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Postmaster's Residence


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
US$5 - US$40
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
New Zealand
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We are locals from Wanaka and have eaten at this restaurant before and while we waited some time for our meal on a previous occasion, the food was good. Not so this time.It was our Anniversary so we were splurging on a steak meal, which...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank kathydreyer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ate here twice, having been recommended by our B&B hosts rather than having a dinner in Queenstown and we were not disappointed. Great tasting food, knowledgeable staff, excellent service and reasonably priced. What else can you ask for? Lovely setting and easy parking. Unforgettable!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank anthonyt573
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had lunch and our table had the buddha bowl, consisting of soup, hommus and salad ,falafel bowl and the seafood chowder. The food was fresh and quality.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JanMinnie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a breakfast in pleasant surroundings. Tea was served in old fashioned china cups and saucers which was nice. We sat inside but outside seating was also available. Quite expensive but nice for a treat.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank PaulAndJoy167
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast here with a group of 6 and it was fantastic. They were happy to cater for allergies and requests. Great service and food. Also had afternoon drinks with lots of choice. Need a return visit to try the scones which looked delicious!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jill53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had high expectations but sadly our meals were nice, but not amazing. The chicken supreme lacked any sauce at all so not what we hoped for. Maybe the chef's night off, a shame because the staff were exceptional.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal was only surpassed by the ambience of the lovely building and surrounds and the attentive and cheerful service. Well done guys!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Nola B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the Postmasters. We had a range of meals and all were delicious. Standout service from Alex and rest of the team made our night even better. If you have a sweet tooth, try the brownie!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BexFaithfull
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrowtown is full of character and The Postmasters fits in well. The staff were really helpful, friendly and efficient. Our party of four all chose different things and everyone enjoyed what they had. A really pleasant evening.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank QCooke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for a lovely meal. Attentive service and interesting vegetarian options. 5 stars. The soba noodle curry and risotto were excellent.

Date of visit: February 2019
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