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Aparima Restaurant & Bar

17 Orepuki-Riverton Hwy Riverton 9822, Riverton 9822, New Zealand
+64 3-234 8502
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“seafood chowder” (11 reviews)
“mash” (4 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
17 Orepuki-Riverton Hwy Riverton 9822, Riverton 9822, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome Blue Cod + Chips and Seafood Chowder, a must try. Easily located on the main road and it has a great view of the town and river.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank alland875
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. Very busy because there is not many options in town. We asked for a blue cod, we were expecting something bigger but it was ok. Good beer and good views. Friendly staff. We recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PousadaT15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to go out for a nice meal on a “date night” and there seemed to be 2 nice restaurants to choose from. SO glad that we chose Aparima restaurant!! It was fairly busy when we went in but we got a table straight...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Gareth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited Riverton for a weekend and Wow, what an amazing meal! Portions sizes are big, and the flavours were absolute delicious. Would highly recommend going here and trying the blue cod, and the salmon. The cheesecake (that we didn’t need) was ridiculously good as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lauracmilner83
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Stayed a night in Riverton and this seemed to be the only Restaurant in town. Nice newish place with friendly staff to greet you on arrival. Ambience was great and a great view over the estuary, especially when the tide is in. Meal was well...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank trotts555
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Great meal, great service, waitresses were lovely, friendly & professional. We were all very pleased with meal. Large meals & good selection. I only thing I think could improve things would be a little more room at the table. Would go back again, it's more...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bionickate2016
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Meal consisted of a platter of oysters between the 2 of us, gorgeous beer battered, fluffy, crunchy, bluff oysters. Followed by our main - one blue cod, one steak, which were both just melt in your mouth

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank allanskerrett
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We where recommended this place by the owners of the motel we where staying. What was refreshing to know that they offer a pick up service, which was great way to relax and not drive. The chef/owner picked us up and explained to us what...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank elenabO4446VR
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Stunning views. Food is great although on the expensive side. Waited a while for the food to come out. It was quite busy which made it very noisy inside. Third time visiting Aparima and nothing much has changed.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MollyNZ43
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Our recent visit to The Ap was a fantastic experience. The service was top class and meals faultless. I had the salmon which was cooked to perfection. Friends were saying the seafood chowder was delicious. Well done. We'll be back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jill l
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$5 - $27
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Orepuki-Riverton Hwy Riverton 9822, Riverton 9822, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Riverton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-234 8502
Aparima Restaurant and Bar is a gastrobar with a great selection of meals and entertainment. Great river, sea and mountain views Courtesy couch available, free Wi-Fi Fully wheelchair accessible, great staff, warm and cosy
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