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Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge

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78 Blackwell Drive | Tryphena,, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
+64 9-429 0211
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
78 Blackwell Drive | Tryphena,, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent a long weekend on the island and had Sunday lunch here. Excellent pizza and local beer. Nice "chilled" atmosphere... worth a visit...

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bobf222
Maire B, Owner at Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your lovely review. We certainly are selling lots of pizza and the local beer from Aotea Brewing is so popular. Safe travels.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely family meal inside overlooking the piqturesque deck with lots of pretty flowers. The food was delicious, staff warm and friendly. The only downside was the loud radio. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Q5274WFsarahd
Maire B, Owner at Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review. I am loving the canna lilies in the garden a tthe moment and the jacaranda. Apologies about the radio. My husband is sick and we are all useless at using the p.a and the decks!!! Best Wishes, Maire

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WONDERFUL place! The best Irish pub outside Ireland and the friendliest pub anywhere. Great beer, food, accomodation and atmosphere. Thank you Maire and friends, we’ll be back soon! An essential stop on any stay on GBI. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Z4952LXpaulb
Maire B, Owner at Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. It is such a busy time of year that sometimes I am concerned that we can't take care of everyone but we have a very hard working Team and really enjoy meeting fabulous visitors like you and your lovely...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in here for dinner on New Year’s Eve but ended up leaving early after receiving an average (over priced) meal and poor service. The $15 per head cover charge was a joke as the 2 piece band failed to create any real ambiance. If...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Maire B, Owner at Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Its unfortunate that you felt that your experience NYE was not what you wished for . The 3 course meal NYE was $55. We offered a choice of 4 mains including wild NZ salmon and eye fillet steak. The desert menu included affogato which included...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had one meal with some local friend and was totally amazed on the whole setup .The food is great and the setting is stunning.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kim H
Maire B, Manager at Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy New Year for 2019. It is lovley that our first review is a 5 star!!! Delighte dyou enjoyed our little pub. We are very lucky to live in Paradise.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an enjoyable dinner with friends. There is a special every day- re fish day etc.The dinner we went for was a fish day-my wife enjoyed that while I had a steak that was of good quality.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EAhmad
Maire B, Owner at Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovley review. Se eyou again soon.

Reviewed 6 November 2018

One of the most Friendly places I have ever stayed at. Plus the food was fanastic and not a bad price. Our room that we stay in had every thing we needed . Plus the bed was comfortable and with the sounds of the sea...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BRENT L
Maire B, Owner at Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

It was so lovely to meet you both and very happy that you will be returning in the summer. We love sharing the Barrier with like minded people and delighted you enjoyed our mrals etc. See you in February.

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We arrived in the afternoon on a busy weekend for a catch up with some friends and stayed until late, after great food, chats with new and old friends and good music as well. Mairè and Phill are superb hosts with great staff. Highly recommended!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MariaH18
Maire B, Owner at Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

It was fantastic to se eyou sail into the Bay and drop anchor and row into the beach and try the Guinness and the meals. We love to hear about people's journies to the island . We hope to see you lots over summer and,...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Took a group of friends to the Currach last week for a meal as part of their tour of the Barrier! Food was delicious, had to write a review as Claudia and I had the special which was an salmon and giant cous-cous dish which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lucy D
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We recently went out to Great Barrier for our first time to take part in the Wharf to Wharf run. Great Barrier has a wild and rugged beauty that's very special. Thursday night was music night, it was such a great evening - lots of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lizzie3b
Maire B, Owner at Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

It was fab to host you on your trip to Great Barrier and well done on the 10k. Come back soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Blackwell Drive | Tryphena,, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand (Formerly Currach Irish Pub)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Great Barrier Island
  • Phone Number: +64 9-429 0211
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Description
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.
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