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Riverstone Kitchen

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££ - £££
European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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1431 Glenavy-Hilderthorpe Road | Rd 5H, Oamaru 9493, New Zealand
+64 3-431 3505
09:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Thu - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have followed Chef Bevan Smith from Canada for several years now and as we really enjoyed his recipe books we decided to try his restaurant. Was it worth the three hour drive from Wanaka? In a word YES! We were served by a delightful young lady named Sarah who gave us excellent suggestions for what she considered fresh from... More 

Thank Bill T
Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The excellent rating is given very much to the impeccable service I received. Everyone of the service staff was attentive and eager to serve. We didn't make any reservations but got a table after a 20 mins wait. The wait was easy as we made our way around the gardens and florist nearby. So much to see!! Food was decent... More 

Thank BlackCoookie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Of our 2 weeks driving holiday on the South Island, most dinner reservations were pre-booked. The one night in Waimate we were without a booking and luckily our B&B hostess recommended then reserved a table for us at this wonderful 'find'. Excellent and very friendly service, gorgeous menu of seasonal dishes, perfect pacing....all in all, a great dining experience. Highly... More 

Thank JJMinUK
Gold Coast, Australia
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Back for yet another Riverstone weekend and we were not disappointing as the team performed up to their usual high standard. The dinner the night before was excellent with exemplary service from the front of house team. They showed great understanding and knowledge to adapt the menu to our vegetarian requests. We enjoyed discovering that they now have Kombucha on... More 

Thank Gavin_Marie
Oamaru, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Riverstone Kitchen is a Cordon Bleu restaurant. The setting is on a working farm. The food is prepared by Bevan Smith., chef and owner. He goes out of his way to make you feel so special. The food, the atmosphere and the way the staff look after you, this is the best idea we had to go there for dinner.... More 

Thank whitock
Dunedin, New Zealand
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Riverstone Kitchen is a real treat for lunch. Service was brilliant. The choice of wines and boutique beers complimented our food choices. I chose the light options of side salads and wedges which whilst larger than I expected they were delicious. We have been here before and it never fails to deliver its high standard. The setting with castle and... More 

Thank Claire214_13
Sale, Cheshire, UK
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182 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove out of our way to have brunch here, we were not disappointed. Great choice, large portions, good service and fab coffee. Nice shop area, bought some delicious jams to bring back to the UK as gifts, they were so nice we ate them ourselves! Friendly staff, it got very busy with lots of tables already reserved for lunch... More 

Thank Juliesamari
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely staff and atmosphere. I am dairy and cocoanut free and Bevan went out of his way to adapt my lamb dish. It was very yummy. I was too full for dessert but he was going to adapt one for me too. Thak you!

Thank Angela W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a brilliant idea to be there and had dinner, I'm very satisfied with everything! The pan-fried fish is so nice and the desert is absolutely beautiful!

Thank Joyce Z
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here with relations whilst staying with them in Oamaru. We enjoyed te atmosphere and food so much that we came back at the end of our trip to sample the delights a second time. The restaurant is bright and airy with pleasant staff and a great atmosphere. If you arrive early there are some nice gardens, some peacocks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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
A busy restaurant in rural Oamaru, New Zealand owned by Bevan + Monique Smith.

Reservations are recommended.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?