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New Orleans Hotel

27 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
034421748
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Ranked #28 of 31 restaurants in Arrowtown
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Brora, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

great big open fire inside and a lovely spacious terrace overlooking the River and woods - good selection of beer!

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Staff were friendly and the atmosphere is what you would expect from a pub setting. The meals are too expensive for what they are off the menu, and everything seems to come with chips, rather than vegetables. We have been here a couple of times, but I think I would not go back as the value aspect had slipped.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I ordered lamb shank and my partner ordered the Sunday roast. Apart from the two different meat, the plates arrived looking identical - boiled peas, carrots and same gravy, all of which were as tasteless and bland as the Sunday roast (pork) and lamb. Terrible dinner on a Sunday night. Wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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North Canton, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We actually stayed overnight at the New Orleans. The rooms were clean and well kept. Staff was very friendly and provided great service. The food was good and well priced and there was live music on the patio out back! Doesn't get any better!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Admittedly we were there late for a meal so a few things were off the menu despite the board saying they were available. The meals we had were average.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed in Arrowtown for a week. Awesome place to relax if you ever wanr to go anywahere just to get away. The food here at this hotel/pub is good pub fare. What you would expect at a bistro. Big meals. Good food. Inside is tired and gloomy though. The open fire seems to be on a lot and smokes... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We arrived just as the kitchen was about to close, but the manager, extremely kindly arranged for us to have a delicious steak which was just what we fancied. On that basis alone we would go back.

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Newcastle, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stopped in here for lunch on our way to Omarama from Milford sound. The stop was welcomed and the service was friendly and quick. The food was lovely and satisfying. The pricing was reasonable.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I had cajun chicken lunch time today - now have food poisoning. Dont go to this restaurant. Staff pleasant, food boring - nothing special. Avoid the fruit smoothies,maybe one blueberry in my blueberry smoothie.

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NewOreans2011ltd, General Manager at New Orleans Hotel, responded to this review

THIS REVIEW WAS WRITTEN BY AN EX EMPLOYEE who was upset at being dismissed from his employment. Damian made it very clear that this is what he would do. We adhere to all council regulations, our fridge temperatures are checked as per the Queenstown Council guidelines. We have contacted trip advisor to have this review removed. More

Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

A roomy, family friendly pub. We enjoyed tender steak and a hearty pork roast, yum. The rock music being played didn't appeal to me but no big deal. We had local beer with our meal. Very nice.

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