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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 !
$6 - $20
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
German, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, Central European, International
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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed May 16, 2022

Great German beer garden, pub, and pizza place. It's the backyard of Rennaissance Brewery, with a great selection of craft beer on tap and very tasty pizza. Very friendly staff as well. Go for Pizza Sofia if vegetarian, delicious. Prost!

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed April 14, 2022

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.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 13, 2022

Blenheim ITM Social Club absolutely loved our takeaway meals today, thanks Dietmar and team for the delicious fresh, hot meals, boxed up perfectly and ready to go!! A++++ highly recommend Dodsons 😁

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 31, 2022 via mobile

Recommended by a friend, so we caught up with her there for a couple of drinks and dinner. A good range of beers on tap and the food was great. Staff service was good and the price very reasonable for what we had. Pizza, a...couple of burgers and fries and none of us left hungry! Quite a few people there so seemed a popular place.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 21, 2022

We had a warm welcome. A working Brewery just next door. Huge beer and cider selection. Staff is friendly and know their brews. We will be back !

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 2, 2022 via mobile

Service was terrible, food and drink was nice. Didn't even get asked if we enjoyed our meal when we paid the bill. Won't be back

Date of visit: March 2022
Dietmar S, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2022

Dear Mrs. and Mr. Navigate Sorry, it was peak time. Normally we are hugging all arriving and paying customers. Might ask the waitress why not in your case. We send you our love. Dietmar, Family + Team

Reviewed February 16, 2022 via mobile

Dinner after long day. Friendly staff. Heaps of seating. Our first visit. Heaps if craft beers. Steak was very good. Did not wait long for food.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 8, 2022 via mobile

The open door to the beer garden and the open door behind us as well created two handy flight paths for the dozens of flies which tormented me, continually landing on my plate and food so I was forced to eat with one hand and...swat with the other. Ruined my meal.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Dietmar S, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2022

Hello Sorry for this. Having a restaurant next to a very busy brewery has a lot of advantages, but we are sharing the flies. Fly straps, big fans and biological fly spray can prevent most of those attacks, but not all. Our restaurant in the...More

Reviewed November 7, 2021

Loved the Steak and the kids enjoyed the Pizzas. Really nice relaxed atmosphere and thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the beer garden over a Craft Beer. Great afternoon out.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed July 14, 2021 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Dietmar S, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2021

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...More

Reviewed June 15, 2021

We really enjoyed the great atmosphere of this place, cool bar, big fireplace and all the memorabilia over the walls. Great beef goulash and pork schnitzel very yummy salad. We will definitely be back

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 23, 2021 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 22, 2021 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Dietmar S, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2021

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...More

Reviewed March 30, 2021

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.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Dietmar S, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2021

Dear Aleisha Thank you for your constructive criticism. We will investigate and improve our systems. Kind regards Dietmar, Family and Team

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Yes, Dodson Street Beer Garden offers takeout services.

Dodson Street Beer Garden is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5