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Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar

18 Wakefield St, Westport 7601, New Zealand
+64 3-789 5030
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (33 reviews)
“scallops” (9 reviews)
“chicken” (13 reviews)
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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Wakefield St, Westport 7601, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

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
Reviewed March 24, 2017

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
Reviewed March 20, 2017 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
Reviewed March 14, 2017

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...More

Thank Treeleaper
Reviewed March 13, 2017

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...More

Thank Tina S
Reviewed March 13, 2017 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...More

Thank Barbaravaardt
Reviewed March 5, 2017

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...More

Thank kec425
Reviewed March 2, 2017

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...More

Thank 255678Dan
Reviewed March 1, 2017

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
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We wrere a group of 7 friends using Westport as a base between tramps Dined at Denniston Dog 3 times = 2 dinners + 1 brunch Tried most of the dishes between us - v good to excellent Staff particularly welcoming

Thank Graeme B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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