Dodson Street Beer Garden

Dodson Street Beer Garden

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Hours
Mon
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$5.00 – $20.00
CUISINES
German, Bar, Pizza, International, European, Pub, Central European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
Multi Award Winning Restaurant with Beer Garden in the " Ye Olde Malthouse " building from 1858. Brew Pub of Renaissance Brewing, Multi Award Winning New Zealand Brewery. Traditional German and Italian cuisine with Kiwi Classics. Come in & enjoy !
PRICE RANGE
$5.00 – $20.00
CUISINES
German, Bar, Pizza, International, European, Pub, Central European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles456 reviews
Excellent
274
Very good
126
Average
34
Poor
16
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

nzp0ppy
New Zealand25997 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
We had the best value meals at Dodson St. A big bowl of meaty hearty german goulash with bread for $15 . I had the pork schnitzel with trimmings, fries and lovely salad for $15. Fabulous meals. We loved the five tasting platter beer - with about 24 to choose from it was a wonderful way to spend an evening. It was pretty busy on a thursday evening (with locals) which just goes to show how popular and good it is. Highly recommend for a historical place, with lots of character, good meals and try some new beers. Cheers!
Written July 22, 2020
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Michelle S
Wellington2972 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 couples
Lots of character to this place in a semi-industrial, semi-residential area on the north side of town. As you might expect, it has the feel of a Bavarian beer hall, from the layout and decor to the menu and some German staff. We visited at night so everyone was indoors, in a number of different spaces. On a Tuesday night, the place was busy. It is clearly popular with the locals. I chose the seafood chowder - at $15, a tasty, filling bowl with plenty of seafood in it. My husband went for the beef roulade which came with a generous serving of mash. Afterwards we shared a cheese board. Lots of choice of beers but less of other drinks, but that is probably not surprising. Efficient service, meals came out in good time and we felt we had good value for money. For something just a bit different than your average pub meal, this makes a great choice.
Written September 8, 2020
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Gemma R
Wellington350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 family
The Food, atmosphere, value, menu range and cleanliness all rate 5/5 the service was a bit of a let down 3/5. Waiter was quite pleasant until I made a simple serving request to accommodate an eating disorder and all of a sudden waiter wasn't as friendly. They appeared to be puzzled and stressed by the simple request despite explaining it was for eating requirements and had the tone of "this is ridiculous" come over her, then all of a sudden rudely told me to slow down when I was talking despite talking in exact speed prior to request. Never come across this before. Whole demeaner and tone of waitress changing. Needless to say it made us a bit uncomfortable. Other than that we were happy. Loved the meals and the other staff behind counter were friendly and kind.
Written July 14, 2021
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Dietmar S
Hi Our very busy restaurant generates welcoming natural noise and you were talking very fast. To write down and communicate your dietary requests correctly to the kitchen team, I asked you nicely to slow down and repeat certain requests for me. You received the correct meal in accordance to your special requests at the same time with the other guests at the table. Mission accomplished. Sorry for having offended you. We never thought our direct tone would make a sensitive person like you uncomfortable. We just did our job as good as we possibly could in our very busy environment. Have a nice day Dietmar, Family and Team
Written July 16, 2021
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Jared-Kiwi
Wellington304 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 business
Dined here as part of a group of 20, This place has a cool atmosphere with the theme of a German bar. We all ordered around the same time (paying individually) the meals arrived in good time, I went for the seafood chowder, it had good flavour and seasoning, the accompanying bread wasn’t toasted and was pretty chewy which let the chowder down. I then tried three of the ice creams, the banana caramel was disappointing as the banana pieces were a terrible texture and had lost any flavour, the caramel and hokey pokey were good. Overall a pretty good night out.
Written May 22, 2021
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Dietmar S
Dear Jared Thank you for your review. Please allow a few corrections : 1. We never toast any of our fresh breads. The baguette we serve with our Chowder was baked freshly during the afternoon hours for the evening service. And the sweetish yeast flavours of our fresh baguette are enhancing all flavours of our very popular Seafood Chowder. 2. Our Banana Caramel Ice Cream is the Killinchy Gold Ice Cream. It is creamy banana & caramel flavoured ice cream swirled with caramel ripple & biscuit pieces. So what you tasted were biscuit pieces, not the terrible banana pieces you described. Thank you very much for your visit. Dietmar, Family and Team.
Written May 26, 2021
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Nomads_on_Tour
Wellington92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
We visited Dodson Street to celebrate a significant birthday. A great range of brands and types of beer. Food was delicious and having advised in advance of my dietary requirements, Dietmar and his team accommodated them willingly. Decent sized meals which didn't take to long to come out. Bar and table staff were friendly, Dietmar stopped by our table and had a good chat - a really enjoyable night out. Great atmosphere. Will definitely visit again.
Written April 14, 2022
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Daydream67311480367
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 friends
A last-minute call to see if our large group could dine on a Saturday night was accommodated with a happy response. Casual dining and a great beer selection was what were looking for and it was perfect. Menu covered food from Germany, Italy and favourites from New Zealand. The food was delicious! The adults lemonade was to die for! 😉 Can highly recommend this venue. Can't wait to visit again in the Summer so we can experience the outside beer garden.
Written June 5, 2022
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Jason F
72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
It was a bit of a walk from the town centre but we were delighted we made the effort - a fantastic selection of beers and good quality food. I had a pizza with a tasting tray of 5 beers which is a great way to try the different varieties of ale on offer. My wife ordered the spaghetti which was a huge bowlful that i helped her with :)
Written January 14, 2023
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Dietmar S
Thank you !
Written January 15, 2023
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Aleisha
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 couples
Great selection of beer and staff are lovely. However we had pizzas and they weren't very nice. Mine smelt like seafood dispite not being a seafood pizza and both our pizzas had far too much on them, meaning they were hard to eat and the pizza base was soggy and under cooked. Would go again for beer but not for food.
Written March 30, 2021
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Dietmar S
Dear Aleisha Thank you for your constructive criticism. We will investigate and improve our systems. Kind regards Dietmar, Family and Team
Written March 31, 2021
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sancher1995
Blenheim31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 family
This place is a must visit in Blenheim, always open and an awesome menu to choose from and the craft beers on tap is outstanding! The food we received tonight for our party of 14 was outstanding....the majority of us ordered the Pork Knuckle with mash and omg it was absolutely huge and incredibly tasty with mustard and saukraurt on the side it was to me the perfect dish for a cold night! The beef roulade was amazing as well, the seafood chowder was jam packed with goodness and creamy, fish and chips even looked incredible and the burgers are delicious as well, even the pizza breads as starters were yummy as! Great value for money each and every dish! Staff were accommodating and friendly and the owner is awesome! Try dessert too...even though I was personally full as a bull, dessert looked good! Love the selection of beers! Cant wait to come back, thank you.
Written May 23, 2021
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Kevin M
Coventry23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Big beer garden, hearty food and great choice of beers and ciders. You can have a tasting tray of beer/cider if you want which is a great idea. Whist there, because it was outdoors, a few folks decided there should be no restriction on the noise level of their conversation. But number of families there was a pointer to a high recommendation.
Written February 20, 2020
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Gina T
Christchurch6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 family
We had been diverted on our travels and had had a long road trip which saw us driving through the Wairau Valley with two super grumpy, hungry kids and two equally grumpy and hungry parents. In desperation we searched “family eating Blenheim” and on kidsgo, Dobson Street was suggested. What an absolute treat! Amazing craft beer, cider, delicious food and space for the kids to run free in the gorgeous gardens, and give us parents a chance to regroup. Thank you guys!!!
Written October 5, 2020
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Byablu
Sydney128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
On first arrival in Blenheim, we had been rather unimpressed with the range of restaurant options on offer in the town. So changing our focus to pubs, we were absolutely delighted to discover this wonderful establishment with its amazing array of high quality German beers on tap, a varied NZ & European food menu, a lovely beer garden, and great atmosphere. When they came, our meals were so good, and so well prepared and presented, that the term “pub food” fails to do justice to them . And such big portions! Definitely the best, most generous and best-value gulasch that I have ever had, anywhere in the world, including Germany and Austria. We came back the following evening, and would have come three nights running, had the pub not been closed on our third evening in town. Wonderful!
Written December 19, 2022
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Dietmar S
Thank you !
Written January 15, 2023
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Leebotz
Palmerston North6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 couples
The food is on point couldn't fault it in any way 🤜🏽💥🤛🏽 The best restaurant fish and chips I've ever done 💣💥🚀📈☝🏽🌕💯👨‍🚀. The staff were super friendly and the IPA was nek level. I recommend people make this place a must. Big spacious outdoor area 🎯
Written January 24, 2021
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asmith453740
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
What a gem. When we walked in it appeared a quite place to eat, but once past the front rooms, oh my! Such a lively, bubbly place. The garden was great and large enough for many children to run around. The food was magic and range of craft beer was indeed many. The prices were incredibly reasonable. We will definitely be visiting here again next time we are travelling.
Written January 12, 2020
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WanaKiwis
South Island233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
First visit after friends recommended this beer garden with friendly staff & fast kitchen service. Good selection of beers on tap & a couple of ciders. Didn’t go in to eat but ordered a plate of chips. Well what a suprise they arrived large, hot & crunchy with yummy sprinkle & two side dips. We sat in the garden which had plenty of seats & a covered area. Would be great for all, especially families. Inside was a typical pub dark & cozy but more seats & leaners. This would be a great stop for travellers heading for Picton as it’s just off the State highway 1. Turn left before the Grovetown bridge. We will return to try the menu & more beers.
Written March 5, 2024
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