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The Fork and Tap

51 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1860
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
51 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were staying in Queenstown for a long weekend and decided to spend a day at Arrowtown. We'd been walking around the township and needed a break from the punishing heat. We saw the sign for The Fork and Tap and assumed,...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Fork and Tap is a cozy backyard outdoor pub kind of place with a very local vibe that seems just as popular with tourists as with local residents. We didn't plan to stop and enter, but enjoyed the atmosphere and hopped in for a...More

Thank harinhos
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our friends recommended we come to this pub and I’m so glad they did! Amazing food, staff & atmosphere. We went on Wednesday night which was Irish night. The live music was amazing! Make sure you get there early as it gets very busy outside.

Thank Sarah P
jeanjeannie123, Manager at The Fork and Tap, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the positive feedback; we're glad you enjoyed your time at the Irish night and we hope you'll be back soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a "go to the bar and start a tab" sort of place, but it's got good food, good beer, and cheerful staff. It's certainly worth a stop if you're looking for dinner, or some beer. It does close early, like most of NZ.

Thank retired_old_jj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on Saturday night for a meal with friends and children. Great place. Caters for all ages. Great service great food awesome staff a must when in Arrowtown

Thank GrantandSheryl D
jeanjeannie123, Manager at The Fork and Tap, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback - we're delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and hopefully we can see you again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really great family pub. We visited on a Friday night. It was very busy but that didn't stop us getting our food served promptly. Good honest pub food served by very friendly hardworking staff.

Thank TillyMint001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Arrowtown in the evening makes more sense because the flow of tourist coaches has stopped. This restaurant makes it possible with kids because it has a nice garden and a play ground that will keep your kids busy and entertained for a long time...More

Thank Mobida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5 star review for the venison. The best slice of meat I think I have ever had. Quick service, friendly staff, and great food.

Thank Jarrod K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had the house smoked salmon salad and really enjoyed it along with a pint of lager and a dash of lime cordial. My son took pleasure in eating his fish and chips. I had the tap burger which I thought was just average....More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A trip to Arrowtown was topped off with a bite to eat at the Fork and Tap. Lovely atmosphere in the shadows of the surrounding mountains. The beer garden was an ideal spot to refresh and relax before the next leg of our journey. Family...More

Thank Elizabeth B
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30 November 2016|
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Response from Robert_in_Auckland | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it, but to be honest I don't know. I assumed it was a walk-in pub arrangement, but maybe they take bookings too. It would be easy enough to give them a call to ask. Enjoy Arrowtown!
24 July 2016|
Response from BmanUpperHutt | Reviewed this property |
Lunch mains from 11am till 5pm Sharing plates all day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$24
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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Welcome to the Fork & Tap: Our charming and historic Restaurant/Bar is located in the heart of Arrowtown; providing an array of NZ craft beers, excellent wine options and fresh, delicious food to match.
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