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Postmaster's Residence

) #5 of 27 Restaurants in Arrowtown $$ - $$$ European, Soups,
54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0991
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant really seems to have everything going for it. A heritage building on the main street of a heritage town and a wood burning fireplace to boot. Only, sadly, we were underwhelmed. Perhaps our expectations were set too high - after all, 2 of...More

Thank karinadivina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a little underwhelming, the Shepherds Pie was adequate & the Creme Brûlée sadly undercooked. But the staff were lovely, very apologetic and took it off the bill. I do admire a restaurant that deals well with customer issues. The building is beautiful, sunny &...More

Thank KimMckay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What else could you want? A warm fire,a genuinely warm welcome, and beautiful food. The fillet steak was cooked and rested to perfection, although the warm roasted vegie salad with goat's cheese wasn't warm - and the vegetables didn't seem to be roasted. However, the...More

Thank Ranipuss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first time for breakfast here and it was very good. On a cold winters morning it was great to walk into the warmth of a log burner and also a friendly greeting from the wait staff. My husband had the big breakfast...More

Thank nbalwaystravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food, superb service and beautiful, historical premises. We have had a few meals here now and have loved all of them. The food is high quality - absolutely delicious. The chef's are particularly good at catering for gluten free, dairy free and other special...More

Thank sobr9000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for lunch -all hungry after a walk around lake Hayes. Very inviting atmosphere with a warm fire and nice overall feel to the restaurant. Food arrived quickly and was just what we expected from the menu!! Staff were very attentive and helpful....More

Thank explorers4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In for breakfast. Nice old building. Friendly staff. Busy in early morning. Times wrong on page. Open early. Food is homemade and tasty. Nice beans.

Thank TinVet
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Arrived at 1pm and had lunch there. It was not too busy and not hard to get a table.Food was delicious and service was pleasant. I am having a blank moment and can not remember what i had for lunch but I can say it...More

Thank TravelSer8
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Having tried mist resteraunts in Arrowtown The post masters residence was the only one left.We booked using the first table app for 5.40.We ordered cheese puffs entree..crispy salmon and slow cooker lamb, absolutely flawless..the lamb was the best we have had.desserts...apple rhubarb pear crumble..hazlenut brownie...More

Thank Lisa O
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We had lunch and breakfast there. Staff were excellent and food was amazing. We had a broad array of meals and all were excellent. Fireplace was great to stand around when it was so cold outside.

Thank Sean M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 0991
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Step back in time and enjoy a slice of Arrowtown’s rich heritage. The carefully preserved historic cottage, once home to the town’s postmasters, has been a main street feature since the 1860s and is now a popular restaurant surrounded by beautiful gardens. Enjoy the beauty of each season at Postmasters, whether it's soaking up the sun whilst sitting out on the verandah with a refreshing drink or inside by the open fires with a homemade mulled wine in the colder months. The seasonal menu features fresh flavours, top quality local produce, and Central Otago wines which showcase the best of this famous wine-making region. Plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options available as well as a dedicated kids’ menu.Open daily for breakfast, morning & afternoon tea, lunch and dinner.
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