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The Riverford Field Kitchen

Wash Farm, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0JU, England
+44 1803 762074
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Wash Farm, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0JU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited this place a few years ago and so the Jan 18 'click' is to complete this review. On arrival there was a lengthy walk to the dining place. The tables were set so that you sat with strangers, which I was uncomfortable with....More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank MARTIN P
AliA15650, Public Relations Manager at The Riverford Field Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Martin, many thanks for your comments. I'm sorry that you would be reluctant to return. Our dining experience is uniquely different to other restaurants, which is what most people love about us. We are quite clear on our communications that it's a 'shared dining'...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

1st time with this experience A set menu - groups sat together on long tables and plates of food coming throughout the sitting, the menu was interesting various veg in great combos and flavours catering for vegetarians and vagans and of course meat eaters and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marian h
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was packed on Sunday and deservedly so as the meal was exceptionally good. They are so good here catering for e everyone’s needs food wise. We had myself with a nut allergy, a vegan and a vegetarian. Everyone was catered for. Blade of beef...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sallyjodevon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Utterly delicious, stylish food. Seasonal local ingredients are used to create imaginative and generous platters which are distributed for customers to serve themselves. There is a warm and friendly ambience in the restaurant and the food changes every day. Great value and unforgettable in the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Juliet_Dearlove
AliA15650, Public Relations Manager at The Riverford Field Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your kind review Juliet. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with and hopefully we inspired you to cook your veg a little differently!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived as a birthday treat (only to find another on our table doing exactly the same!) fir our first visit. Loved the informal shared dining experience and the friendliness of all the staff.The food was different and exceptional with ideas we are bound to try...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank purchases
AliA15650, Public Relations Manager at The Riverford Field Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your kind review! We are really pleased you enjoyed your birthday treat - we hope the other birthday girl/boy didn't steal your thunder and special day! We set out to inspire with our veg dishes and it sounds like we did just...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For our first trip to the field kitchen we struck gold with a table full of friendly folk intent on sharing a couple of hours of fine food and chat - the seemingly never ending platters of home grown produce elevated vegetables to a whole...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank richarddE7284ES
AliA15650, Public Relations Manager at The Riverford Field Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your lovely review Richard. We are so pleased you enjoyed living life on the veg with us and of course, the double cake! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed November 7, 2018

Glad my friends suggested a taxi because I’m not sure I would have found the place otherwise! Saying that, the sunny, rural setting did feel beautifully uplifting and unique. We didn’t know we’d have to share a table and the food with people we didn’t...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RitaInspired
AliA15650, Public Relations Manager at The Riverford Field Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your Riverford experience with us and had a lot of fun with the other guests on your table. A taxi is always a good idea so you can sample the organic wine!

Reviewed November 6, 2018

I and 17 friends all had lunch here on a very wet and windy day. We were all sat by the required time along with everyone else , it was full. Drinks were served at the table and then after a short break everyone was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Clare N
AliA15650, Public Relations Manager at The Riverford Field Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review Clare. We are glad we gave you a retreat out of the wind and rain and you enjoyed all the food - and puddings of course! We hope to see you and your elasticated waistband again soon!

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Went with friends for dinner. The experience is different because it is a fixed menu with mostly vegetable dishes. You sit at long tables, so if it is busy, you might share. Although the menu is fixed, they say they cater for intolerances. Service was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michael W
AliA15650, Public Relations Manager at The Riverford Field Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review Michael. We are really pleased you enjoyed all of our courses, veg, meat and pudding. Our sticky toffee pudding is legendary in these parts! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed October 27, 2018

My first visit and went with an open mind to something new. Nice environment and location, and with a group of nine we had our own table. Friday night is ‘fish night’ and not my ideal choice, so somewhat anxious as to finding something I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Robert T
AliA15650, Public Relations Manager at The Riverford Field Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review Michael. Being set on a veg farm, veg is what we do and is always the star of the plate. Even on a meat day, there are plentiful of veg dishes and just one meat dish. It's a shame you...More

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Pink_Flingo
August 21, 2018|
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Response from Simon H | Reviewed this property |
I think you’d be fine if you are reasonably outgoing. The vibe is friendly and the way the food is served encourages chat. And if you don’t get on with your fellow table mates, at least the food will be wonderful. Enjoy
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AngelaB5405
April 13, 2017|
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Response from sallyr348 | Reviewed this property |
A left turn at top of the first hill you come to on the Buckfastleigh to Totnes road. Signposted.
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DevonTravelboots
October 8, 2016|
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Response from Glyn M | Property representative |
Hi there - sorry we seemed to have missed the boat on this query! Yes we do allow well-behaved dogs kept on leads.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$31 - $37
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wash Farm, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park TQ11 0JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Buckfastleigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 762074
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Description
Seasonal organic dining. Nestled in the heart of Riverford’s Devon farm, we work with the freshest, most flavoursome organic ingredients, inspired every day by the bounty from the fields around. Grass-reared meat and sustainable fish are on the menu but seasonal organic veg is the star of every plate
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