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Local cuisine, New Zealand, Bar, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Slow Cooked Meats, Fresh Salads, Handcrafted Burgers, Smashed Potatoes, Vegan/Vegetarian Options. Lake & Wood Craft Beer brewed and served on site. Great for functions, families and friends. Large Bar and dining area as well as outdoor dining available.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
New Zealand, Bar, Fusion, Healthy
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Meal was absolutely delicious!!! We all chose something different to what we’d normally do and wow!!! Vegan curry - amazing!!! Great atmosphere too.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing service, so fast! Great food, wholesome fish burger came with lots of fish and a fluffy brioche bun. Can't fault anything. Seating was big and spacious. Never had to wait more than a few minutes for service. Would come again.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great spot for lunch particularly if you can sit outside. The quesadilla is terrific and the burger got a good rep. Staff are pretty attentive.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another excellent experience at the best value restaurant in Arrowtown. Service was above and beyond (evidently the training is top notch!), the meals were of a good size and made up of high quality ingredients and the drinks list is superb with a rotating blackboard...of local beers and cider. Thanks again team and see you in the New Year!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 30 October 2021

First I want to thank the workers the nicest people ever met. I have been in the past going there every week with my wife until they changed the menu. Being a vegetarian really enjoyed their colorful burger w/ Haloumi cheese with crispy rice patty....WOW so the management asked me to try the other vegetarian burger no where near the quality and the taste. Also, on the old menu had a real cheese cake (w/ different fruit) and they changed it to chocolate cheese cake (if you call that) . This shouldn't be called cheese cake at all very little cream cheese mostly powder chocolate or what ever packed under a thin layer of cheese. Well 2 of my favorite items are gone the third I love is the cauliflower and spinach fritters and that is the only item left for me to enjoy. So guess what my weekly visit is over till they bring back the old menu. I will miss the great staff and the laughs we had.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 October 2021

This is a restaurant that really knows what diners want. The staff are friendly and efficient, the food came out promptly and the meals were generous and full of flavour. There is also a good range of beers and wines. The place has a really...good atmosphere and would be great for just a drink and a snack as well.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

We had 2 meals for our 3yr and 4yr olds 1 had the burger which was just lovely and very filling and 1 had the Southern chicken which also was plenty full , all washed down with a amazing chocolate sundae highly recommend

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 June 2021 via mobile

The food here was great, and the service was excellent, but it doesn’t serve coffee!! The menu has something for everyone.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 17 May 2021

Came back as soon as we were back in Arrowtown and this time I didn't share the smashed potatoes and didn't regret it one bit! Great staff and atmosphere and everyone loved their food.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 9 May 2021

We stopped by with a large group for lunch. Amazing comfort food, great vibe and friendly staff. I would definitely make this a "must do" if you are in Arrowtown.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Yes, Slow Cuts offers takeaway services.

Slow Cuts is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5