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Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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18 Wakefield St, Westport 7601, New Zealand
+64 3-789 5030
9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got a backpacker deal, which was advertised at our hostel and very good value (had to take a card from the hostel to 'prove' we were backpackers). The food was good and it was quite an interesting place. Got the impression that there was not too much competition in Westport. Staff a bit disorganised, but friendly.

Thank Bernard U
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food and friendly staff. Popular restaurant enticing enough to return the next evening. All four of our party liked Westport, and the Denniston Dog was an added bonus. Voluntarily recommended by another satisfied diner as we entered.

Thank vikingrunner
Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A most enjoyable meal after a long day's travelling served in pleasant surroundings. A good selection from the Menu and Daily Specials. Reasonably priced and good portion sizes.

Thank D K
Tutukaka, New Zealand
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our travels down the west coast we stopped here for lunch and a glass of wine/beer. The chowder was lovely and the fish was great too . The service was fine and our food came out well presented

Thank sherylb531
Rangiora, New Zealand
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a steak which was cooked to my specification. The place has a very good menu to cater for all tastes. I was disappointed that my steak meal didn't have the option of vegetables and was limited to beer battered chips and salad as accompaniments.

Thank Treeleaper
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped in by chance as we searched for somewhere for dinner, it was busy with several reservations and other tables occupied... it was about 6pm! Anyway a charming lady showed us to our table. It was a table for 4 and she asked if it got too busy would we mind sharing.... not an issue. The drinks menu was... More 

Thank Tina S
Somerset West, South Africa
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in to have an early dinner after a long days drive, wanting to eat and go to sleep. We opted to go with the special of the vegetarian hot rock that included a beer. The dish had a salad, chips and then the vegetarian option on the hot plate was yummy. The draft beer was lovely and the... More 

Thank Barbaravaardt
North Bend, Washington
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After we arrived, the waitress ushered us to the bar and said we should have a couple of drinks while we wait for a table. It shouldn't be too long. It was well over an hour when we were finally taken to a table. Then we sat again for another at least 20 minutes or more, and nobody even acknowledged... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our restaurant of choice in Westport. It's a ritual now for me and my wife after the BG Half-Marathon each February. Other times of year, this is where we head. It's big-hearted and the welcome is genuine. Winter and summer, the bar and the food are very satisfying.

Thank 255678Dan
Perth, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleased we booked a table at this popular restaurant. They specialised in hot granite stone cooking and you could adjust the cooking of your steak yourself. Also keep food warm throughout your meal. Well worth the visit

Thank Tom M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
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: +64 3-789 5030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?