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The Fork and Tap

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Pizza, Family Fare, Gastropub
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51 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9196, New Zealand (Formerly The Tap)
03 442 1860
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 154
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  • 80
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Buzzing with Charm and Atmosphere

Want somewhere with the above qualities and good Food.. This is the place! From the moment we stepped through the door it felt good. No tables were available, but the waitress said that one should become available soon, so we had a drink at the small bar. Within only a short time a table became... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Carrolyn M
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Drouin, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Drouin, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Want somewhere with the above qualities and good Food.. This is the place! From the moment we stepped through the door it felt good. No tables were available, but the waitress said that one should become available soon, so we had a drink at the small bar. Within only a short time a table became free. The staff were so... More 

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Northland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We spyed the menu as we walked down the street and locked onto the Rabbit Hotpot. so in we go after walking around abit and my goodness what a lovely setting. Staff were very attentive and well versed on the luch options. We had of course the rabbit hot pot and the Pate. Excellent serving sizes and ambience to boot.... More 

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jeanjeannie123, Owner at The Fork and Tap, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review - we are so happy you enjoyed our food and service. Please pop back and see us soon! More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Very cool pub, loved the feeling. Staff was very friendly, spent time chatting and telling us about Arrowtown. For 5 people we had 2 pizzas, a toastie, chips and wedges. The portions were so generous we could have done with one less pizza and no chips. Everything was very tasty. Great place!

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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127 reviews 127 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I love coming here. The atmosphere makes it very cool. The fire was going and the room was very warm and inviting. Our waitress was Irish and was super friendly. I enjoyed the Wild Chicken and Thyme pizza.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had a lovely meal here - great food wonderful atmosphere and it was brilliant to find some truly great and previously undiscovered craft beers on draught. A couple of us had the Pork Belly Burger - and we were in seventh heaven. Wonderfully delicious and a welcome change from the standard kiwi burgers. Truly - you should try this... More 

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jeanjeannie123, Owner at The Fork and Tap, responded to this review

An outrageous review - Thank you! We are so pleased you enjoyed our Pork Belly Burger- the locals fave! We have 17 different beers on tap, all New Zealand made, with several of them continually changing. Pop in and see us again soon! More 

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

nice spot to stop for lunch and watch all the comings and goings in the town. Food and ale good and well priced

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Tamworth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went here during autumn festival. Was jam packed inside with long waits to get to the bar. We sat out side instead but froze to death! Its a pity we came at such a busy time as its a lovely old English style pub. So go when its not too cold or if its cold not too busy!! Worth a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A fantastic selection of real ales, and just far enough of the main street to avoid the throngs of tourists, but close enough to still be part of the high street atmosphere. The range of whisky behind the bar puts many of the trendy Queenstown bars to shame. The food is also simple, well cooked pub grub.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

See what I did there!? The name says it all. With a great menu, impressive wine list and the most incredible tap beer selection in the country, the fork and tap is not to be missed!! By chance they had live Irish music the night We visited, great atmosphere in the beer garden. (Which I must say were perfectly maintained,... More 

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Gladstone, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Called into this little inn which has outside seating and is situated on a busy corner in Arrowtown (well busy for Arrowtown) Here you sit here and watch the tourists walk by. We enjoyed a large and tasty pub/counter type lunch there and sat inside and I felt I was back in England. Staff very obliging. This little Inn, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9196, New Zealand (Formerly The Tap)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: 03 442 1860

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 21
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Family Fare, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?