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The Fork and Tap

51 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1860
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pate” (25 reviews)
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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
51 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a lovely hour just sitting in the garden watching the world go past and having a couple of glasses of wine and local beer. The food looked good but we had already eaten elsewhere. Very pleasant in the sun with big sun umbrellas...More

Thank 262alannad
Reviewed yesterday

A great pub with plenty outside seating for a hot summers day. Plenty beers on tap and great food to go with it. Pizza and burgers are excellent. Situated perfectly in the town,

Thank 371kevenk
Reviewed yesterday

We visited on a friday lunchtime with the idea of just a sample of their craft beers. We had thought we would continue on to Queenstown... BUT, we camped the night in Arrowtown. The craft beers were excellent, it was obviously a very popular local...More

Thank nikki354
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I dropped in to Arrowtown for a quick lunch.And we discovered this gem by pure good fortune.Fish and chips ,pumpkin soup,pork belly burger were just sensational.Staff was very friendly and helpful.We would definitely come back again if we come back to visit...More

Thank 349samc
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great location for a meal and a beer. The Fork and Tap serves very nice food and has a large range of craft beers on tap. A must visit for beer lovers when visiting Arrowtown.

Thank Guy0604
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my third visit over the last few years to the fork and tap and it never fails to disappoint! The food is always great, service is with a smile and the beer is good!

Thank AvidGlobeHopper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and good pub meals. Excellent choice of beer & everything you would expect from this kind of establishment. Staff are friendly and tables are cleared promptly. Recommend a visit.

Thank TraveltripperUK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Fork and Tap has a lovely garden and pleasant ambience but their systems for being served or ordering food are a bit lackadaisical. The waitress seemed reluctant to give us more than two menus for the table, and then watered plants with a sprayer...More

Thank snakefang
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely late lunch and several different types of beer. There were 5 teenagers with us and they had soup and chips and were happy to enjoy the atmosphere with us.

Thank TamG1505
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Found the place very pricey. This restaurant was recommended by our friends and thought of giving it a try. Ordered the pizza and beer. The beer was good no doubt but felt the topping on the pizza was very less.

Thank JagroopW1
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30 November 2016|
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Response from Robert_in_Auckland | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it, but to be honest I don't know. I assumed it was a walk-in pub arrangement, but maybe they take bookings too. It would be easy enough to give them a call to ask. Enjoy Arrowtown!
24 July 2016|
Response from BmanUpperHutt | Reviewed this property |
Lunch mains from 11am till 5pm Sharing plates all day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand (Formerly The Tap)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 1860
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Welcome to the Fork & Tap: Our charming and historic Restaurant/Bar is located in the heart of Arrowtown; providing an array of NZ craft beers, excellent wine options and fresh, delicious food to match.
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