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Cuisine: Gastro Pub Food, Irish, Public House
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

Welcome to the best little Irish pub in town!

McMorrisey’s is a neighbourhood bar and kitchen, promising great food, drink and live music. Located on Vine Street, this is the perfect place for a bite to eat in the centre of Whangarei.

Decorated in true Irish colours, with rustic furnishings and plenty of local characters about, pull up a chair and enjoy a warm welcome from the team. Serving all your favourite gastro pub fare, dig into hearty steak, braised lamb shank and gourmet burgers. Don't forget to order a side of their famous hash browns (called smashies), served with homemade aioli.

Naturally, they serve the best pint of Guinness outside of Ireland, as well as a selection of local wines and craft beers on tap. If you’re looking for a little slice of Irish cuisine and culture, be sure to book a table at McMorrissey’s.

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McMorrissey's Irish Bar
7 Vine St
Whangarei 0110

Open Hours:
Mon Closed
Tue - Thu 4pm - 3am
Fri 12pm - 3am
Sat 4pm - 3am

Phone: 09 430 8081

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McMorrissey's Irish Bar
Location: Whangarei
Cuisine: Gastro Pub Food, Irish, Public House
Mains: $15 - $30

Reviews

Sacha Cherrington

Awesome McMorrissey’s the food was amazing and the staff so friendly. Thanks again!

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Sacha Cherrington

Wow thanks McMorrissey's we had the best time and the food was amazing, this is the best First table experience we have had! the steak was cooked perfectly and the mashies were so crunchy. We can't wait to come back!

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Hana Thompson

Fab and friendly service, wasn’t waiting long to get our food which was absolutely beautiful. The lamb shanks is were cooked to perfection and fell off the bone. Will definitely be coming back!

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Brenna Bradley

Great atmosphere. Tasty big portions. Lamb shanks and calamari were the favs. Too full for pudding. Will be back!

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Enjoyed every moment of last night. The staff were attentive, so friendly, with great service. The food is good home style fare, great value for your dollar, and of course good Irish music. Irish DJ for the latter part of the evening bringing in a good crowd. Will visit again soon.

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We love this place!, the food is amazing and so tasty, nobody leaves hungry.........such excellent value for money and a lovely relaxed environment where you can actually hear what each other is saying.
This is our top pic for a great meal with all the added bonuses!!
where you don't get ripped off and leave feeling hungry and disappointed......this place ticks all the boxes, and we highly recommend to everyone.

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Anu Jayaraman

Our dining party of 3 have been regulars to McMorrisseys since our first dining experience here through First Table. This is a testament to the brilliant chef Amit who makes each and every dish on the menu a gastronomic experience! Our favourite is the lamb shank..generously portioned, beautifully tender and fall off the bone succulent! We have tried lamb shanks in many a gastro pub but this is the best one yet! Hubby had the hearty and delicious beef stew which hits the spot on a cold autumn's evening. Can't rave much more than this! Have recommended this restaurant to our friends and family and will continue to do so! We will certainly be back very soon!

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Ina Green

Delicious homely cooking, portions were huge and such good value. Husbands steak was perfect.
Hostess was really nice and chatty and made us feel welcome.

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Kim Barnes

Wonderfully friendly and accommodating staff. Huge meals, best hot sauce with the chicken wings! Great experience, we’ll be back. Thanks

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Sharon Harding

New menus complimented by delicious food. Crumbed prawns with salad and dip yummy. Beer battered fish and smashies so filling and the steak with creamy mushroom sauce mouthwatering.
Thoroughly recommend trying it out

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Sacha Cherrington

Awesome as always, McMorrissey’s is one of our favourite places to be! Amazing food and wonderful service. Thanks McMorrissey’s

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Sharon Harding

Great welcoming,table reserved,many choices on menu.
We chose Guinness stew in a sourdough roll,a Beef burger with smashes yum and some salt and pepper squid with salad and dips.
Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed and walked out so full.
Thououghly recommend

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Food was fantastic! Will definitely go back

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Ting Xu

large portion! Lamb shank was so yummy as well as the octopus salad!!! Fijian curry was worth to try too! highly recommended!

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Anu Jayaraman

excellent service and food as per usual in out 'private' table

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Fab pub grub. Friendly service, generous yummy meals. We will be back.

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Awesome atmosphere and live band. The food was delicious. Couldn’t recommend more highly!

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Sue Hay

Beautifully cooked pub meals. Excellent quality and amazing value for money. The early session meant it was relatively quiet and the food came out promptly too.

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Shane Burns

With 3 kids away one balmy Saturday evening, my wife, 16 year old son and I ventured out for a very rare dinner out.
We chose a table inside the front window and basked in the evening sun with the unmistakable soundtrack of Ireland in the background for the duration of our stay. There was no sense of rushing but the service was attentive and friendly and the meals were out in good time. The mains were delicious, very reasonably priced and generously proportioned - lamb shanks, bangers & mask and roasted pork belly were our choices - all very tasty and filling. Desserts were basic and slightly disappointing... the mains were really enough on their own so we should have left it at that!
All in all a very enjoyable, relaxed meal treat. We'll be back, maybe with the whole family next time.

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Melissa Baillie

Fabulous dinner. Mussels were devine, creamy sauce delicious. Steak was cooked perfectly and my favourite of all was the smashies. Sooo good. Excellent friendly service

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Karina TeRaki

We had an awesome experience... food was great and the service was excellent...all for half price...will definitely be doing first table again.

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Haley Finlayson

Food was amazing we all enjoyed it. Staff were friendly, we did have to go up to the bar to order, however it is a pub so probably shouldve been expected. Relaxed atmosphere and amazing food definatelt good value for money and will be going back

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Sacha Cherrington

Awesome McMorrissey’s the food was amazing and the staff so friendly. Thanks again!

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Sharon Harding

Great atmosphere
Steak was tender and mouthwatering
Hamburger with smashies yum
Salt and Pepper squid great added treat
Will be back

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This place has such great service and absolutely beautiful hearty meals. Can't wait to return. They are well priced and have great specials. Highly recommend the mussels.

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Sacha Cherrington

Wow thanks McMorrissey's we had the best time and the food was amazing, this is the best First table experience we have had! the steak was cooked perfectly and the mashies were so crunchy. We can't wait to come back!

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Sharon Harding

Great pub food.we had lamb shanks and Guinness stew.
Both delicious and filling.
Thoroughly recommend trying them out

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Hana Thompson

Fab and friendly service, wasn’t waiting long to get our food which was absolutely beautiful. The lamb shanks is were cooked to perfection and fell off the bone. Will definitely be coming back!

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Brenna Bradley

Great atmosphere. Tasty big portions. Lamb shanks and calamari were the favs. Too full for pudding. Will be back!

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Enjoyed every moment of last night. The staff were attentive, so friendly, with great service. The food is good home style fare, great value for your dollar, and of course good Irish music. Irish DJ for the latter part of the evening bringing in a good crowd. Will visit again soon.

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We love this place!, the food is amazing and so tasty, nobody leaves hungry.........such excellent value for money and a lovely relaxed environment where you can actually hear what each other is saying.
This is our top pic for a great meal with all the added bonuses!!
where you don't get ripped off and leave feeling hungry and disappointed......this place ticks all the boxes, and we highly recommend to everyone.

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Awsome place for a great dinner.
Great food, great service, and a really nice atmosphere.
Will always recommend this spot.

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Julie Tatana

We had an awesome night..food arrived in a timely manner and tasted delicious thank you.

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Hana Thompson

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food! Will definitely be coming back here again!

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Firstly..I've rated the service with a 3 as its not a place to expect it..no being shown to table or order taken. This is a true pub..& you order at the bar.
Also..it wasn't 'a great time..tell to the world' evening..but we were just there for the meal & did enjoy it. If we were still into having a few ales the story may be different.
Hubby had the Lamb shanks which I said were recommended from reviews I read & he confirmed that yes 'it was simple well cooked on generous tasty mash with other vegetables..very flavoursome & hearty'. It did go down pretty quickly and bones looked pretty clean at the end!
I had the deep fried crispy coated Calamari which wasn't on the menu but due to reviews I enquired after & were available. They were tender & would be a hit for those who love this dish..I decided it was a little too rich for my liking NOWa days, so took a lot of the thick coating off, but still enjoyed the meal, which also came with a tasty sauce, lemon slice & salad with a difference & nice, generous vinegarette.
The time we went was 6-7pm so it was pretty quiet n relaxed for here so a good time for a meal with a couple of ales..I know it gets going later on in the night.
Over all..a friendly warm atmosphere with lots on the wall to keep one entertained if the company is busy on their phone.

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Maria van Gelder

Great friendly staff, awesome food. Nice warm pub on a chilly night.

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Anna Stolk-Noall

We had been before, gladly came again to enjoy their tasty hearty meals, which are good value for money. Service was very prompt

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Kelly Cameron

Great venue, so many interesting things around the walls to look at. The waiter/bartender was great, friendly and liked a good laugh. Food was delicious, big serving sizes too.

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Anu Jayaraman

Our dining party of 3 have been regulars to McMorrisseys since our first dining experience here through First Table. This is a testament to the brilliant chef Amit who makes each and every dish on the menu a gastronomic experience! Our favourite is the lamb shank..generously portioned, beautifully tender and fall off the bone succulent! We have tried lamb shanks in many a gastro pub but this is the best one yet! Hubby had the hearty and delicious beef stew which hits the spot on a cold autumn's evening. Can't rave much more than this! Have recommended this restaurant to our friends and family and will continue to do so! We will certainly be back very soon!

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Good basic food
Great atmosphere

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Food was lovely..staff where great. Highly recommend to all for a great home style food and great prices.

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Tasha Chelsea

Really big portion sizes, tasty food. Nice little spot for a midweek meal. Service was at the bar so would suit those who like their privacy when dining out.

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Julie Tatana

Dinner tonight was delicious! Great service all around from ordering to food service & drinks. Food arrived fast. Lamb shanks were falling off the bone,salt n pepper squid yum! Highly recommend.

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Sue Hepple

Great food and friendly staff.

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James Hayter

Amazing meal with amazing ambiance. The lamb shanks were falling off the bone and so so juicy. As always, smashies are a must too. We will be heading back there another night

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Great service and great food - we will be back AAA+++

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Sharon Harding

The minute you walk in such a friendly environment.
Smashie's as entree delicious followed by Guinness Stew in sourdough bun and Fijian beef curry with fried rice outstanding
Enjoyed the tasty meals

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Anna Stolk-Noall

My husband and I returned, bringing another friends couple. We all enjoyed our mains, prompt service. No room for desserts this time as we had indulged in drinks.

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Tracy King

Food was very nice. We enjoyed listening to the Irish band that was playing as well.

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Delicious food and excellent service. Thanks McMorriseys!

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Had a awesome time, food and service was excellent, left there over full, will be back again

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Jane Santos Lim

We really enjoyed our dinner! Huge servings and yummy food. We specially liked their tiramisu with cookies and cream ice cream! A must! Thanks.

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Absolutely awesome. The food was great, the service was excellent- would happily dine there again. Thanks First Table!

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Anna Stolk-Noall

4 of us went, we had 4 different mains which we all really enjoyed. No room left for dessert this time. A big thumbs up to the waitress and chef, who together made sure that the gluten free person had a good meal.

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Maree Stables

good service, good atmosphere, good food big meals so i just couldn't eat it all. recommend to anyone

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Good value for money, nice quick food, good service.... tick

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What an amazing dining experience, will most definitely be going back.

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