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Postmaster's Residence

$$ - $$$European, Soups,
54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0991
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“venison” (54 reviews)
“cheese puffs” (11 reviews)
“mussels” (30 reviews)
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European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped for coffee. The staff were very friendly and efficient. A good place to stop for a coffee and a muffin while in Arrowtown

Thank nickss1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our breakfast here. Try the mushrooms! The coffee is excellent and very good service. Would liked to have tried more off their menu.

Thank Ivan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely setting in the old postmasters residence looking out to the Main Street of historic Arrowtown. While the menu wasn't vast all of our meals were delicious and the service very good. Highly recommend the pie of the day. Looked after the children and...More

Thank akdow74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here Oct 2017. Just 2 of us. we had the cheese balls for entree. Very nice & something very different. Then for mains we had Lamb & i had the venison. Lamb melted in your mouth. venison was to die for. The for desert...More

Thank MrKimbo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous historic location with a friendly vibrant team, super service and amazing food. Had a divine beetroot soup and the falafels ate to die for. Attention to gastronomic detail leaves nothing wanting. This is a must for any visit to this historic town.

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I went there for dinner one night. The seafood chowder and mussels were fantastic. We also ordered the venison and lamb for mains and they were delicious. Service was great too! Would definitely go back again when we are in the area.

Thank Alex M
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

This was our second time at Postmasters, and it was just as magic as the first time. Arrivingfor a late breakfast, it wasn't very busy so we had our choice of tables so we sat nar the fire. I had the cream mushrooms,egg, bacon and...More

Thank Anne L
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic cozy family lunch today. Took the gang to this former Postmasters in historical Arrowtown and discovered a real treat. Excellent food, wonderful service and such a beautiful building. The salmon, falafels and kids fayre were outstanding - the hot lemon drinks were a tonic...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed September 12, 2017

An old favourite restaurant that serves some fntastic cuisine at an ideal location and at a very resonable price.

Thank peterandpamelaharvey
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

We revisited this quaint restaurant in the lovely old setting with friends and were again treated to wonderful food and hospitality. The staff were warm and welcoming and the food excellent.

Thank Dottorenzo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 0991
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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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