"BEST LUNCH IN ARROWTOWN..."
" Amazing food, atmosphere, service!! My wife and I had a wonderful lunch. I am happy to give a 5-star recommendation for a wonderful dining experience. Nice ambience and clean restaurant. We had Lemon & Thyme Chicken, Cauliflower fritters, Makikihi Chunky fries and smoothies and trust me everything was awesome. Flavours are wonderfully put together, superbly cooked and presented beautifully. Cannot find better quality of service. Every staff member is interested in one thing “their customers”. This is rare in my experience. They definitely lived up to the hype, and their continuous high rankings and reviews. If you haven’t been to eat here, you’re missing out on the best experience! Highly recommend" - Assem, July 2021
" This is hands down the best lunch restaurant in Arrowtown. Sensational menu, the taste combinations are to die for and everything is ethically sourced from local NZ suppliers - how great is that! The chefs are so talented. Stunning views and the friendliest most responsive wait staff. The cocktails are exquisite and there is nothing better than sitting next to the beautiful Arrow River Reserve. The restaurant is situated in a new building and the fit out is bright and modern, so tastefully done in keeping with the natural surroundings. They also do a fantastic breakfast and Bloody Mary cocktail or Bellini! Would give any bistro in a big city a run for its money. You must visit, this is the not to miss place in the basin! " - Nikki, May 2021
"On a winter day The Dishery was the warmest eatery in Arrowtown! So nice having the best breakfast in Arrowtown in the sun in a warm restaurant with a wood burner in the corner adding to the ambience. Very good, faultless in fact. The next day we wanted lunch in Arrowtown and again went to The Dishery. Can I say it again?? The best lunch in Arrowtown. Thanks for being great hosts and we look forward to visiting you again soon. Regards, John and Paula" - John Scott, May 2021
" Sassy, vibrant, bistro in the true sense of the word. Always busy, but staff are super responsive. Fresh food, good wine, affordable and everybody plus their dog eats there. What else to say? " - Kris J, May 2021
" Adore this place! Gorgeous location and great food. Nice mix of indoor and outdoor seating. Toilets are a highlight and the service was wonderful too. We had to go back because we loved it so much. Great place to stop after you’ve done the Chinese settlement." - Jeanette, April 2021
"Beautiful location , great service and very tasty menu with some good old faithfuls and some very interesting items. Highly recommend" - Simon, April 2021
" We had lunch here on Easter Sunday and absolutely recommend it! I had the Sando and is so delicious you can’t get enough. The ambience is great and the service super professional and relaxed. Even though they looked super busy, our waitress Chloe saw us hesitating to come in and wave at us, and prepared a table with an umbrella just in case it started raining as we were with our doggie Leia (Chloe you are a star!). We loved sitting in the garden because the views are great and Leia loved relaxing in the grass."
- Paula, April 2021
"Lisa is a fantastic barista, combined with quality NZ roasted beans the coffee is incredible. Great atmosphere, very picturesque and calming. We found a locally made ceramic keep cup next door too." - Paul, March 2021
"Was blown away with everything at the dishery. I am a local and took my family here who where down visiting and we where so happy we order cocktails which all where Devine and beautifully presented. We had the fish and cray fish pancakes couldn’t fault anything . The staff where friendly, welcoming and outside area is the best . Hidden gem
Highly recommend!" - Jen, March 2021
"We dined at The Dishery on Saturday evening. Absolutely everything was flawless, the food was so mouthwatering, fresh and seasonal. I particularly enjoyed the Bloody Mary Salad Pork Belly and oh also The Strawberry Meringue Shortcake which the chef made into a birthday cake for my friends 40th! Really friendly staff and great atmosphere. The location near to the beautiful Arrowtown river is so relaxing with great sunshade, and next time I want to come try the brunch menu and bring the kids as it has a dedicated play area."
- Sarah, February 2021
"Totally enjoyable experience. Lovely surroundings. Staff were wonderful! Food was fresh, simple and clever. I surprised myself by loving the vegan starters - the salmon and pork were also banging!!"
Will defo be back!! Thank you!
- Amber, February 2021
"Amazing place!!! Our breakfast was fantastic!!! The stuff were super friendly and efficient!!! My avo on corn bread - to die for🤩 🥑 the chef had sent us an unbelievable desert as a complement for our engagement, that was the best dessert I've ever had!!! Definitely will be back Highly recommended 👌 👍 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"
- Svetlana, January 2021
"Amazing service and waitresses, beautiful location, great decor, great prices, even great for kids so everyone was happy. Looking forward to coming back to try more."
- Alana, January 2021
" Amazing. Love this place. Beautiful outlook and the cocktails are superb for a spring afternoon"
- Louise, January 2021
"After arriving in Arrowtown on a hot afternoon - hankered from the drive down from Christchurch - I was met by the most quant yet modern establishment in Arrowtown! After getting a pint of the local IPA recommended to me by the staff - I asked the chef for a recommendation. He wore an eye patch and told me he was a pirate! I said fish and he served me the most beautiful gurnard dish. With house made creamed corn and a nectarine salad, the flavours were sublime. On the side he gave me local greens and perfectly cooked fries. The Dishery is by far my favourite location in Arrowtown, and I will be returning - especially for the pirate and his wonderful cuisine!"
- Rish Rahm, January 2021
"Relaxing lunch, delicious food, Perfect service. See you next time!"
- Chris, February 2021
"Great location. Loved the ambience, food and the outstanding service. Superb addition to Arrowtowns dining scene."
- Jenny, December 2020
"Delish food and the service was amazing! Cool that we could bring our dogs along to have lunch with us too in the great outdoor setting"
- Bridget, January 2021
"Had an early dinner with friends and it was wonderful. The staff are super friendly and helpful! And the food was delicious, seasonal, fresh and totally satisfying. I surprised myself and LOVED the vegan starters! Salmon and pork were also amaze. Will defo be back!
Thanks team, great work"
- Amber, January 2021
"We had a fantastic lunch with friends here, arrived without a booking and they were so accomodating finding a table in the sun for our group of 8 (4 adults & 4 kids). Lunch was awesome, wine & beers were fabulous and the service was outstanding. It’s so pleasant to go to a restaurant with kids in tow, and feel welcomed by staff. They checked drinks regularly and overall it was a relaxing, & very tasty afternoon. Thanks team, we’ll be back soon!"
- AB Pat, January 2021
"First time to The Dishery and definitely will be going back. The Wait Staff, atmosphere and outlook are all fantastic. I love having the trees of Arrowtown surrounding you. The drink selections is en point with local organic wines and tasty cocktails on selection. The food is beautifully presented, cleverly thought and oh so tasty. Really great experience altogether.One of the best to try in Arrowtown for sure."
- Helly Tee, January 2021