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Postmaster's Residence

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54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0991
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Ludington, Michigan
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244 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 the next day for lunch so I asked to take it home. They barely put... More 

Thank JWS57
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 of this world, I would come back just for this dish. All of the food... More 

Thank Callum W
New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 to New Zealand. The wine list was comprehensive and interesting. We chose a Reisling which... More 

Thank Stephen H
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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247 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dropped in at the Postmaster's at 5:45 without a reservation. They said the only table they had was outdoors and we took it even though it was in the direct sun and quite warm. After about 5 minutes we decided we did not want to "eat and sweat" so they came up with a seat indoors. At this point... More 

Thank TopsideMI
Lexington, MA
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159 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful lunch at the Postman's Residence. My wife and I shared a combination platter that including oatcake crackers, bread, cheese, venison carpaccio, duck liver pate, two kinds of hummus, quince and mince/fig chutney and spiced almonds. A real treat--sort of a gourmet ploughman's lunch for two! Everything was very fresh and homemade and we also ordered the... More 

Thank WellTraveled3
Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to eat in the sun. Really delicated place! A bit expensive in comparison with the size of the plate. But is worthy!

Thank Macarena U
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate three times in this restaurant during our one week stay, once for coffee and yummy carrot cake, twice for evening meals. We both had venison the first night, which was out of this world. The second night, my husband had the venison again but I had the slow cooked lamb, again both fabulous dishes. The wine was also... More 

Thank Carolyn H
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a really lovely place to go out for dinner on our honeymoon. The service was great and the food was fresh and delicious. It is a cozy little cottage and for dessert the Brownie is the best we've ever had. It was a bit expensive, but definitely worth it.

Thank James S
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170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our meals here very much. Everything about the experiences was terrific. The waitress was attentive. The wines were excellent. The food was excellent. We could not have asked for more.

Thank Bill S

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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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