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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Good food, lovely building

Nice place for lunch, well priced although the portions were a little large. The staff were very friendly and accommodating with our one year old.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Rachel P
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Auckland, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Nice place for lunch, well priced although the portions were a little large. The staff were very friendly and accommodating with our one year old.

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Chula Vista, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Really quaint and picturesque restaurant but the food was marginal at best. Extremely small portions left me almost as hungry when I left as when I arrived.

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Canberra
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We found this absolute gem by chance on a cold, snowy day and were very glad we did. What started out as a desire just to get out of the cold for a coffee continued on to lunch after we had perused the many delicious options on the menu! The hand cut wedges were absolutely delicious, as was the soup... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were drawn to this place by the architecture and into it by the menu. It looked absolutely mouth watering and we weren't disappointed. In fact even with the high hopes we had from simply perusing the menu, we were still blown away by the deliciousness of the fare once it arrived. We had a soy chai and soy cappuccino,... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Great staff that does a superb job of taking care of your dining needs. The food was quite good: great flavor, nice presentation, and a great price. Menu selection could be a bit broader but an all around great time here.

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Noosaville, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had lunch recently. I had the wild mushroom pasta with truffle oil but could not taste or smell any truffle. My wife had the mussels which were very good. Service good.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Always appreciate a good kiddies menu aswell as friendly service. Pumpkin soup was very tasty with ginger and coconut cream.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went here a couple of times during a trip with friends to the area. Each time we went the staff were friendly and quick, the food is amazing and the coffee delicious! I look forward to going here again on another trip!

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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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