On a lovely sunny autumn day this busy little cafe was the perfect place to sit and take in the atmosphere. We chose to sit outside in Ballarat Arcade, where the seating was off the main thoroughfare. Service prompt and friendly.
Favorite Dish: Coffee and scones - Yum!
Can't describe the inside since it was a gorgeous day and we sat outside at one of their several tables next to Buckingham Green.
Quick, helpful service, range of choices, including wine.
Favorite Dish: Favorite dish--besides the Two Paddocks "Picnic" Riesling--was a crispy Bella Donna pizza: Smoky bacon, mushrooms, garlic, blue cheese, & avocado. Flavors complement each other well!
The Stables Restaurant and Wine Bar is situated on the main street, but tucked back from the road, overlooking the Town Green. It has a friendly relaxed atmosphere with efficient and attentive service provided by staff.
There are all day, lunch and dinner menus. Also, a selection of fresh cafestyle baking each day - was boysenberry muffins when we went there.
The Stables is housed in one of Arrowtown's original stone buildings of local schist with kauri roof beams and an open fire inside and is apparently one of the region's best examples of stonestabling.
Favorite Dish: We went for brunch and shared a plate of herb and garlic breads to start with which was nice. Mains we had: kiwi brekkie (tomatoes, bacon, rosti, mushrooms, poached eggs and toasted ciabatta), greek salad and spanish omelette.
I had the kiwi fry-up which was great.
This new addition to the Arrowtown dining collection showcases a wide selection of locally available produce with some international fare also..
Relaxed al fresco a la carte dining with overlooking the main street watching the world go by....
Favorite Dish: The tempura fish and chips with homemade tartare sauce is nice. As is the Stewart Island salmon with spinach. The pavlova and creme brulee are good.
The Arrowtown Bakery and Cafe is home of the great Arrowtown Bakery Pie including the local specialty of venison.
They have a great selection of hot and cold bakery products, homemade breads and fresh gourmet pies.
Cafe Mondo is situated at the top of the Ballarat Arcade, just metres from the main street of Arrowtown. Nice and sheltered, offering nice ambience and surroundings. Interesting menu with outside dining which is pleasant in summertime. Magazines to read.
I found though, that the service was slap-happy and staff were lacking friendliness and manners. Our lunch was practically dumped in front of us and the waitress was gone without so much as a smile or any eye contact at all.
Favorite Dish: I always love to eat veggie fritters for lunch, especially when served with sour cream and salad. My veggie fritters were not even fully cooked and quite mushy and raw inside. The salad was very plain and uninviting.
This little cottage café is rather interesting. Firstly the food is very good. If you are lucky enough to be here on a sunny day, sit outside, otherwise there is limited seating inside.
You will find a super selection of gifts and household items on display as you walk thru the back of the cottage. Cards and kitchen as well as household items for sale here. Also some garden outdoor pots etc. I'm sure you will find something you like here.
Previously knows as "The Gardner's Cottage Café".
Favorite Dish: Spinach and Feta Filo, with salad.
We were staying in Queenstown, and had decided to drive out to Arrowtown for breakfast before spending the day there. We chose Pannikins Cafe, sat right on the main street but accessed via a tiny indoor courtyard of other small shops.
Pannikins is bright and cheery, spotlessly clean and the staff there were friendly and good humoured. The boys were encouraged to have the full breakfast, and who were they to argue? I stuck with my enduring habit of choosing eggs benedict if it is on the menu and if it's not yet 2pm. Everyone was happy with their meal - the full breakfasts were huge, and the eggs benedict was excellent. We sat for a while drinking coffee as outside it was raining and inside we were warm and chock full of eggs. I'd definitely head for Pannikins again next time I'm in Arrowtown.
Favorite Dish: If you have an appetite on you, rip into the full breakfast - eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, hashbrown - the full Kiwi works. Pannikins will also see you through the rest of the day with sandwiches, cakes and other light meals.
It was at Arrowtown Bakery that we finally found our recommended venison pie.
It was recommended by a friend who studied in Christchurch during his university days. We were surprised that the shop was still around and still serving the tasty vension pie.
You wont miss this bakery in this quaint historic town.
Its very cozy... and you feel like you're totally at home. Why not ?? Its a family run business anyway...
Don't like the cozy, english with a combinatio of Italian furnishing inside.. well, hop outside and enjoy the sun...
Favorite Dish: Pizza...
The Shed has yummy ice cream and burgers. It's nice to sit outside on the Green during summer having an ice cream in the sun.
Favorite Dish: My favourite ice cream is vanilla. The burgers are big and homemade with all the usual bits and pieces.
The New Orleans Hotel was built in the late 1800s.
You can eat upstairs in the dining room or downstairs around the bar.
Nice for a cool afternoon beer in summer or a hearty bowl of homemade soup after a days skiing in winter.
Favorite Dish: Fish in beer batter and with homestyle chips with homemade tartare suace.
Dorothy Browns is a beautiful boutique cinema and bar in picturesque Arrowtown, New Zealand.
There is a fully licensed bar, cosy fire, and large comfortable seats with plenty of room for long legs.
Enjoy a wonderful evening with a group or by yourself, sipping a glass of wine while watching a fantastic art house or contemporary movie.
Tables are located outside on a balconey, while comfy sofas and barstools are inside.
Crossroads (formerly The Stonewall Cafe) serves local cuisine with a good selection of NZ wine.
You can sit inside amongst sepia photos of old Arrow and antiques from the area. Or outside under the shade of the birch trees running along the end of Buckingham Street watching the action on the main street.
The Royal Oak Hotel is a pub located right in the heart of Arrowtown's main street. It has a large outdoor seating area and a fire inside. They make their own delicious pies and I can recommend lunch there.
I sat outisde in the sun and enjoyed my pie with a cold Speights - Otago's beer. It was fantastic!
Favorite Dish: Try any of their range of pies... Steak and Cheese for me.