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Riverstone Kitchen Restaurant

$$ - $$$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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Nigel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On entering this restaurant we were ignored for quite a time. There were staff that could have seated us. We did not order wine but were asked many times if we wanted a drink. We waited forever for our food. This place needs a good...More

Thank carolblackie
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Advised to book ahead as they are popular.Being off a main highway it was good to see a sign giving us time to slow and turn in.Arrived early as there is some quirky shops on site.Also for children there is a fun play area. Peacocks...More

Thank brenda d
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We enjoyed a lovely lunch, we had no booking,something I would suggest if this is your destination. The staff where fast and efficient .The menu somewhat limited, but beautiful in taste and presentation. Enjoyed seeing Dot Smiths fantastic castle from the restaurant,then a wander through...More

1  Thank Katrine715
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our stop here. We had tea and coffee and the walnut tart and also bowl fries and aoli. Lovely. Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely complex. Amazing gift shops! Never seen so much product. Beautiful gardens to walk in and marvelous playground for children...More

Thank 937liz
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Amazing food and service. Beef cheeks melt in your mouth. Definitely a place to visit. Nice to know they grow and use their own produce. Great to be able to stroll around the garden.

Thank Sue s
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The setting is lovely with wonderful gardens, excellent children play area, birds in aviaries, gift shops, plenty of parking and beautiful food. We had a lovely lunch and glass of wine. The meals were good portions and the vegetables and salads so fresh from their...More

Thank kevinandsuzanne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
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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