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A busy restaurant in rural Oamaru, New Zealand owned by Bevan + Monique Smith. Reservations are recommended.
US$11 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Table Service, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place for my wife's birthday recently - the meal was second to none and the service excellent! The food is simply delicious and you will just LOVE IT! The castle, shops, playground and gardens are all a bonus!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 7 April 2021 via mobile

I've been here for a quick meal and to relax a little bit after a long journey This place was very good! Thanks!

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 2 April 2021

We loved everything from the atmosphere to the gardens to the delicious wines and food. A memorable break on our trip .

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 30 March 2021 via mobile

excellent coffee and food after 2 hours in the gift shop and viewing castle and gardens. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 28 February 2021 via mobile

Positives were the friendly & efficient staff & their willingness to adapt to dietary requirements Wasn't very impressed with the menu or food. At $70 per head many of us expected much more variety Stunning gardens

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 24 February 2021

We had a tour of the fabulous Castle and then booked at the restaurant or my birthday lunch. We started with the fresh bread and Olive oil. I wanted the pan fried fish but it was tuna (which I don't like) but it was no...hassle for the kitchen to give me fresh sole instead. It was delicious. Hubby had the pork dish which he enjoyed very much. We shared a dessert of Spanish Custard and that was equally a mouth watering surprise. A pricy lunch at $117 including a drink each and coffee but you don't mind when its a special treat which we really enjoyed.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 22 February 2021 via mobile

Worth a drive from Oamaru or about 15 mins. Large venue and big choice of food. Several large gift shops on site with a huge array of kitchenware, gifts, toiletries, fake flowers etc. Nice gardens to wander around.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 9 February 2021 via mobile

Not my first visit, but this place continues to produce high quality food with excellent service. Already looking forward to next time!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 17 January 2021

The food served to us today was 'to die for'. We both had the Okaahu lamb and I have never tasted lamb as well prepared and served. The atmosphere and service all combined to make this an excellent dining experience.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 16 January 2021 via mobile

We ate breakfast here about 9.45am on a Saturday. There was plenty of room without needing to book. The service was very good. The food was exceptional. We had a huge plate of scramble eggs and the smoked fish hash. They were large portions. The...tea was leaf tea and the coffee good. The scones looked fantastic and if we had room we would have taken one away with us. Leave time to explore the awesome gift shops afterwards. The castle looked interesting too. Would recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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I would think roughly about 20 minutes.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverstone Kitchen

  • Yes, Riverstone Kitchen offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Riverstone Kitchen offers delivery services.

  • Riverstone Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5