We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Fork and Tap

51 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1860
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pate” (26 reviews)
“pizza” (61 reviews)
Closed Now
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
51 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (817)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 797 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

These guys are incredible! Friendly and efficient staff, a warm and homely environment, and after returning for another visit, I was warmly welcomed back. A great time all round, would highly recommend to friends and family. 6 stars.

Thank badsanta64
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

NZ$25 for a pizza margerita- was hoping it would be big, it wasn’t. Flavor a bit lacking. They do have a good selection of beers and the service very friendly.

Thank VeiledDancer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great lil pub in Arrowtown. Good craft beers & yummy food! Staff are great & always up for a laugh. Loved it!

Thank secrethippyninja
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What's not to like about a shaded beer garden attached to a tavern/restaurant in a pretty, historic town? The pizza and fish and chips were excellent and my husband appreciated the beer selection. Arrowtown actually has plenty to see, so this is a great spot...More

Thank christine1354
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over our stay we had drinks with and without food. Staff great and food good. Irish Wednesdat night was fun. Highly recommended for short or long visit.

Thank auntiebad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place has a nice cosy atmosphere. I loved their fish and chips but unfortunately the burger was too dry. They have a big kids playground so it's an excellent place for family outing.

Thank nomadgirl365
Reviewed 15 May 2018

A fine selection of local beers, kombucha, and wines. Locally sources produce for the meals. Attentive service from "real" servers.

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Arrowtown after 9pm and headed straight for the local pub to help settle in. How cozy and intimate inside! Great beers for hubby and a delicious mulled wine for me. The staff were so friendly that we visited each of our 4...More

Thank Janine N
Reviewed 9 May 2018

This is a very popular pub with locals as well as tourists. We were able to get a table and didn't have to wait too long for our food. There is a good selection of beers and the food was good pub grub - nothing...More

Thank Hazel L
Reviewed 25 April 2018

During a visit to New Zealand to see our daughter we stayed in Arrowtown for several days and had dinner at The Fork and Tap. It had atypical pub atmosphere with a wide mix if patrons. Our meals were all great as anticipated. Served quickly...More

Thank Alan M
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Arrowtown
New Orleans Hotel
143 reviews
.15 km away
Arrowtown House
13 reviews
.39 km away
Arrowtown Viking Lodge Motel
51 reviews
.61 km away
Arrowtown Motel Apartments
199 reviews
.91 km away
Nearby Restaurants
La Rumbla
570 reviews
.05 km away
The Chop Shop Food Merchants
642 reviews
.12 km away
Slow Cuts
231 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery
350 reviews
.04 km away
Arrowtown Village
1,303 reviews
.09 km away
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
529 reviews
.36 km away
Tobins Track
68 reviews
.52 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
30 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing