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Riverstone Kitchen Restaurant

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1431 Glenavy-Hilderthorpe Road | Rd 5H, Oamaru 9493, New Zealand
+64 3-431 3505
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Thu - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Riverstone Kitchen for a quick lunch the other day with a friend. I had the shaved cabbage and toasted hazelnut salad with Parmesan and balsamic dressing. It was absolutely delicious!! Best salad ever. My friend had the chicken salad which she also really enjoyed. Then we shared a date scone which also had lovely orange flavours and was... More 

Thank patrice g
Da Nang, Vietnam
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

we made a reservation the day before as we know it is very popular.The staff were welcoming and freindly and the service was very quick.We enjoyed our main dishes they were beautifully presented and tasted delicious we also had deserts which were equally as yummy.we visited here several years ago and really enjoy wandering around the garden and browsing through... More 

Thank Jack66177
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

People had been recommending Riverstone to me and I had it on the list then realized they are not open for dinner on Monday which was our only day we could go there! We left early and made it in time for a late lunch and I am so glad we did!! It's an interesting place with really fantastic food.... More 

Thank ftworth11
West Palm Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we were fortunate enough to drive from Oamaru to Riverstone for a world class dinner. Don't miss it if you are traveling to the area. Worth staying overnight just to dine here.

Thank tom9123456
Christchurch, New Zealand
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had wanted to try this restaurant for some time and were not disappointed with our evening meal. Many choices appealed, but in the end we chose 'The Feast.' This choice is for the table and due to dietary restrictions we were able to switch some items from the main menu. We really enjoyed the whole meal which was balanced... More 

Thank walnuts143
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called into Riverstone as part of the Alps to Ocean bike tour. Only there for lunch but found a place that you would spend as much time looking around with its funky shops and models. The veggy garden display is a gardeners dream with huge cabbages etc. The dining whilst not the cheapest is nonetheless excellent with friendly wait... More 

Thank Allen827
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They offer interesting and unique dishes - the five of us were able to order different dishes and basically try most of the menu. The ice creams were also very good. Also, they have a couple peacocks raised there!

Thank myjc116
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A last minute booking for dinner on Sunday and we were not disappointed. This food is as good as you get. We both had the fish special which was grouper on a fennel risotto which was subtle and so tasty and then we shared a desert. Not needed but when we saw the menu we had to have one! It... More 

Thank Liz N
Dunedin, New Zealand
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here before hand and each and every time it's the same. Door to plate service. Welcoming staff from all areas. Really busy but always had room for another couple. Only in for coffees but was accommodated for it all. But had to try the chocolate brownie. Hard sell done. LOL. Good job as really tastey.

Thank ScottyMack2016
West Sussex England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals we have had in NZ. Great food, quick service, delicious ingredients all at a reasonable price.

Thank Mark K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
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
A busy restaurant in rural Oamaru, New Zealand owned by Bevan + Monique Smith.

Reservations are recommended.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?