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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
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Dunedin with friends and needed somewhere for dinner at short notice, wandered around the Octagon and on a cool night the menu looked like what we were after - a better than average looking pub menu with solid favourites that were easy to choose from. Portion sizes were good when the food arrived and all were happy with their... More 

Thank sonyaf22
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for evening meal, had thai beef salad- wow!! Lovely meal, had banana dessert ( cant remember rhe name..but was amazing!) 1 portion is enough to share! Thankyou, great staff, great food, love the funny captions on rhe screens!! 4 of us ate here, can recommend the menu, we all had different meals- all great 😀😀

Thank bighairbertham
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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800 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The location on the Octagon is great for people watching. We were looking for somewhere for dinner but although this menu didn't work for us in that way their Breads & Spreads with Turkish pide, ciabatta & dark rye breads hummus, parsley walnt pesto and feta & mint.was a really nice appetiser together with a cooling glass of larger.

Thank Lavarcham
Dunedin New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went with a family group of 7. Nice atmosphere, can sit outside on nice days and lovely and warm inside when the weather is cold. Great service, fast and friendly. Good variety on menu and well priced. I had the Chicken Filo and it was delicious. Everyone else was also happy with their meals also. Will definitely be going back.... More 

Thank De-1807
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The setting in the octagon is nice and the outdoor seating gets the afternoon sun. The food was a let down though. I asked for medium-rare steak and it was well done and the potatoes were dried out. Our waitress was okay but not exactly friendly. I would think twice about going back.

Thank manubird
Louisville, Kentucky
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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 

Thank Jim M
Dunedin, New Zealand
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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 

Thank wykecliffe
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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135 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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!

Thank David I
Invercargill, New Zealand
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

Thank Lorraine M
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Thank Sam D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?