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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
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18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Thu - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
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Orewa, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a outstanding meal here today. Evening meal with a very interesting selection of food available - mainly fresh local produce. Outstanding selection of craft beers and again local award winning wines. Will definitely return. Prices are what you would expect to pay for this quality of meal & service. Defiantly not Auckland prices which was a pleasant surprise.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for lunch the other day with no reservation they staff were super friendly and welcoming and were still able to fit us in at last minute. Our lunch was great! Highly recommend booking as this place gets packed. Awesome gardens and gift shops, we always stop when heading south. Will return.

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Thank Sheree R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a quick stop here on a Saturday morning for brunch an was impressed by the prompt and friendly meet and greet of everybody who came through the door. The same urgency was applied to delivery of food, clearing of tables, receipting of payment etc. by all the well-presented waiting staff. There were at least 6 of them buzzing about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the Salmon on a thai salad - exceptionally well composed - absolutely delicious - our groups other dishes the free range chicken, bruschetta and fish curry all looked great and no-one had any spare to share. Although very busy the service was good and the staff all looked happy in their work. I wish I wasn't just passing... More 

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently took a group of Grandchildren to Riverstone for morning tea, lovely choices for Adults and Children alike....but it still all came down to wedges for the wee ones which was not a problem for staff. The play ground is a Children's dream and the grounds a Gardeners dream. Allow at least 2 to three hours for a visit... More 

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Thank Lin637
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended as a stop between Oamaru and Timaru. A great place for families, couples and friends. The food is fresh and delicious. Many of the ingredients come straight from the extensive country garden at the river stone cafe. The shopping is fantastic wether it be for a gift, garden, Christmas or impulse buy there is something for everyone. If... More 

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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food, unbeatable service, this place never fails. Every time we so here is amazing. If I weren't in public is be licking the plate!

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Thank Megan W
Oamaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our fault as we hadn't prebooked for a family birthday but staff said:- yes they could find us a table. We had a table, then we didn't have a table, then would we like to sit outside(was pretty cold) & then they said we could sit in the sofa area & at last yea we had a table!! Service great,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous evening, everyone at the table raved about their main meal, the drink list was extensive & everyone found a drink which suited them, but what sealed the deal were the exquisite desserts - absolutely outstanding!!! Would highly recommend!

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Timaru, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The service was great,but the meal was obviously budget at high end price.I ordered a chicken dish but the chicken must have been pulled through on a piece of string.Too expensive considering the meal was mostly vege produced on the property!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Meals
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?