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Dodson Street Beer Garden

€€ - €€€German, , Pizza
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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German, Bar, Pizza, European, Central European, International, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place gets everything right- the gorgeous beer garden, the staff, the food, the atmosphere. There’s a German flavour too which adds to the ambiance. It has a fantastic range of craft beer and a multitude of food options. We had the seafood chowder and...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in on our way to kaikoura for lunch and a beer. Lovely warm service, gorgeous large sunny courtyard and huge portions and great beer! Couldn't have asked for a nicer pitstop.

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing service, even on very busy evenings. Highly recommend their beer tasting platters and pizzas selections, such a huge range of beers to choose from. Kid friendly with a large outdoor area and separate dinning area. Amazing gluten free meals.

Thank rfsclater
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food wasn't very nice, the gardens were lovely the drinks were very nice and I loved the beer taste trays. I found the inside to be dark but nice with a fire.More

1  Thank Elena M
Dietmar S, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Elena Thank you very much for your time on your keyboard. I personally found it very mysterious that you left with a smile, thanked the waitress for a nice meal, went to the bar again, received a complementary tasting and then writing this report...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good pizza - and tasting for the beer lover and the friend of wine. We were happy with everything. Nice service, once they first notice you :).. I’m especially happy with finding the first rose that I liked. This happened thanks to the wine tasting!

Thank Mirja E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an enjoyable meal here. There were a lot of Bee keepers there as was a Conference on at time. So the place was buzzing. The food is no nonsense but great value for money. Has a German touch to it. Don’t mention ze War....More

Thank toddytom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here last night about 8.30 expecting to have a good meal after going to the movies. There was no-one at the bar/desk in the entrance hall so we went downstairs to what seemed to be the main restaurant area. No-one spoke to us there...More

Thank Derv2
Dietmar S, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Thank you for expressing your feelings. We had one of our biggest and successful concerts last night. Coral, Tony and the band played their last song “Tequila” around 8.10pm, followed by “Wonderful World “ from Louis Armstrong. A very nice finish of a 3...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Always well looked after at Dodson’s! Amazing food, great service! Never dissapointed When I’m here ☺️

Thank graciebullen
Reviewed 8 July 2018

It is middle of Winter, you are on the hunt for a hearty German meal combined with a good beer ? Well, we found this place with one of the largest beer and cider selections in the South Island. The name " Dodson Street Beer...More

Thank de19612018
Reviewed 6 July 2018

had high hope for dinner.but once the wait staff had delivered my order , that was the last i saw of them , even had to go get my own drinks. meal was average at best . Place was old and in need of a...More

Thank flyingkiwis
Dietmar S, Owner at Dodson Street Beer Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Hi "Flyingkiwis" Must have been the same night the previous reviewer came into Dodson Street Beer Garden. Unexpected volume of guests arriving nearly at the same time stretched our resources. That is the daily challenge of a popular Restaurant with one of the largest selections...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • 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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