(Shed 3, Queens Wharf)
Wellington City 04-499 9900
- Mon – Fri 12 noon – 10pm
- Sat & Sun 10.30am – 10pm
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Conference Facilities
- Scenic View
- Live Music
- Out Catering
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 140
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Pay
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
Dockside Restaurant offer the largest dining on deck experience in New Zealand, beautiful seafood oriented menu, updated daily. Fantastic wine list!
Seats up to 140, we also have a private dining room for intimate and private occasions. Weddings and Conference dinners a specialty.
12 Reviews for Dockside Restaurant
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High end fish and chips need to be flaky, crunchy, not-greasy, fresh (with good fish like Tarakihi or Cod or Warehou, which they use). The chips are nice and crisp on the outside and steamy-creamy potato goodness on the inside. Good slap of slaw on the side rounds out the meal.
My friend always gets the steak. It’s well cooked, thick, juicy and they give a lot of attention to the wedge cut spicy potatoes, which she uses to soak up the savory meat juices. Mmmm….meat juices.
I strayed from my usual F&C yesterday and got a roast rack of lamb, which had a lovely middle eastern style crust, but a little too well done for my taste. I like my lamb medium rare. Yet, the bite of salt and pepper lamb’s brain on the side was gorgeous. Crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside. The jerusalem artichokes and broad beans were perfect accompaniments.
Nice waterfront views. Friendly and knowledgable service.
A private group of 40 had a set menu with a choice of 4x4x4.
I really enjoyed the s@p squid, very tender & I could have easily eaten 2 serves.
The main was John Dory and was ok but it should have been served skin on to keep the moisture in.
I finished my dinner with cheese and a glass of port.
The service was exceptional and my glass was never empty, a great evening and would return a sample their a la carte options.
The service was terrible. I was given a menu when I first sat down. The waitress intimated that she would return shortly to take an order. I waited 20 minutes and she did not return. I left my things at the table and went into the restaurant to order. I chose a Heineken and breads. I took the beer and returned. The bread arrived half an hour later. The last time my table was visited was by the waitress to collect my empty glass shortly before I left.
The food was average. The bread turned out to be the pita pockets available at the supermarket. The dips were hummas, dukkah and olive oil. The bread was scarcely warmed. I was not provided any cutlery or a napkin. Total price was $20.
Given this experience and based on reading other reviews about dinner service, I will not be returning.
1. Due to a number of people paying we were asked to wait on arrival upstairs. After 10 mins I walked through and found someone at the bar and asked to be seated.
2. The staff seemed inexperienced and were not attentive. e.g served wine like you would pour fruit juice,
3. I had to get my own fork for the main course.
4. Main course – lamb rump: one of the worst cuts of lamb I have had. Fatty and very unpleasant.
5. There was no Maitre d and therefore no one looking after the customers
6. We did not stay for dessert but still spent $160.00 for the two of us
7. I have attempted to email Dockside from their website and it bounced back
Overall I found the service very poor, food average and overall not worthy of more than one star.
We ordered oysters kilpatrick with garlic bread, market fish of the day and roast lamb. The waitress did not explain the fish of the day and just left. When our oysters arrived, each of our oysters had broken shells in them and we both had broken shells in our mouths which was very unpleasant. Our garlic bread did not arrive. The fish and the lamb were very average.
We had dined in quite a few restaurants in Wellington and we really think that the price you charge for the very average food that was served was too high. It was a disappointing evening for us.