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Postmaster's Residence

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Soups, New Zealand
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54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0991
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delicious, healthy and filling. I had the Gold Rush. Best scrambled eggs ever stop flavorful potatoes, onions, spinach , green beans and corn. Yum!

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Thank imalori
Wanaka, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely building in a lovely location in one of the cutest little towns in the south island of NZ! Great food, great service and on a hot day, a great place to sit outside, have lunch and watch the hours whittle away.

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Thank Linda B
Melbourne, Australia
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After our first disappointing meal in queenstown at our hotel, we were so greatful for this amazing dining experience. It was great to visit Arrowtown late in the afternoon and eat dinner at this quaint restaurant. Everything we ordered was delicious and fantastic attentive service. Thank you

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Thank echidna72
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had such here. Delicious food & good service.Plenty to choose from on menu. Can have Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.

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Thank Sharon C
West Sussex, England
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110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this restaurant last year and were almost the only ones there at that time so being back in NZ had to go back. Well what a different experience! This time it was packed and we continued shopping for a while hoping to get a table. We went back and were given a small table in the sunshine whilst... More 

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Thank Victoria996
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an early dinner on Christmas Eve here and the food was delicious! We had a good choice of meals and the children could run around in the garden. The service was good and efficient and we had an enjoyable time. The dessert: Eton Mess was delicious and well worth having!!! We would return again if we had discovered... More 

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Thank djnewrob
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this restaurant. It was so good we went back on our second night in Arrowtown. Slow cooked lamb was very good.

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Thank Mark7771957
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fail safe place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We ate all three meals at least once. They had good vegetarian/pescatarian options. The service here is outstanding with very friendly staff.

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Thank Pamela1026
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We returned back to this cafe after grabbing takeaway coffees the previous day. It's a very busy cafe (especially on Saturday mornings) but has nice indoor and outdoor seating options. The coffee was exceptional, but could have been slightly hotter. The food was great - the wholegrain toast is delicious! One of us had the Arrowtown Goldrush and it looked... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice friendly staff willing to please - seated quickly with menus. I ordered a wonder seafood chowder which was served inside a bread loaf - very tasty dish with a lot of seafood My wife ordered fish and chips but unfortunately the fish was not up to scratch and they replace her meal with a chicken salad which she enjoyed.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
Cuisine
European, Soups, New Zealand
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 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
Description
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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