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The River Shack

Mill Hill, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes TQ9 6RD, England
+44 1803 782520
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“ice cream” (15 reviews)
“crab cakes” (6 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mill Hill, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes TQ9 6RD, England
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

A first visit for dinner at this small cafe restaurant . We'd booked ahead which is probably recommended if there are a group of you and it was very helpful to be told that their usual chef would not be on duty during the evening...More

1  Thank Papabob
Claire M, Manager at The River Shack, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2016

thankyou ... ( I think !!! )

Reviewed October 29, 2016

Went yesterday late afternoon after my son decided he wanted to go crabbing I did not eat but had a coffee service was fine and the place was clean,my husband went in to see if he could buy some bait and the lady gave him...More

Thank joanne b
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We visited the River Shack whilst on holiday in Stoke Gabriel. Five of us went for dinner one evening as we didn't fancy driving too far. We didn't really know what to expect but was really surprised. We were given a warm greeting by the...More

Thank Sam S
Reviewed October 8, 2016

We visited the River Shack last Tuesday for steak night. Although there was a shortage of customers they definitely missed out by not coming out. Our steaks were superb and definitely some of the best we've had anywhere. The offer of two steaks and a...More

1  Thank Adrian P
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Visited this establishment today with my partner and 15 day old baby boy. We came to feed the ducks, we ordered two take away drinks,1 mocha and a 1 latte. The young lad did them as a drinking in and had to remind him they...More

5  Thank Tony R
Claire M, Manager at The River Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2016

thankyou for your comments and I'm sorry you had his experience ... I wasnt there at the time but was told about it on my return..however as always with this site it only gives one persons view of events . I find it very sad...More

Reviewed October 6, 2016

I don't like leaving bad reviews, especially when I know a business is still finding its feet, but our recent visit to the River Shack was such a disappointment. This place has so much potential to be a great little cafe, but quite frankly it...More

4  Thank WearytravellerOxford
Claire M, Manager at The River Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2016

Thankyou for your comments however yes we are still finding our feet with regards to the chips I don't know many places that cut them themseleves so not sure what you expected there!!!!!!!!!!! as you said the atmosphere was lacking ....I agree that the two...More

Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Having recently got married abroad we chose the river shack to have our wedding party. Good value, great food (BBQ and inside buffet), decorated nicely. Claire, the owner, is more than happy to help in anyway she can and is really trying to turn the...More

Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed September 13, 2016

The location of The River Shack is quite idyllic, standing on the waterfont. It was very busy, with people enjoying the gorgeous sunshine. The lunchtime menu was rather limited, but I ordered a Brie, bacon and caramelised onion sandwich on brown bread, and a portion...More

2  Thank dhm
Claire M, Owner at The River Shack, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2016

first of all thankyou for coming even though you quite clearly were not impressed ..I wouldn't be either which is why we have just brought out our new menu which I urge you to check out on the web site or the facebook page ....More

Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Great location by the river, inside and outside tables. This is the only game in town so they mop up the busy tourist trade. Prices are really quite expensive for what's on offer. Food seems to be home cooked and sometimes limited towards the end...More

1  Thank Bazjk
Claire M, Manager at The River Shack, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2016

surly being busy is good ?? we are not " the only game in town " there are pubs and restaurant too. Also we do not " mop up " the tourist trade over half of our customers are locals . Our prices have gone...More

Reviewed September 4, 2016

I vsited for an early lunch with my parents and teenage daughters last Wednesday. The setting is beautiful, we sat outside and it was quite idyllic. The menu was small but that was good in my opinion and I could happily have chosen anything from...More

1  Thank hollybush5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $12
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Hill, Stoke Gabriel, Totnes TQ9 6RD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Totnes  >  Stoke Gabriel
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 782520
A small licensed riverside cafe. Offering good quality, local produce. Outstanding location with plenty to do for the entire family. See you soon!
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