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Postmaster's Residence

54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
03-442 0991
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Ranked #5 of 32 restaurants in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $40
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Good for: Local cuisine, 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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Gold coast australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The service was the best we have experienced. The pumpkin soup was to die for with freshly home made bread, hot out of the oven. Great wine selection.

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Went to Postmasters for a family lunch and all our meals were delicious. Awesome service, warm fire and the service was great. Definitely coming back when visiting Arrowtown again!

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Really lovely atmosphere, Victorian charm! Toasty warm, good service by friendly staff and food and coffee yummy. Called in for a break while house hunting in Arrowtown - will be back. Good vegetarian menu a bonus for me! Highly recommended to all, thanks for a great time!

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Taupo, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We had a late night shared platter with wine, nothing was a problem and solicitious service for late diners

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christchurch
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

enjoyed a great lunch platter and coffee. lovely old building and work and cozy on a cold winters day. attentive and friendly staff and reasonably priced.

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Balclutha, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went to Postmaster's for dinner to celebrate my birthday. All our dishes were delicious. I had venison and could have been a better plate. Service very friendly and very cosy place. Also very kid friendly. Would be my first choice for a meal next time I go to Arrowtown. Had a Birthday cake and even the chef sang Happy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Very welcoming, the salmon was excellent, they use fresh local produce. Highly recommend, a nice place to get out if the cold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We just happened apon this place, looking for a coffee and breakfast, I have to say it was the best bacon n eggs I have ever eaten! That's a big call but seriously our breakfasts were amazing! If your looking for a place to eat I totally recommend this place, well done guys.

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Nice, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Came here for our last night in the Queenstown area, and we were not disappointed - the food was excellent, and a good selection of local produce was offered. The menu had an excellent selection of meals, desserts and wines and the atmosphere was warm, friendly and inviting. Would definitely recommend.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Cold winter night and the fire was burning - although a bit smokey in the restaurant but Menu was good, had Salmon a new recipe and loved it. The waiter was excellent made our romantic visit very enjoyable.

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