We’d taken the precaution of booking a table for lunch with friends at Riverstone Kitchen.
Not many years ago this was a very stoney paddock. Now it’s home to a thriving business, set in beautiful and bountiful gardens, overlooked by newly built Riverstone Castle.
The first car park was full when we pulled in, the shops were bustling and the restaurant was busy.
But busyness didn’t detract from the service which was up to the usual high standard. The food was simple and delicious, and the company fun.
The Riverstone complex makes a valuable contribution to the economic and social fabric of the Waitaki District and I’m grateful for it.