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27 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
034421748
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in beautiful Arrowtown on famous Buckingham Street, The New...
Located in beautiful Arrowtown on famous Buckingham Street, The New Orleans (New O, as the locals call it) is one of the last historical running hotels in New Zealand. We pride ourselves on providing simple, honest old fashioned hospitality. The hotel has 9 well appointed rooms all featuring free wifi, New furniture,Linen and Decor (updated 2012). Our award winning Bistro and Bar features local seafood,an extensive wine list, NZ Craft Beer and much, much more. We are open 7 days from 8am, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinne.Recently (2013) we have extended our premises to Include Little Micky Finns, Arrowtown's very own Irish and Gourmet Pizza Bar. Featuring genuine Emerald Isle Memorabilia and boasting the best Whiskey collection in town.
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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Quick pit stop during to stretch the legs during a family weekend visit. Arrowtown is idyllic, wonderful ambience and friendly smiles wherever you look. This boozer has got the lot:- views of the river, great log fire, good looking variety menu, strong list of beers and wines, very child friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Sydney
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Sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Quick pit stop during to stretch the legs during a family weekend visit. Arrowtown is idyllic, wonderful ambience and friendly smiles wherever you look. This boozer has got the lot:- views of the river, great log fire, good looking variety menu, strong list of beers and wines, very child friendly, and Mum and Dad able to relax (even managed throw... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

These babies were delicious! Same with the Alaskan Crab legs. Whitebait fritters were average. These should be done in a little egg and full of whitebait, and there should at least be 3 fritters. Forget about the white bread!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

They should stick to being an Irish pub and maybe they could do that well. The food took ages to come and the Chinese was unbelievably bad - seriously, broccoli and mushroom looked like a tin of each had been put on a plate and warmed in the microwave. It was inedible. The staff were too busy sitting around and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Beautiful inside and food smelled great but unfriendly staff so we decided to only have coffe a muffin an go for later dinner somewhere else

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

A recent lunch here was a mixed experience. Great pub decor, outdoor seating area etc. But service that took kiwi casual just too far. These folks need to do more for the prices they charge. Having said that, a glass of house white, and a generous whitebait pattie meal is absolutely sublime. Train the waiting staff better and lunch could... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Atmosphere good, food generous but average. Title of hotel drew me in but music average, food Chinese and usual pub fare and cricket on the TV and they had run out of Guinness !

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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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90 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

W stopped in for Elevenses. Had egg and bacon on toast, their Big Breakfast special, $10 each. The food was good, the coffee was great, and this old hotel/pub is super clean and friendly. I'd definitely try it again. Order at the bar; they bring it out to the table

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Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Arrowtown is a quaint little town near Queenstown and certainly worth visiting and a bit quieter and more relaxed than the busy and youthful Queenstown itself. The service was OK although I got the impression that the lady was none-to-impressed that I didn't order any sides with my burger. It was odd if she thought I was being a bit... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We went there for lunch today after seeing the Chinese specials on offer. The food was pretty filthy, particularly the chicken and chilli that seemed to be made from the lowest grade bits of meat that had come to hand, and the service was poor - not in terms of speed / efficiency but the complete lack of interest shown... More 

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Wales UK
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114 reviews 114 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Hotel is in a picturesque setting in the heart of Arrowtown. We went there for an evening meal. The usual arrangement to first choose a Table and then go to the Bar to order and pay for the meal. The Bar Restaurant is well furnished and in good decorative order. Having taken our Order it took another one and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: 034421748

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Description

Located in beautiful Arrowtown on famous Buckingham Street, The New Orleans (New O, as the locals call it) is one of the last historical running hotels in New Zealand. We pride ourselves on providing simple, honest old fashioned hospitality. The hotel has 9 well appointed rooms all featuring free wifi, New furniture,Linen and Decor (updated 2012). Our award winning Bistro and Bar features local seafood,an extensive wine list, NZ Craft Beer and much, much more. We are open 7 days from 8am, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinne.Recently (2013) we have extended our premises to Include Little Micky Finns, Arrowtown's very own Irish and Gourmet Pizza Bar. Featuring genuine Emerald Isle Memorabilia and boasting the best Whiskey collection in town.

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