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Riverstone Kitchen

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1431 Glenavy-Hilderthorpe Road | Rd 5H, Oamaru 9493, New Zealand
+64 3-431 3505
Thu - Sun 18:00 - 21:00
Thu - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The extensive vegetable gardens, easy parking and access to restaurant made this a must stop lunch spot. We didn't have a reservation so a 10 min wait, time to browse Bevan Smiths recipe book & his mothers book about her recently completed castle & most. I had very generous meal of mussels topped with delicious selection of herbs straight from... More 

Thank Liz9371
Queenstown, New Zealand
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194 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is probably our favourite restaurant in the South Island. It never fails to amaze us how consistently good the food and service is. Our meal today was no exception. As always, the bistro was packed. Thankfully we'd booked a table. We tucked into courgette fritti with lemon and pork rilletes to start. The fritti were perfectly cooked - you... More 

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Sun City West, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our tour guide mentioned we were going to stop at a garden for tea. Yawn. But this place was FANTASTIC. Unbelievable, extensive gardens and shops. Tea and the accompanying cakes, scones, etc. were so good I can't imagine ever having a tea experience like that again. Can't emphasize enough how great this place was. Want to go back and have... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had heard a lot from friends who previously had visited and eaten at Riverside Kitchen near Oamaru New Zealand. Our opportunity came when we had a vacation there this past February 2017. In anticipation, we made a reservation. The restaurant is along the highway so it's best to plan your meal and arrival time in advance. There's lots of... More 

Thank Christine-Scooter
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Riverstone Kitchen for a quick lunch the other day with a friend. I had the shaved cabbage and toasted hazelnut salad with Parmesan and balsamic dressing. It was absolutely delicious!! Best salad ever. My friend had the chicken salad which she also really enjoyed. Then we shared a date scone which also had lovely orange flavours and was... More 

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we made a reservation the day before as we know it is very popular.The staff were welcoming and freindly and the service was very quick.We enjoyed our main dishes they were beautifully presented and tasted delicious we also had deserts which were equally as yummy.we visited here several years ago and really enjoy wandering around the garden and browsing through... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

People had been recommending Riverstone to me and I had it on the list then realized they are not open for dinner on Monday which was our only day we could go there! We left early and made it in time for a late lunch and I am so glad we did!! It's an interesting place with really fantastic food.... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were fortunate enough to drive from Oamaru to Riverstone for a world class dinner. Don't miss it if you are traveling to the area. Worth staying overnight just to dine here.

Thank tom9123456
Christchurch, New Zealand
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had wanted to try this restaurant for some time and were not disappointed with our evening meal. Many choices appealed, but in the end we chose 'The Feast.' This choice is for the table and due to dietary restrictions we were able to switch some items from the main menu. We really enjoyed the whole meal which was balanced... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called into Riverstone as part of the Alps to Ocean bike tour. Only there for lunch but found a place that you would spend as much time looking around with its funky shops and models. The veggy garden display is a gardeners dream with huge cabbages etc. The dining whilst not the cheapest is nonetheless excellent with friendly wait... 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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?