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Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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18 Wakefield St, Westport 7601, New Zealand
+64 3-789 5030
09:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 03:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We got there Sunday, 1pm, six of us, the place was not busy, the wait staff were very pleasant. We had hot stones, which were ho hum, the real rip off was squid rings, and salad, well we got five rings and some limp salad, over all the rings equaled $3.20 each as we got five! That was lunch folks!... More 

1 Thank Straightup1965
Wellington, New Zealand
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344 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I never knew that little Westport had such great quality restaurants. After the Wanaka Airshow finished, we had 2 days & 1 night b4 our evening ferry back to Wellington. As we left Wanaka early morning and made it to Greymouth in 5 hours, we decided Westport would be our stopover. What a great choice, seen as my wife and... More 

Thank Jacob15
Rangiora, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at this place! We were seen to straight away by friendly staff and got placed next to their warm fireplace (the best table in the house). There was a really good variety of meals and drink all at a reasonable price and very generous portion sizes. We look forward to returning on our next visit.

Thank matt_newton_05
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Spent a night in Westport in June so drove up and down the main street to get a feel for what was on offer. It was a holiday Monday so a few places appeared closed and nothing really jumped out. Our motel manager recommended the Denniston Dog as the best restaurant in Westport, we hadn't noticed it on our earlier... More 

Thank PS581
Waipukurau, New Zealand
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

As visitors to Westport we decided that as this place seemed busy it was a good bet. We were not disappointed our waitress did warn us that there was a wait so being fore warned we didn't mind. The staff were friendly and she kept apologising for the delays which really weren't that long. The atmosphere was cosy and the... More 

Thank Linpenfam
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Brazil's surf school have an arrangement, here. For $15 you get a 200gm rump steak fries salad and a beer, how good is that? The steak is served stone grill... That's a year in its self. Very friendly staff, very impressed wish I had gone the night before as well.

Thank Mark_Perkins
Hoi An, Vietnam
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This restaurant is centrally located in the town and was warm and welcoming with friendly staff. Food was great with good choices.

Thank onawinner2016
Oceanside, California
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived and was seated straight away. We ordered the slow roast pork, the NZ salmon, and the blue cod. The food was cooked to perfection and tasted great. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was great for conversation. The only thing that stopped a 5 star review was the price. A little in the higher side than... More 

Thank Shane H
Oamaru, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, this was a subpar experience on an evening when I was quite excited to dine. I ordered the nachos without sour cream. My partner ordered a vegetarian curry. We waited 1 hour with no staff informing us that our order was delayed. We watched four surrounding tables, who arrived after us, receive their entire meals. When questioning, the waitress... More 

Thank Chrisdownton
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 June 2016

My wife and I dined at this restaurant for an evening meal. Service quick and friendly. I had the pork - well presented including perfectly cooked crackling. My wife had the blue cod. Seriously good food with a nice atmosphere.

1 Thank SteveandGail H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
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?