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Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown

4 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-409 8162
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Hot chocolate

The best hot chocolate on South Island. And amazing brownies. Good souvenirs and historical... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
John G
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Cute Cafe! Must visit in Arrowtown NZ

Cute cafe in a historic Arrowtown cottage. Tried French Onion soup and pork dumplings which were... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
Sarang P
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  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
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“pan for gold” (15 reviews)
“learn how” (4 reviews)
“dumplings” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
4 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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+64 3-409 8162

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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The best hot chocolate on South Island. And amazing brownies. Good souvenirs and historical items. Also good advice on sites around Arrowtown.

2  Thank John G
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Cute cafe in a historic Arrowtown cottage. Tried French Onion soup and pork dumplings which were perfect for a cold and rainy day. Hosts were friendly and cafe has a charming vibe to it. Coffee was good too. Don't miss if you are in Arrowtown!

1  Thank Sarang P
KiwiEm01, Owner at Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown, responded to this review

Hi Sarang, thank you for your kind review and hope to see you again at Dudley's one day in the future!

Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and enjoyed the dumplings so much we ordered a second plate. The service was really friendly and it was a beautiful outlook at the entry to the Chinese Settlement and the start of several waking and riding trails. With lots...More

Thank Kerrie M
KiwiEm01, Owner at Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown, responded to this review

Dear Kerrie, thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed the dumplings, service and our beautiful surroundings. Hope to see you again one day in the future.

Reviewed 23 April 2016

We bought two pots of tea here during our visit to Arrowtown. We sat outside in the pretty garden area and enjoyed the view, the flowers, the sunshine and, of course, our drink. The teapots were huge and our drink seemed to go on forever...More

Thank Strolling_Goldfish
KiwiEm01, Owner at Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown, responded to this review

Dear Strolling Goldfish We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Dudley’s Cottage and the Chinese Settlement. We hope to see you for another pot of tea sometime in the future.

Reviewed 9 April 2016

Right by the Chinese settlement, this cafe has a good range of drink and cakes plus a pleasant place to sit outside.More

Thank Wounded_Galaxy
KiwiEm01, Manager at Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown, responded to this review

Dear Wounded Galaxy, We are glad you enjoyed your cup of tea and our garden surroundings. However we are a little confused by your review. Why did you score a "good" cup of tea only 3 stars, you seemed to have no fault with the...More

Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely quaint place to relax after viewing the Chinese settlement. A lovely place to have scones. Coffee here is better than what we have experienced in Queenstown. There's a delightful dog called Trev. The kids loved panning for gold. Worth the visit.

Thank Martin S
KiwiEm01, Owner at Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit Martin, and the best coffee in the Queenstown Lakes area. We make the apricot jam from the tree behind the cottage. Trev says..."thanks for playing with me and throwing my pine cone. Hope to see you again!"

Reviewed 20 March 2016

Went for the gold panning. The instructor had some hilarious jokes and knew how to handle the crush of people from a certain country, who for some reason wanted to take pictures of our kids learning how to pan for gold.

Thank Tracy_ANTCC
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Pros Great place to learn to gold pan (and a 'win' everytime system! Great for kids) also run by an archeologist who was very informative. $10 Lovely setting beside Chinese village Quaint, but expensive shop adjoining cafe Lovely outdoor seating and a gorgeous friendly resident...More

Thank Lauralathem
KiwiEm01, Owner at Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 star review however a few things you mention do need clarification. The shop has high quality Kiwi designed gifts and our prices are very reasonable as any google price check on similar products will tell you. I'm not sure what...More

Reviewed 12 March 2016

We enjoyed a quiet morning tea here. The steamed dumplings were tasty, although burnt on the bottom (?). On leaving, we overheard one of the staff commenting on the amount of sugar we used ... left a bad taste in our mouths.More

Thank powderpuff12345
KiwiEm01, Manager at Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown, responded to this review

Dear Powderpuff, thanks for your review. We are very disappointed to hear your dumplings were not to your liking as we take great pride in this dish, sourcing the very best authentic ingredients. I have looked into your complaint around your sugar consumption. The staff...More

Reviewed 9 March 2016

After a long walk we stopped for a break. The girl that served us was very friendly and the date scone was the best I've ever tasted and the home made apricot jam with it was delicious !More

Thank oldies05
KiwiEm01, Owner at Dudley's Cottage Arrowtown, responded to this review

Great to hear our scones got your “best ever” vote! You may have noticed the apricot tree in the back yard which is the source of the jam you had with your scones. Straight from tree to pot to plate! We hope to see you...More

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