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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

Location and contact

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 12 July 2018

Interesting place to visit. Definitely worth the trip. Fish and chips really good. The squid dish had less squid than chorizo but still nice. Only minor complaint was plates being cleared while one person still eating. Kinda seemed a little keen to get us out...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AMFMNewZealand
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing,after spending an hour or so looking around at all the fantastic shops we went in for lunch.(fantastic) well worth a visit.cant wait to go back.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank evans12018
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We've been meaning to get here for ages and we finally managed it for lunch over the weekend. It was delicious, service was prompt and if we hadn't decided on some lovely cake for dessert we'd have easily been in and out in under an...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank whattosay
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Riverstone has to be my favourite restaurant in the South Island! After 4 years away, I was hoping the pork rillettes would still be on the menu! The coffee is always great and the staff are incredible. I finished the dinner with the orange syrup...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Maddy K
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Regular customer of this fantastic place. Never been disappointed. Consistently delivers top cuisine at affordable price. Will be back many times. Thanks.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank axebe
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch had the roast lamb very nice presentation was great. Also a good range of beers will be back

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank jontim87
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, nice service, but watch out if you're on a tight budget. The food is definitely worth it. Menu choice is great. Places for the kids to venture are a massive benefit. Would recommend highly, nice treat. Chef even came to check if food...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank GinagAuckland
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
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Response from aps_73 | Reviewed this property |
Google maps reports 20.6 km, 19 minutes.
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