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Postmaster's Residence

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Chowder, New Zealand
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54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
03-442 0991
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Step back in time and enjoy a slice of Arrowtown’s rich heritage. The...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very cozy !

Very cozy and charming with a fireplace , excellent food and service . People very friendly and welcoming in a nice place .

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very cozy and charming with a fireplace , excellent food and service . People very friendly and welcoming in a nice place .

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Moved here a few months ago and work just across the road but I waited until my parents visited to eat here. We had a nice brunch just after the towns ANZAC service and it was YUM! A bit out of my price range but not my parents ;) I had the scrambled eggs with chorizo and halloumi and it... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

What a great place on a cold snowy night. We walked in and were seated right next to the fire. We had been recommended the slow cooked lamb and it was to die for. Beautiful and tender. Service was great and nice and relaxed. Would definately recommend a meal here.

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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Title says it all. Our first time there and we were well impressed. The fire kept the establishment cozy and warm and the food was excellent with wonderful portions. To top it off the staff were very friendly and welcoming and we will definitely be making a second visit very soon!

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Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Best fish & chips ever, service was awesome even though they were fully booked. Staff were so friendly.

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Invercargill
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

At last a restaurant that understands to serve hot food on hot plates. We shared the mussels as an entree, the flavour was amazing bread excellent. Mains we had lamb and beef. Flavours again brilliant, so tired of restaurants serving bland food, not here. Must mention our waiter who was actually interested in his job, he was wonderful, I asked... More 

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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I loved this restaurant and I was lucky it was a fine day and I could sit outside and sun myself whilst eating. Had the Mediterranean pasta and a very unusual sorbet - excellent. Good service and ambience.

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Belmont, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

What a great casual experience, good food and good cocktails, warm and cozy. Our host for the evening was fun , Mick capped of a lovely meal .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My wife, daughter and I loved the place, food and service! Chef Jonathas and the waitress Pauline made the first Mother's Day of wife especial ! We got a 250g Hereford sirloin steak ! It was amazing! Hmmmm! Thank you very my for this special day team! We can't wait for have another amazing lunch like this!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Food was beautifully prepared and the ambience was warm and inviting. Venison Burgers very tasty. Seafood Chowder wasn't a wow factor and maybe lacked a little attention. However, pancakes were devine as well as the Bacon and Poached Eggs.

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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: Chowder, New Zealand

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: 03-442 0991

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 40
  • Cuisine: Chowder, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

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.
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

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