Cuisine: New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #11 of 65 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: #11 of 65 restaurants in Queenstown 11
The Postmaster's Residence
Location: Arrowtown
Cuisine: New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Alana Wylie

Was a fantastic meal, the mains were to die for the meat was cooked absolutely perfectly ! Highly recommend

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Julia Martins Ulhoa Ferreira

Nice service and delicious food. I’ll come back for sure!

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Allan Atherfold

Great friendly welcome to the beautiful and historic restaurant in Arrowtown. Given a choice of seating and chose to sit out front. Great atmosphere overlooking the main street. The food was okay, very eatable but not great! Would recommend anyone to try this restaurant.

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very good food although my brownie was almost cooked being warmed. Service was great

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Really enjoyed our meal, the service was excellent, I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Cathy Walker

Lovely waitress who looked after us for our breakfast booking. We each had a different meal and all were very nice.

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Texass Davison-McDonald

The waitress was super friendly right from when we arrived. She was attentive and helpful. The entrees (cheese puffs, pop corn prawns) were really good, cheese puffs could always do with my cheese :). Mains (fish of the day, vegetarian risotto)were well cooked. The risotto was definitely the winner and was really good, the fish of the day (salmon) was nicely cooked but could have done with some sort of sauce to go with the vegetables it came with as it was quite dry and potato pieces could have been smaller. All in all, we enjoyed it and will be back :)

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Susan Evans

Great breakfast.

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Lovely food, will definitely be back!

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We had a lovely breakfast the food and service was excellent, we sat at a lovely table outside and got to enjoy the beautiful gardens. The inside of the cafe is just as lovely, we would happily dine at The postmasters residence again.

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Friendly welcoming staff. Food was great. Excellent place to sit back and enjoy a meal.

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Fabulous breakfast! The creamy mushrooms were to die for and the pancakes with homemade ice-cream apparently were delicious too. Great service.

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Beautiful setting, great food and fantastic service.

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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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Fiona Young

As always the Postmasters was a good choice. Too hot to sit outside unfortunately but we enjoyed it just the same. Staff are lovely and friendly. Menu had changed since our last visit. Steak was delicious!! We had kids with us and they were very good with the kids.

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Sam Wilson

Excellent food and service all round, would highly recommend going. Fish of the day was excellent

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Martin Barrett

A great place for breakfast with good food and good service. The location is excellent too.

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Rebecca Innes-Jones

Beautiful, flavoursome and perfectly cooked lamb. Just wished I had a little more..!
Friendly service. Always a pleasure dining at Postmasters.

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We had a gentleman who accepted our requests and didn't push any food or drink at us we didn't want. He also had a sense of humour which gladdened our experience. We enjoyed our foof and the ambience immensely. Thank you

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Sue Healy

Very welcoming staff
Great service
Delicious food and relaxing atmosphere.

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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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