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Postmaster's Residence

$$ - $$$European, Soups,
54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0991
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • 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 week ago

The Postmaster's Residence is a perfect fit for the perfect town of Arrowtown. Historic appeal, nice garden surrounds, good food & service!!! What more do you need? We had the Green Lipped Mussels & scallops as starters followed with pasta & a steak. Great meal,...More

Thank Brett S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here several times whilst staying in Arrowtown for the weekend, the service was super friendly, great breakfast & lunch menu and coffee was superb. Beautiful garden and nice to sit outside & literally smell the roses! Great kids menu & very reasonable...More

Thank kiwimumEdTrem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went once and then again a few days later. The food was just simply flavoursome that is why we came back for some more. Customer service was excellent and there was a reasonable selection to tempt you. It seems like the garlic mussels my...More

Thank EBVB01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant lunch sitting inside looking out at the historic main street in Arrowtown. The food was excellent and we were quickly served by the very friendly staff. We would definitely recommend it as a place to eat.

Thank Jan965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very nice dinner here. The setting is very comfortable, the service very friendly and the food was well prepared and with good flavours. The starter platter had a great selection and was a hit with all four of us.

Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nicely converted building in a good situation.Staff friendly and well informed. The food for dinner was excellent You could rate this anywhere from Family to Fine dining in my view. Highlights for us were the venison, cooked just perfect and a real surprise Butterfish,...More

Thank TheHighlander2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a warm sunny day and we were able to get a nice table on the patio in the shade. Good service, good food.

Thank SusanOC262
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had afternoon tea at the Postmasters and the coffee and cakes were delicious The service was fantastic Highly recommend when in Arrowtown

Thank Alang004
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the main street of Arrowtown, in part for its variety of good places to eat. Postmaster's Residence is one of its best. We had a later dinner here - a variety of small plates from the top of the menu since we had...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This little restaurant takes patron care to a whole new level. We have visited Postmasters regularly over the years and it has become a family tradition that we have lunch there before flying out. On our last visit the dish we usually have had been...More

Thank SuLu21
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 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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