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Dodson Street Beer Garden

1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 8348
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (110 reviews)
“pork knuckle” (19 reviews)
“roulade” (4 reviews)
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German, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

Very German (not complaining) and the beers and menu reflect that. Great selection of on-site brewed beers and very good menu. We went back a second time as it was such good food and beer choice.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AlanH294
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed a very pleasant evening under the canopy of trees tasting the local craft beers and cider. The food served was of good fare and quantity. Staff were vigilant in clearing tables and kept good supplies of water on the tables to help with the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nztravellersWorldwid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited after a 5-day tramp (2 adults 3 teens) as this place was about 100 meters from the Top 10 campground where we were staying. There were at least 2 dozen different kinds of beer, about which the German proprietors were extremely knowledgeable. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank juliahorsfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the beer festival last Saturday night.held once per year. Max 300 people with ticket sales only. Fantastic night 3 bands and great food all night .German sausages and plenty of salads.about 20 different beers and ciders on tap. Although you can go any...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DavidP14293
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Went there at the beginning of the month for a company function the food on the menu was traditionally German. I didn't as many others enjoy it at all very bland and bitter. This a is the second time visiting were the first time I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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945dietmars, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Dear Mr. Warrick Jones Thank you again for your hard work on a keyboard. Very much appreciated. We served the following menu to your team : Fingerfood selection : Home-made sausage rolls, garlic bread, Pizza bread *** Pork schnitzel pan-seared “Gypsy Style”, tomatoes, capsicum and...More

Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

I’d kill for that pork knuckle. We went to this place four times in four weeks. Probably the best beer in nz.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Culture50269478179
Reviewed November 29, 2018

What a great night! Stumbled across this little secret at the end of the day and enjoyed a lovely meal with an exception jazz ensemble comprised of some very fine artists! This venue and experience was a trip highlight and we will be recommending a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael P
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a Saturday night evening meal at this location. The waiter gave us time to read the menu and consider our choice. The food arrived, well presented and cooked to perfection. There are several types of beer on sale here and the bar staff are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trail711651
Reviewed November 19, 2018

We recently went to Dodson Street and had a couple of really tasty pizzas with chips, and a tasting board of nice beers on the side. What more do you need?! Friendly and hospitable staff made it an enjoyable dinner. Thank you! Alex and Emma

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AlexBrand25
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic spot, very deceptive from the outside. Opens up into a great German tavern, lovely beer garden and welcoming staff. Excellent choice of beers, tried 11 altogether, you can get five decent samples on a beer paddle. Kaiser brothers chocolate berry 6.5 percent was very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GeneralCuster
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Blenheim
  • Phone Number: +64 3-577 8348
  • E-mail
“Best Restaurant“ - Beer & Brewer People’s Choice Awards New Zealand 2013 “3rd Best Bar“ - Beer & Brewer People’s Choice Awards New Zealand 2013 “Best Marlborough Restaurant“ - SOBA Awards 2013 “Best Marlborough Bar“ - SOBA Awards 2013 + 2014 + 2015 + 2016 Experience OZ + NZ : One of Marlborough's 10 best Restaurants TripAdviser : One of Marlborough's 10 best Restaurants
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