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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
$$ - $$$
54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I always favour cafes that take the time to bake and make food onsite. Then also those that take the time and chance to be a little different. Postmasters does both well. Excellent service in front of a warm fire while there was some late...More

Thank BeeGeeSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

the food takes so much time but, good things take time, right? so those delicious dishes are worth our 30 waiting for about 30mins. They are brilliant and so good. Highly recommend lamp and chicken. The chai latte is fine. I just wonder if we...More

Thank ngocvynlkt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a pleasant place to sit and the service was great. However, the food came in small serves. DO NOT GET THE VENISON BURGER! The burger tasted sour and had questionable toppings. The rest of my meal was delicious and this is a great...More

Thank abw101_
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by here a couple of times during our week in Arrowtown, just for morning tea and have to say the coffee and scones were just beautiful. My brother and his wife had tea and scones and they were just wrapped that they were given...More

Thank skees
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst in Arrowtown we called into the Postmasters Residence for a coffee and scones. Biggest scones we have ever had with a choice of beautiful jams. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Very friendly staff too!

Thank tinap00l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good but service was terrible - we waited for over an hour for food and the staff were not apologetic at all about the long wait. Each time we asked for service, we were dismissed that other tables were waiting as well or...More

Thank Diane O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was exceptional. A fabulous atmosphere enhanced by the fire and the mega friendly and welcoming staff

Thank Lee_smiling_again
Reviewed 13 September 2018

My wife and I come to Arrowtown in time for afternoon tea, and visit the old post office, now a café and called Postmaster. The interior has been lovingly restored in its old style, and we warm to it immediately. Especially since there is a...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 13 September 2018

What a lovely lad place, everything,except the staff of course seemed 100+ years old and still in excellent order, Very good meals, good value and great coffee, loved it

Thank Euan R
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We arrived to Arrowtown seeking for a small cozy place to drink coffee. We looked at this restaurant and it seemed like a perfect place to stop. It proved to be right. The waitress welcomed us with a big smile. We decided to try the...More

Thank merav2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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