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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, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 181
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  • 82
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
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  • 4
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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
TOP NOTCH

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Invercargill
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Invercargill
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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43 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Diss, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Excellent coffee and cakes and the comfort of a 'real fire'. We looked at the dinner menu and only regretted that our itinerary precluded us from sampling it !

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Sam and Maria did our wedding reception, and we have been going back ever since for the past two years. The standards Sam has as a Chef are very high, fine dining at it's best and at a good price.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Dinner on ANZAC day for two with the slow roasted lamb and fish. Both meals Beautifully cooked and tasted great. Great affogato for desert. Definitely worth a repeat visit.

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Hobart, Tasmania
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A charming building inside and out. Very elegant dining room and quality staff. Lunch was very good - the home-made bread outstanding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

After a challenging day playing golf at Millbrook to come here relax and enjoy good food and excellent wine. Who could ask for more.

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?