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The Fork and Tap

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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51 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand (Formerly The Tap)
+64 3-442 1860
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked in and greeted with a smile on a cold and blustery day. Menu explained then when deciding on, beer tastes offered of the one's I suggested.Atmosphere was brilliant with staff continually mixing and when meals arrived kept checking that all was okay. Meals delightful and the biggest "mini" bowl of chips ever. A great place to lose yourself for... More 

Thank dajnoosa
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely love this pub. Friendly staff, haven't eaten here though - just drinks a couple of nights while we were staying in Arrowtown. I have a 5 year old son so the kids area was fantastic for him! he loved it.

Thank Kylie J
Fort Collins, CO
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This might be the best small pub in New Zealand. The atmosphere indoors is warm and friendly. The selection of about 20 beers on tap is terrific, including at least three hand-drawn on a beer engine. Wine and other drinks available as well. The food is good with generous portions at a fair price. It was raining when we visited,... More 

Thank JGrahamK
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place for an afternoon with friends. Better if the weather good as garden good for sitting in and food good. Good place to people watch and staff good

Thank Alison65
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stopped here for a beer and a snack before 4WDing out to Macetown. We got the beer paddles and tired 4 different beers each. What a great variety of craft beers, probably one of our favorites aside from philosophy in Christchurch. We also ordered a bowel of fries, it was enough for 4 people but we... More 

Thank Joanna N
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very yummy burgers and good sized meals. pretty good prices for the quality of the meals. kids sizes are perfect

Thank Missy M
Columbus Ohio
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Casual, nice draft beer selection, pleasant staff and a small but diverse menu. We had a tough time finding a restaurant in Arrowtown that would meet our family's relatively "simple" tastes in food. Fork and Tap was perfect! It was a bit hot during our visit. No air inside, so windows were open. Can't blame the pub for the weather... More 

Thank PSUalum
Invercargill, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location and choice of indoor or outdoor eating was great. Food was pretty average. Was a short wait for meal to arrive which was great. Just average bar food really.

Thank Vicki T
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love craft beer and are near Arrowtown then this is the place to go. Nice setting with a great range of beer

Thank P468VTianw
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285 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor - and were the reviews right! Friendly people,good local beers and great burgers. No reservations - you just wait until a table opens up. It was raining the night we were there but we noticed a large area in the back with outdoor seating. If we Re ever... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Sydney, Australia
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?