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Dodson Street Beer Garden

1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 8348
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (92 reviews)
“pork knuckle” (15 reviews)
“bratwurst” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
German, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, New Zealand, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 309 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today I had the roast pork knuckle for lunch. Seriously outstanding!! I’d make a special trip to Blenheim just to eat here. Excellent food, great beer and fantastic friendly service. 10/10 guys!

Thank 941yuriv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here. The staff were excellent and very helpful and that always improves a night out. The decor is very nice and we had a small area to ourselves (group of 6) which was good. There is a good variety to...More

Thank deemarnie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic genuine German food in a lovely laid back setting. The seafood chowder is amazing and we've enjoyed everything else we've ordered. Excellent value, lovely experience. Highly recommend!!

Thank Druid34
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Had brought a large crowd along for a get together in commemoration for a good friend who passed and the staff were more than excellent and friendly Highly recommend Dodsons as a place for get togethers and/or functions.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Thank you again team always have a great experience here at dodsons food and wine is alway amazing, the staff are always a happy bunch. Highly recommended for date night or a work shout 👊 cheers team :)

Thank annap012
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

After reading all those great reviews we thought we need to give this German restaurant a try, trying to help our "German food cravings" (we are Germans). The German restaurant in Auckland is outstanding, and we expected similar food & service. But I have to...More

1  Thank Isabell8785
Dietmar S, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Very disappointed about this review and in the reviewer, I must admit. And we clearly had a bad day, because you visited us showing your typical German presumption. How does a German Backpacker actually look ? This young lady you mentioned just recovered from a...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Dodson never fails to deliver, fantastic range of beers for every taste but more so such a happy friendly atmosphere. The owner is such a happy friendly figure who always has a smile on his face, such good customer service. Have always made a point...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 3 September 2017

we had a lovely dining experience here at Dodsons last night. I had the pork knuckle which was divine and hubby had the ribs which were so tasty with heaps of meat on them. Others chose a pasta , a burger and the pie which...More

Thank Lynette A
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Came in for a quick pint during the afternoon. The bartender was friendly and helpful. She suggested a few of the IPAs that we agreed with. Beautiful beer garden. We did not eat but plan on returning.

Thank MoabMic
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We went to Dodson St last weekend to hear a great jazz group who were playing Fri, Sat Sun nights. The atmosphere was brilliant... could have been in any top jazz club anywhere in the world. There was a real buzz about the place and...More

Thank Wanakagirl27
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
German, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, New Zealand, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-577 8348
  • E-mail
"Best Restaurant" - Beer & Brewer People's Choice Awards New Zealand 2013 "3rd Best Bar" - Beer & Brewer People's Choice Awards New Zealand 2013 "Best Marlborough Restaurant" - SOBA Awards 2013 "Best Marlborough Bar" - SOBA Awards 2013 + 2014 + 2015 Experience OZ + NZ : One of Marlborough's 10 best Restaurants TripAdviser : One of Marlborough's 10 best Restaurants
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