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Dudley's Cottage

$$ - $$$, Cafe
4 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-409 8162
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (4 reviews)
“jam cream” (4 reviews)
“dumplings” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
New Zealand, Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
4 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Dudley's Cottage is a quaint cottage next to the Chinese settlement. There are tables on the grass and it is dog friendly. I can recommend the date scones which were delicious and the coffee was excellent. We also ordered some salad rolls which come with...More

Thank Benaroon
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely coffee spot sitting out in the sun under the autumn gold of the trees. Try the cakes and savouries too you wont be disappointed. Service is swift and friendly. Perhaps you'd like to try your hand at gold panning? Have a quick lesson here...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Friendly welcoming staff make excellent coffee. And the baking exceptional, especially the Afghans. Delicious!

Thank suehlawrence
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This review is about the cafe and not the shop (see separate review) at Dudley's Cottage. My wife and I needed a cold drink after walking in the heat around the historic Chinese gold mining settlement. We saw the outdoor seating with marquees and sun...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this beautiful cottage, by pure chance, at the western end of the Main Street in Arrowtown. On a sunny day, we sat outside at a table under the trees, and enjoyed whitebait patties, scrumptious date scones and coffees for lunch. Prompt, and...More

Thank NannaA53
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for a toasted sandwich and coffee ... what a great little find. The staff are so helpful and very informative. We were so impressed we returned for lunch ... another 10/10 experience. Highly recommended ... especially the date scones with jam and...More

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

A small gift shop at the entrance to the old Chinese village but not a lot to offer the passing tourist that they won’t have seen elsewhere.

Thank kishere t
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Dudley's Cottage has a little bit of everything. There are several cafe tables and you can see with coffee and a pastry, learn how to pan for gold or admire (and even purchase) a nice selection of soaps, note cards, baby clothes and other gift...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Good dumpling and coffee after a little walk through history. Kids got their refreshing drinks and kept them quiet for a minute.

Thank Eugene B
KiwiEm01, Owner at Dudley's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thanks for visiting us Eugene and glad you enjoyed our dumplings, coffee and drinks! We are particularly glad to have helped you with keeping the kids quiet :)

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Had a lovely cup of coffee and cake here. Sat outside under the tree and took in the view and watched the people go by. Spoke to the couple at the table next to us who were locals and so lovely and had a pat...More

Thank anita j
KiwiEm01, Owner at Dudley's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thanks for your review Anita, we take great pride in making fantastic coffee and are thrilled it was just the way you like it. It is a lovely garden to sit in and relax isn't it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$14
Cuisine
New Zealand, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-409 8162
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Description
Relax in the beautiful gardens surrounding historic Dudley's Cottage in Arrowtown just 15 minutes drive from Queenstown, enjoying a coffee while the kids try their hand at gold panning. Or have a go finding your fortune yourself! Dudley's Cottage (c.1880) Is situated next to the Chinese Village and Butlers Green in Arrowtown and offers a one of a kind insight into times gone by. A guaranteed find of gold with expert panning tuition, cafe, icecreams, 4WD tours up the Arrow River, Central Otago gifts, gold jewellery and other New Zealand quality products. Gold panning equipment is also available for hire or purchase if you catch 'gold fever'! A must-do attraction in Arrowtown. Open over summer from September to May, 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.
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