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Postmaster's Residence

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Soups, New Zealand
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54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0991
09:00 - 21:00
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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there for an evening meal but were quite early in the evening. We sat outside. The waitress brought water, we were ready to order other drinks, when she brought water to the table next to us. We tried to get her attention, called to her, she even looked but she ignored us. We got up and walked out,... More 

Thank Judith K
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The evening was perfect from start to finish. Lovely decor and ambience, great staff - just the right level of attention and very knowledgable. Above all the food and drinks were amazing. Everyone was thrilled with their meal and dessert. Recommend the kicking Mule cocktail

Thank AngelHell
Melbourne, Australia
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153 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had some time to kill before a wedding, so in for quick ale. We sat outside in the garden. Service was fine. A Queenstown local brew was a good quafer.

Thank GastroGaz
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125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff are definitely a drawcard to Postmasters having been here a couple of times in the past year. Unfortunately this time we came away feeling that the meal was good but not amazing. Two of the steaks at our table were overcooked and I struggled to differentiate between the piece of fish and the handmade chips as it was... More 

Thank Karen C
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious, healthy and filling. I had the Gold Rush. Best scrambled eggs ever stop flavorful potatoes, onions, spinach , green beans and corn. Yum!

Thank imalori
Wanaka, New Zealand
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely building in a lovely location in one of the cutest little towns in the south island of NZ! Great food, great service and on a hot day, a great place to sit outside, have lunch and watch the hours whittle away.

Thank Linda B
Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After our first disappointing meal in queenstown at our hotel, we were so greatful for this amazing dining experience. It was great to visit Arrowtown late in the afternoon and eat dinner at this quaint restaurant. Everything we ordered was delicious and fantastic attentive service. Thank you

Thank echidna72
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had such here. Delicious food & good service.Plenty to choose from on menu. Can have Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.

Thank Sharon C
West Sussex, England
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110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant last year and were almost the only ones there at that time so being back in NZ had to go back. Well what a different experience! This time it was packed and we continued shopping for a while hoping to get a table. We went back and were given a small table in the sunshine whilst... More 

Thank Victoria996
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an early dinner on Christmas Eve here and the food was delicious! We had a good choice of meals and the children could run around in the garden. The service was good and efficient and we had an enjoyable time. The dessert: Eton Mess was delicious and well worth having!!! We would return again if we had discovered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
European, Soups, New Zealand
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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
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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