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Postmaster's Residence

) #5 of 26 Restaurants in Arrowtown $$ - $$$ 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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9:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 13, 2017

Family of 7 dining mid week. Warm and friendly. Plenty of choice, very enjoyable evening. Will go again.

Thank Ali S
Reviewed May 5, 2017

We found this place walking around Arrowtown. Great quaint little spot for a late brunch. Great view of city in the fall with all the tree leaves turning colors. Great food and service as well.

Thank Duane K
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Great lunch, very delicate fresh salade with a bit of goat cheese and a bit of slightly cooked veggies. Such a subtle taste. Went back for dinner and took the slow roasted lamb shoulder with veggies. Normally I eat fast, now I had to slowdown...More

Thank Babette D
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Lovely fresh and tasty. Today was inclement outside however with the fire going inside was warm and toasty.

Thank Nicola W
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely date night. Lamb melts in your mouth, mussels sauce is out of this world and our server alex was so helpful and professional. We will be back again to finish off testing the rest of the menu.

Thank Bobiark
Reviewed April 26, 2017

In 2015 we visited Arrowtown on a very wet day and to escape the rain chose the Postmasters residence for lunch. The staff were friendly and accommodating and we had a marvellous meal, made more enjoyable when we discovered one of the staff was an...More

Thank Gwen008
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Lovely autumn day, lots of people, great location, good coffee, tasty cakes but the staff were just not with it - they must have been trained in Sydney - I got the impression they were doing us a favour just to allow us to sit...More

Thank Nmsj1957
Reviewed April 20, 2017

We stopped here as it was highly recommended on trip advisor. They do well in providing many gluten free options which was helpful as I have Celiac disease. The coffee here was not so great, quite bitter unfortunately could have been a lot better. The...More

Thank wrighttimo
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Lovely food and great staff. We went for breakfast and the food was well priced and tasty. The restaurant was freezing however and we had to request the heating be put on, although given we were sitting in our jackets I would have kind of...More

Thank Sally012015
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We had a great brunch on Easter Sunday morning. Interestingly, our preference was to eat inside and with the restaurant half full, thought this maybe possible. We were told that everything was reserved and if we wanted to stay, we had to eat outside. This...More

Thank bert_nz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $40
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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: +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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