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Riverstone Kitchen

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1431 Glenavy-Hilderthorpe Road | Rd 5H, Oamaru 9493, New Zealand
+64 3-431 3505
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  • Very good17%
  • 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 6 days ago

Although the Riverstone Kitchen is right on State Highway One, it's not a place to pop into if you're in a hurry traveling. It's certainly a destination, and people know it. It's pretty busy, especially on weekends. We went and had some lovely scones. The...More

Thank training1029
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fish and chips are superb and the gardens with the castle in the background are simply amazing. A must visit when in the area. The gift shops are also wonderfully intriguing

Thank Stormpipes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Riverstone kitchen with some friends and had a amazing dinner !!! They offer a nice variety of beers and they have a breathtaking garden !!! Last but not the least, meals were delicious

Thank Eriikita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This time we visited during Easter and the restaurant offered takeaway fish and chips plus coffee. The fish and homemade chips were absolutely amazing and their tartare sauce was so tasty. Apparently this food is offered over long weekends/holidays and although quite expensive is still...More

Thank Jo P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am writing this as it may be helpful to others. We are a group of eight who planned to meet up and enjoy the Riverstone Kitchen dining experience. We looked at the website and saw that we needed to book ahead and that on...More

Thank spendingpension
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived for breakfast and the place was very busy but staff were quick and it didn't take long for our order to arrive. Food was tasty. Good to check out all the shop items; so much to look at. Gardens are great with all the...More

Thank Fiona A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch on trip South and were not disappointed. Had heard a lot about it over the years but never had the chance to actually stop. Great food - pretty noisy cafe atmosphere on the day we visited - but great food and...More

Thank Wilhelm L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family has visited Riverstone regularly over the last few years and today it was our first time. It did not fail to impress, the gift shops, gardens, children's play area and then castle were all great - the restaurant really impressed given the high...More

Thank Gregory M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A newly built moated castle in Oamaru stone stands pride of place overlooking the garden. Quirky shops selling decorative items, kitchen items and gifts. Beautiful flower and vegetable gardens that supply veggies to the restaurant. Peacocks wandering around their enclosure. The restaurant providing delicious food...More

Thank WhereU2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a beautiful garden. We enjoy our lunch, delicious foods. I think the vegetables and fruits must be from their garden. Friendly staff. After lunch, we visit their garden, woooo, really beautiful place.

Thank Joy Z
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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