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US$4 - US$23
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New Zealand, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 28 December 2020 via mobile

Monday 28th December just on 12 noon. Crap service, asked for a menu told we'd have to wait for another customer to finish using theirs despite not being close to full. Ordered a couple of drinks, went to order only to be told , sorry...no chicken, despite being only just on lunchtime . Went to consult wife on alternative, to be informed her glass was dirty. Staff did not seem to care about the service or their job's right from the moment we arrived. Owners of the business might as well shut the doors permanently.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 8 November 2020 via mobile

Saturday lunch was to be a treat for my husband and myself as we have frequented and enjoyed this restaurant over the years. However, undercooked chicken nibbles with red meat on the bone has put me off this restaurant in future. My meal also, scallops...and bacon salad would have been nice had the scallops not been undercooked in the centre and only lukewarm. A disappointing experience when it used to be so great in the past years. More staff than customers inside, around the bar and kitchen and quite noisy shouting out their hello’s, talking and laughing. Smokers around the two entrances so you were breathing it in when reading the menu.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 15 July 2020 via mobile

Nice place for a pint. Cute little snugs or booths. Typical Pub rather than bar. Warm and cosy. TV for Sports. Good location.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

well, a glimpse from the first floor balcony. Not a bad pub with a pleasant pavement area and happy hour for a reasonable chardonnay. Whakatane has failed miserably in taking advantage of its waterfront with no bars or restaurants. Where there is they are ground...floor with a high wall facing the water. The only exception seems to be The Top Shelf but it's only open for functions. So for a peep, come to The Craic on the balcony. Possibly.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020

Yes, a great place to stop over after checking out the shops on the main street of Whakatane. The Guinness stout was just great.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 16 January 2020

The Craic Hotel has a good atmosphere and on both occasions we visited was busy. The beers are good and the staff are friendly

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 8 January 2020 via mobile

Took the family here for a late lunch. The food was good pub grub, fresh and tasty. My wife and I shared the seafood platter and that satisfied us.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 31 December 2019 via mobile

Stopped here for a drink after travelling all day, lovely sunny aspect on pavement out front. Lots of seating, good pint of Guinness and only $8 if I remember correctly. This place wasn’t expensive at all considering it could readily capture all the customers in...the middle of town. Offers food and has proper snug tables inside, friendly service and quick.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 25 October 2019

Friendly staff, Great service. Pub food was really good and a great price. Recommend the Pizza Certainly would be back.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 14 August 2019

We had driven from Whitianga to Whakatane and our timing got off for lunch. We had stopped,at a few places on thee way, but decided to carry on as they were not ok places, we chose to eat in and had several bad experiences on...entering those places or trying to eat there. It was almost 2 pm when we arrived in Whakatane and my blood sugar levels had dipped. My hubby kept saying, no one would be open. Things were beginning to get a bit snippy between us. We parked and walked around, and saw this Irish pub. The bar person advised theydid not do lunch and my heart sank, but they did bar meals and oroduced this page long list of yummy bar meals to select. This was way beyond expectations. I ordered salt and pepper,squid and a fresh green salad. Both so welcome and deliecious. The squid had crunchy outside and melt in your mouth centre. Hubby had a burger and fries, which he advised were good. We had a drink each to calm the frayed nerves. The staff were friendly and lovely. Prices reasonable. We sat in a cool little booth and let the tensions disappear. A welcome and unexpected feast. Thank you so muchMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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  • The Craic Irish Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4