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Cuisine: New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #16 of 79 restaurants in Queenstown

Step back in time and enjoy a slice of Arrowtown's rich heritage at the picturesque Postmasters restaurant.

The carefully preserved cottage has been a main street feature since the 1860s and is now a popular restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and all-day coffee and cake.

The varied menu highlights seasonal flavours and top quality New Zealand produce, offering choices for all occasions. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available as well as a dedicated menu for children. The wine selection is regularly updated and has a strong focus on Central Otago labels.

Inside, the warm fire provides a cosy winter welcome, while outside the sunny verandah and gardens are a stunning year-round setting in which to relax and enjoy unique Arrowtown.

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Postmasters
54 Buckingham Street
Arrowtown

Open Hours:
Everyday 8.30am til late

Phone: 03 442 0991

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Ranked: #16 of 79 restaurants in Queenstown 16
Postmasters
Location: Arrowtown
Cuisine: New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+
Postmasters accepts American Express

Reviews

Robyn Eloise

Absolutely outstanding as per usual. The menu is simple yet, everything we tried was just perfect. Every flavour of every bite was simply delicious.

Would highly recommend Postmasters residence to dine at, enjoy a drink and the atmosphere of the gorgeous Arrowtown.

5 Stars my friends! Will certainly be back.

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Fiona Hsieh

Had a lovely night dining in Postmaster. It had never let me down. Visit so many times in the last two years, and every single time is always with perfect food and outstanding service!! Our waitress is very friendly and the venison she recommended is so delicious that you should not miss it. My fillet steak is cooked beautifully just right, tender and juicy... Will definitely come back and highly recommended to everyone!!

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Everything about our dining experience was superb, really enjoyed our night, thank you

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Michelle Anna

What a lovely Restaurant in a pretty little town, upon walking in we straight away felt the warmth of the fireplace and were received with a smile from our waiter. Our meals were delicious and our desserts even better, we chose the chocolate brownie and the winter fruit crumble and both were amazing. We left feeling very content and would recommend anyone visiting Arrowtown to stop in for a meal and make sure you try a dessert.

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Totally fantastic service by Alex made our dining a wonderful experience, our food was excellent and the atmosphere was just lovely warm cosy with the fire and very welcoming.
We will be back very soon

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Roxannej Jaques

Great knowledgeable staff! The food and wine was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely. I took my mum there who was just over from England and it was a lovely first start to our holiday! Thank you!

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Sherynne Balmonte

Had the post master's package with avocado - extremely delicious and everything was cooked to perfection. My friend had the pancakes with ice cream and she loved it. Overall great breakfast at a cute little town out of Queenstown

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Marilyn Johnson

Our group of four were celebrating a special family anniversary, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Postmaster's Residence.

The restaurant environment itself is special, located in a lovely old house. There is seating available both inside and outside. We sat outside at a lovely table on the front verandah.

The staff were very attentive and friendly, and helped to make our dining experience as amazing as the food that was presented to us. My husband said that the ribeye steak meal was the best that he had ever had!

We would definitely highly recommend this restaurant to others, and can't wait to go back again.

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Had a wonderful night out. Although it was a cold evening the venue was warm and inviting, the food was delicious and beautifully presented, and the service was quick, professional and friendly.

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Fantastic meal out in Arrowtown with my wife.
The Postmasters residence is in a stunning building very typical of Arrowtown.
Really well kept making it feel like a very special setting for a nice meal out.
The food was great and high quality involved within each course.
But the most memorable thing from our evening was the fantastic service and how welcome each member of staff made us feel.

Highly recommend as we had a fantastic evening out follow by a lovely walk around Arrowtown to finish our night.

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Becky Ibbo

Postmasters brekkie is always top notch! Creamy mushrooms and bacon are amazing. Service was great! A warm welcome to the restaurant by Maggie and Tamara and they were very attentive, friendly and smiley which made our experience even better. Thank you Postmasters! I will be back for sure

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Our waitress was lovely... we sat outside and she made sure we were comfortable.. put up the umbrella as the sun was hot.... checked how we were etc. The food was punctual and delicious .... my family especially enjoyed the curry. Would highly recommend.

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Great food, great service, all in a beautiful setting

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We have had many lovely meals at venues around Arrowtown, Queenstown and Wanaka with First Table, and Postmasters and Arrowtown is by far the best! Firstly, the service was great. The staff were very helpful, friendly, knowledgable and checked in on us regularly without being intrusive.
They kindly provided colouring for our two children. While there are children meal options available, our children were willing to try the items on the main menu.
The food quality and presentation was excellent. The children really loved the garlic prawns and salt and pepper squid.
Grown ups loved the flavours in the green risotto served with the Chicken Supreme and the Fish of the Day was Sole, served with lovely Romesco sauce. That sauce - Yum!
The staff were able to rejig menu items to provide gluten and dairy free options for some of our diners, including a spider with sorbet for the kiddies. They felt very special.
Thanks Postmaster! Looking forward to coming back and being spoilt on our next visit to the beautiful Arrowtown.

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Catherine Forsyth

We had a wonderful time at Postmasters. The food was exceptional standard. The service was very attentive and engaged with us. Would highly reccommend.

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Sara Lamb

Cosy little place, staff were very attentive. Will definitely return.

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Brilliant experience! Lovely location. Highly recommend the salmon entree & fish pie.

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Alethea Grovermann

Me and my friends went for breakfast and service was great, the waiter was so welcoming and friendly when he interacted with us (sorry I’m not good with names). Food was really nice, not my first time here and will definitely come back.

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Lovely meal, in a picturesque spot. Staff were great accommodating our two young kids. Kids meals came quickly but quite a long wait for other meals so not a quick in and out if you are short on time! Otherwise sit and relax. Meal prices quite high but great value with first table!!

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Great food and friendly helpful staff. Would recommend.

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Christie Pawluc

Such a cute place with really nice people and delicious fresh food!

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Jessica Hadden

Food was good however, the portions are quite small. Service was friendly.

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Sue Healy

Relaxed atmosphere and delicious food as always. We will definitely be back.

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Had a great meal, food and service were fantastic. Will definitely return, thanks!

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Elizabeth Waggott

We had breakfast here on our last morning in Arrowtown. The service was friendly and prompt and the food was tasty. We both had avocado, poached eggs and dukkah on turkish bread. The coffee was strong and full of flavour.

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Kyeong Hyo Kim

Fantastic atmosphere, great coffee and customer service. I would go back!

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Michael Quante

We’ve had dinner before at Postmasters and have really enjoyed it so we thought we’d give breakfast a go. We were not disappointed - great food and exceptionally good service!

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Food and service very average. Small portions.

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Michael Brennan

The staff are very friendly and the live music was good. We enjoyed the fisherman’s pie and chicken with risotto. Great night out!

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Amazing location, lovely gardens, beautiful food with a nice selection of Central Otago wines to complement the food. Our party of 4 enjoyed our dinner in Arrowtown.

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Joanne Skuse

Great service with friendly staff. Lovely food.

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Hanah Kobienia

Postmaster is a gorgeous setup...historic cottage with beautiful gardens! Was so peaceful sitting outside to enjoy breakfast. I had the buckwheat pancakes which were delicious!!!! I will certainly be back again.

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Aino Kokkonen

Amazing food and excellent service, thoughtful table location, very professional staff and a special thank you to Nico and all other staff for the child friendly service and thoughtfulness towards our young children. Thank you!

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Sherona Lee

great food and coffee

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Katherine Evans

We were greeted straight away. We were 5mins early so we had to wait until they were ready. No probs as it was a beautiful evening. We could choose anywhere to sit (that was not reserved). The menus were passed around immediately the specials were mentioned but we were not sure exactly what the dish was, just that it was blue cod. We were dining with a Coeliac and the menu choices are fantastic. Virtually everything was okay or could be made to suit. Our order was taken nice and quickly and our drinks arrived pretty quickly after. We all enjoyed everything we ordered and nothing was left on the plates! Lovely fresh flavours. Meat so tender and tasty. The staff were all lovely and attentive. Prices are pretty standard and we did indulge in a little extra because we had First Table and were dining for a birthday. Thank you.

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Catherine Forsyth

Yummy meal...The steak and Lamb were both tender and flavoursome. The curry was a delight of tastes. The soups were also delicious. Thank you for a lovely evening. Would highly recommend

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Nicola Richards

Lovely atmosphere. Catered well for our 20 month old son! Thank you!

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Kalyan Rayakota

Awesome food and good service

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We were greeted n seated by a young woman from maybe Ireland or Scotland. It is pleasant on rhe ear to hear different accents and it often begins conversations about the home country. Nicolas was our waiter and service was timely, checking our comfort and palate of the meal. I liked that each meal was presented in a different work of art. Receiving a presentation you would never do at home. Most enjoyable by the window too. Thankyou, we'll call again.

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Sarah Precious

The breakfast dining experience at Postmasters was wonderful. It was a fresh morning, so the table reserved next to the fireplace was very welcomed. We were greeted by lovely staff who showed us to our seats and took our coffee order nice and quick. My parents enjoyed the Special Delivery breakfast each, it looked incredible. Thankfully there were no food envy vibes when my Smashed Avocado with bacon arrived *insert drool emoji here*
I will highly recommend Postmasters to friends, and can't wait to return for dinner!

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Satomi Takahashi

It was disappointing because cappuccino was lukewarm..and My friend ordered an egg and avocado plate. The source was an ambiguous taste.

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We enjoyed our dinner at the postmaster. Our waiters were very friendly and the food was good. Can recommend for everyone who likes a nice quite dinner.

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Debbie Mcewan

All was gud, steak small for $42, had to order sides extra, and needed them I ordered a mash $8, but needed veg/salad another $8, so that would have been $58.00 way to expensive, haven’t found brand sauce as on menu, but all other food fantastic

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Joe Sutheran

Delicious food, reasonably priced, and very friendly servers. Will definitely be back!

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Fabulous Restaurant, great food and wonderful staff.

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Robyn Eloise

Absolutely outstanding as per usual. The menu is simple yet, everything we tried was just perfect. Every flavour of every bite was simply delicious.

Would highly recommend Postmasters residence to dine at, enjoy a drink and the atmosphere of the gorgeous Arrowtown.

5 Stars my friends! Will certainly be back.

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We really had a very lovely time from the time we walked in to o the restaurant, very friendly and happy staff and best of service!
The food was very tasty with good portions, great presentation und flavourful to the last bite,
We can highly recommend this very well managed
Establishment, thank you so much for a top evening!

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Loved the breakfast at Postmasters, very friendly and attentive staff. Thank you.

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Great little place in the heart of arrowtown. Staff were lovely and food was amazing. Definitely going back again

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Simply fantastic, food was excellent as was the service. Thanks to the whole team.

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Fiona Hsieh

Had a lovely night dining in Postmaster. It had never let me down. Visit so many times in the last two years, and every single time is always with perfect food and outstanding service!! Our waitress is very friendly and the venison she recommended is so delicious that you should not miss it. My fillet steak is cooked beautifully just right, tender and juicy... Will definitely come back and highly recommended to everyone!!

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Lesley Lee

Excellent as usual

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Really lovely food and great service. Delicious!

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A delicious meal and very friendly staff and great service. Lovely atmosphere

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The young Irish lady who waited on us was very professional and a lot of fun. Can not fault anything about the evening, fully recommend and we will be back.

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Awesome breakfast :)

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Melanie Allen

The food was so tasty

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Everything about our dining experience was superb, really enjoyed our night, thank you

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Top class food and friendly professional service! Would definitely recommend.

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Evelyn Huang

Lovely place to stay with my friend.
Nice good. Michelle very helpful and staff very friendly.
I will be back

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Dipesh Singh

Delicious food with impeccable service

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