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All 33 Arrowtown Restaurants

The Fork and Tap

51 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9196, New Zealand (Formerly The Tap)
03 442 1860
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Ranked #3 of 33 Restaurants in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $22
Cuisines: Pizza, Gastropub, Family Fare
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
whiskers13
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We prebooked for a conference group of 42, which included two small children, a vegan, a GF and 30 visitors from 7 countries around the world. To say we were impressed would be an understatement. The food was so amazing that people talked about it for days, local rabbit hotpot, vegan bean chili, burgers and pizzas.. Amazing beers and wine... More 

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Wetzlar
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great pub. I was there the other night with some friends for drinks. The barman (Sam) was very knowledgeable about all the craft beer. Had a fun night :-)

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

If you visit arrowtown you should go here and try the pork belly burgers, they are soooo yummy!! Comes with a lovely coleslaw and chips! Doesn't look much when it arrives but is very filling by the end

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stopped here for a beer on a Saturday night and couldn't think of a cozier or friendlier place to have a drink. Friendly service and a good range of beers on tap. Only wish we had time for a meal here.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a meal here last week. What a wonderful change from QT. The prices are reasonable and the food was very good for pub standards. The atmosphere was really relaxed and had a good mix of locals and tourists that really added to the places warmth. They were really accommodating of the kids with good kids meal choices. There... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Made use of the open fire to warm up then enjoyed the venison pie and cider. A good selection of beers on tap and a good wine list. The atmosphere and menu made for a delightful late lunch stop.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Fork and Tap is a vibrant pub right at the end of Buckingham Street and is the go to place for locals in Arrowtown. The food is very reasonably priced (for Queenstown) and tasty. The service is friendly and authentic. A definite place to visit if you are a local, or a visitor. Best pub fare in Arrowtown?

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

When we find ourselves hungry in arrowtown we love to call into the fork and tap for tasty burgers, a wide range of boutique beers and the French fries are amazing value too.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Want an excellent lunch? Head here, its a lovely historic building, small and cosy bar with a great value menu. The beer is excellent, the seafood chowder to die for. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

To the host who replied to Jepito's comment. We are all of ages 28 and over. Apparently we all looked of "questionable age", so you are saying we got rudely escorted out because our south american, greek and indian appearance does not match your pre conceived ideas of what a "person of age" should look like?? This establishment is run... More 

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Additional Information about The Fork and Tap

Address: 51 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9196, New Zealand (Formerly The Tap)
Phone Number: 03 442 1860
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
Average Prices: USD 8 - 22
Cuisine: Pizza, Gastropub, Family Fare

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