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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We shared the Camembert as a starter which was excellent and the lamb rack was melt in the mouth falling off the bone. Would certainly go again bc and recommend to others.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 March 2024 via mobile

The service was A 1 and the tucker was awesome. This place had the best garlic bread I have ever had. The whipped garlic butter made it next level. Make sure you book, because just after 1800hrs there were having to turn people away or...put them on a wait list. This place is a gem in Westport.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

We just had a very lovely meal here tonight. I had the chicken and my husband had the pork belly. Both meals were fantastic. The service and staff were also delightful. The atmosphere was very pleasant. would thoroughly recommend going here for a great meal.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

Lovely meal, really recommend the noodle bowl. Great staff and friendly atmosphere, also had dinner and was faultless. Our server was amazing, young Maori fellow really knows his stuff, well done 👏

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

Absolutely atrocious. Only the lovely server was good! My breastfeeding daughter is limited with what she can eat so ordered the surf n turf off the specials board only for the chef to say " they were too busy & can't be bothered making it"...I explain there wasn't really anything else on the menu suitable for her dietary requirements so would she please reconsider & the answer came back the same " she couldn't be bothered". It was my 52nd birthday & never in my life have I heard such lunacy!! Furthermore they weren't that busy plenty of empty tables & we had booked for 9 all our meals were over cooked or dripping in grease. Over all very disappointing, the current owners have let the iconic name & venue down, certainly not the fabulous place it once was.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

Interesting menu. The hot stone specialty looked delicious but only wanted a smaller meal so we ordered the baked camembert and the lamb salad - both were delicious. Decided we would each have a dessert - this was also very good but very rich and...too much for us. We should have just shared the sticky pear pudding. The skillet cookie was amazing but would have needed a couple more serious dessert lovers to manage that. Service was attentive and friendly even though the place was quite busy.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 October 2023 via mobile

Arrived in Westport on a Monday, not much open for dinner but we found this gem. I had a lovely lamb rump served on mash with red cabbage, ribbon courgette and baby roast tomatoes. Topped with a grain mustard 'pesto', all delicious. Husband had huge...porterhouse steak with roasted potatoes and veg. Well cooked and tasty. Staff super friendly and very helpful.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023 via mobile

Excellent dining spot, love the semi outdoor area that was bright and cozy. Service was great - all staff was polite and welcoming. We were seated quickly, with water and menu and the specials, food came out quickly. We had the stone grill and sea...basket - both were fresh, tasty and great portion. If we come back to Westport, we will definitely come back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023

Fantastic food and the staff are an asset to the biz the staff are mature beyond their years well done to the Dog management

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

The pork belly is awesome and also the Canterbury lamb which melted in your mouth ! Wonderful meal. Lovely presented meal

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023

Amazing venue with good atmosphere. Reasonably priced and lots to choose from off the menu. They have a very impressive stone grill and the gravy that come with it was the best I had ever had before. Suitable for the whole family. Cosy and a...few toys to keep the kids entertained. Staff were friendly and hospitable and warned there would be a delay on food when we ordered as they were quite busy. We didn't have a booking so I think we might have just managed to secure a table at their limit. I would go here again next time we are on the coast. Beautiful food.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023 via mobile

Stopped at Westport after awesome drive from Picton ferry on way down west coast of NZ. Found this amazing family friendly restaurant in Westport. One of the nicest restaurants I have eaten in NZ! Have a Coeliac child and an ARFID child as well. Stopped...at Denniston Dog restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. Amazing stone grill steak menu with the tenderest steak in NZ, kids loved their menu options. Food was served incredibly quickly and had incredible flavours. Great selection of adult beverages.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 22 May 2023

Four people, four different meals, all out together. Everyone enjoyed their meal immensely. would highly recommend

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 28 February 2023

Popped in for a late meal and stayed about for a few drinks. Staff were incredible - friendly and helpful. Was a reduced menu due to the late arrival, but that was fine. There was no rush to leave, even though it was getting towards...closing time.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023 via mobile

Good reviews so be rude not too. Nice Guinness and three Chardonnays to choose from. Normal pub menu looked okay but the general warmth was found wanting so left after a drink.

Date of visit: February 2023
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DENNISTON DOG RESTAURANT & BAR, Westport - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5