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“Nice stop”
Review of Dudley's Cottage

Dudley's Cottage
Ranked #22 of 42 Restaurants in Arrowtown
Price range: US$2 - US$13
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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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.
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped to have our kids gold pan. They loved it and really appreciated getting a souvenir from the instruction. We also went on to try our luck in the river. Didn’t really “pan” out but we had fun. Also had a cup of coffee that was decent while we waited.

Thank James N
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

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 ham and a fried egg. The menu is simple and the prices are good. The service is efficient and friendly.

Thank Benaroon
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

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 and then hire a spade and pan and head off down to the river, be patient and you wont be disappointed. We did and had success, after and hour of panning we had several gold flakes.

Back to Douglas cottage to hand the gear back and take afternoon tea. What could be better!

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Thank Allgoodthyngs
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KiwiEm01, Director of Sales at Dudley's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for your lovely review Allgoodthyngs! We are glad you enjoyed our cakes and savouries, made fresh onsite every day. Fantastic you had success down at the river panning for gold! Hope to see you back again one day.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

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

Thank suehlawrence
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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 umbrellas so stepped inside.

We bought a cold bottled drink each from the fridge, but also couldn't resist trying a whiteboard fritter and a half dozen fresh pork and coriander dumplings. Both were excellent.

The staff were very friendly and the outdoor atmosphere was great. Reasonably priced food.

Would recommend.

Thank Gavin H
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