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Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar

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18 Wakefield St, Westport 7601, New Zealand
(03) 789 5030
Website
Today
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Nice choice in Westport

Tasty and well prepared food. Out of menú there are also dish of the day that was a good choice Good atmosphere

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
1951nautic
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Sitges, Spain
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sitges, Spain
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tasty and well prepared food. Out of menú there are also dish of the day that was a good choice Good atmosphere

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DenDogAdmin, Manager at Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

1951nautic Thank you very much for your positive review this is very helpful for our business. Please enjoy the rest of your holiday. More 

français
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Non professionnal restaurant. We wait 40 mn for a table whitout any drink . Finely we obtain a table . We wait and see the local neightbourg arrives after us, command before us .Conclusion : this restaurant doent like strangers or tourists. Please avoid . We did not read trip advisor . What a pity

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Tuscany, Italy
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We went there on a day when all other restaurants in the area were closed. The food was OK, hot stone, but the wait was too long.

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Paphos District, Cyprus
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Service very slow not enough staff seating not positioned very well Building could do with a tidy up

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great atmosphere, good food and service, well worth a visit. You may need to book. It is throbbing with life some nights. Not the place for hand holding and gazing into one another's eyes.

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Westport, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Don't get the burgers. We ordered two burgers with chips take away, also had to pay for the container. When we opened the container one burger only had 3 fries with it :( the other had about 12. The burger was so soggy on the bottom and the bacon was really fatty and only just cooked. Really yuck I couldn't... More 

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DenDogAdmin, Manager at Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback M & T it was nice to see you used your voucher that someone kindly brought for you. We were surprised to see your comment on trip advisor, it would've been more helpful for us if you had of let us know that the meal was not up to your standard and we could've fixed... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a bistro with a bar in the middle of it. Dining is casual and the service reflects it. We had reserved a table but the young woman at the front desk (who didn't make eye contact) didn't seem to know this and just told us to go and wait in the bar. However it didn't take long for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Last night I attempted to dine at The Denniston Dog. Dog is an apt title. Having booked for 8 pm, I was told a twent minute wait; no problem I thought. Wrong!! One hour late, the three of us were still waiting. The restaurant wasn't even half full! I spoke to the manageress, whose excuse was ' we only have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Although we had booked there was a one hour wait for for the meal, although we were told 20 minutes lot of disgruntled people. However the food was excellent when it did appear.

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Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Stopped by for dinner. Good was average. We sat on the deck which was ok. They forgot one of our meals but we had to hunt them down to tell them. They didn't realize that they only brought 3 meals out when there were 4 of us. Once they realized it they never said anything. We were finally getting ready... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?