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The Craic

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Irish
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24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
08:00 - 04:00
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 02:00
Wed 09:00 - 03:00
Thu - Fri 09:00 - 04:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 04:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here tonight and it was delicious, I had fish n chips which was a huge portion of yummy cod with batter cooked crispy and light. My husband had the venison pastie with vegetables and our daughter had The Craic burger which was also enormous and chocolate cheesecake for dessert. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals, the service... More 

Thank ErinandJoe_13
Swan Hill, Australia
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413 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well,l food was great, especially the fish, service was good and fairly quick. Staff friendly and happy to discuss the food.

Thank turoar
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meat was tough and over seasoned. Service slow and quite unfriendly. Nice decor but that's about the only positive.Won't be going back.

Thank iamseacliff
Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had breakfast here on a sunny Sunday morning while visiting Dunedin. Don't think we will be rushing back. The location was nice sitting outside but the food was average and the service slow as they were busy and only had one waitress working.

Thank Fulla06
Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Friendly service, great food, warm, homey, nice place to have a late afternoon lunch. Service excellent.

Thank sandie a
Wellington, New Zealand
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Reasonably priced food for brunch, not a great selection. Food cooked next door. Had selection of muffins etc.

Thank Maggisd
Bath, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were grateful for The Craic on a chilly Monday evening as a lot of restaurants in Dunedin were closed. Service was very friendly, the food a mixed story. The burger was disappointingly poor, the hare with mash much better and the chips excellent. A nice friendly place, shame about the burger.

Thank BarrieLV
Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Although this place is small, it offers everything from good coffee to a yummy range of food. I loved the seafood chowder and would most definitely return for that

Thank LarnachGirl
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful breakfast with an Irish twist and the best Bloody Mary I've ever had! Yummo. Staff were friendly and accommodating.

Thank rapscallion2012
Oulton Broad, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Looking for some where just to stop off and have a light meal and drinks. Decided to call in here and we were not disappointed. We both had Burgers and beers. The burgers were very big and considering we are not burgers eater normally these were okay. Staff were polite and helpful and at the time (late afternoon) it was... More 

Thank RogerLowestoft

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Irish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?