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Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge

$$ - $$$, ,
78 Blackwell Drive | Tryphena,, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
+64 9-429 0211
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nachos” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
78 Blackwell Drive | Tryphena,, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The pub is charming with a wonderful staff, music, food, drinks and the locals make it even more entertaining. If you are looking for a nice time at Great Barrier Island, I would definitely recommend going to the Currach. Very easily accessible too. Really lovely

Thank mkin467
Reviewed 28 April 2018

if you want to feel as though you're a local, go to this pub. The atmosphere is good, as is the service, and the food is delicious - order the fish. The service is good too.

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent (on the high side for price though) For 6 people who had 2 entrees, 6 meals and drinks $303. Great memorabilia in the place like the first mobile phone. The service was friendly and the place was buzzing. We all had a...More

Thank danceswithroseoz
Reviewed 21 April 2018

To say the service is great is an understatement. They go above and beyond, very wam friendly service, makes you feel you belong rather than you are just visiting the island for 2 nights. Food was simple but expertly prepared, good value, arrived in a...More

Thank lymelrose
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Very friendly, warm place to have a good meal and drink a pint of guinness. We had terakihi and risotto - chefs choice. The terakihi was really nicely cooked, but the risotto was overcooked and sticky, but who cares when the staff are great and...More

Thank chopper1998
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Nice pub, friendly staff. Layout typically 'pub-like'. Very popular with the 'locals'. Food very nice and not too expensive (in Great Barrier terms). Be prepared to wait some time for your meal however!

Thank NewZealandCarver
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We were staying on a boat in Tryphena and were delighted to come ashore and find this pub. Owned and excellently managed by an Irish family, the service is friendly, the menu small but tasty (I can recommend the fish and chips and the nachos)...More

Thank DMThorn
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Lacking the atmosphere of an Irish pub but unfortunately we arrived at the same time as a mini bus of oldies. Nice setting n building. Seemed to be well frequented by locals for dinner

Thank Tania G
Reviewed 17 March 2018

The Currach captures the essence of Great Barrier Island. When you walk through the door you are immediately welcomed like locals and made to feel at home. The service and food are unpretentious and good value - just like the staff. We stayed on the...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Very slow service. I stood at the bar where you order your food and pay and was pretty much ignored. Same thing happened when I went back for dessert. Then they forgot about the dessert order and I had to go ask where it was....More

Thank Jetbuster
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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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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 fantastic Chef Tasting Platters. We offer locally caught 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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