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Outdoor waterside seating at The River Shack - The River Shack, Totnes, Devon

The River Shack

4.7
4.7
922 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British
At The River Shack we are not interested in fuss or formalities, we simply want to provide you with delicious food and drink in a relaxed and beautiful setting.

You can dine right by the waters edge on sunny days, shelter in our waterside marquee on rainy ones, or relax by our log burner inside on the cooler days.

The views in themselves are worth the trip, but wait until you try the food! Our menus are creative, seasonal, rustic and delicious.

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

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2 people

20:30


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Cafe Dining, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu, Sun 09:30–16:00 Fri, Sat 09:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    01803 782520
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Char Buckland
  • Area
    Paignton
  • Parking Details
    Parking available on site at £5/day. Spaces can be limited on sunny peak days so make sure to arrive early.
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • PIZZA AND COCKTAIL NIGHT

    4 Apr - 26 Sept 2024
    Thursday night is Pizza night at the Shack. Come on down to enjoy a Wood Fired Pizza by the water and sip on a delicious cocktail in the sun (if you're lucky)!

What 922 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Devon

    Best Value

  • Devon

    Great for brunch

  • Devon

    Child-friendly

  • Devon

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Devon

    Healthy

  • Devon

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Devon

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Devon

    Great for scenic views

  • Devon

    Vegetarian-friendly

922 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful location, delicious food and exemplary service.

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  2. Jonathan

    Bath

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A delightful place and relaxed atmosphere with options for sun, shade or indoors. we ordered a vegan tomato soup - which comes cold, like gazpacho, but wasn't advertised as such. Tasted fresh and refreshing. Main courses: soft-shell crab which was tasty by deep fried (also not stated on the menu) so a bit heavier than expected, plenty of salad but dressed with crème fraiche, and saffron rice. The smoked mackerel was also full of smoky flavour but the accompanying potatoes were par-fried in olive oil. A shame there wasn't s big, fresh salad on the menu. Service was friendly and accurate. We will go again but perhaps not for a summer meal ...

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast in a stunning setting, highly recommend

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, friendly staff, very tasty food and a fabulous view will definitely return

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic breakfast and great service/atmosphere. We will be back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite restaurant in the UK, we always end up visiting multiple times whenever we’re in the area. Such a beautiful place, and the food has always been 10/10. The owners go above and beyond to make every dining experience special. Can’t recommend enough, and will be returning every chance we get.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I ordered the soft shell crab, which was by far the worst meal served to me in a restaurant. There was barely a teaspoon of crab and the rest was batter. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant.

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  8. LindaH

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us went for Sunday morning breakfast! It was a lovely sunny morning and the cafe was very busy - so I was glad I had booked! There was a bit of a delay in getting our food but Will the owner came over to explain and apologise - it was absolutely fine with us. The food when it arrived was very good. I had the River Shack breakfast which was very filling, my husband and our friend both had the vegan breakfast which they also enjoyed. By the time we had finished, there was a queue of people waiting to be seated for lunch. It is very popular, situated in a beautiful setting! We feel very lucky to have it on our doorstep!

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  9. CathyL

    Devon

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class in every respect. Fully enjoyed our visit, great food, lovely ambience and very friendly, attentive service. Will definitely be back soon. Thank you!

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  10. DebJE

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous location and lovely food. Will was a fantastic host!!!

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FAQs

The River Shack is rated 4.7 stars by 922 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The River Shack

Mill Hill, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6RD

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Paignton
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu, Sun 09:30–16:00 Fri, Sat 09:30–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, Cafe Dining, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking available on site at £5/day. Spaces can be limited on sunny peak days so make sure to arrive early.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Char Buckland
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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