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Postmaster's Residence

54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0991
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“venison” (56 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (43 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 679 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The good is that the ambiance and food is excellent . The bad is the staff act like they don’t want to be there. We have been before many times but will give it a miss until they get new management.

Thank Kiwis-Tango
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having had an early evening meal that we thoroughly enjoyed we returned for lunch a couple of days later. One of the few restaurants in New Zealand that we enjoyed our meal. Our lunch was fish and chips which was delicious, nice twist of it...More

Thank waterbaby028
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an evening here with family and the food was delicious. Staff were very busy as a number of people arrived without a booking, but they were all seated without fuss. The kids meals were great and the fish and chips coming in a wee...More

Thank melissa_lethaby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Left standing waiting to be seated for too long, staff seemed stretched out over the restaurant it was easy to see they didn’t have enough people on the ground, also seemed confused with orders. Steak was the let down, a $35 lunch main and then...More

Thank elliotf485
Reviewed 1 week ago

my husband had the best venison he had ever had and my salmon was magnificent. excellent wines and service

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called by on a morning stroll of picturesque Arrowtown and made a booking for our family of four. Staff were all friendly and our boys enjoyed the kids activity sheet and pencils. They both chose the Chicken and Chips and said that they liked...More

Thank spraggbj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great meal and lovely atmosphere We enjoyed at postmasters, the staff were busy but took such great care of us, the meal was superb Well done, thoroughly recommend you all

Thank mariag00000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked the way the old house was transformed into the restaurant. We wanted to have a table outside and a waitress went an extra mile to accommodate our wish. The food was delicious, the service was prompt and the overall atmosphere is inviting and...More

Thank Marija M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic dinner here . Had the mussels and scallops for entrees , and fabulous fish pie for our main. All were really lovely . Great atmosphere and service.

Thank Charlie7775
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a breakfast with friends , service was awesome. food was very delicious. nice atmosphere. we will defiantly go back.

Thank Brody k
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Restaurant Details

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