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Riverstone Kitchen Restaurant

) #1 of 45 Restaurants in Oamaru $$ - $$$ 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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“venison” (32 reviews)
“souffle” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (27 reviews)
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Absolutely unique. A great dining and shopping experience unlike anything else in the world. Ample parking. Allow 30 minutes even if you're not hungry.

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a special night at Riverstone and the food was disappointing. The portions were small, presentation was average and overall the quality that this restaurant is renowned for was not there.

1  Thank E5073SHanthonyh
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had lunch here on a cold June day. We soon warmed up with a big open log fire to warm the dining room up. Very child friendly with a great playroom, the children were served almost immediately.... brilliant. You will only appreciate this comment...More

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went for lunch and found food was nicely done with heaps of flavor and fresh and service was very friendly and quick as they were very busy

Thank Nigel A
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Riverstone has a reputation for great food but I didn't know that when we stopped. It's probably considered high end but I was hungry and had a toddler in the back chanting fluffy fluffy. The service here was warm and welcoming. But what stood out...More

1  Thank emmamccleary
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Partner and I stopped in for a meal only to leave still feeling hungry after spending $100 wondering how a place like this could do so well if you like a posh restaurant with a small plate off over presented food for an expensive price...More

Thank nutsno1
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Totally amazing experience. Restaurant is first class, with a delightful menu & service with real character. Grounds are impeccable with little shop's offering some unique souvenirs/ gifts. Castle is extravagant & a once in a life time experience.

1  Thank fitton74
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Great food and so so awesome with the indoor playroom and fantastic outside playground for the kids. Kids are occupied while mum relaxes with a coffee and a yummy treat!

Thank mongibson
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We stayed in Matakana for a weekend to get away from Auckland for a break and learnt about this must visit restaurant from our accommodation hosts. Worth booking to get a table. They had nice friendly service and were helpful with our 5yo son. We...More

Thank rvnelson
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Thank you Riverstone for an incredible experience. We walked around your restaurant first to hear about the storey of the family, the castle and The home grown veg. Then we were sat with a perfect view of the castle as I sipped a Chambord fizz....More

Thank Lealani2000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Groups
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
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A busy restaurant in rural Oamaru, New Zealand owned by Bevan + Monique Smith. Reservations are recommended.
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