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The Fork and Tap

51 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1860
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (57 reviews)
“pate” (23 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
51 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

place is fine, service could be better, menu could have more options and be more specific. we did order a burger and comes with relish, what in the menu didnt say about. but ok

Thank Juninho-NZ
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

We were walking through Arrowtown looking for a late lunch on a cold spring day. We came across the Fork and decided to go in. The inside decor has the comfort of an english pub. The inside was nice and warm and we were promptly...More

Thank NZDaveNZ
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

We had the cheese and pate platters as well as the cod for a shared lunch. Great, all aspects were good pate was served with great toasted bread and biscuits. Cod was cooked perfectly. Really good selection of beer as well.

Thank Roger J
jeanjeannie123, Owner at The Fork and Tap, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2017

Lovely to read your feed-back - thank you and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

We dropped in for lunch during a day trip to Arrowtown. I had the venison wrap which was delicious. My friend had the crayfish bisque which was also very well done. Fries were crispy and perfect. The portions were generous and reasonable for the price,...More

Thank artemused
Reviewed August 31, 2017

Wonderful relaxed atmosphere with a great mix of both local and tourists . Great food and of course a fantastic selection of beer !!!! Awsome place to end up at after the great hill walks around and that Zeffer Apple Crumble Cider is to die...More

Thank Tania N
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

This great little pub in the middle of Arrowtown was the perfect end to a big day adventuring. The warm fire, the friendly staff and the great atmosphere were topped up by delicious food. I love pork belly and the the burger was definitely a...More

Thank Nicola R
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

We only popped in for snacks, but we could have stayed longer and had much more. A great selection of beers and the pâté was probably the best we've had. The staff were also very friendly. Arrowtown is actually a great little place to visit...More

Thank Willowsinoz
Reviewed August 28, 2017

A great place to spend a cold winter's night. Really good pub food, great value and in a friendly atmosphere. The local Irish band made for a rowdy but very enjoyable night out.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

We finished our bike ride here and enjoyed some delightful local beers over a game of cards. Sensational spot and hospitality.

Thank Cbrowne23
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

A quaint pub in a heritage building that have a great range of beers although not extensive. You can have a beer tasting platter to sample. Food choices are not extensive but very good and reasonably price. Cost and comfy if seated inside with a...More

1  Thank Ben L
jeanjeannie123, Owner at The Fork and Tap, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Hi Ben, thank you for putting time into a great review for us. We are stoked you loved our little gastro pub/restaurant in Arrowtown. I would like to comment on your description of our range of beers, as 'not extensive'. We do in fact offer...More

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November 29, 2016|
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Response from Robert_in_Auckland | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it, but to be honest I don't know. I assumed it was a walk-in pub arrangement, but maybe they take bookings too. It would be easy enough to give them a call to ask. Enjoy Arrowtown!
July 24, 2016|
Response from BmanUpperHutt | Reviewed this property |
Lunch mains from 11am till 5pm Sharing plates all day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $24
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand (Formerly The Tap)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 1860
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Welcome to the Fork & Tap: Our charming and historic Restaurant/Bar is located in the heart of Arrowtown; providing an array of NZ craft beers, excellent wine options and fresh, delicious food to match.
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