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Postmaster's Residence

54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
03-442 0991
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Ranked #4 of 32 Restaurants in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $40
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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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

After a stroll through Arrowtown I chose Postmasters to eat lunch. I sat outside on the veranda in the sun. I was dining alone which I don't do often but my other half was off skydiving and I didn't want to waste the day. The staff made me feel very welcome. I was comfortable eating quietly and watching the world... More

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Hawera
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had just had the most enjoyable walk around Arrowtown and saw the sunny deck wrapped around this old villa. The outdoor chairs are padded and there were blankets for knees on this chilly morning. Inside a fire was going and there are plenty of windows to sit in and watch the town. We had a lovely hot toddy of... More

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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The food here is the top of the class. It is a great mix between casual atmosphere, reasonable pricing, yet fine dining dinner experience. Service goes hand in hand with the whole concept and is very attentive and welcoming. If you go, definitely try the venison dish (just melts away in your mouth) and winter crumble with home made ice... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I am not usually one to write reviews about restaurants but this deserved a mention - had the mushroom papardelle with truffle oil. It was an expensive pasta dish as far as pasta dishes go, but it was worth every penny and i didn't want it to end! And I have been to Italy! Pasta was cooked to perfection and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great place to have lunch after touring Arrowtown! The ambience is cosy and the food great! Highly recommend the place.

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Malang, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Arrowtown is an old small town. The Post Office becomes a restaurant called Postmaster's. The ambient is cozy, old style, the food is nice. Especially the Green Lipped Mussels. Best I ever eat mussels.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Totally enjoyed sitting on the front porch with the snow around us eating fresh scones and drinking beautiful hot lemon, honey & ginger drink.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for lunch. We ate mushroom pasta, chicken hotpot and salmon on salad. The winter fruit crumble was to die for! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and service was fabulous. My first ever review I felt compelled to write! Bravo

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It was a terrible wet day when we popped in here for breakfast. The fire was roaring hot, very pleasant. Friendly, knowledgable service -very tasty breakfast menu featuring some delicious local ingredients. Awesome value, highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stumbled into Postmaster's on a rainy day for an early dinner. Postmaster's exceeded our expectations; we sampled excellent fresh local produce on the starter sharing platter with local wine and devoured the fruit crumble with cinnamon ice cream in about 2-minutes-flat. We found the experience more enjoyable than many of the top-rated restaurants in the Queenstown area; fresh and... More

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