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Riverstone Kitchen

$$ - $$$European, ,
1431 Glenavy-Hilderthorpe Road | Rd 5H, Oamaru 9493, New Zealand
+64 3-431 3505
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  • Excellent74%
  • 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 17 June 2018

Riverstone is easily one of the best restaurants in the region. The food is always delicious - fresh, interesting, local. Our most recent visit was a quick stop for coffee and cake, which were both excellent. Take the time to walk around the impressive vege...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 13 June 2018

was expecting a little better , with all the hype this place generates, not too sure where that comes from.. waitresses and ordering friendly and quick, meals little dissapointing. mainly craft beers. and quite cool sitting in there. an ok restaurant !!!

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank gavinr7
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

As I write this. Brilliant coffee, food, service and atmosphere. I couldn’t fault it even on a rainy day. Lots for kids to do as well. Will be back

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank D J
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I eat there regularly- about every three weeks and it has been a place to take guests. However, the standards of both the wait staff (younger new staff, rather than the older ones) and the food has been declining. We went there...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank LynC630
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a place. After a long day driving to find this restaurant gem was amazing. Great food, first class service. Unique place with a modern castle on site.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank BermudaSolo
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Checked out the number one eatery in Oamaru and booked online Great booking system Arrived 5 mins early and was greeted with oh you got in we must have forgotten to lock the door! Waited the 5 minutes and we were seated Reasonably prompt service...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank BackPacker394688
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Great food & service. So busy, it is well worth booking - they managed to seat us thankfully. The food was worth the wait - thoroughly enjoyed the salmon dish. A delicious selection, local produce - caters to the various travellers tastes. Walk around the...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Diana B
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We always stop here when we have the chance. Fantastic food, service as well as sauces etc for sale and the awesome recipe books. They always have room for us to pop in for afternoon tea as well as those booked. The food is divine...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Carotraveller
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Great lunch we have been several times in the past always great service,the food is excellent always local produce like Rod Philip asparagus or Whitestone cheese. My lamb was perfectly cooked and the wedges are always chrispy and fluffy. Propper Italian coffee, and an excellent...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Wonderful place to eat - great staff -amazing gardens - wonderful quirky little shops - children's playground and Dot's castle makes this a compulsory stop if you are passing thru Oamaru. Just FANTASTIC !

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Hine22
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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