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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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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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Mosgiel, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The warm atmosphere; warm friendly staff; outstanding quality of food and wine made this experience one of the best we have experienced. We will definitely be back. Thank you; great value.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant and wonderful staff. The food selection isn't huge, which is great. Good portions. The Eton Mess (dessert) is to die for. Loved it all!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Food is absolutely amazing. Chowder is fantastic and full of seafood and definitely the best falafel I have ever had! Coffee is amazing also!

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Shell Cove, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Very helpful staff guided our choices. Attentive staff, great meal. Good wine list. We were well looked after in this quaint village.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Stopped here for breakfast before driving to Wanaka. I had two cups of coffee as it was really good. Also had the Golden Rush breakfast of eggs, chorizo, shallots, beans, potatoes and it was so yummy! Will have to go back one day..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Exceptional food and service. Wonderful atmosphere, could not be faulted. My lamb truly was melt in the mouth and the venison was superb. I was truly delighted when I was served my own specially baked gluten free mini loaf to go with the very creamy and smooth chicken liver pate. We were so pleased we came back for breakfast

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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Excellent coffee followed by disappointing food. My beautiful havoc bacon was burned to a crisp, my sons kids pancakes were the most unappetising things I have ever seen but he seemed to enjoy them. The hostess was apologetic but I won't be in a hurry to return.

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for afternoon coffee and cake and we loved this place! We sat at a table in the lovely gardens and had delicious almond and orange cake. The coffee was great too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was a lovely warm place with friendly staff. The food was yum. We had the eggs , scrambled and mine poached. We would go again.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We dropped in for lunch after a lovely walk along the Arrow River, and the food was spectacular. We had a chicken, mushroom and thyme soup, homemade bread rolls with hummous and olive tapanade and a burger, and all of it was outstanding. Excellent service too, definitely recommended.

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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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