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Dodson Street Beer Garden Restaurant

1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 8348
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (89 reviews)
“pork knuckle” (14 reviews)
“bratwurst” (7 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
German, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, New Zealand, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped in during the week for a quick late lunch. We were greeted and served by the owners who were really lovely and attentive. We were served up awesome pub style German dishes and delicious brews! Was a chilly day and the fire was cranking...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner took our order..... eventually... he was very abrupt to say the least, when asked about ordering our drink as well he refused to take them and only our food order and then when the food arrived he had got the order for one...More

Thank J9019ASmichellen
Dietmar S, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for this report about our Restaurant. We are shocked. And a very good screen shot indeed. The last 2 days were extremely busy with large group walk-ins. This does not excuse in any way this miserable service you have received here at Dodson...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked into this restaurant & were told to just find ourselves a seat which we did. A few minutes later a waitress came by & dropped the menu's on our table & said 'There you go' !!!! No hello. Another waitress brought us some...More

Thank 61Foodie61
Dietmar S, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for this report about our Restaurant. We are shocked. And a very good screen shot indeed. The last 2 days were extremely busy with large group walk-ins. This does not excuse in any way this miserable service you have received here at Dodson...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thus place is slightly eccentric but is the real deal. The host was anxious to accommodate our group, the food was very reasonably priced and was hearty and classy. The endless choice of quality craft beer was more than icing on the cake. Give it...More

Thank timtT6478JH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here tonight with some family and we really enjoyed it! The food was hearty and delicious and my Dad said the beer selection was great. The location and building is amazing - a lovely old building with amazing brickwork and ceilings. The customer...More

Thank Kiwifarmgirl
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We got to Blenheim and Dodson was recommended as a good place to eat. It was a nice Germany restaurant/Pub with good food. The hamburger was very good and they have a great choice of beer. They also have lunch specials during the week!

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 18 April 2017

One of the best places to relax and unwind after a hectic day. Food wholesome and homely, Beer selection great, and the dining experience is in a great historic place. The staff where friendly and never missed a beat. Highly recommended.

Thank Lee J
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Kids sports group and parents went for dinner . The place was very busy , but gave us our own room. Staff were organised and friendly. Food was delicious, can recommend the Sophia & Mexico pizza. Kids had a blast. We will be back.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Great venue.great range of beer and when the weather is good the outside is great to relax in. During winter the fire is also good to sit around.

Thank honesy1
Reviewed 7 April 2017

If you are ever around Blenheim, please call in it was lovely. We had pork schnitzel and a great sized salad and a few chips, so nice not to have a huge dose of chips. Lovely to try different beer, hubby had a lovely dark...More

Thank Keza_WA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Cuisine
German, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, New Zealand, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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
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Description
"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