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River Cottage Canteen

New Commercial Inn Trinity Square, Axminster EX13 5AN, England
+44 1297 631715
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
New Commercial Inn Trinity Square, Axminster EX13 5AN, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our second lunch time visit in two years and again we were not disappointed. The service and food was of a high standard. Will definitely return again when next in the area.

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Called in on the off chance. Was welcomed by a lovely lady who "fitted " is in. I went for the pork and my partner went for the rump steak, with extra little gem and carrot and beetroot roasted. The food was cooked perfect( I...More

Thank beebeecrumbs
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful late lunch on a rainy day in August. The restaurant was busy with a great atmosphere. The prices are London prices but well worth it. The menu is inventive and the food absolutely delicious. Our waitress, Jane, was attentive and helpful....More

Thank Helen T
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, I'll pass your comments onto Jane and the team!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Apprehensive about visiting, but as we had been given a voucher by our daughter, had to give it a go! Although we had walked past several times we weren't aware how big & deep it went. The service was warm, friendly & efficient and the...More

Thank Sharon W
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was my first time visiting a river cottage restaurant. I was a bit apprehensive to start with as restaurants linked to TV chefs can be hit and miss. I was however very impressed with the level of service from the staff and the quantity...More

1  Thank Dunc Pandyboy F
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind review

Reviewed 6 days ago

As we were travelling back to the north west from Cornwall, we decided on a diversion to visit the River Cottage Canteen, I have been a big fan of all the TV shows and books and I was excited to visit. Once you see the...More

Thank JDsale
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, we are very pleased you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good meal, I'd highly recommend the hanger steak! The manager was incredibly hard working, and seemed to work twice as hard as anyone else. It was nice not to feel rushed or that we had to be off the table for a...More

1  Thank klp868
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Three adults for lunch including one vegetarian. Visited several times before and always enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Not so this time. Very different menu and increased prices. Ordered one vegetarian sharing platter and one meat sharing platter. They duly arrived on boards looking...More

2  Thank Annie S
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for leaving a review. It's important to receive feedback good or bad, to establish where we are going right or wrong. I'm sorry you weren't happy with our current menu, we now change the menu circa every 6 weeks, in tune with seasonal...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

had a fabulous lunch here, quite pricey but food was fresh, tasty and extremely well cooked - worth a treat! Dont normally have dessert but couldnt resist the beetroot and chocolate brownie! The staff were extremely pleasant and attentive. We have two large dogs and...More

Thank iamali1
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am really hard to please. But I visited River cottage canteen and was overwhelmed by the food, service and general ambience today. I had the pork belly and chop, it was so tender it cut with a spoon ,the red beans and pickles complimented...More

Thank Dicky D
RCHQ, General Manager at River Cottage Canteen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review! I'll inform the pastry chef regarding the raspberries, hope to welcome you again soon!

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Sue J
15 August 2016|
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Response from jo B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ummm I don't see them turning you away but maybe let them know when you book Enjoy your lunchtime treat
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Beverley T
6 August 2016|
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Response from RCHQ | Property representative |
We are happy to say that we allow well behaved dogs! We'll even give them a bicky if they are really good!
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sean d
2 November 2015|
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Response from Richard_Feynman | Reviewed this property |
I disagree about the staff. They are very pleasant and helpful, especially William. The toilets do need modernising though and are barely adequate. The portions are rather small and quite pricey for what they are, but the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$22 - US$51
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New Commercial Inn Trinity Square, Axminster EX13 5AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Axminster
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 631715
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