River Kitchen is temporarily within building renovation paper so it looks a little different/disguised. Located adjacent to a handy public car park but looks out onto the river. Excellent service - friendly & obliging staff. The food is excellent. We had breakfast there. I would recommend the smoked fish potato cakes with poached eggs. The fish cakes were crispy on the outside & the soft inside had plenty of tasty smoked fish. We booked to return later that day for lunch to meet up with friends who were flying over from Wellington so I got to try some of the treats from the cabinet. The capable staff coped professionally with a crowd of 10 people. River Kitchen lived up to its highly recommended reputation.
I love this place, always busy with friendly staff. Excellent food and value for money. My daughter couldn’t eat the full eggs Benedict and doing a half was not a problem. Chicken / bacon waffles are the best in the area. To top it off 1 in 8 coffees are free YUS!!
Very nice place for brunch. Waffles were delicious. Coffee is strong. Service was great
Rustic food with a great view and ambiance! Well presented. Their buttermilk chicken tenders are something that I would come back for more.
Food was great. We had the seafood chowder & open chicken sandwich. Both very tasty and well seasoned by New Zealand standards! I find there's a tendency to under-salt here! Service friendly and helpful, you can pay as soon as you're done ordering if you're in a rush to get out. Cute, mainly outdoor cafe on the side of the river at the edge of town.scenuc spot, dog friendly but watch out for the seagulls! The staff do have a super soaker to fend them off if required ;
Great place, delicious food and friendly service. Would visit again. Delicious Coffee. Kid-friendliness: They have a toy box and no one seemed bugged by our kids playing. Plenty of place to play next to the river.
Found a lovely place for breakfast this Mōrena. Place is humming, lot's obviously love the kai and kāwhe here too. I must say I really enjoyed my Hēki Bennie. Service was excellent. Definitely a very ka pai place to go for kai and kāwhe.
What a gem. The Cafe was buzzing for a Sunday brunch. We were lucky to have Bella serve our table and didn't want for anything. She was attentive and regularly checked in to see how we were doing. Our coffees were perfect and the food was fresh, very generously portioned and delicious. I'd definitely recommend.
Came here for lunch with friends. Very busy... most tables inside and outside were used. The food was great. They have cabinet food, which did look a bit dry. We ordered of the menu. It did not take long considering the amount of people coming in. The service was great... friendly, happy and down-to-earth professional. Looking forward to next visit.
Today our service was lackluster, laboured and appeared like she couldn't be bothered. Obviously the head chef was on their day off as food wasn't much better. One month ago I gave a five star, service was bright and enthusiastic and quick, the food was delicious, everything was great. What happened?