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Dodson Street Beer Garden

1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 8348
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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German, Bar, Pizza, European, Central European, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in for Fathers day. Was my fathers first time here. As ever, the meal was just delicious. Good fast service and very friendly. Good variety on offer.

Thank 65kaycee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can tell that the manager will use the rugby game next door as an excuse (based on his responses to other reviewers) but here we go regardless. Being busy is no excuse for being rude, I can see the usual response from the manager...More

2  Thank Patricia B
Dietmar S, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Patricia This is the greatest review in the last 48 hours. Thank you for this. And the 2-Star rating made the whole team proud. Thank you again. Because all of our guests ( 231 in total inside and in the garden ) who made...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place gets everything right- the gorgeous beer garden, the staff, the food, the atmosphere. There’s a German flavour too which adds to the ambiance. It has a fantastic range of craft beer and a multitude of food options. We had the seafood chowder and...More

Thank NeilM3453
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We popped in on our way to kaikoura for lunch and a beer. Lovely warm service, gorgeous large sunny courtyard and huge portions and great beer! Couldn't have asked for a nicer pitstop.

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing service, even on very busy evenings. Highly recommend their beer tasting platters and pizzas selections, such a huge range of beers to choose from. Kid friendly with a large outdoor area and separate dinning area. Amazing gluten free meals.

Thank rfsclater
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The food wasn't very nice, the gardens were lovely the drinks were very nice and I loved the beer taste trays. I found the inside to be dark but nice with a fire.More

1  Thank ElenaM4304
Dietmar S, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Dear Elena Thank you very much for your time on your keyboard. I personally found it very mysterious that you left with a smile, thanked the waitress for a nice meal, went to the bar again, received a complementary tasting and then writing this report...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Good pizza - and tasting for the beer lover and the friend of wine. We were happy with everything. Nice service, once they first notice you :).. I’m especially happy with finding the first rose that I liked. This happened thanks to the wine tasting!

Thank MirjaE19
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Had an enjoyable meal here. There were a lot of Bee keepers there as was a Conference on at time. So the place was buzzing. The food is no nonsense but great value for money. Has a German touch to it. Don’t mention ze War....More

Thank toddytom
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Went here last night about 8.30 expecting to have a good meal after going to the movies. There was no-one at the bar/desk in the entrance hall so we went downstairs to what seemed to be the main restaurant area. No-one spoke to us there...More

Thank Derv2
Dietmar S, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Hello Thank you for expressing your feelings. We had one of our biggest and successful concerts last night. Coral, Tony and the band played their last song “Tequila” around 8.10pm, followed by “Wonderful World “ from Louis Armstrong. A very nice finish of a 3...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Always well looked after at Dodson’s! Amazing food, great service! Never dissapointed When I’m here ☺️

Thank graciebullen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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