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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (90 reviews)
“pork knuckle” (14 reviews)
“bratwurst” (7 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Our social club (group of 25) chose this venue for our mid-winter Christmas dinner. Even though the restaurant was very busy the service was great and the different courses were brought out with perfect timing. The food was absolutely delicious and enough for twice as...More

Thank Sennen
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We just treated our staff out for a well deserved dinner and chose Dodson Street Beer Garden. Their pizza is remarkable and choice of beers amazing. Top service and great value for money!

Thank Darrellnz
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Great service. Good food and drink at reasonable prices. A very unpretentious place to relax and enjoy dinner.

Thank Blair K
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We were running late all day (last Friday), so late evening we were wanting to get a good meal, (not Mcds!) but at 9pm thought we would be lucky. Rung several local restaurants to be told that the kitchen was closed, by hospo staff who...More

Thank FleurB1974
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Lovely night out in a very relaxing atmosphere. Lovely friendly hostesses. Delicious food - generous portions. Great beer. All in all a great night - can't ask for much more really. Thanks everyone.

Thank Jedsmom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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"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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