The River Shack

4.8
55 reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
At The River Shack we are not interested in fuss or formalities, we simply want to provide delicious food and drink in a relaxed and beautiful setting. Luckily the views in themselves do most of the work...

Along with the rest of our fantastic team, we look forward to meeting you down at the creek!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 55 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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Nicky
Devon
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizzas, and hot water bottles for chillly dining a great touch!

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BarbaraD
Devon
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely relaxed evening, thanks. The burger was great v

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BristolUK2015
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Beautiful location. Fish tacos were yummy.

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Henry
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and beautiful location! All round a 10/10 experience, have already booked to go again! Thanks all

JB
JillB
Devon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Consistently good food, although a limited menu. Decent vegetarian options to be had. Lovely staff

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SarahO
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with stunning food! Exceptional fresh fish. Highly recommended

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AmyB
Devon
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast and great service!
My 7 year old said 20/20

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vipHWDS
London
110 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite the freezing cold temperatures the food, service and geniality makes us return again and again. Looking forward to sunny days at the Shack.

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MikeD
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really nice lunch, service was great and accommodated us when it started to rain. Would 100% recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff great place and excellent value for money - such a special little place

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CMMR
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location great food great service. Fish tacos are excellent.

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ShaunH
Devon
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere, staff where very good, only minor niggle was mine and my partners meal came approx 10 minutes apart but otherwise excellent and we will be revisiting

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Scott
Devon
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service all round. Will definitely be back !

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Milldog
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my 40th here yesterday. I was worried it’s still a little chilly for alfresco evening dining but the team provided hot water bottles, the food was delicious and I had a lovely time. I highly recommend.

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MikeH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible location. What a view. Only one thing better which was the food. The goats cheese was exceptional. Man that was good. Great service as well. Very friendly and responsive. Highly recommend

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ChristineS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, lovely food and charming staff. Perfect even on a chilly day.

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Clazzascoffs
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food - delicious and fresh and appropriate for the beautiful setting. Lovely, friendly staff and very good value. We all loved it!

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Cas78
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fish tacos and potted crab. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff.

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RichP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location - food service very good - will return. Parking near is £5 a day Easter - September. Dont let this put you off a visit well worth the trip 👍

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Erinb
Devon
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish fresh food, with amazing attentive waitresses and front of house, we really enjoyed it thankyou

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davidt
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food and service. would recommend

CB
ClareB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Friendly service. Pretty location.

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SimonC
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Casual restaurant in great location with really surprisingly good food. Potted Crab went down well as did the wood fired pizzas. Friendly staff. On a hot summers day would be brilliant.

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Hsss
Devon
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in atmospheric environment. Staff are friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A lovely place to sit next to the millpond & watch the world go by. Very good food & attentive staff.

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KenK
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service next to the stunning view

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JaneW
Devon
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a great place for a relaxed lunch , supper or a coffee and cake
Lovely spot
Can’t wait for summer sun and G&Ts with friends

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Twink
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Gorgeous cream tea with warm homemade scones. Beautiful setting overlooking the mill pond.

JB
JillB
Devon
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot (when there isn’t an easterly wind!) , Covid friendly, lovely staff, consistent good quality food 😀

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Iliketoeatout
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely breakfast but unfortunately we chose the wrong day it was chilly!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it, the food was amazing, local produce with an international twist. Great attention to detail, the chips were carved like little boats so you could scoop more dip! And the glass wear was so clean it looked new out of the box. If I lived closed I would eat here every week!

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JackR
Devon
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was okay but the Birthday request was completely ignored.

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HayleyG
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb setting, excellent food and superior and friendly service. Would highly recommend. First class.

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PeterW
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location, excellent hosts and excellent food.

Thank you very much Will and Fay.

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KellyL
Devon
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great location, great food & atmosphere.
Really family friendly

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CarolineF
Devon
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, views, food and company - 100% coming back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another fabulous night at The River Shack!!

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sean
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Lovely spot.

Person who took us to our table failed to inform us about specials on blackboard placed on the stove which was hidden from our view.

Nachos were a bit strange , more like bits of nan bread. Waiting staff were great and friendly and quick. Overall a nice place to eat but room for improvement.

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DominiqueK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and views were incredible. Service was friendly and speedy. Owners were nice!

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GailP
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff. Food was okay to good, wish I’d had fish which a friend recommended but opted for chicken ciabatta which was okay, anchovy butter was lovely but chicken was a bit fatty with a couple
Of bits of gristle. Chips were fab. Would go back

FAQs

The River Shack is rated 4.8 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.