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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%
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German, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, New Zealand, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although busy with a large group, the waiters/waitresses were very accomodating, although the only problem was that we didn’t know who was who as some of the workers were wearing plain clothes! Other then that, very authentic German food and wonderful chatty atmosphere

Thank Sabrina E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Again, Trip Advisor helped us out. The beer selection is amazing. The food was excellent. Great atmosphere. The only issue for me, was the waiting staff were all wearing something different, so you didn't know who was serving you or not; and the fact you...More

Thank creagleton
Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this place on a tourist map and whilst it is on the outskirts of the town, around 10 minutes walk from the town centre, decided to give it a look. We weren't disappointed. 24 beers on tap !! Had a couple of the...More

Thank Colin_Kirk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liked this place a lot. recommend the german food (owner is probably german, at least he looks like he is, and the german food was really good !). Beer selection, despite a high number of tap (15 or 20 ?) was a bit disappointing. Nothing...More

Thank juju2601
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a genuine German pub right in Blenheim. Unique decor and quaint surroundings. this has become a Blenheim icon. Excellent food and service. Well done Dietmar - we enjoy coming here a lot. Seafood chowder is fantastic!

Thank KiwiPeregrinator
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the fish chowder; my wife had fish and chips. They were both delicious, ample portions. My wife complimented how grease-free her dish was considering it was fish and chips. The place was very busy for a Tuesday afternoon at around 2pm and they...More

Thank scottng15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This would in my opinion be the best place to eat in NZ Good food and plenty of it. Many different craft beers. The staff and owner are some of the best people around. They treat you like family Thanks guys you are just gr8

Thank karichchch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on my own and this is a large place that was full of people inside and out. The layout confused me because its a bit of a maze to find somewhere to sit and where to order a meal. However the fish and...More

Thank Cath H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch and sat in the sun in a nice garden area. A big set of chess kept child busy. Good food and drink selection with emphasise on German food although there was a lot of kiwi food too. Would go back again.

Thank Bronwyny52
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped in Blenheim to do the winery experience.... not memorable but saved by this place called the 'Dodson Street Beer Garden'. The food/pizzas, beer selection, and in-house wine tasting won us over, The management and team are very friendly. The quirky venue was unique...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, 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
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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