We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Dinner stop on our way down south”
Review of Riverstone Kitchen

Riverstone Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 72 Restaurants in Oamaru
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$24
Cuisines: Contemporary
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A busy restaurant in rural Oamaru, New Zealand owned by Bevan + Monique Smith. Reservations are recommended.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good, efficient online booking system.
Good service, interesting deli corner in the restaurant.
The Venison Curry with cauliflower, peanuts and crispy (? not really) shallots had the right spiciness but was not too exciting. The Pan fried fish with fennel and lemon risotto was much better but again not really to write home about it.
The Pear Tarte Tatin was poorly plated and not a real Tarte Tatin but it was tasty.

Date of visit: October 2018
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank AMBINVDB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (748)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

7 - 11 of 748 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped to view the castle and have morning tea on the way back to Christchurch from Oamaru.The coffee was very good and they had some nice snack type food. A full menu was also offered. Service was good and restrooms clean. While you are there spend some time in the " gift shop" - as facinating as the castle itself .

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Basil781
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Magnificent food, incredible setting with Dots dream castle in the background, manacured gardens where produce is planted picked and enjoyed fresh.
An absolute must stop , must shop and must stay for at least several hours.
Wonderful boutiquie funky but fabulous gift shops and if you see the effivecient red haired flamboyant Dot Smith, make sure to introduce yourself...she will always have time to talk, a generous soul and a lifestyle game changer ....

Date of visit: October 2018
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank lindsaywalker2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family had a great time entrees where good and well priced. Mains where good with a wide range of options. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jontim87
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal at Riverstone Kitchen. Staff were really great when it came to my dietary requirements. My neice dropped her fork, and staff came and picked it up, giving her a new one. I had free range chicken. It was delishes, and desert was lovely.

Date of visit: October 2018
    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Donna L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Riverstone Kitchen also viewed

Oamaru, Otago Region
Oamaru, Otago Region
 
Oamaru, Otago Region
Oamaru, Otago Region
 
Oamaru, Otago Region
Oamaru, Otago Region
 

Been to Riverstone Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing