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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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“pizza” (68 reviews)
“pate” (25 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
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

Consistently good, dine inside or out, all food & beverages here are excellent. Friendly staff, great atmosphere!,

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tracy757
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The staff are what really makes the Tap. They have a wonderful team and always make us feel welcome. The food is always amazing- although I wish they’d change the menu up every now and again. If you’re in for a visit the pork burger...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nelliepooley
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch during a day trip to Arrowtown. Everything was the delicious, but the atmosphere is what makes this place special! A cute old pub in a historic town. They also have a lot of outdoor seating which would be...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank amienicb
Reviewed 3 days ago

The pizza was incredible but our favourite food on the menu were the polenta chips- super delicious. This is a great place to eat if you visit Arrowtown. We sat outside in the garden and enjoyed the atmosphere. It gets super busy so there may...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CatM09
Reviewed 4 days ago

Would like to go here again. Nice vibe indoors and outdoors, nice place to meet friends. We only stopped in for a drink in the afternoon but, loved the local tap beer and the food looked good. Family friendly with a little treehouse. Thank you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rowet43
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great setting in an historic building with a relaxed atmosphere. We had a pepperoni pizza and shoestring fries, very nice indeed. Would most definitely recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GeneS460
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a beautiful evening and they have a fantastic out door area, but you'r surrounded by smokers. The Pizza was incredibly disappointing. There was so little topping on it that it was hard to recognise what it was.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank local1403
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The meal was served quick however the it's quality and tatse was great. The place is also has an outdoor seating with the view of th town's main road.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank armaanalisayed
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited twice as the food was really good! Nice casual outdoor dining. Cubby and play area for the kids. Been in NZ for 18 days and this place was amongst the best food we had.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LoveTravel641376
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whlle ambience nice with live music playing outdoors and some excellent tap.beers to go with it. Highly rated and definately a must visit

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ArjunK545
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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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