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Postmaster's Residence

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
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54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

This is by far our favourite restaurant. Service is absolutely outstanding, food is delicious, and no matter how busy it is, we never have to wait long. They also make the best espresso martini in NZ! Maggie and all the staff are just lovely.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kathryn O
Reviewed 2 days ago

We wandered across from the Fork & Tap, to have some supper at the Postmasters Residence. We were greeted at reception by front of house staff and as it was such a wonderful evening chose to dine on the veranda. A fabulous cosy setting to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gentrymark55
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The best meal we have had so far on our trip! Delicious food, warm atmosphere and wonderful service. The staff knew the menu inside out and were so incredibly helpful and kind. Thank you for such a fantastic evening.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tracie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner on a quiet night at post masters. Food was outstanding from taste to presentation as well as how quick it was. We had a sharing platter or two, and a main each. The staff were super lovely and down to earth, however, I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Islandtraveller94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us stopped for a bite to eat. Freshly baked bread loaf with oil & balsamic or butter (shared), 2 had Salt & Szechuan Squid, 1 had Chicken, Sage & Port Pâté and 1 had Kiwi Classic Fish ‘n’ Chips. THe fish & chips...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Warren Pat S
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

You came to arrow town because it’s a low key, vintage and original feel, so don’t sell yourself short on an unoriginal hotel who claims originality. This is your spot! We Came for a dinner, and received lovely service and a well cooked meal. Local...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ian M
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. Cafe very busy on the weekend. Nice choice on the menu. Food tasty and well presented. Cafe has a nice ambiance. Hard to catch the servers attention if you want to order more.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GingerRose63
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Couldnt of been happier to spend our last meal in NZ at the postmaster. Beautiful meals with excellent table service. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ryan Whitey J
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The old Postmaster's Residence in Arrowtown has been carefully restored creating a charming atmosphere in which to dine. The pot belly wood burner made the place warm and the staff were very attentive.Historic items and pictures help create an atmosphere. The menu was well designed...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KiwiRob
Reviewed 23 October 2018

we had booked for dinner, when we arrived i was asked "table for two" and as i said "yes, we have a ..." male staffer interrupted me "sit here". Water came quickly although its pronounced "antip-o-dees" not "anti-podes" as did food which was ok (side...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank allie2904
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 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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