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Postmaster's Residence

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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning period restaurant and fantastic menu. We enjoyed the Arranchini and a scone with a couple of coffees but would love to go back and try the other yummies that they had to offer. Really nice to sit outside on a sunny day and soak up the sleepy charming town.

Thank Anthony G
Avalon Beach, Sydney, Australia
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We dropped in for a mid winter lunch on a sunny day, and enjoyed an outdoor table in their courtyard . The green lip mussel dish was fabulous , as was our warm vegetable salad. Nice wholesome food. Best part was the service... The place was full, yet our lunch was served in quite reasonable time. If the sun is... More 

Thank davlynski
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing service, staff were super friendly and prompt. Food was tasty. Different spin on bacon and eggs with streaky bacon and delicious bread cooked with molasses which gave it an amazing croissant-like flavour. Eggs were cooked perfectly! Price was average and completely fair for what we were served. Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Lauren C
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our good friends Hens party afternoon tea here the day before her wedding. We had the greatest afternoon and were so well looked after by Maria and her crew. The spread they put on for us was amazing, it was such a lovely setting for a girly catch up before the weeding, we all loved our afternoon!!

Thank GF_adventurer_NZ
Dunedin, New Zealand
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go here at least once a year when in arrowtown, delicious food, great coffee, and friendly service. You wont be disappointed!

Thank Tracey M
Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to eat breakfast out so we tried the Postmasters as it had been recommended. We were not disappointed. Sensible serving sizes and beautifully presented. Lovely environment and the service was excellent. Could not fault this venue and highly recommend a visit.

1 Thank Vanessa G
Auckland, New Zealand
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141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely building that was destined for demolition.The food was good and the service excellent. We had a tasting platter on our first visit and I had a delicious venison burger on the second. Both were delicious

Thank kiwi572014
Perth, Australia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

AMAZING!!! We had 8 for dinner and I can no say how good it was! So good we went back for breakfast the next day! Grab a good bottle of wine and settle in for some great food and great atmosphere.

1 Thank Nichoals O
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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54 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner here a couple of times during summer and all agreed it was just as enjoyable as any of the best restaurants in Queenstown. You can't really go wrong with any of the entrée platters and the venison main was a particular highlight. The service was friendly and prompt - definitely recommend if you're visiting the area.

Thank Stormeh
Queenstown, New Zealand
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch on a cold day. We had Cheese puffs for Entrée 1 serving between us it was a good size portion. Hubby had Venison Burger which he enjoyed. I had Falafel Bowl which was lovely. Generous amount of falafels served with garden salad, chilli jam and cucumber mint raita in a tortilla basket. We finished off with... More 

1 Thank Faye B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $40
European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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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