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Postmaster's Residence

££ - £££European, Soups,
54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0991
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
08:30 - 15:00All hours
European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
54 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had afternoon tea at the Postmasters and the coffee and cakes were delicious The service was fantastic Highly recommend when in Arrowtown

Thank Alang004
Reviewed 5 days ago

We love the main street of Arrowtown, in part for its variety of good places to eat. Postmaster's Residence is one of its best. We had a later dinner here - a variety of small plates from the top of the menu since we had...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little restaurant takes patron care to a whole new level. We have visited Postmasters regularly over the years and it has become a family tradition that we have lunch there before flying out. On our last visit the dish we usually have had been...More

Thank SuLu21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 2 breakfasts and dinner here and all were great. We would keep coming back if we weren’t leaving town today. Pancakes and arrowtown gold breakfast were great. Fish pie and steak were delicious for dinner. Service was friendly and very helpful. Also good...More

Thank Eukalele
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice relaxed place to dine, we sat on the veranda under heaters. The food was beautifully presented and tasted great. The service was Excellent.

Thank EileenH2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Geez, i don't give five stars when outside of major food cities (NY, London, SF), but this place was amazing. Went with 8 people (staff was very accomodating as we arrive early by NZ standards, around 6 pm). Shared the special appetizer sampler and all...More

Thank plskmn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location and seating are really nice and I was really impressed by the service. I was not a fan of the coffee which was quite grainy

Thank ScarletAndPeach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely lazy lunch here today and again south island hospitality shone through at Postmasters! Very lovely staff, accomdated my little one with her pram. We initially sat outside but the sun was really hot so decided to go inside - wasnt a...More

Thank Jashlin112
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a falafel and my gf had a lamb burger! Very very tasty food - fulfilling taste with lots of spices (not hot just well balanced herbs)! You won't regret it and the staff was friendly, too!

Thank Özdemirhan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrowtown it’s self is absolutely amazing, I would definitely recommend a visit. We had lunch at the Postmasters, we both had the mussels, the mussels come with a delicious home made bread roll. Make sure you visit when in Arrowtown!

Thank JMCM19
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, 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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