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With its fertile soils and high sunlight hours, the Waitaki region abounds with beautiful fresh farm produce and wild caught seafood. Local restaurants create spectacular dishes from these raw ingredients to compliment the wines of the region.

Waitaki Braids

Wines by the glass, café style cuisine and full meals. Waitaki Braids also offers accommodation and can be booked for large groups or functions.

Open 7 days 8am-8pm.

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Riverstone Kitchen

Chef Bevan Smith excels in his passion for farm to table produce and seasonal cooking. Surrounded by vegetable beds where the majority of the restaurants food is grown, Riverstone Kitchen offers a fine dining experience with its roots firmly in the local ground.

Thursday to Monday 9am-5pm. Open late on weekends.

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South American couple Pablo and Yani have created a home for themselves in Oamaru and brought a Latin feel to the local food scene. Argentinian and Mediterranean influences and a fantastic drinks menu make Cucina an unmissable dining experience.

Tuesday to Saturday 5pm-9pm.

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River-T Wines

Come and enjoy fresh, local produce while enjoying the stunning vineyard views and award winning Waitaki Valley wine. Our food options include something for everyone with our infamous platters, cheese boards, salads, soups, nachos and more.

Open September through to June.

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