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Riverstone Kitchen

$$ - $$$European, ,
1431 Glenavy-Hilderthorpe Road | Rd 5H, Oamaru 9493, New Zealand
+64 3-431 3505
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1431 Glenavy-Hilderthorpe Road | Rd 5H, Oamaru 9493, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the best restaurant we have been to in our travels in New Zealand. We ate lunch there based on what it would have cost us for a similar meal in the United States I would say it is a bargain. Not only is...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner there and had the 'feast'. Fantastic flavours for each course and so yummy. All fresh produce cooked to a very high standard. Staff were very professional and showed great attention to detail. So delicious we returned for breakfast the next day and...More

Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Riverstone regularly, in fact, we were married there. I can't say enough about the lovely, warm, knowledgeable staff; the crisp, linear and modern setting; the ambience created by the buzz and bustle of patrons, waiters and chefs; the grand open fire; the exquisite...More

Thank Benjamin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience, allow plenty of time to explore the gardens and amazing gift and homeware stores on site. Great seasonal produce- lots grown on site. It would be wise to make a booking- even if you are just calling in for a coffee and cake....More

Thank Dixie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant for my daughter’s birthday. She had suggested that we travel to Oamaru from Christchurch for the weekend and have her birthday dinner at Riverstone Kitchen. After wandering through the wonderful kitchen gardens, we were greeted warmly into the restaurant. On perusing the...More

Thank Trish9amanda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really, really, really need to book - that can't be emphasised enough. We went on a long weekend and the place was booked out - we had booked so was fine. The menu is limited to a few seasonal dishes and not a lot...More

Thank Styly_Girl
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We used to come to Riverstone and greeted by a warm waitress with a welcoming smile and be asked where would you like to sit. A wonderful start.

Thank Brittany W
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Just wander in and view the gardens and teh nearly completed castle. Truly remarkable, then grab a bite in the kitchen. Good coffee and snacks. The parmesan rolls/slice was just delicious. Wander the gift shops and marvel at what you can buy from all over...More

1  Thank Nigel L
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We decided to go for a drive to Riverstone for lunch. We had not booked which next time we will. But the lady told us to come back in 20 minutes and will have a table for us. We just looked at all the nic...More

Thank lynn e
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We had a great sweet muffin with home made jam finished off with cream. Real yummy. A great place for a lovely coffee

Thank 323gary1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1431 Glenavy-Hilderthorpe Road | Rd 5H, Oamaru 9493, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Oamaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-431 3505
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A busy restaurant in rural Oamaru, New Zealand owned by Bevan + Monique Smith. Reservations are recommended.
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