Cuisine: New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #13 of 71 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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The Postmaster's Residence
54 Buckingham Street
Arrowtown

Open Hours:
Everyday 8.30am til late

Phone: 03 442 0991
Website: www.postmasters.co.nz

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Ranked: #13 of 71 restaurants in Queenstown 13
The Postmaster's Residence
Location: Arrowtown
Cuisine: New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Karen O'Donahoo

We highly recommend dining at Postmasters. We had the fish and it was delicious. The staff are friendly and the location is beautiful.

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Anna Baker

Lovely

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Russell Moore

Excellent service and great waitress. Food above average.

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Delicious food and great service

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Great way to start a Sunday, food and service was fab as always. Cheers

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Great spot, service and food!

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Ellen Finn

Fabulous food, we had the cheese puffs, falafel, roast Kumara and the chicken risotto and loved all of it!!! Staff were very friendly and the fire was a lovely touch!

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Brittney Stillwell

Wonderful place for a nice dinner atmosphere. Cozy next to the fire with warm, inviting food and excellent service! It has quite a charm this place!

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Sue Buckenham

Beautiful location, delicious food and fine hospitality

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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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JOHN SCOTT

Took four guests and it was their first time. They all agreed; food and service are top class. Great menu and pretty decent wine list. up there with the best in the region.

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Angela Grace Friesen

Delicious food, great service, would definitely come back again!

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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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Kenya Lopez

Awesome experience as always. We locals and always our sunday morning's eating in this beautiful restaurant. The staff is very kind too. Super yummy food :)

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Vicky Forth

It was great! Delicious mussels for starters and perfectly cooked steak and lamb for the main. The house pinot noir was also really good and reasonably priced and our waiters were top notch!

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Clare Rainbow

Lovely breakfast with great service too!

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Filo Behari

Thankyou for the amazing staff and beautiful breakfast. Gorgeous restaurant indeed

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The lamb shoulder was very tender and full of flavour. I was disappointed with the prawn entree which was ok but rather dry and at $20 for 4 prawns a tad expensive.

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Sarah Jaay

Great breakfast.

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Charming and friendly staff along with a pleasant atmosphere in an historic cottage. The Fisherman's Pie was excellent. The Cardrona Lamb, served with only Jus and puree, needed additional side servings. The Creme Brulee was also rather low in volume being served in a tiny teacup. However, the Apple Crumble was of ample size and had an interesting mix of flavours. A good selection of wines.

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We really enjoyed the entrees, so much that we decided to have a selection of 3 instead of a main.
Lovely waitress who very kindly help me to surprise my husband with his b'day present

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Julie Bosma

Food was divine! My husband thought his steak was the best he had ever had. I had fish and veges and they were so yum! Veges even had brussel sprouts which i have never liked and they were actually nice! Service was friendly and very fast. Overall great place to have a nice meal.

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Samantha Dijkhuizen

Amazing food

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Good food, friendly service. We'd go back there again.

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Catherine Forsyth

Lovely atmosphere, we were looked after like we were the only ones there! Would highly recommend the Seafood chowder and Fish pie. Will be going back.

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Siqi Chen

Such an awesome experience, especially the signature platter, me and my mom both enjoyed the whole dinner.

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Cosy restaurant with roaring fire on a cold night, heaps of character. Food was top notch - we had Cardrona lamb cooked perfectly and the best seafood chowder that was a meal on its own right ( got the squid and mussel cooked perfect again, nothing rubbery). Kids had fish and chips in newspaper - cool idea, surprised them but soon as they opened the bundled and tucked in, kids were happy.

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Lovely reserved table beside the fire.
Friendly and prompt service.
Food was well presented and very tasty.
Iced chocolate was especially nice.

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david middleton

My favourite restaurant and place in Queenstown lakes, nice wines and not like QT central ❤️

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Bethan Parry

A lovely meal, as always. My blue cheese board with ginger loaf, honeycomb and pear was particularly delicious. Thanks Postmasters!

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janice cowles

A great night and lovely food

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Terrific service by Woody and an excellent meal!
Highly recommended.

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Seng Lim

My friends from Australia and I really enjoyed the the foods we ordered and also the wonderful service. We will strongly recommend our friends to have dinner here.

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Sally Marr

Perfect place for taking wee kids to celebrate Grandad’s birthday. Food was incredible, lovely atmosphere and really cool kids menu and drawing stuff to keep them entertained. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable, so I’d rate it more than 5 if I could. Would happily go back again even paying full price. Thank you

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Wiremu was our waiter and the service he provided was excellent! Food was delicious and we didn't have to wait very long. Will definitely return in future.

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Laetitia Couaran

We had an amazing experience at Postmaster. Our meal was way over our expectation and the new menu has considerably improved since our last visit a few months back. Maggy should be commended for being so excellent at her job. Thank you, we will definitely return and recommend!

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Great coffee, delicious food and excellent service :)

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Katy Drury

Great food and service, fillet steaks were banging

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Kevin Burton

We ate twice in Queenstown and twice in Arrowtown and postmasters was the best for food and ambience the service was awesome. Thank you for a pleasant evening

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Another wonderful meal with fabulous service! This is my new favourite place in Arrowtown.

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Edith Nixon

Great food!

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Great meal and friendly service. The Lamb was absolutely superb. Will definitely return.

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Jane Shaw

Lovely meal, food was excellent and service superb

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We had a great time with great food. Woody, our waiter, did a great job of making us feel welcome and was very attentive whilst putting us under no pressure. Thanks for having us :)

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Anna Wilson

Great food and lovely restaurant

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Tessa wilkinson

Great food,I had the pancakes and my friend had the big breakfast. Cute little cafe, nice fire place. Only thing it was freezing in there, even tho tho heater was on. We were kindly given blankets tho. Would dine there again

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Rebecca Innes-Jones

Excellent as usual with a lovely fire, warmth and ambiance.

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Jackie Moore

A nice and cosy place for dinner on a winter's evening! Food was excellent, I shared the platter which was amazing and i had the fillet steak which was perfectly cooked all the way through. The food was beautifully presented and service was really good too! Highly recommended!

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Food, atmosphere and service were great!

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Alan Garrett

We had a lovely evening at Postmasters. The food was excellent. The two types of lamb and venison dishes were perfectly cooked and the best we’ve had for sometime. Highly recommended.

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