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Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
18 Wakefield St, Westport 7601, New Zealand
+64 3-789 5030
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (31 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
18 Wakefield St, Westport 7601, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Food was very good but not great! The service was friendly. We chose Denniston Dog as we could walk there from Archer House

Thank robynandnevill
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate in Denniston Dog, this month the setting was nice but my meal (Stone Baked chicken was quite dry and tasteless, we did not expect this from a well rated restaurant. I have to add that my wife ate the Kumara Fritters and they...More

Thank cba71
Reviewed 4 days ago

on a whim we chose this pub for lunch. the service from the start was excellent. the food was superb, we enjoyed seafood chowder, nachos and tempura fish. the tempura fish was a standout as my wife is from a fishing family and considered it...More

Thank Southisletraveller
Reviewed 5 days ago

There's a nice variety of food on offer. We had seafood chowder, which could have been hotter but was tasty. My friend had fish and chips, which he was very happy with, and I had pork belly, which was good. Portions are generous. The folks...More

Thank Kristen F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Recommended by Bella Vista Motel. My wife had the Mussel Rocks (green lip mussels, prawns and scallops, cooked on hot granite slab). I had a sirloin steak (med rare) with rosemary chips, mixed salad. all washed down with some of the local ale. Panna cotta...More

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Of the two bars in town found this one had smaller serving sizes and was more expensive. Would not recommend for food.

Thank Stefan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting and historic pictures and decor. Very pleasant friendly staff. Extensive menu, difficult to choose from so many delicious choices. Deep fried Camembert was perfect, as was the Turbot. Really enjoyed it .

Thank alipali710
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb front of house and wait staff; warm and friendly quiet atmosphere. The menu was broad - something for every taste - with generous portions. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we cannot wait to go back and sample more dishes. As it was, we...More

Thank RosytheRoad
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with aged father. We had a very good evening. Food was good, beer was flowing and the waitress was pleasant and helpful. (Even put clothing item father left behind away safe). Thanks

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I guess it hots up at night, we went for lunch and the service was sleepy. Though it gave ample time to read the captions under the photos on the walls. Good pub food, alcohol available with meals. Seemed to be a popular ladies group...More

Thank Kate H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Wakefield St, Westport 7601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +64 3-789 5030
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