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Riverford Field Kitchen

Wash Farm, Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom, TQ11 0JU
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Open most lunches and suppers throughout the year. Booking essential.

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Riverford Field Kitchen

Riverford's Devon farm restaurant where veg is the star, straight from field to fork. Shared dining and set menu offering the best seasonal organic produce in a relaxed rural setting.

Cuisine: Set Menu
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Thanks for such a special, memorable meal in beautiful surroundings at Wash Farm. The menu was delicious and very filling. The veggies and fish tasted like nothing before. Even the bread and butter tasted far superior. The pudding servings were very generous. Your informative staff explained everything well. The bill including drinks and coffees was surprisingly reasonable and excellent value. Thanks also for accommodating our hounds, who slept throughout after a walk around the farm. Will definitely return .

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

We enjoyed everything about our lunch. It was especially pleasing that our 2 well behaved dogs were able to join us. Joyce Billingham

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

Great night out I appreciated the gluten free seedy bread/ pumpernickel. Thanks

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

A beautiful, delicious and unique dining experience. The staff were helpful, warm, and very patient with my 90 year old father's various quirks! Hats off!

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Service was extremely fast; felt rushed for a relaxing lunch. Puddings were amazing.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

I was really impressed with the vegetable dishes and the feast-style serving was definitely my sort of thing. There were a good selection of deserts. The coffee was a bit weak for me. I should have said something at the time but lacked the courage.

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Hi Steve, Thank-you for your feedback, please always free free to ask for stronger coffee we would have been able to fetch you some very quickly. Glad to hear that your enjoyed the rest of your visit.

Responded On Thursday, 16 August 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

I tried to call twice on the day to speak to someone, just before lunch service and both times went through to answer phone. Slow awareness of waiting staff for drinks required, had difficulty attracting attention for getting a glass of wine to go with main course and additional bottles of water. Communicated vegetarian choice differed from that on the menu. Temperature of main course dishes were cold or tepid on arrival at the table. Broccoli served on its own between starters and mains. Will continue to enjoy coming to Riverford, this being our 4th visit, felt that there was a lack of management on this occasion.

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Sorry to hear that your visit wasn't up to our usual standard, we are always trying to improve so we will discuss your thoughts at our next management meeting.

Responded On Thursday, 16 August 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

My hubby Shaun and I had a lovely 37th wedding anniversary lunch, which was quite fabulous. We also made a couple of new friends, which was an unexpected bonus. Thanks so much for making our trip to Riverford so special and memorable. Kay & Shaun

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So glad you enjoyed your special day with us, hope to see you again soon.

Responded On Thursday, 16 August 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Sadly our children didn't like most of the meal, apart from desert! But we really enjoyed everything. Just sorry we couldn't eat it all, on which note it would be great if the staff could let diners know that it's possible to take home leftovers - I'd have leapt at the chance but by the time I saw other tables with leftover boxes our table had been cleared.

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Thank-you for your feedback, hope to see you again soon.

Responded On Thursday, 16 August 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

As always a superb meal, in a conducive environment, Thank You once again.

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Thank-you, glad you enjoyed your time with us.

Responded On Thursday, 16 August 2018
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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

Fabulous meal (again) at the Riverford Field Kitchen!

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Responded On Thursday, 16 August 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Loved it. Came for lunch with a baby in tow. Staff were wonderful, children and dogs were everywhere and it was very low key, if noisy. Baby's mother found it a bit warm.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

We absolutely loved our experience of Riverford Kitchen. Every dish was exciting & delicious. Our children especially loved choosing their desserts visually & we all enjoyed the communal atmosphere. We are already looking forward to coming back in the Autumn.

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Look forward to seeing you soon!

Responded On Tuesday, 14 August 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Although I have been many times it was a first for our friends from London and they simply loved it. Personally I didn't think the main course was as good as on previous visits, although the starters were fab, and of course the puddings are always delicious.

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Thank-you for your feedback. Hope to see you again.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Our first time and it lived up to all expectations, great food, great atmosphere, great service . A well oiled machine.

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So glad you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you again.

Responded On Tuesday, 14 August 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

I wouldn't recommend this to friends and will not be returning. I would not have booked this experience if I had realised that it was a shared and mixed table - one of my concerns was when the food is brought to the table -how do you know how much to take? It was also evident that other guests on our table were happy to serve themselves using their hands and not using the serving spoons provided, this didn't help when they visited the toilet just before the meal arrived and then used their hands to serve themselves!! The desert was served chaotically, staff tried to direct guests to go to the serving counter where the chef then shouted out serving instructions, bit of a school dinner approach. I cannot understand why you insist on mixed and multiple tables, not everyone wants to eat a meal in the company of others. Your staff looked stressed and under pressure and as a result didn't interact with guests. I had hoped to have the lamb as my main course but I like my meat cooked not pink, again there wasn't any option so I missed out. My overall experience was stressful, it wasn't good value for money and definitely won't be returning.

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I'm very sorry that you didn't enjoy the experience. It is extremely difficult to please everyone with our style of food and service and it is always regrettable when we find someone who leaves us unhappy. We hope our shared dining is not that like school dinners but more like sharing a meal with a large group of friends or family at home. We invite guests to the pass to choose desserts in order for them to see the options in-front of them rather than on paper, we also find many guests enjoy getting to meet the chefs that have prepared their food. When dishes are due to be served pink we do write this on the menu so that guests have the opportunity to raise any concerns with us, if we were aware we would have been able to provide well done lamb for you or a vegetarian alternative so i'm sorry to hear you missed out. Sundays are a very busy day for us and our team do work extremely hard, i'm sorry to hear they looked stressed and will be following this up with the team. Thank-you for taking the time to send in your feedback and i'm sorry we aren't the restaurant for you.

Responded On Tuesday, 14 August 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Unfortunately we had 9 people on our table (squeezed in as a late booking we understand) everyone else had 7 but the plates of food brought out were all the same size. This meant there wasn't enough bread (though we were given more when we asked) and we were always very conscious of taking tiny amounts off the shared plates to make sure the food went around (3 potatoes each!). We've been to Riverford several times and food quantity has never been a problem but we were all disapointed this time round.

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Thank-you for taking the time to send in your feedback. I'm sorry to hear this visit was not as good as previous occasions. Please be assured that we do plate our dishes individually based on table size, although they may appear similar tables with more guests do get served larger portions. Please always feel free to ask for any more of any dish you are particularly enjoying, where we have spare we will always happily provide more.

Responded On Tuesday, 14 August 2018
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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

A wonderful experience as we had so much fresh cooked food . We loved the vetgetables . Very good , organised service. We would return any time

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Thank-you, so glad you enjoyed your meal with us.

Responded On Tuesday, 14 August 2018
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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

another great lunch thank you

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

It was the first time we had experienced the fish menu and won’t be the last. At least as good as any of the meat meals we have enjoyed. We will be back!

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So glad you enjoyed Fish Friday, hope to see you again.

Responded On Tuesday, 14 August 2018
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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Brilliant meal. Thank you

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Hope to see you again soon.

Responded On Tuesday, 14 August 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Our meal was delicious! The range of vegetable dishes was impressive and all of them were full of flavour and cooked to perfection. It was so good to see a restaurant where vegetables are celebrated and given the status they deserve. We have visited your restaurant several times over the past few years, for lunch and evening meals and have never been disappointed. Thank you. 😊

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Thank you for your review! Great to hear regulars having many positive experiences with us. Look forward to your next visit.

Responded On Saturday, 11 August 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Great food, great location and great staff!

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Thanks for visiting us, glad you enjoyed it!

Responded On Saturday, 11 August 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

My husband enjoyed his doggy bag for tea. He was unable to come to lunch with us.

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Glad your husband still got to try some food, hopefully he will be able to join you on your next visit!

Responded On Friday, 10 August 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

I was slightly corncerned that my second visit, this time as host rather than guest, might be disappointing. Not a bit of it!, My friend and I were absolutely delighted with the unpretentious style of presentation, the fabulous food and friendly and unfussy service. A delight from beginnig to end. (I’ve already researched caponata to make for myself!)

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Thank-you for your lovely feedback, hope to see you again soon.

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