Our Dining Experience
About our field kitchen garden and some useful info to know before you visit.
Field Kitchen Garden
The Riverford Field Kitchen has its own garden metres away from the restaurant. This is where our head gardener Penny works her green-fingered magic and grows a variety of crops for us to have fun with in the restaurant: fresh herbs, radishes, spicy rocket leaves, unusual tomato varieties, strawberries and raspberries for summer desserts.
Growing our own not only allows us to serve you veg that’s truly fresh from the soil, but also lets us experiment with using every part of the plant, and at all stages of development, such as capering wild garlic and coriander seeds.
The dining experience
Eating in The Field Kitchen is something to remember. We think great food tastes even better when you enjoy it with other people, so most of our guests will share tables with fellow diners. Uniquely, there is just one sitting and the whole restaurant is served together at the same time, with generous platters of food to pass around and share.
We only cook for the amount of people that are coming, so advanced booking really is essential.
Booking really is essential
We only prepare and cook the amount of food for the number of people that are coming, so you need to book your places at the table in advance. Be sure to tell us how many adults, children (5-12yrs) and infants (4 years and under) make up your total party and if you need any high chairs. Once booked, please keep in touch if your numbers change.
**Please note that for all parties over 6 in size we require a deposit payment of £10pp to secure your booking. Many thanks.**
We are a family-friendly restaurant and children of all ages are very welcome. There is a toy box with children's books, colouring sheets, baby changing facilities, highchairs, and a large lawn for kids to run around on, with swings. Children aged 4-12yrs are half-price and infants under 4 yrs eat free of charge (Puddings are chargeable). We don't serve a children's menu, we encourage children and infants to try the food from the sharing platters with the adults.
Punctuality, a polite note
The nature of The Field Kitchen means that the whole dining room is served together. Please do your best to be on time, otherwise it can hold up service for others. We ask that for lunch you arrive between 12:30 and 12:45 (on Sundays between 12:00 and 12:15 OR 15:30 for 15:45) and for supper you arrive between 19:00 and 19:15.
Why not come along early and enjoy some conversation, a few drinks, and perhaps a look round the herb garden and nearby fields? Thanks for your support with this.
The lunch of my life
Every single dish was simply wonderful, not to mention wonderfully simple
I knew it would be good, but not that good