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Riverstone Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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1431 Glenavy-Hilderthorpe Road | Rd 5H, Oamaru 9493, New Zealand
+64 3-431 3505
18:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Thu - Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Thu - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
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Otago Peninsula, NZ
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I rang Riverstone for a short-notice lunch booking and they were kind enough to fit me in although their tables were fully booked. The staff were friendly and attentive. I had the freshest salad I've ever had in a restaurant - and a quick walk around their amazing gardens afterwards showed me why! A very pleasant experience.

Thank kiwique
Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday, and once again we were very impressed. We had phoned ahead to reserve a table and what a good job we did as the restaurant was full! The service is excellent and the food is superb. I chose the mussels in the Thai Green Curry and my partner chose the squid. We... More 

Thank ffBri
Whakatane,New Zealand
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112 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A delicious meal, with friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant garden was amazing. We dined on a quiet night, but it would be very noisy with a crowd there.It is also well out of town.

Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found riverstone on a guidebook and thought I had to try it with my dad who was visiting from Ireland. We went in and from the get go the staff were very kind and attentive. My dad got the lamb and it was yummy he said. I wasn't feeling too well so the very kind waiter gave me some... More 

Thank caoimhebuck4
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a few weeks of traveling we lucked into picking Riverstone for breakfast. This would be a great restaurant in any major U.S. city and to find it on the east coast of the South Island, seemingly in the middle of nowhere was surreal. Service and food were fantastic and make time for a tour of the grounds and the... More 

Thank Mark B
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked as a group of approximately thirty people. The meal was a preset option of a Salmon salad or a chicken salad served on platters to share and dessert of a chocolate cake or an orange cake, plus tea or coffee, the food was lovely but very expensive at $35pp. I can not complain about the venue, but the... More 

Thank P111Dunedin
Dunedin, New Zealand
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon arrival we were seated very quickly considering the busy lunch rush, Sarah the Maître D was absolutely deliteful and helpful throughout our entire experience! Wait staff were efficient and lovely, and had great knowledge of the menu. I thoroughly enjoyed the rotolo, beautiful and rich. My partner enjoyed his Riverstone beef burger, although he did comment on finding it... More 

Thank JordanHulleman
Timaru, New Zealand
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in a large group for lunch & received the best customer service from our waitress. Meal was delicious & well presented. Beautiful flavours & would definitely recommend

Thank hidez_12
Oamaru, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taste sensation is the only way to describe it and outstanding service Great staff Great facilities just top notch !

Thank Murray P
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to eat here with my family. Could not fault the meal and the delicious desert, and the young girl serving us was awesome but when I left the table and went to buy some jam the older person on the til was not as friendly.Maybe she was tired. When I went to pay for the jam... 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?