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.

AOSTA now open 7 days a week

The cuisine of Aosta is inspired by the cooking techniques of Northern Italy, paired with ingredients carefully selected from growers, breeders, suppliers and wine grown on the land around Central Otago and Arrowtown.

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.

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!

Little Aosta

Little Aosta
Pasta, Pizzetta and Bar.
Join us for a family dinner, order some take always or just drop in for a drink.
We look forward to seeing you!

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 Kitchen + Bar

Become our guest at Postmasters Kitchen + Bar whatever the occasion. Our garden bar has prime views of the historic main street + iconic hillsides. We are the perfect venue for couples, families + friends to catch up over some fantastic local produce. Open Thursday - Monday 11am - 8pm.

Provisions of Arrowtown

At Provisions of Arrowtown, we’re ambassadors of fresh, modern, seasonal food, delicious baking and great coffee at our historic miners cottage. Enjoy our friendly service surrounded by our delightful garden. We’re a fully licensed cafe, serving Allpress coffee, Central Otago wines, locally brewed beers and ciders. Open daily from 8.00am.

Rosie's Plate

Rosie's Plate specialises in creating bespoke Platters and Grazing Tables for your event. I am passionate about platters and love to create delicious offerings for any occasion. Offerings for platters include platters on boards, grazing tables, high teas, intimate picnics or something custom made for you.

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, delivering superb cuisine and some of the region's best wine.

Wolf Coffee Roasters

Arrowtown's own locally roasted coffee! Take a moment to enjoy a fresh, locally roasted coffee. Grab a bag of beans, and take a little taste of Arrowtown home with you!

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