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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice pub never ate there but sat outside with nice cool drink it was packed so very popular they do 19 different ales there and are changed around daily so I was told from barman at the New Orleans hotel

Thank paminsidari
Dunedin, New Zealand
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125 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just here for a drink with friends and enjoyed a seat outside with a view down the main street of Arrowtown and the bustle of a summer afternoon. Sampled a number of the on tap craft beers and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Rakhan
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a perfect place at the end of a day of sightseeing. Great beer selections, and our food was delicious. Another bonus was the Irish music (on Wed. night.). The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. My next visit to New Zealand will include a stop here.

Thank birds4all
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy an ale or two, fork and tap is your place. Loads of different cask ales on alongside a wine list for all taste buds. Food is decent too with good portion sizes and a nice beer garden to enjoy it all in.

Thank Paul B
Adelaide, Australia
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88 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic hotel!! A beautiful old building, jam packed full of patrons enjoying their food and drink. Children playing in the playground in the outside beer garden and meals delivered quickly by waiters with a smile. We liked it so much the first night we returned for a second meal the next night. You can't go past The Fork... More 

Thank Spasman
Invercargill, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to grab a drink and very good pub food. We had the tap burger which was delicious . Unfortunately no pork belly burgers left to try. Free range chicken plate with warm bread and crackers was delicious. One of the kids had pizza and said it was good and on a thin base . We also had a... More 

Thank herm5
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on NYE. it was buzzing. Amazing food. Amazing cocktails. The staff were very attentive, couldn't do enough for you. All the 8 days she's we had were great. My only regret was that it was over to quickly !!! Definitely recommend.

Thank ShelleyMunday
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit today, the service was quick and friendly. The food delicious and well priced. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank SozoSisters
Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a beautiful day and they have a great patio. Go for the beer sampler to try a few different on tap beers you may not have tried before. We had rabbit rosotto and a pork belly sandwich. Delicious. Go to the bar to order food and beer but they deliver.

Thank Nikki D
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a booking for group of about 18 and ordered a large number of pizzas to share and didn't even receive napkins, water or side plates until we asked multiple times at we had finished our meal. This pub is targeted at small families and there is a basic playground for the kids although they seemed to just climb... More 

Thank Mestarwest

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids
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?