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Postmaster's Residence

££ - £££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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“venison” (54 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (40 reviews)
“cheese puffs” (11 reviews)
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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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41 - 50 of 644 reviews

Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had a great brunch on Easter Sunday morning. Interestingly, our preference was to eat inside and with the restaurant half full, thought this maybe possible. We were told that everything was reserved and if we wanted to stay, we had to eat outside. This...More

Thank bert_nz
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Dined here twice during our stay in Arrowtown. Once for dinner and once for lunch. Both occasions did not disappoint. Best mussels I've ever eaten, and a slow roasted lamb that melted in my mouth. The service was exceptional, especially at lunch when they offered...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Set in such gorgeous historical surroundings this lovely building is steeped in history and artifacts. The seafood chowder is a must... best ever! Nice wines and beers.... and Devonshire teas! Worth the short and pretty trip from Queenstown.

Thank Jilljeffrey
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a nice coffee and cake/scones. On a cold day dont sit near the side door..its cold..and you will the first to find out.Nice ambience,nice staff and prices seemed reasonable.. Lots of other places in town..so I think I would keep this place...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a spot of lunch with 4 adults & 4 children. Happy faces all round with everyone enjoying their meals. The mussels were particularly nice. Soup of the day also got a good rap. Happy to visit again when next in town.

Thank Kagswell
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I'm surprised there are a few negative reviews as we quite enjoyed our visit to Postmasters. The staff were incredibly friendly and attentive and the food was tasty. I had the seafood chowder which I really loved and my partner enjoyed the venison pie. Lovely...More

Thank meikadalton
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The restaurant itself was very nice. Looked amazing, and situated just on the crossroads. We ate outside which was very nice. The food was nice, however there wasn't much for what we paid. The problem with the restaurant was the staff. We had to ask...More

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 2 April 2017

My husband and I both had the fish of the day which was Maki. I got mine battered and it was absolutely delicious. My husband got his pan-fried and it was dried out and awful. He was trying to avoid extra calories but the flavor...More

Thank Jewelsworld
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here last night and have not been here for a few years. My Husband had the slow roast lamb which was fine but a tiny portion for a grown man. I had the Summer Risotto with chicken Breast ( which was a Supreme...More

Thank teddybear2009
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My colleague and I were looking for somewhere relaxing where we could get a quick, enjoyable meal. We checked out a few possibilities in the main street of Arrowtown and then settled on The Postmasters. Glad we did. We were welcomed in even though we...More

Thank Jeff D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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