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All 33 Arrowtown Restaurants

Postmaster's Residence

54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
03-442 0991
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Ranked #5 of 33 Restaurants in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Step back in time and enjoy a slice of Arrowtown’s rich heritage. The carefully preserved historic cottage, once home to the town’s postmasters, has been a main street feature since the 1860s and is now a popular restaurant surrounded by beautiful gardens. Enjoy the beauty of each season at Postmasters, whether it's soaking up the sun whilst sitting out on the verandah with a refreshing drink or inside by the open fires with a homemade mulled wine in the colder months. The seasonal menu features fresh flavours, top quality local produce, and Central Otago wines which showcase the best of this famous wine-making region.  Plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options available as well as a dedicated kids’ menu.Open daily for breakfast, morning & afternoon tea, lunch and dinner.
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Sat outside, sun shining and surrounded by gorgeous flowers what more could anyone want... oh yes...the food was very good....the service excellent....altogether a pleasant experience.

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Whangamata, null, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Loved my visit to this gorgeous little historic building. The gardens are beautifully kept, and blooming beautifully. Plenty to choose from seating outdoors in garden area, or front, or indoors. Great coffee, great food, great choice of wines. Lovely attentive friendly staff.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent meal here. The lamb was so succulent it melted off the fork and in your mouth. We also had a cheese platter (as desert) and both the presentation and the selection was excellent. The waiter was attentive and had a nice friendly style. The wine by the glass selection could be a bit better.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Arrowtown itself is such a nice place to be in, PR was a quiet restaurant with delicious mussels and smoked salmon salad. Service was prompt and sitting outdoors in the warm evening sunshine was very pleasant. The lady on duty was nice and offered to see if the lunch items could still be prepared.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Lovely setting for a lunch with the staff pleasant and attentive...however the wait for our mains was close to an hour which was a stretch. The food was mixed....I had a venison burger which was great and melted in my mouth however close to 20 dollars for fish and chips which are about the same standard as the takeaway shop... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Yes, breakfast was so good the first time we went back again the next morning! Service was excellent and both times someone came out 5 mins after we'd been served to check if we were happy. Arrowtown is deep in the heart of tourist territory so a great pleasure to find such excellence value, service and food.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Absolutely LOVED this restaurant. I am a "foodie" and put a lot of thought into which restaurant we visit. After walking the town, we finally decided on this little gem and I'm so glad we ate here. The waitress was very good, and the food was incredible. Best meal I've had yet in New Zealand. I ordered the Mediterranean pasta... More 

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Rotorua
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This has to be the best coffee by a long shot. After travelling from Rotorua to Queenstown I had become tired of getting served mediocre to poor coffee. Finally at the Postmasters residence my taste buds were satisfied. The service was great, food excellent, as were the surroundings.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We enjoyed coffee & cake in the gorgeous garden on a lovely sunny day. Friendly staff & carrot cake to die for!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We had pre arranged a group booking after the marathon and we were shown to a quiet table but still near the warmth of the fire (needed after a southerly squall). A great place to laugh and enjoy the night. Service was prompt, friendly and knowledgeable . The duty manager knew which wines would suit the group's taste and was... More 

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Additional Information about Postmaster's Residence

Address: 54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03-442 0991
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 40
Cuisine: New Zealand

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