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Postmaster's Residence

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Soups, New Zealand
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54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
03-442 0991
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and great and ambiance.. truly what Arrowtown represents.... great for kids as well and has an outdoor patio to soak up the sun

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife had a pie and I had seafood chowder for lunch. We both liked the food there. Excellent customer service too. Highly recommended.

Thank Sandy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here for lunch - 18 of us! - and had a really lovely experience. Both the food and service were terrific - highly recommended.

Thank SRKB666
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We sat outside on a sunny spring day and enjoyed our lunch in the garden. The menu offered a lot of interesting choices and we tried some tapa style plates along with the kids burger for our 9 year old. The tapas were great, really well thought out and interesting and the burger we are told was very tasty. Really... More 

Thank KittyCW
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Arrowtown as part of our trip to Queenstown and popped into this restaurant for a late lunch. The food was great, and service was so friendly and prompt. It's worth even taking a drive from Queenstown just to have lunch there! Two thumbs up.

Thank Mimimiu
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrowtown is a simply must visit place when you come to Queenstown We had enjoyed lunch in the Postmaster previously and this time was good too Menu is pretty good and service was also good

Thank Colin2808
Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The quality and presentation is superb. This place is wonderful - and so are the staff.The mulled wine was a good start, and the fish and chips wrapped up were delightful. The chocolate brownie and the crumble were superb.

Thank Ranipuss
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful evening in this lovely historic house in Arrowtown. Both my husband and I had the steak which was delicious and well presented.

Thank Jenny T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't ask for more on a cold and miserable day. Fire burning warm, lovely friendly and helpful service. Had two parents aged over 90 and they also gave this meal a top rating in every way. The platter for two made a perfect starter for four and the best platter we have had anywhere. Kumara and coconut soup ( hot... More 

Thank dalfamnest
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is pure magic when hospitality, eye for detail and fine food meet. The Postmasters Residence restaurant allows that to happen. Lovely lunch out in court yard.

Thank Stephan G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $40
European, Soups, New Zealand
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 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: 03-442 0991
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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