McMorrissey's Irish Bar

Cuisine: 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:
Tuesday 4pm - 3am
Wednesday 4pm - 3am
Thursday 4pm - 3am
Friday 12pm - 3am
Saturday 4pm - 3am

Phone: 09 430 8081
Website: www.mcmorrisseys.co.nz/

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

Reviews

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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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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Anna Stolk-Noall

The 4 of us had not been here before, and we were unanimous in our praise. We had 3 different mains, all delicious and good size portions. Desserts were almost too big but too good to leave any on the plate. The background music was at a non-disturbing volume, great. Even without the discount the food would have been good value for money. We will be back.

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Jade Stevenson

Yummy food!! Nice atmosphere with the music. Great service-very quick. Loved how inexpensive their food is. Would definitely return to try different food from the menu.

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Careesha Russell

I can’t wait to come back here! I was blown away by the staff friendliness, they were absolutely wonderful. Our meals were quick to the table and the food portions were very very generous! Our meals were very delicious and felt like classic home cooked meals that fill you right up

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Kim Palmer

My partner and I enjoyed our dining experience at McMorrissey's. The Staff were friendly and the food was great. The portion sizes were large and well worth the money. We have recommended dining there to our friends and family and will definitely be returning ourselves :)

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This place is so good!, the food is amazing and so tasteful and the service is great. No long waiting time, very relaxing and enjoyable.
We've back twice in 2wks because it's so good!!

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Anu Jayaraman

This establishment is a hidden gem when it comes to providing excellent food and service! Although the owner/chef needs to come into the kitchen more often.. He got the magic touch in his cooking! Our go to faves, the delicious lamb shanks, the Guinness beef stew and the chicken and bacon burgers... Can't go wrong to feed 2 adults and a hungry 7 year old :) we will be back!

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Jayne Strickland

Service was fast and friendly. Food was pretty good for pub food. HUGE meals.

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Raewyn Weir

Excellent food and service at McMorrissey's, will definitely be back!

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Good food,Guiness was nice,service was good.
No problem catering for my partners gluten intolerance.
Plenty of nice salad.

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Anu Jayaraman

Hubby, son and myself were pleasantly surprised at the high level of food served at McMorrissey's. Although we had driven past the establishment for years, we never thought to stop, by expecting mediocre pub grub. Never have I been so happy to be wrong! The slow cooked lamb shanks were melt-in-your-mouth amazing, the generous-portioned guiness beef stew in sourdough brought fond memories of the UK and the child practically inhaled the delicious chicken and bacon burger. Those potatoes smashies are just brilliant! Our highest praise to the chef and to lovely lady behind the bar.. who knew low-card beer would taste so good! Needless to say, we will be back! Keep up the good work!

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Amazing value for money, and really, really tasty food, lovely helpful staff

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Deborah Darton

Great service. Great food. Great atmosphere. Go see for yourself.

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Marama Eefting

Definitely loved my kai and was well worth the wait. All round it was good atmosphere and great service

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Great Evening! McMorrissey's has a nice bar atmosphere and friendly staff.
Food was great and served fairly quickly. For mains we ordered pork belly which was cooked perfectly as well as a tasty guinness stew.

Highly recommend.

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Donna Graham

Never knew just how nice and cosy McMorrisseys is (Only been there to drink with the rest of Whangarei lol). The service was great and the food was delish, I so recommend this cool little Irish bar to anyone :)

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