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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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1 - 10 of 635 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times and we always take visiting family here. The food is delightful and the service excellent. My mother-in-law thought it was the best steak she ever had and my father-in-law absolutely demolished his venison meatballs pasta. My squid with tamarind sauce...More

Thank YCM L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was very busy with a seminar in progress but the staff managed to fit us in at a quiet part of the restaurant. The staff were par excellence but was let down by the quality and price of the meals. My thoughts were...More

Thank BigLouie2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us came for lunch after looking around the amazing garden and shops. An innovative menu tempted us and it was hard to decide. So I'm not going to spoil it by telling you what we had, including divine desserts. Helpful staff always make...More

Thank Joff C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here and we both happened to choose the same dishes. Having recently eaten lots of fish, salmon & chicken in recent days, we wanted different. For a Starter, we had the Mussels in Thai Green Curry and while nice, it was basic...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Counter full of sweet treats and savoury scones. I opted for the carrot cake which was beautiful and served with sour cream. We came for lunch and the menu was full of big meals and a limited choice for me. Opted for soup of the...More

Thank Lee_A_B_1976
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 23 October 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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