Welcome to The Denniston Dog Restaurant, Cafe and Bar

Situated in the bustling small town of Westport, we offer fantastic food, friendly service and a warm inviting atmosphere.

Opening hours:

Monday 11am–late
Tuesday 4pm–late
Wednesday 4pm–late
Thursday 11am–late
Friday 10am–late
Saturday 10am–late
Sunday 10am–late

Telephone: 03 789 5030

The Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar, Westport

Stonegrill – a unique dining experience!

Your meal is presented on a heated stone at your table. It is cooked by you to your liking without any oils or fats, and the nutrients and natural juices are seared in at high temperature providing you with a delicious and healthy meal.

The Denniston Dog Restaurant & Bar, Westport

The Denniston Dog does it all!

We are based near Westport’s historical Denniston coal fields. Our photos and memorabilia give you an insight into the life of a Denniston coal miner.

You can come in for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a snack menu runs when the kitchen is closed. Our outdoor area means you can get some fresh air.

We use Fairtrade coffee and have a carefully selected list of New Zealand wines and ales. We have a pool table and a large screen for the rugby fans.

We can cater for big bookings or do dinner for two.

Free Wifi!

The Denniston Dog Bar and Restaurant is open every day except Christmas Day.


The Denniston Dog has free ample parking. No time restrictions.


Alternatively, taxis are available.