Our restaurant provides the perfect contemporary cocktail function and event venue for your next celebration or corporate event in Arrowtown. Think expertly made cocktails and fresh, original & seasonal canapes served in a stunning modern building by our friendly and professional waitstaff. The restaurant is situated adjacent to the best of Arrowtown's natural beauty with floor to ceiling windows facing onto the Arrow River Reserve and excellent flow between the indoor and outdoor spaces. In autumn and winter, you are cosy and warm indoors while still enjoying panoramic views, or making use of the outdoor courtyard with the gas heaters and wood brazier. In spring and summer, bask in the evening's warmth in our landscaped courtyard under the stunning historic magnolia tree while enjoying the magnificent natural surroundings, with the option to move indoors should you need. 

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We will have a dedicated team on hand to ensure your evening runs like clockwork. From welcoming guests and guiding seated diners, to serving drinks and food, every base will be covered. If you need any further from an MC to an event planner, a florist or a photographer, let us know and we’ll give you our best recommendations of people who do.

We currently do not charge for private venue hire after 4pm. We would also love to have your group join us for lunch or breakfast during our normal service and can provide set menu options. Private hire during the day may be available Monday to Friday dependent on your group requirements.

Please send an email to with the following details and we will be in contact as soon as possible.
 - Name of your group
 - Requested date and time
 - Number of people
 - Description of your function food & drink requirements.

Our capacity is approximately 120 people seated, split evenly between the indoor and outdoor seating areas. We are predominantly a daytime bistro with our liquor licence running to 8pm. However we can apply for a special licence for a later close time if we have enough notice for your event.

The following are two sample menus for functions at The Dishery. Please note that these are provided to give an indication of the food and beverage we can offer for a certain price point, however the exact menu we provide for your function may differ depending on the seasonal supply of ingredients and the requirements of your event.

The Dishery Special Occasion Set Menu (Sample)

The Dishery Wedding Menus (Sample)