Riverstone Kitchen

Riverstone Kitchen is a more casual café by day before morphing into a relaxed yet focused evening restaurant.

The short, uncluttered menu focuses on local ingredients, with much of the produce from the family’s gardens.

In 2006, Bevan Smith returned to New Zealand after time spent in Europe and Australia, to establish the now famous Riverstone Kitchen. Built in a paddock on the family farm, 15 minutes north of Oamaru in North Otago, the restaurant sits alongside Riverstone Country Giftshops and the newly built Riverstone Castle. It is now a destination for lucky locals, food-loving kiwis and international visitors alike.

Bevan’s food ethos is reflected in the all-encompassing gardens that surround and define Riverstone Kitchen. He is passionate about showcasing the best that New Zealand has to offer and is a strong advocate of sustainability and locally sourced produce. The inspiring gardens provide a daily supply of fresh produce used within the restaurant. The menus change frequently to reflect the seasons and to utilise ingredients at their peak.

Award winning restaurant, extensive gardens, giftshops, playground and a castle – there’s something for everyone.