Riverford

riverford

Reviews and awards

Taste of the west award 2014 Gold Award

Taste of the west award 2014 – GOLD WINNER

Championing the Region's Exceptional Food & Drink Identity Taste of the West, established in 1991, is the regional food and drink trade organisation for the South West of England. As a membership organisation Taste of the West works to develop the region’s exceptional regional food and drink industry.

English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2013

English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2013 – SILVER WINNER – ‘Taste of The Riviera – Best Restaurant’

The judges praised our commitment to ethical, organic produce as well as recent improvements to the business such as replacing uncomfortable bench seating with chairs.

Observer Food Monthly Awards 2012 Runner Up

Observer Food Monthly Awards 2013 – RUNNER-UP – ‘Best Ethical Restaurant’

“Riverford's simple approach to good food continues to draw people to the Devon farm”

South West Tourism Excellence Awards

South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2012/2013 – SILVER WINNER – ‘Taste of the South West

The judges said: “An all embracing experience from the moment you arrive at the car park to when you leave taking in what you walk past through to the eating of what you see, how it is cooked and how it is presented”.

AA Rosette

The AA Rosette - ONE ROSETTE 2012/2013

One Rosette is awarded to restaurants that achieve standards that stand out in their local area. They serve food prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good quality ingredients.

Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2012

Visit Devon Tourism Awards 2012 – GOLD WINNER – ‘Taste of Devon’

The judges said: “They have worked hard in providing and promoting local produce, whether their own farm, co-operatives or from local suppliers. They also maintain an ethos of providing a meal that is seasonal and fresh”.

Food Hero Devon Life Awards

Food Hero at the Devon Life Food & Drink Awards 2012

Guy Watson is delighted to have been awarded the Food Hero title at the Devon Life Food & Drink Awards. The judges were impressed with Guy’s passion and dedication to organic food and the way he has developed Riverford to be one of the country’s leading vegbox delivery businesses.

Observer Food Monthly Awards 2012

Observer Food Monthly Awards

Runner up for Best Ethical Restaurant at the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2012.

Devon life

Best restaurant 2011

Devon Life food + drink awards

We were nominated by our customers and the judges made a secret visit.

Suzy Bennett - The Telegraph, Travel June 2012

Food & Drink Devon Awards

best restaurant, pub, bistro

shortlisted - Food & Drink Devon Awards 2012

South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards

Taste of the riviera dining/pub/restaurant award

shortlisted - Herald Express English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2012

observer award

taste of the riviera dining/pub/restaurant award

shortlisted - Herald Express English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2012

devon destination

"Food doesn't get fresher or more local than at this organic farm where enormous bowls of hearty homepsun fayre is served up on long tables in a wonderfully convivial atmosphere."

Suzy Bennett - The Telegraph, Travel June 2012

one of the top 5 places to eat in the South West

Lonely Planet Guide - 2011 edition

food 10, atmosphere 10, service 10

The Food Inspector Western Morning News, January 2011

"It was a fabulous main course and the desserts were equally good, if not more so.....For my money I'd choose the no-choice lunch here any day."

Best Ethical Restaurant 2010

Observer Food Monthly Awards

The Field Kitchen team was overwhelmed to win this award two years in a row, voted for by Observer readers.

Since the Field Kitchen opened in 2005 we have satisfied some serious appetites.

8.5/10

Susy Atkins 
The Telegraph, October 2010

"every single dish was simply wonderful, not to mention wonderfully simple" 

Bob Granleese
The Guardian, September 2009

"the lunch of my life"

Giles Coren
Sunday Times, November 2009

9/10

The Guardian
Restaurant review in the Saturday magazine, September 2007

"I knew it would be good, but not that good"

Gordon Ramsay