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Postmaster's Residence

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54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0991
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We love NZ, but Kiwis must forgive us for saying that the only thing we are not enthusiastic about in NZ is NZ cuisine. Dumping into Arrowtwon for lunch on our way to Queenstown we just happened on Postmaster's. And were in for a very...More

Thank datpfvh
Reviewed 3 days ago

Leaving the "ordinariness" of Queenstown behind we drove to Arrowtown. Many years since our last visit and it has retained its charm and restored and maintained well the character of this town. The Postmaster offered good food and tea/coffee served in beautiful old china. A...More

Thank barb d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It can be hard to find a really fresh salad on a trip sometimes; issue solved at the Postmasters on our visit. Arrowtown is touristy and some of the food choices not so great or expensive. We had a Quinoa spinach and fresh veggie salad...More

Thank Henry B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and the food was fantastic, and they have really nice coffee too. We tried the chicken pie and fish and chips, both were very tasty. Recommend having a meal here. 🌻😎

Thank SydneyMel_78
Reviewed 1 week ago

we were looking forward to eating here, and had it recommended by our motel, but on their website it said it wasn't open in the evenings on Wednesdays. hmm so we didn't go there and then saw it full of people after we had eaten...More

Thank dicowan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the gold diggers bowl and it was delicious for breakfast. The coffee was great also. The toilets were very average.

Thank W6022SZcatherinem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was pleasant, we escaped the rain through their doors and were pleasantly surprised. I ate the mushroom pasta and found it divine, my partner had the fish and chips and thought it average. We loved the cheese puffs and chilli jam for starters....More

Thank Roze A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do NOT go to this cafe as the service is terrible. We waited 40mins for a small salad. And the meal was not what is should of been. There was no apology even though people were served before us and notin the order they arrived....More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Venison was delicious. Bread starter was ok. Do NOT get the fisherman's pot pie. It's not chunks of fish...it's fish mush and not fresh. Hope they reformulate the recipe and make it proper - because a proper fish pot pie for $30+ is worth it....More

Thank Joyce J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite places to eat in Arrowtown. The staff are lovely and their food is sensational . The Lamb Burger and Seafood chowder are to die for !! They also make an amazing coffee and have a great wine list.

Thank 22oksanar
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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