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Postmaster's Residence

54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0991
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The service was very welcoming and warm. Good menu to choose from for breakfast. Really tasty food and large portions, if you're hungry. Good coffee.

Thank Coates2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for lunch on a Monday. A very cold day so we chose the excellent, hot seafood chowder which was served in a hollowed out cobb loaf. We enjoyed it served in this fashion. Service was quick and staff friendly. Enjoyed the decor and...More

Thank 1margy2
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Iconic building in Arrowtown, great food and good service, a must do if visiting. They are probably a victim of their own success - very busy always and this shows - service can be a bit slow but it's worth it nevertheless.

Thank BravoNZ
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Service seems to be backpackers but they are very friendly. The food is excellent and it is a beautiful menu of local food. Tables are close together but thankfully the noise doesn't carry.

Thank TristanEF
Reviewed April 22, 2018

We had a lovely lunch at Postmaster's Residence. Quaint building, with nice gardens to the street. Town, and therefore all eateries were busy, but we were lucky to be there just as someone left. We shared the platter, that was generous for two, with many...More

Thank TraceyMorgan_26
Reviewed April 19, 2018

We love NZ, but Kiwis must forgive us for saying that the only thing we are not enthusiastic about in NZ is NZ cuisine. Dumping into Arrowtwon for lunch on our way to Queenstown we just happened on Postmaster's. And were in for a very...More

Thank datpfvh
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Leaving the "ordinariness" of Queenstown behind we drove to Arrowtown. Many years since our last visit and it has retained its charm and restored and maintained well the character of this town. The Postmaster offered good food and tea/coffee served in beautiful old china. A...More

Thank barb d
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

It can be hard to find a really fresh salad on a trip sometimes; issue solved at the Postmasters on our visit. Arrowtown is touristy and some of the food choices not so great or expensive. We had a Quinoa spinach and fresh veggie salad...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and the food was fantastic, and they have really nice coffee too. We tried the chicken pie and fish and chips, both were very tasty. Recommend having a meal here. 🌻😎

Thank SydneyMel_78
Reviewed April 8, 2018

we were looking forward to eating here, and had it recommended by our motel, but on their website it said it wasn't open in the evenings on Wednesdays. hmm so we didn't go there and then saw it full of people after we had eaten...More

Thank dicowan
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Restaurant Details

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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 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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