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Dodson Street Beer Garden

1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 8348
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (109 reviews)
“pork knuckle” (18 reviews)
“roulade” (4 reviews)
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German, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went there at the beginning of the month for a company function the food on the menu was traditionally German. I didn't as many others enjoy it at all very bland and bitter. This a is the second time visiting were the first time I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Warrick J
945dietmars, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Mr. Warrick Jones Thank you again for your hard work on a keyboard. Very much appreciated. We served the following menu to your team : Fingerfood selection : Home-made sausage rolls, garlic bread, Pizza bread *** Pork schnitzel pan-seared “Gypsy Style”, tomatoes, capsicum and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’d kill for that pork knuckle. We went to this place four times in four weeks. Probably the best beer in nz.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great night! Stumbled across this little secret at the end of the day and enjoyed a lovely meal with an exception jazz ensemble comprised of some very fine artists! This venue and experience was a trip highlight and we will be recommending a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a Saturday night evening meal at this location. The waiter gave us time to read the menu and consider our choice. The food arrived, well presented and cooked to perfection. There are several types of beer on sale here and the bar staff are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trail711651
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently went to Dodson Street and had a couple of really tasty pizzas with chips, and a tasting board of nice beers on the side. What more do you need?! Friendly and hospitable staff made it an enjoyable dinner. Thank you! Alex and Emma

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AlexBrand25
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Fantastic spot, very deceptive from the outside. Opens up into a great German tavern, lovely beer garden and welcoming staff. Excellent choice of beers, tried 11 altogether, you can get five decent samples on a beer paddle. Kaiser brothers chocolate berry 6.5 percent was very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GeneralCuster
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

The venue is amazing brilliant outdoor area and really cool German beer hall feeling inside. But the food was a bit meh.the service was an absolute nightmare. "What beers do you have on tap?" "Hmmmm I don't know, I think we have a few". When...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mel B
Dietmar S, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Dear Mel B. Thank you for your fabulous review of my restaurant. We asked around and nobody could give me a proper description of the word “Meh!”. In addition we would like to have a further explanation of the word “defniatly”. Much appreciated. It was...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Snuck past here for a late lunch / early dinner - were pleasantly surprised! Food was delish and home made with lots of sauces on the side. Good selection of beers! Make sure you sit out in the sunshine.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank julieaitchison09
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a really cool spot for a family meal this is the place to go!! Great value, great food and even better selection of beer. Well worth the effort! We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank A1361BZmattg
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is tucked away in a side street off the main road so you have to look for it. Once you get past the door and down the stairs you end up in a beer hall. Be warned,this is not a quite restaurant just...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wilfredog
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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 + 2016 Experience OZ + NZ : One of Marlborough's 10 best Restaurants TripAdviser : One of Marlborough's 10 best Restaurants
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