Big Dogs On Blair
Wellington City 04 384 9777
- Mon – Wed 4:30pm – 10pm
- Thu – Sat 11:30am – late
- Sun 11:30am – 10pm
- Children's Menu
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: None
All seven days a week we are serving up freshly made gourmet pizzas, tapas, salads and gastropub style cuisine such as steak, burgers and fish of the day, made with fresh local produce from Wellington. All our oven baked dishes are lovingly made in-house. With our oven placed just right outside the kitchen you can enjoy the sweet aroma of freshly made bread while you relaxed in the warm and cozy atmosphere of the restaurant. We also have selections of luscious desserts that will never fail to satisfy as a final course to finish off the dining experience.
We also have variety of beverages that are sure to satisfy. Our range varied from delicious cocktails, organic wines, and Tuatara tap beers, to Café L’affare espresso coffee, fruit smoothies, (even)spiders, and much much more.
If you are looking for a casual atmosphere restaurant with serious food Big Dogs on Blair will gladly be at your service.
Set Menu for groups of 10 or more available.
Children’s menu also available
22 Reviews for Big Dogs On Blair
One of us had dietary restrictions and needed a Gluten-free option, and it was nice to see that Big Dogs had provided us with an option for a gluten-free/ vegetarian pizza, and after the mains all the guests were happy. The waiters were friendly, mature and experienced and made sure our dining experience was first rate.
In the end we all had positive responses, I was happy to have been a customer, and have recommended Big Dogs to some more pizza-lover friends of mine to try. Thanks.
We were promptly seated and service was fast.
Entries came quickly and orders were placed efficiently.
I ordered a pizza (something like ‘bulldog’ I believe.) Tasted great and really filled me up.
Staff were friendly and drinks were constantly being checked.
Overall nice experience from this place.
Then the meal!!! Spicy buffalo wings what a joke, only spice was the Asian five spice!! No dipping sauce for the dry blue cheese wontons, and the pizza should have been named the red pepper pizza!!…Left behind 70 bucks and no happy and will never go back or suggest this place to any one!!
Past positive experiences aside, last night out Thai exchange student chose this establishment because she was hungry, and Monsoon Poon was a 45 minute wait.
We walked in to find a half empty restaurant and at 8:30p on Saturday, it could be because Pizza lovers are watching the Hurricanes. It turns out many people knew of the level of food and service here.
Ordering was fine, we asked our exchange student what she wanted and she chose a pizza with no onion. My son was salivating at the pork spare ribs. My wife and daughter go vegetarian with the Pasta. My minted lamb pizza sounded good.
What we got to experience was, very dry spare ribs. My son couldn’t finish what was dry and smothered in a burnt tasting glaze. Our Thai student will think we have idiots in the kitchen as she removed layers of onion from her pizza. And to top it off, and I have to admit. It maybe a small thing, but when waiting staff say they’ll bring water for the table, I expect it to arrive without having to intervene after 10 minutes of no service.
A positive was the big dog delivered good pasta, so my girls walked away fulfilled. I had to be calmed down and was given $5 off a $100+ bill. Yay, 5% off for an evening of ineptitude and disorganization. Well I suppose that’s why the red dog got fat and lazy.
Had a terrible eating experience here. They clearly use cheap & nasty ingredients, which seems unnecessary considering the prices.
Don’t ever get the olives, they are clearly straight out of a can. The blue cheese wontons were pretty bad also. Had the Lamb salad as a main which was yummy, but the mandarins were foul & tasted like they were also from a can. We had to pick them all out before continuing to eat. Won’t be going back. Ever.
Garlic bread arrived needing seasoning, which I’ve never experienced before.
The blue cheese promised on one pizza appeared to be replaced with feta. The salad with roasted vegetables had overcooked bits.
Pizzas arrived tasting bizarre – greasy and tasteless. I suspect the kitchen staff had not sampled their meals in a long time and had chosen to substitute ingredients for the cheapest alternatives. Very poor when quality ingredients for an excellent pizza are far less than the 27-32 dollars we were charged per pizza.
A very below-par experience that left us feeling nasty for a couple of days afterwards. We were asked whether the meal was good by two wait staff and reluctantly provided the same feedback. To be honest we were very surprised by the bill which was not adjusted after our feedback, so I guess this kind of feedback isn’t unusual.
I wouldn’t want to pay to eat the quality of food we were served on that night, regardless of price and I feel foolish for not disputing the bill. We will not be returning and do not wish to be offered any inducements to do so in the future.
I recommend this restaurant if you have a big group of friends and want to enjoy a relaxed meal in a relaxed environment that isn’t too loud.
Oh – and try the French Poodle pizza, it was YUM, and really different (blue cheese, caramel onion, rocket, cheese, walnut and pear).
The rest of the family had the French poodle pizza with blue cheese topping. It was extravagant ~ who knew blue cheese tasted so good on pizza.
As a patron who dines out on occasion we felt welcomed, and the waitstaff were very friendly to the kids. *Gold Stars
I’d return to Big Dog on Blair, but would be wary of choosing from the tapas section of the menu again.
When we went to pay the bill the manager said there was nothing wrong with the chicken but she would give us a discount. She really meant she would not charge us for what we couldn’t eat.
I suggested that she give us the chicken wings & I would have them tested & if they were OK I would come back & pay for them & if not I would advise the health dept.. She decided she would rather I didn’t.
She then advised that there would be a 15% surcharge as it was a public holiday. There were no signs outside or inside or on the menus or verbal advice that this was the case. I chose not to pay the surcharge.
I won’t be going back again. Ever.
For dessert we had the passion-fruit cheesecake and berry sundae, those were delightful too… except we were already quite full from the mains so we couldn’t really savor them.