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Currach Irish Pub & The Innkeeper's Lodge

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
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78 Blackwell Drive | Tryphena,, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand (Formerly Currach Irish Pub)
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Warm friendly atmosphere , great hosts ,better than expected pub grub. What drags you in , initially is the welcoming entry & beer garden , but what keeps you inside is the warm personality of the owner & staff . No bands playing when we were there but not essential when you have high spirited locals & tourists to keep... More 

Thank Mike H
Buchholz in der Nordheide, Germany
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

wonderful and tasty food, great location, nice atmosphere. have been there also on St. Patricks day, food, drinks and music at it best

Thank Brigitte H
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Accommodation was overpriced. Wet floor and smelt musty. Shower was hot but fluctuated and would be dangerous. Bed comfy.

Thank Ngaidog
Auckland, New Zealand
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the only real hotel on the island and has plenty of space for the thirsty. We had the steak special with mushroom sauce and fish and chips. The steak was cooked perfectly for my medium-rare taste. The beer battered fish was not as crispy as we expected, so the batter was a little doughy. The pub is set... More 

Thank Kiwiseley
Watchet, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Stayed on great barrier island for 5 days March 17. The Currach is a family run pub on one of the most peaceful and beautiful islands. Food is amazing, we ate here 3 times, the owners and staff are friendly and offer a varied and yummy menu. Would highly recommend. Would love to go back one day.

Thank Bella52900
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The best rib eye steak we have had for a long time with a delicious sauce ( their own recipe); Very friendly atmosphere

Thank diane503738
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We had spent the morning tramping, the afternoon at the beach, and were ready for some dinner and laughs. We had that. service friendly service, nice atmosphere all round. thank you

Thank MezzoF2013
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Fantastic, friendly place. Great hosts and bar staff plus a good selection of drinks and lovely food. Would love to go back one day. Lovely xx

Thank excella1
Brussels, Belgium
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561 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Definitely there s no really choice on his great island to eat something nice. Irish pub is certainly friendly with a really nice service but the meal is really so and so. We didn t look for something special but even if the steak is not ok...what to do? The burger was tasty but not special.Go there certainly for the... More 

Thank HDLBruxelles
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Planned to stay for three night's and ended up there for a week! A beautiful spot with an amazing garden to tuck away in for a meal and a cold beer. The beautiful Tryphena bay across the road is ideal for swimming with golden beaches surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The Currach backpackers seemed to draw an amazing crowd from all... More 

Thank maxholmes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Blackwell Drive | Tryphena,, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand (Formerly Currach Irish Pub)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Great Barrier Island
  • Phone Number: 09-429-0211
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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