Molly O’Connor’s Irish Bar & Restaurant

The area where Molly O’Connor’s now resides was once upon a time the Silver service dining room & house bar.  In the 80’s this area was developed into the Jade Bar & the formal dining room before being renovated & transformed in December 2000 to Molly O’Connor’s.


Molly O’Connor’s Irish Bar was established and is owned by locals Des and Shirley McGregor and Sue and Ash Peat.


It has an environment steeped in history and Irish culture with an infusion of Kiwi, where you find a unique balance between past, present and future.


A relaxed atmosphere without compromising the service is what you should expect to find at Molly’s – a perfect place to call your local or for that out of office business meeting.


With help from current Food and Beverage Manager's - Sarah Dodman & Lisa TeMoananui and Head Chef - Rob Dilloway and their team, the management have endeavored to create a charismatic ambience where hungers are stilled, thirsts are quenched and merriment abounds, ensuring a memorable experience to be had by all.


Offering the locals & visitors to the town more than your average Irish Bar is a passion of ours at Molly’s.  Whether it’s a monthly band or entertainment night, cocktail evenings, product launches or in house promotions Molly’s more than covers the canvas of events.


So for your experience of fine talk, hearty laughter, lively music, great food and a few ales come and experience Molly O’Connor’s Irish Bar, garden bar and Restaurant.

The Molly O'Connor's Connection

Molly O’Connor is the Grandmother and Great Grandmother of the present ownersof this establishment.  She was of Irish decent.


After marrying, Molly settled in Esdailes Road, Pahoia,with her husband Francis Magner (affectionately known as Father).


Their home was a lively, happy home, entertainment of family and friendsof the up most importance to them.


They were both extremely hard workers, Molly often worked like a man on the farm, ploughing the paddocks before returning home to produce a hearty meal for her family and visitors.


Their home was always full of fine talk, hearty laughter, lively music and few ales. 

Their way was the Irish way.


Dining at Molly's


Molly O'Conners Irish Bar and Restaurant operates Lunch and Dinner, all days of the week. Come along and enjoy our authentic Irish vibe accompanied with a large menu to accomodate all your hunger needs. We serve great pints, wines and spirits as well as assorted non-alcoholic drinks.

Garden Bar

Soak up the sunshine when you dine with us in our spacious and smoke-friendly Garden Bar area. Located at the rear of our restaurant you still have full access to all of our dining and drinking options.


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