Eat & Drink

Arrowtown may be a small town, but we punch above our weight when it comes to dining out. Our restaurants attract some of New Zealand's best chefs and our eateries have won many awards. That's why Arrowtown is fast becoming the South Island's hottest dining destination.

You could eat out for every meal for a week and you still wouldn't have tried every option. Our baristas have some serious skills and the breakfasts break the "full English" mould. It's going to be hard to choose where to have lunch there are so many very different possibilities from café cabinet food to sit-down restaurants to grazing menus. The decision making at dinner isn't any simpler – take your pick from everything from gastropubs to some of the country's most renowned restaurants.

There's a dining option for every mood in Arrowtown. Grab an apéritif at one of our hidden bars. Eat in a garden in summer or beside a roaring fire in winter. Go smart or casual. The choice is yours.

Amisfield Bistro & Cellar Door

Amisfield Bistro and Cellar Door is your door to discovering the distinctive wines of this spectacular region.


Arrow Thai Food

We are a small authentic Thai restaurant in a lovely sunny spot above the banks of the Arrow River. Your choice of take away or dine in with BYO option available.

Arrowtown Bakery

Overlooked by the rugged Crown Terrace and resting on the banks of the Arrow River is this little bakery called Arrowtown Bakery.

Bendix Stables

This iconic historical building has been turned into a warm and inviting gastropub. Located at the top of the high street. Families welcome.

Blue Door Bar

Hidden away across the alleyway across from Saffron and Fan-Tan is the Blue Door. The perfect hideaway. Enjoy a wine, beer or cocktail in the historic stone bar. There is a regular music night on Wednesdays and DJ's play Fridays.


Asian Fusion Food - Fan-Tan celebrates Asian flavours with fresh and tasty single dishes and sharing plates.

Gibbston Valley Cheese

New kid on the block - Cheese Cafe: All Things Cheese. Come and have a free cheese tasting or try our cheesy delights, coffee, wine or beer. Or even better, try our infamous cheese and wine, or cheese and beer pairing. We also have an awesome deli selection!

Hole In One Café

Housed in the original farm stables, the Hole In One Café is a great place to start the morning with a delicious barista coffee, or simply relax after a day's sightseeing, a round of golf or a catch up with some friends.

Kobe Cuisine

Enjoy exquisite food at our Japanese Restaurant while you take in the breathtaking scenery. Kampai!

Mantra Restaurant

The moment you step inside Mantra Restaurant you will discover there's a real difference when it comes to enjoying Indian hospitality and dining.

New Orleans Hotel

This original country ‘pub’ is located in the heart of Arrowtown, just steps away from shops and cafes. The accommodation rooms are comfortable and offer views across the Arrow River or private courtyard.

Patagonia Chocolates

Located on Ramshaw Lane, Patagonia Chocolates is the place to go for delicious handcrafted chocolates, mouth-watering ice cream and decadent desserts. Come and join us for a delicious treat.

Postmasters Cottage Cafe and Gardens

This picturesque historic cottage and garden on Arrowtown’s main street offers a true local experience with old-world charm, warm hospitality and a fresh locally sourced all-day menu.

Provisions of Arrowtown

Arrowtowns best destination for coffee, brunch, a long lunch or a glass of local Pinot. Provisions Cafe, artisan bakery & store is set in a historic miners cottage at 65 Buckingham St and is open daily from 8.30am.

Smithy's Smokehouse

Stargaze by the fire and enjoy a night cap with friends at Smithy's Smoke House.

The Dishery Restaurant

Contemporary dining in a modern setting in historic Arrowtown with a stunning outlook located adjacent to the Arrow River Reserve.

The Fork and Tap

Charming Historic Restaurant/Bar located in the heart of Arrowtown.

The Millhouse Restaurant at Millbrook Resort

The Millhouse is Millbrook Resort's signature restaurant it delivers superb cuisine and some of the region's best wine.

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