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Dockside

Shed 3 | Queens Wharf, Jervois Quay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
04 499 9900
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Ranked #182 of 636 restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We bought a Groupon voucher for a 2 person share plate of seafood and a complimentary drink. The platter was very good and made even better when the management delivered to our table a bowl of chilli squid, as an extra. well done Dockside, great service and we will be back

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

A colleague of mine hosted a dinner in the private room upstairs for an important overseas guest and 6 others (including me). There were to be 8 but one had to pull out. The restaurant was not busy. We had hardly sat down before the waiter announced to the whole table that the restaurant would be charging 50% of the... More

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Wellington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Having eaten at Dockside quite often, this was the low point. Admittedly it's a fantastic location, which on a good day is hard to beat in summer, but the quite basic food and sloppy service really let the Dockside brand down on the day. The scruffy, demotivated waiting staff did little to enhance the experience and frankly, I was glad... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were wandering down the waterfront in search of some dessert. While looking and the menu on the door the security man invited us inside. We were advised by one of the bar staff that as there were a couple of events on at the venue that night he wasn't sure if they were doing their a la carte menu... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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81 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I came here with a group and so we sat in the private area upstairs. The food was fine but nothing special. Salt and pepper squid, steak and a chocolate dessert. Each course was nicely cooked but it just wasn't different or out of the ordinary. Perhaps we suffered from being in a group and having a limited menu but... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A group of six of us popped in to this restaurant during a weekend trip to Wellington recently. While the restaurant area was full, the bar area (which is well appointed with booths etc) was completely empty, but we were told that we couldn't order food in this area. The bar staff offered for us to "sit and wait", which... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Good atmosphere and great service. Food is also superb. This is a favourite in wellington and consistently superb.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Really lovely food. Tasting platter had variety and a whole lot of fresh tasty bites. Mains of steak were awesome and really good value for money here

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Wellington, New Zealand
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72 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I recently hosted a meeting of a national advisory committee and had booked the upstairs dining area for the night they were in town. This is a great area to get away from the main restaurant. When I booked the restaurant they asked me to choose a trimmed down menu to make life easier - this worked out great, and... More

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

My wife and I ate dinner at Dockside and liked it very much. We had fresh oysters and fish both were prepared quite well. The place is not fancy, but well appointed and quiet. Although it is at the harbor, it does not have great views, although some of the tables do have view of a side portion of the... More

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