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The River Shack

4.8
4.8
402 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!

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Booked 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:30 am–5:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 9:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01803 782520

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    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, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer 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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 402 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Devon

    Best Overall

  • Devon

    Best Food

  • Devon

    Best Service

  • Devon

    Best Ambiance

  • Devon

    Best Value

  • Devon

    Great for Brunch

  • Devon

    Kid Friendly

  • Devon

    Healthy

  • Devon

    Great for Lunch

  • Devon

    Outdoor Dining

  • Devon

    Scenic View

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  1. JH

    JaneH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a brilliant friendly place. Love the atmosphere. The staff always seem to go the extra mile and are just so interesting to chat to. The food is fantastic. Thanks to all at The River Shack!

  2. TH

    TomH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is just amazing - best breakfast around. All homemade and local, a real gem of a place in beautiful surroundings.

  3. TD

    ToDineFor

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve had three fabulous meals at the Rivet Shack in the space of 48 hours - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and every one of them was absolutely delicious. It’s also the very best place for coffee and cakes. The owners and staff are lovely, the service is great , the location superb, and so of course we go there whenever we can. If you haven’t tried it yet you’ll have to hurry up - only a few more days before their winter break and then you’ll have to wait until March.

  4. SH

    SusanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quirky place with a lovely atmosphere and in an amazing location. Food is fabulous and the staff are really warm and welcoming. We've only recently moved to Devon and are delighted that we discoverred the Shack so quickly. We love it!

  5. HW

    HWDS

    London

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best dinner for a long time. Thanks Will and team.

  6. LA

    LeeAnnT

    Buckinghamshire

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a lovely meal . The squash tacos were fabulous as were the chips . My only very small critique is the carrot cake was a little under baked and not as good as mine . The lemon drizzle was good though

  7. AP

    AnnaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Imaginative and delicious menu. The best food I’ve eaten for a long time.

  8. N

    Nick

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely setting. Bang on nosh. Can't ask for more...

  9. AD

    AdrianD

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We really enjoyed our visit to the River Shack. Apart from anything else, it's location is superb. We were running late and were concerned that we would forfeit our booking. The staff were really helpful and enabled us to order ahead, so that the food was ready as we arrived! The food is always great, and slightly unusual - smoky beans on toast is excellent, and the veggie full breakfast is wonderful. We are regulars at the River Shack - it is so good.

  10. K

    Kirirees

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious food! (New winter menus). Wonderful staff! Can't wait to go again!

  11. EH

    ElaineH

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and a delicious lunch at a wonderful setting!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food in a cosy setting.

  13. N

    Ness

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, relaxed atmosphere. Friendly efficient staff. Will definitely re-book and recommend to friends.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place and location. Great food and welcoming, friendly and patient staff. Perfect parking. A MUST next time we’re down.

  15. BH

    BethH

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and amazing service , nice atmosphere

  16. PW

    PollyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love coming to the River Shack, gorgeous seasonal food, amazing service, nothing is ever too much trouble, just love it.

  17. SD

    StruanD

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb place right by the river. Great food and lovely staff. Highly recommended. We have been many times, and will continue to do so.

  18. JH

    JackH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely lovely. Great food, great staff and beautiful surroundings.

  19. JP

    JillP

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You can understand why this is such a popular restaurant. It is a gem. The menu is just right with being small enough to make it work for the kitchen but big enough to have something for most tastes and diets. We will come again.

  20. NS

    NigelS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Very nice meals, highly recommend them. Nice feel to the place good service.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice lunch with a group of friends. We loved the new menu. My dill pancakes with smoked salmon were delicious. The service was excellent. We were very well looked after .

  22. SH

    SueH

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great space, good atmosphere, waiting staff friendly, food great and beautifully served

  23. PN

    PaulineN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a friendly atmosphere. I’m a bit nervous about eating out since Covid but the outside area was brilliant. Lovely cosy wood burner in the corner. Thank you River Shack for making our Anniversary such a memorable occasion.

  24. JF

    JulieF

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were taken away by the scenery and enjoyed the meal very much , service was good as well.

  25. W

    Wickens

    Devon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Good meal in the covered outdoor area with log burner keeping us warm. Good service and related atmosphere.

  26. CM

    ClairM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great spot to stop for breakfast with lovely views. Food and service were excellent!

  27. KB

    KB50

    London

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The River Shack is our "go to" place whenever we are in Stoke Gabriel. Everything about it is perfect - food, service, welcome, ambience.

  28. MM

    MatthewMH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place, wonderful food, brilliant staff. 10/10 experience all round. Highly recommended

  29. EH

    EmmaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are so fortunate to have this place just a few minutes walk from home. Food is stunning - every dish packed with flavour, fresh and (if they can) locally sourced. The food allows the main ingredient to shine with its delicate and thoughtful seasoning and shy’s away from fussiness or pomp. Great wine list with some locals thrown in too. Staff are genuinely friendly and relaxed and the owners are quite possibly the coolest, nicest couple you will ever meet!

  30. PW

    PeterW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding - staff, food and location. Great place to meet friends, socialise and soak in the view

  31. C

    Cazza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our second visit because the first was so good and this was even better .... Fantastic food, best seafood and burger EVER! 👌🏻 ..... Three of our five were veggies but there was an option of a main for them ..... I guess our constructive comment would be to have a couple of none meat/seafood options 😁 Everything was perfect; the welcome, the friendliness, the informal covered outside dining experience and dogs welcomed 🙌🏻 always a winner for us! Delicious food and great service ..... The River Shack is our new fave place to be! ✨

  32. HJ

    HelenJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Really lovely restaurant, very chilled atmosphere, great friendly service, great food although a couple of vegetarian choices would have been nice.

  33. ST

    STEVEH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been here twice previously and found the food superb, this time we called in thought I would have the shack burger again as it was possibly the best burger I've ever had,however it was off the menu and replaced by a venison burger, I'm not usually keen on venison but decided to try it....absolutely beautiful can't recommend highly enough

  34. SR

    SueR

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best vegetarian breakfast, great coffee in the most beautiful location and service with a smile. We love this place ☺️

  35. KH

    KarenH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely evening , very pretty setting ,good food and great service. Would recomend.

  36. LM

    LindM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good choice of menu and drinks. A beautiful spot to have lunch. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

  37. BM

    BarbaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, friendly staff, wonderful location. What more could you want?

  38. PM

    PaulM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous location looking out over the Mill Pool. This has been a great place to come since the current owners took it over and transformed it. The new menu offers only a few dishes but they are superb. We had the local fish bisque and the vegetarian burritos with some fantastic chunky chips and local beer. Can't fault anything about it and we can't wait to come again.

  39. EG

    ElaineG

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We enjoyed the setting and the meal. never quite sure what's on the menu but there are always some dishes that we wouldn't get anywhere else and taste great. Looking out over the mill pool and watching the ducks and swans in the sunshine is so relaxed. Definitely a place to recommend.

  40. J

    Janet

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our favorite place, in our village, to have a meal or just a little treat. If I have friends visiting this is the first place I look for a table. The atmosphere is welcoming and warm by lovely staff and the setting is just glorious. The food is always tasty and imaginative especially for a gluten-free diet and a vegetarian. Thank you for yesterday’s superb lunch Janet

FAQs

The River Shack is rated 4.8 stars by 402 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 reservations at the moment.

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Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The River Shack

Mill Hill Totnes, Devon TQ9 6RD

  • Neighborhood

    Paignton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:30 am–5:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 9:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • 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

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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