendly and efficient. We enjoyed our... More 

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Thank Jim M
Dunedin, New Zealand
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Monteiths beer is my favourite beer and was hoping to give the Craft bar more stars but I was really disappointed with the food. The food appeared to have been prepared earlier on in the day and had just been warmed up for service, didn't appear fresh and tasted bland. Service was average compared to other pubs in the Octagon,... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2nd visit here, enjoyed last time, ordered 2 glasses of wine and chicken quesadillas, an additional glass of wine and being promised the food was arriving shortly, 30 minutes later we paid for our3 glasses of wine and left. Service is very inconsistent in NZ!

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Thank David I
Invercargill, New Zealand
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

If you are in Dunedin the have a meal at the Craft Bar. 2 of us had chicken filo, it was delicious, 1 had the Thai salad which he said was very tasty and loved it. 1 had the beef burger which was so big he had to eat with a knife and fork. Overall we really enjoyed our meal,... More 

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Thank Lorraine M
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely shocking service had to wait 20min just to see waitress they where so understaffed which is just silly for a public holiday when a cruise ship is in. Tried to order a coffee to be told ah you might get one but I think we ran of milk was a shock. Filo was good but the pulled pork sandwiches... More 

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Thank Sam D
Dunedin, New Zealand
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Food very unexiting To call it a craft bar when it serves main stream beer is a joke Service poor Owners sitting outside smoking Not a good look Overall awful Would not go back

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Thank albatross472
Hannah B, Manager at Craft Bar, responded to this review

Wow, we didn't excite you did we! We take immense pride in our new menu and our extensive range of 15 ales on tap - perhaps you didn't notice the range of Black Dog Brewing Co. craft beers available, nor the Monteith's Brewer's Series which are of excellent "craft beer" quality. More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Great place for a meal with friends, delicious pork belly, waitress was absolutely lovely, i highly recommend!

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Given it was early evening and out of season, this place was a real find. cosy and friendly. At first I was a little disappointed that my first 2 choices were sold out, so I ordered the steak. It was far and away the best steak that I have ever had. It was cooked perfectly to my taste, it was... More 

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Thank Nic C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Many items off menu, chef obviously having a bad night. Long wait. Have had better from here so not sure what issue was😕

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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197 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were walking around the Octagon looking for a place to eat... When we saw the Sunday special, pork roast for $14. What a bargain! Delicious tender pork roast with gravy and baked apple, hasselback potato with sour cream, baby carrots and broccoli. Nothing beats this except having it with a icy cold cider. We added the apple and boysenberry... More 

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Thank Vanessa M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-470 1426

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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?