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Review of Riverstone Kitchen

Riverstone Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 64 Restaurants in Oamaru
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $26
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A busy restaurant in rural Oamaru, New Zealand owned by Bevan + Monique Smith. Reservations are recommended.
Reviewed November 24, 2012

This visit was disappointing we don't feel they are equipped for large groups...........it was some sort of heritage day in oamaru........maybe the lack of food was because they ran out.......wouldn't do groups again

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1  Thank Harryjake
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

This was a big deal: an afternoon tea at a highly regarded restaurant as a refreshment stop on a garden club bus trip. The booking was made in advance, but we were told we had to arrive in the morning, not the afternoon. The first disappointment. On the eve of the trip we were told we had to take a fixed menu morning tea because we were a bus load. Those wanting just a coffee or tea and a biscuit had to have biscuits and scones. Second disappointment. We would be charged for the bus load, regardless of how many took the morning tea, third disappointment. We would have been a little less annoyed had the food been of the expected standard. It was a major disappointment: the scones were far smaller than those at the counter, and they were hard crusted and tasteless. The biscuits however, were anything but tasteless: they had a bitter after taste, and were hard, not quite river stones but certainly not pleasant. I thought my request for a second cup of tea was going to be refused, but it was served. Just as well, because I needed it to wash away the taste of the biscuits. I hope this was a one off situation. Riverstone Kitchen has a well deserved reputation for high quality food, but our experience shows there may be instances where standards fall below expectations. I hope we have better fortune on our next visit.

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5  Thank FoxburrNewZealand
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

It was worth the drive from Dunedin to have lunch at this restaurant. The food was excellent and very tasty. Service very good and a great way to spend a day.

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Thank DougAdam
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Riverstone restaurant is prob the most amazing restaurant in the mid and lower south island. The food is exceptional not to mention the service and for what you receive once ordered is well priced.Highly recommended,

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Thank TimaruCraigo
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Riverstone Kitchen is 12 k out of Oamaru and well worth the effort. We wondered how a restaurant could flourish so far from the centre but the answer is in the cuisine. We chose the NZ$80 degustation menu and were not disappointed with the tasty, interesting array of foods that were presented. The wines certainly complemented the flavours in the food. The service was cheerful and professional and they readily accommodated one of us who was gluten free and another with seafood allergy. A worthwhile dining experience. No wonder the restaurant regularly wins awards.

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