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Riverside Lodge

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Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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1 Riverside Lane, Te Kuiti 3910, New Zealand
+64 7-878 8027
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Te Kuiti, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its great to eat out occasionally and the Riverside is our first choice. The place is welcoming, Sandy and Pete are great hosts and the meals are delicious.

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22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stopped by to have a bite to eat with my son and nephew, auntie and uncle, approximately 5 of us. It was lovely to stop by and sit down in a nice clean and quiet environment (around 6pm for dinner). The place was not very busy, but was lovely and we were lucky to have the un-divided attention of... More 

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Thank EuniceTravels
qldgrl, Owner at Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you EuniceTravels. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We don't got out for dinner very much, but when we do we love to visit The Riverside. The hosts are very welcoming and friendly and are genuine about making sure you are well looked after. The meals are very reasonably priced and the plates are huge!! and tasty!! which means you definitely get value for money. My children love... More 

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Thank Jenelle B
qldgrl, Owner at Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Jenelle! It's always lovely to see you and your family. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service from Sandy and Pete at the riverside. They really look after you there and have a genuine interest in getting to know you. Nothing like the personal touch of locals.

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Thank sasharick
qldgrl, Owner at Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you sasharick - It is always great to see you! More 

Otorohanga, New Zealand
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yummy, tasty meal at valued priced. Staff very welcoming which makes a more enjoyable dinning experience. Will be back!

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Thank kevintQ4289ZH
qldgrl, Owner at Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you kevintQ4289ZH. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have visited Riverside Lodge several times and always found the hosts and staff extremely friendly, welcoming and hospitable. They serve fabulous meals that are a good size. I have recommended Riverside to several colleagues and acquaintances as a great place to stop if they ever need a break in Te Kuiti.

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Thank GK69GS
riversidetekuiti, Owner at Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you. I hope we will see you again. Cheers sandy More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I've been to the Riverside Lodge four times over the last 2-3 years. The food and service has always been fantastic. We've tried their steaks, salmon, lamb shanks and burgers ... and we've enjoyed it every time. Drink prices (for beer, wine and spirits) are cheap (compared to Auckland) ... less than Auckland RSA or sports club prices. Last summer... More 

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Thank Garry S
riversidetekuiti, Owner at Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Garry S. I am glad you have enjoyed your experiences with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers Sandy More 

Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice relaxing atmosphere, very good sized meals, cooked and presented well. Would be happy to go there again.

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Thank GetSmart9949
riversidetekuiti, Owner at Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you GetSmart9949. I am glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers sandy More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on our trip north. Lovely quiet location. Meal was good size and staff very friendly and welcoming. Drinks reasonably priced.

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Thank DJW20
qldgrl, Owner at Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Diane. We hope to see you again! More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

The chef obviously has some good ideas but doesn't know how to execute them. The tarahiki was overcooked (how hard is that?) and there was no dressing on the salad. Despite the place being pretty empty the food took ages to come. The boulanger potatoes were nice. Friendly staff and good wine recommendations (but not cheap).

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Thank Bobcat605
riversidetekuiti, Owner at Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not have a good experience with us. I do wish you had said something at the time so that we could have rectified the problem. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Riverside Lane, Te Kuiti 3910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Te Kuiti
  • Phone Number: +64 7-878 8027
Description
Welcome to the Riverside where locals have been meeting and eating for over 100 years. Peter(Dingo) and Sandy Jones are your hosts. A favourite eating place and watering hole for both locals and visitors, the Riverside offers extensive seasonal lunch and dinner menus featuring, amongst other items, tender and tasty steaks, succulent seafoods, gourmet pizzas and a selection of bar snacks. There is also a delicious dessert board, all made in house. Riverside also offers a chef's board featuring specialty dishes. Riverside has an expansive riverbank deck for summer dining. We stock a selection of NZ beers and cider on tap, plus a variety of NZ and international bottled beers and ciders, NZ and Australian wines, Spirits, and RTDs as well as a wide range of both low alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages. Riverside has a function room available for meetings, private dinners, parties and wakes. There is a delicious finger food menu for functions. Buffet lunches and dinners for groups are available by arrangement. •5 TV's for your sporting entertainment • TAB •9 Lion Foundation Gaming machines •pool table •dart board

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?