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Postmaster's Residence

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European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free
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54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
03-442 0991
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dined here for a first table, and unfortunately ordered way too many entrees to fully enjoy our mains. The food was delicious and luckily they were very understanding and allowed me to take some home. The only entree I wasn't wow-ed by was the falafel, I found it soggy and overly spicy. The amount of vegetarian dishes available was impressive.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Saw amazing reviews and was very excited to try this place out! Service was ok; not great, not poor. My partner and I both ordered the venison burger and we weren't fans. It could have been just what we ordered, the spice in the meat was very odd. We love all food, I always enjoy my meal, just couldn't get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived without a booking but didn't have to wait long for a table. The food was nice and there were gluten free options. We had good service. The restaurant has atmosphere and was kept warm by an efficent log burner.

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Thank Kathryn H
Alexandra, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were shown to a table on arrival at the restaurant. Our orders were taken promptly. Food appeared quickly with great service. We loved the sea food chowder served in bread bowls. Also the warm roast vegetable salad with lentils and goats cheese was great too. We loved the food, the great service and the atmosphere. A warm and toasty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Postmasters is a must if you enjoy good food with great service. We have been in NZ for over a week and have dined here 4 times! Lovely atmosphere with fire and heaters. Greg is amazing and his service was very much appreciated. We will definitely be back. Thank you 😊.

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Thank Paradiso212
Queenstown, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant was cold. People had to dine in their coats, hats and scarfs. Ridiculously freezing cold.

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Thank joco928
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. The muscles were delicious. Coffee was yum too!! Would definitely visit again in my way back from the mountains

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Thank James H
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast on a freezing morning in Arrowtown. Exceptional staff, friendly but not overbearing, came across as genuinely nice people. Food and coffee were excellent, and value was quite reasonable for the location. Will be back for breakfast tomorrow!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accommodating and understanding from an Allergy perspective. The kids loved the pancakes and the coffee was excellent. Thanks Craig

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went for breakfast on a very cold and windy day what a beautifully warm and welcoming place the mushrooms on toast with poached eggs are great also the coffee and the bread for the toast is made at the bakery in the village

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $40
Cuisine
European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Meals
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, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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