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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
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1 Dodson Street | Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-577 8348
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Dodson Street Beer Garden is easily my favorite restaurant in Blenheim. I've been there many times and the staff and management are second to none. The food is tasty and satisfying, yet immaculately presented. There are far more beverages at Dodson Street than I'll ever have the opportunity to sample, but all those I have tasted have been excellent. For... More 

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Thank Denny J
Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A wonderful meal, the service was friendly and the atmosphere excellent. The meal is very affordable and good quality. Thank you

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Thank dc0pp
Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a family birthday function at Dodson Street and right from the first discussion with Dietmar through to the function itself, the overall experience was first class. Nothing was a problem for Dietmar and his team and this made the night a memorable occasion. Top effort, keep it up.

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1 Thank gregstretch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great venue, with option of indoor or outdoor dining. Excellent drink selection, meals are very nice and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

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1 Thank Linda C
Blenheim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We tried the beer-tasting tray - a really helpful way of tasting beers we hadn't tried before and great value at $10. This is the best pub in Blenheim by far - we were there on Friday afternoon/evening and the atmosphere was lively but with no TV screens or piped music, just people enjoying conversations with a lot of laughter.... More 

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1 Thank Boreham1
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had dinner at Dodson Street Beer Garden with a group of friends and am happy to say the quality of food was excellent. There was a large selection of craft beers and the quality of service was very friendly and efficient. The venue itself is also very warm and inviting. Looking forward to going back.

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1 Thank Jamie F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I love going to Dodsons! Particularly when its sunny. They have great gardens and plenty of seating. Its great for kids as they have room to play. Pizzas are so yummy as for there beer and pizza deals! They cater for large groups and nothing is ever a problem.

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1 Thank Holly G
Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Lunch with a bunch of friends and the food was excellent with very large portions and great service!! We will be back!

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1 Thank craigsearle2016
Blenheim, Marlborough
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This must be one of the few bars in Blenheim with real character. The food is good, staff friendly and I'm spoilt for choice in beers. Lovely beer garden for the summer. Sunday nights there is live music from a variety of genres, great to listen to, but not too loud that you can't carry on a conversation. We're regulars... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to gather for large and small groups alike. Dietmar is a great host making sure everyone is happy and the food is lovely. Beer and wine selection is wonderful. Very child friendly also - lovely place to relax

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Thank Rebecca N

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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
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?