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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 1 March 2017 via mobile

We went there on a Thursday afternoon to grab something to eat. Both salads were very fresh and super tasty. Definitely a place to visit and eat something;)

Thank Piotr R
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Went here on spare of moment. Was a Saturday night and fitted us in but only had room on verandah. Which they had heaters on which was nice. The service was excellent and friendly. Went as 2 couples and entrees was delicous. ( bread and...More

Thank Matt-Parnell
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a very nice restaurant with a very cozy garden. Food is excellent. Just walk down the street and you will find it on your right. Enjoy.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The restaurant was around half full, felt very quiet with not a lot of atmosphere. Staff were friendly and helpful, the food was ok but nothing,stood out or made us want tO finish what was on our plates. The garden looked great.

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We stopped on our way from Wanaka to Queesntown and had absolutely the most delicious breakfast at the Postmasters. Service was friendly and the meals we out of this world. We sat out on the veranda and watched the world go by I would highly...More

Thank happycamper6458
Reviewed 22 February 2017

What a lovely place to dine. Food was excellent and the staff were very professional. Setting was such an excellent place to dine on a lovely summers night.

Thank Shirleen P
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Darling restaurant! Had an early dinner and we were excited because the menu looked promising. The starter platter was pricey but excellent. I ordered a bowl of Ginger-Carrot soup and it was so Gingery I couldn't eat it. I knew my husband would like it...More

Thank JWS57
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

After visiting this restaurant I can now die a happy man. Not only is this some of the best food I've had in New Zealand but some of the best food I've had in a restaurant ever. The Postmaster's Platter for a starter was out...More

Thank Callum W
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I can't praise the Postmaster's Residence highly enough. The slow cooked shoulder of Cardrona lamb was amazing with everything on the plate cooked to perfection. Great service too. Great location on the corner of Buckingham too.

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My Wife and I visited this Restaurant twice during a recent 3 night visit to Arrowtown.The food was very well cooked and presented on both occasions. The Venison meal I had on our second visit was the best meal I had during a months visit...More

Thank Stephen H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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