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Riverstone Kitchen

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly

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A busy restaurant in rural Oamaru, New Zealand owned by Bevan + Monique Smith. Reservations are recommended.
US$10 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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
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Reviewed 4 January 2019 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 1 January 2019 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 31 December 2018

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 28 December 2018 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
Reviewed 26 December 2018

beautiful gardens and setting amazing playground and stunning views of the castle but was disappointed with the cafe - very noisey the concrete floor and high ceiling seem to make the voices louder, the food was average we had the tomato, garlic and bread soup...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank supagrantka
Reviewed 25 December 2018

This restaurant had been recommended by the hosts of our B&B and we were not disappointed. It’s a great place to stop on the road to Christchurch. It was a lovely day and even if they had not planned to open the outdoors terrace, they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Catherinegagnon
Reviewed 13 December 2018

About two years ago I came to Riverstone for coffee. I also fancied some cake but you can't tell from the menu what you are buying so I went and looked at the cakes. I got snapped at by a young person who told me...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hawean
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Riverstone is amazing. We had lunch here and even though the girl said they werent busy..i would have said it was packed. The food was delish and it came out fast..service was fantastic. I would advise to book a table before going especially if there...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Along the highway.. good good, excellent playground with s mini flying fox, swings. Garden growing veggies Prefer Fish n Chips over the Lamb dish. Kids meal available. Dessert was yummy ... esp the ice cream. Crowded.. reservation is the best

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HazelnMummy
Reviewed 10 December 2018

River stone is a fabulous place to visit. It has gift shopping with heaps to offer and the best place to buy gifts for anyone. River stone kitchen is lovely if you wish to have a meal when visiting. The castle nearby is awesome! I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Google maps reports 20.6 km, 19 minutes.
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