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The Fork and Tap

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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51 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand (Formerly The Tap)
+64 3-442 1860
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The frog & Tap situated at one end of Arrowtown is a lovely pub with garden. It offers 22 ales & a good pub grub menu. We opted for the sharing plates of pate & cheese which were delicious. Lovely place to watch the world go by

Thank Liz R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very busy Pub with great atmosphere. Varied and extensive beer selection. Very good fish and chips which only took 20 minutes to arrive dispite them being packed , and warned that the meals would take 40 minutes to arrive.

Thank Stephen H
United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location for catching the evening sun. Undoubtedly the best selection of beer in Arrowtown. Friendly knowledgeable bar staff. Loved the honey coated walnuts and home smoked cheddar on the cheese platter.

Thank Jon W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfect experience. Recommended by a friend who is also a chef, so we came here for dinner and it will now be my go-to place whenever I visit Arrowtown. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and very attentive to details (e.g. water bottles needing replacing when empty, checking we were OK with our meals). The barman was very helpful,... More 

Thank J C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must to visit whether its to drop in for a quick drink, a quick bar snack or a meal. Great for families too with room for the children to spread their wings in the garden bar. Often there is a live 1-3 piece band, lovely on a lazy sunny day. Take time to enjoy and chat to the locals.

Thank Lee-ann L
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cold and rainy day. Yet this place provided such warmth in terms of food and service that the non stop rain and chill didn't affect us anymore. The pub also offers an interesting decor and caters to all ages. Must try.

Thank Ine M
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the burger I had here and the great selection of local beer. The fries were great, and everyone else in our party enjoyed their food as well. Lovely town to tour and then rest here with a cold beer. Sit out on the back patio!

Thank Rob V
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't just ignore Fork and Tap, it's just in the corner when you arrive at the town center, most famous bar in town and a point for the locals. You can get some appetizers and a jug of beer for around $10 each, outdoors tables are perfect for that sunny day.

Thank Lucas L
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fork & Tap is located in a historic building at the end of Arrowtown's main street. You can call in for a drink, sit in the beer garden, listen to a local band or have a great meal. This place really taps into the Arrowtown experience.

Thank David T
Gold Coast, Australia
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129 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quaint little bar/pub/restaurant at the end of the main street. Ideal setting in summer for an outdoor meal. Good atmosphere with nice food.

Thank GlendaMike

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Buckingham St, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand (Formerly The Tap)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Arrowtown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 1860

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?