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Dodson Street Beer Garden

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$$ - $$$
German, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, New Zealand, Central European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 8348
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Syracuse, New York
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We met here with my wife's family for a small reunion. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The beer garden out back was a perfect setting for us all to get acquainted.

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Picton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a wonderful couple of hours sitting in the beer garden sampling the brews and enjoying the food. Fantastic coffee too. Can't wait to go back. Service was lovely and personable and nothing was a bother. The beer garden is just fabulous. Thank you.

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Thank Janet and Ian D
Blenheim, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Dodsons tonight for a work farewell dinner, as always the service was great and the food fantastic thanks and well done to the team and Dietmar Schnarre

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Thank Jacquie1969
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect summer evening spent in an idyllic setting! Amazing pizza and beer. Service always stunning. Thank you from a happy local

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Reston, VA
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a Saturday evening, without a booking, and they found space for us and provided a delicious meal. There was a noisy family party (small children) at the next table, so it wasn't a quiet meal, but one doesn't go to a place described as a beer garden expecting a quiet meal! Wide range of food types available,... More 

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Moers, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We're 3 German girls who worked in Blenheim and went to the Dodson Restaurant everyday, enjoying our meals and German Beer/Cider in the beautiful beer garden. We have had pretty much every meal of the menu and all of them are very good, especially the traditional German food has made us feel closer to home. The owner is the nicest... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here you get Authentic German food which is so delicious and the portions are very generous, The staff is super friendly an the Restaurant is placed in a great setting. If you feel like something else you should try the amazing Pizzas or Burgers. Every time when we are in Blenheim we come here and we were never disappointed.

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Turangi, New Zealand
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a real rustic feel about it with all it's funning signs and old beer labels/ tops on the walls and rafters It has a beautiful garden for outdoor dining The staff are attentive without being overbearing or rushing you. The night we went it was full and we had not booked, the owner politely asked some dinners... More 

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Thank Mark H
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We think of Dodson St as our local.... we're regular visitors. We enjoy sitting in the private beer garden with friends and family, or when it's just the two of us. You don't need a special reason to come here! The pizzas are irresistible, delicious... our favourite is the marinelli. We enjoy sampling the ever changing selection of kiwi beers.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Variations on a german themed menu an brilliant beers makes this worth a stop when visiting Blenheim.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Cuisine
German, Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, New Zealand, Central European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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
Description
"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 Experience OZ + NZ : One of Marlborough's 10 best Restaurants TripAdviser : One of Marlborough's 10 best Restaurants

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