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Shed 3 | Queens Wharf, Jervois Quay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-499 9900
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dining with a group of 14 in a private room we enjoyed attentive service. The set menu was outstanding with great choice in all three courses. The food did not disappoint and everyone was complimentary. The hit for me was the 'coconut jelly desert' which was perfect after two courses and came with wonderful fruit and ginger sorbet. I will... More 

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1 Thank Liz N
Napier, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a visit to Te Papa and the markets along the waterfront we called in to have a late lunch at Dockside. It was a beautiful day and we were seated so we could look out to the water. We had a steak and the smoked fish cakes and shared a chocolate cake for dessert. My husband said the steak... More 

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Thank KarenJDG
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a long day of walking Wellington we just-stopped-in for a pint. Must keep hydrated. We ended up having fish and chips and a couple appetizers; all very tasty. Nice local beer selections, great wait staff. We sat in the window and looked out over a small corner of the harbor. Very nice late-afternoon interlude before walking on. --The night... More 

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London, Canada
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183 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolutely fantastic location, great food and a wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommended for a special night as long as you dont get the absolutely horrible waitress we were unfortunately assigned. No personality, unfriendly, no people skills and bordering on rude. For such a wonderful restaurant management must be more diligent in selecting wait staff who are not inconvenienced by customer... More 

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Thank Dean T
conradb495, Manager at Dockside, responded to this review

Hi Dean. I'm very sorry to hear about your experience with us. Could you please send me an email with a bit more information so that we can identify the person. We currently have several new staff so are providing enormous amounts of training and this will help us. Thank you in advance. manager@docksidenz.com Adam Tolly, Assistant General Manager More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had the crumbed fish and chips. Fish wasn't great, overcooked. Chips were not seasoned very well and were cold. Service was good.

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Thank Christopher S
conradb495, Manager at Dockside, responded to this review

Hi Christopher. Sorry your food was not up to scratch. Our fish and chips is one of our most popular dishes. I'm glad the service was good, but your dissatisfaction should have been spotted at the time so we could have replaced your meal straight away. I hope you are willing to try us again sometime in the future. Thank... More 

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have a booking but they got us a table for 2. Waiter was attentive and informative about the menu. I did notice that the table cloth had stains ....obviously they didn't come out in the wash. We had pork belly for starter which was delicious and hubby had scallops and calamari which was also delicious as we shared.... More 

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1 Thank Jill S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Wellington off the Kiwirail scenic train from Hamilton, checked into our so so hotel and walked down to the quayside to look for dinner. Without reservations at 8.30 we were seated immediately and offered the food and wine menus. I chose the seafood chowder and my wife chose the battered fish and chips. She rated the fish... More 

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1 Thank Christopher H
Kennewick
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147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived without reservations and were promptly seated at 6 p.m. Our waitress was eager and he.pful up front but after food arrived we never saw her again. In her defense she was attending to about 12 tables so that is management's fault. Be advised the tables are flimsy picnic tables with lovely covering....the chairs sling back picnic chairs with fancy... More 

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Thank Martie E
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view and location as well as excellent service with friendly and knowledgeable staff. We got the degustation menu and every dish was delicious and varied to create an amazing overall experience

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1 Thank hayden b
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food, great building (we were upstairs looking out over the harbour) and good service. I definitely recommend this eatery.

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1 Thank Femah1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shed 3 | Queens Wharf, Jervois Quay, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 9900

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?