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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 good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 4 days ago

We celebrated our rugby wedding anniversary with lunch here and had a fantastic experience. Staff was friendly and efficient and the food was divine. We had salt and pepper squid, hand-cut chips and twice baked cheese souffle and an apple and hazelnut salad. For dessert...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 116craig
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went here last week for lunch. We booked ahead a couple of days before going, and pleased we did otherwise we wouldn't have got a table walking in at lunchtime. I had the hot salmon salad, which was very nice. the other other half had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Philange
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely place to visit and relax. The food and views are just incredible. The buildings are just amazing and the shop is just so full of glorious things. Dot and the team are just so helpful. A must stop shop/ cafe.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit over four years and we have never been disappointed. We had a Saturday night dinner with 5 people and everyone was very happy. The food and service was excellent. The gift shops close at 5:30 but the outside displays were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank aps_73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a very disappointing lunch at Riverstone. We both had the salt and pepper squid salad. We were there last year and I ordered the same and it was incredible......the salad had as many herbs as lettuce, was huge and it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Outdoor_liv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately the restaurant was closed as this was recommended by Kiwi friends. but the place is worth a visit with some quirky items for sale. they still have coffee and scones (savoury and sweet) for sale and savoury one was excellent as was the coffee

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 244paulrouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peacocks, a castle and the most amazing playground we’ve ever encountered, topped off by beautiful food with produce grown on site ❤️ heaps of seating at the cafe both inside and out, lovely young staff, kids menu and clean toilets...this place is hard to beat

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 185alanahm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Riverstone many times bit never for dinner and I was very disappointed.The wine is dreadfully over priced, the food was very enjoyable but nothing exceptional.We had the venison and pork which really needed to have side dishes as well which I think...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch on our drive to Dunedin. The food and service is very good and it is fun to have a look at the castle and gardens. Small menu but everything is delicious. We stopped here on our tour and everyone enjoyed their lunch....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was closed when we visited but the coffee shack was operating and they offered a limited selection of hot food and cakes scones etc. We had the fish and chips and were blown away by just how great the food was! It was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mikw483
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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
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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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