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Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar

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18 Wakefield St, Westport 7601, New Zealand
(03) 789 5030
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Today
9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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A very welcoming spot on a cold Westcoast night. Plenty of gas heaters had the outside dining area cosy (the restaurant was busy) We had the df camembert served with plum sauce and rye bread made by the local Rainbow Bakery. A quick trip to the bakery the next morning ensured a supply of this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A very welcoming spot on a cold Westcoast night. Plenty of gas heaters had the outside dining area cosy (the restaurant was busy) We had the df camembert served with plum sauce and rye bread made by the local Rainbow Bakery. A quick trip to the bakery the next morning ensured a supply of this outstanding loaf. A great find.

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We were there quite late. And they certainly accomodated us. The restaraunt was warm and cosy with an open fire. The meals were reasonably priced with a large selection. The curry I ordered was superb the steak my husband had was stone cooked and good. Service was friendly but the meals did take a while to come. Recommend for a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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215 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were seated in the outer enclosed section as the place was quite busy. I had high expectations of my Snapper with rice and dressed greens and raita sauce, but when it arrived, I was a little disaapointed. It comprised 3 small fillets, small serve of rice with the tinest portion of a few leaves of rocket and other salad... More 

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auckland
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35 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Dinner for seven. We loved all of it. Each of us enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent and prompt even tho the place was filling up with diners.

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Westport, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A great spot to eat especially on a sunny day on the veranda. Wonderful historic photos of the town and area adorn the walls and it has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere... Oh and the food is great too :-)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I have eaten here a few times, the food is good but if you want to be ignored completely or have staff shout at each other across the room by all means please go. This restaurant seems only to be interested in seating and serving the locals. I will never dine there again. As someone who travels to Westport on... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stopped for food at the Denniston Dog on our way to the Karamea and enjoyed it so much we stopped there again on the way back. The Bar is set back from Westport's main street and so stumbled across it when we were looking around the town. Great food, great service, lovely venue and reasonably priced. What more do... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were welcomed and taken care of immediately, had to give our names and we waited quite a while in some bewilderment for service. I think there was a managerial problem. But food and drink were good when they finally arrived. Guests were both local and, like we, from far away. You could sit outside close to the street and... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

simply beautiful breads and spreads platter, the price was very reasonable and the staff were very polite. I enjoyed the braised pork belly and my husband enjoyed the seafood chowder both cooked beautifully. Our food was wonderful :-)

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar is in central Westport and has a lovely outdoor/indoor covered in decking which is warm and has beautiful natural slab timber tables and chairs. The meals are beautiful and very reasonably priced and the service is excellent.

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Additional Information about Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar

Address: 18 Wakefield St, Westport 7601, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 789 5030
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  West Coast Region  >  Westport
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 am

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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: (03) 789 5030
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 am

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