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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)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
51 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 836 reviews

Reviewed 5 November 2018 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!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank AvidGlobeHopper
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TraveltripperUK
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank snakefang
Reviewed 9 October 2018 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JagroopW1
Reviewed 8 October 2018

A popular eatery in Arrowtown, this restaurant has a huge array of beers, wines etc available and the food is excellent value with great portion sizes to satisfy all. The courtyard is perfect for large groups. Friendly staff and would highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank feijoa1
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The 3 of us enjoy a Meatlover’s pizza, a large bowl of fries, and a pint of Goldpanner’s Lager here for a late lunch today. The food is reasonably priced, and the pizza has plenty of meat, and a delicious smokey homemade BBQ sauce swirl...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Reece B
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Delicious beers on tap! Did the tasting paddle and throughly enjoyed it! Beautiful setting outside in the sun! A must for a delicious drop of beer, very popular with the locals

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bbluxetravel
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We were lured here by the large outdoor area with playground, perfect for our kids to burn off some energy. The food was very good. We had pizza, polenta chips and kids' chicken strips from memory. Service was very friendly. A shame the smoking area...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LucyB1215
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Had the chance to visit The Fork and Tap, what we found was a local bar offering a great range of craft beers. Service is friendly and the open fire just added to it. I would highly recommend trying this pub

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BrettH1300
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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