The River Kitchen

Monday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Tuesday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Wednesday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Thursday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Friday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Saturday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Sunday7:00 am – 4:00 pm.

217 Victoria Street, Hamilton Central

07-839 2906

With turquoise tiling, exposed brick, stripped back wooden floors, cosy booths, and jars of pickling and preserves lining the counters, The River Kitchen feels like a cosy cottage with your Nana about to come dashing out of the kitchen at any minute. Saturdays and Sundays feel like a party, with all the regulars coming in at the same time each week to score something yummy from the cabinet, or sit and have a slow coffee and a chat with the lovely servers.

Well-known in the community for their date and custard scones, ‘saintly’ eggs, various potato hash and pancakes, there are plenty of options for every set of taste buds. Even plant-based and gluten-free diners will feel well-cared for thanks to the diverse menu and cabinet.

Using what's fresh and in season is of the utmost importance here, and the friendships forged between the owner and local food suppliers mean they know exactly where the produce that gets served on your plate comes from.

The River Kitchen team believes life is too short for generic eating experiences and uses food as more than just fuel, but a way to foster community. Dining here feels like a true celebration of local flavours, and local people.

Words by Hayley James & Photography by Anna Briggs

217 Victoria Street, Hamilton Central

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