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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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European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a snowy day and it was pretty sitting by the big window watching the snow fall whilst having a nice warm coffee. The service was a little slow and the girls were not too chatty or friendly. The soup was delicious Pumkin and...More

Thank MISRX3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a soup after the cold cycling day, the ginger and kumara soup warmed me up. Friendly service and nice food. It's a place I will visit again.

Thank Mei H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked in here one lunchtime recently for a 50th Anniversary lunch with 2 great friends. Were not disappointed and had a really, really, lovely time. I had the Fillet Steak, my wife the Fush n Chups, our friends the Salmon and also the Chowder. A...More

Thank JohnTheWine
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We walked the length of the main street looking at each place to eat. Decided on Postmaster's Residence because of the outside eating places. Food was fine but a little concerned with the service.

Thank GandS-10
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Autumn in Arrowtown can be chilly; the atmosphere inside was warm and friendly, the wine list good, and the food delicious. It was so good we went back a second time.

Thank nana_jackson
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately it wasn't a great visit. If you're a kiwi, $24 for a full breakfast was quite expensive so thought it must be a big meal, but it was tiny. Few bits of burnt streaky bacon that crushed trying to put your fork through. Fried...More

Thank Bridgette K
Reviewed 13 May 2017

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

Thank Ali S
Reviewed 5 May 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 30 April 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 30 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Nicola W
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$40
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
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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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