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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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9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 60
    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
Excellent Food & Friendly Service

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 :-)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
timbo345
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Westport, New Zealand
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Brisbane, Australia
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203 reviews 203 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had checked into the Chelsea Gateway Motor Lodge and asked the hostess where was the best place to eat in Westport and she told us to go to the Dog. We initially went for a drink in the afternoon to have a look at the menu and were sold on the place immediately. The service was very good so... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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159 reviews 159 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had the scallops as a main and the crushed pavlova and berrys for pudding and both were delicious. Not a huge meal but enough. The staff were all very friendly and great to deal with, the atmosphere was good, with enough privacy between table

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Restaurant Details

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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