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The Fork and Tap

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$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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51 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand (Formerly The Tap)
+64 3-442 1860
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped here for a meal on our first evening in Arrowtown. Food was plentiful and good. Busy on summer evenings.

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Thank rosmcis
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On a gorgeous sunny Sunday afternoon, we sat in the garden and had a really nice dinner. The service was good even though they were really busy. Kids having fun on the playground, adults enjoying the sunshine with a few beers and a wine. It was the perfect place to chill out after a long walk in Arrowtown.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed dinner outdoors under the trees on a beautiful evening and it was just lovely. At this casual restaurant / pub you order inside at the bar and your food is delivered to the table. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their dinners--I enjoyed kangaroo (a first for me) which was served sliced thinly and was delicious and beautifully presented. It was delicious!... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had great food here and also nice beer and wine. The outside area was our preference but the area near the door to the bar has swarms of flies and they should be sorted as it's very off putting. The pate board was delicious and very large portions!

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Thank LauraTipp
Queenstown, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The beer selection is the bomb. About nine taps (I think) and when one barrel runs out, they replace it with something different. Food-wise, the Tap is known for a rabbit dish and the seafood chowder, but for me the two absolute stand-outs are the pate, which is served in a jar, and the fish and chips. Blue cod is... More 

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California
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived by bus just to spend the day in Arrowtown. As we got off the bus, almost immediately saw this cute restaurant and said, "this is for us'! We both had great beer and the lunch was delicious. They have a beautiful outdoor setting and it was a wonderful beginning to our Arrorwtown day.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this pub - the indoor and outdoor seating has such a relaxed vibe, I could spend all day here. Batman are very clued up on the products they're selling which I really appreciated - thanks for the wine recommendation, it's officially a new favourite! Can't wait to come back - my husband loves the beer selection too and here's... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The frog & Tap situated at one end of Arrowtown is a lovely pub with garden. It offers 22 ales & a good pub grub menu. We opted for the sharing plates of pate & cheese which were delicious. Lovely place to watch the world go by

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Thank Liz R
Devon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy Pub with great atmosphere. Varied and extensive beer selection. Very good fish and chips which only took 20 minutes to arrive dispite them being packed , and warned that the meals would take 40 minutes to arrive.

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Thank Stephen H
New Zealand
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for catching the evening sun. Undoubtedly the best selection of beer in Arrowtown. Friendly knowledgeable bar staff. Loved the honey coated walnuts and home smoked cheddar on the cheese platter.

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Thank Jon W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?