River Green

The St, Norwich NR14 8AH

$50 - $75

Award winning vegan, vegetarian restaurant, known for its relaxed friendly service and variety of dishes all made in house. Opened in 2011, the restaurant is nestled in the picturesque village of Trowse Newton overlooking the village green, just 20 minutes walk from Norwich City centre. River Green is 'Proudly Norfolk' accredited, and specialises in local produce used seasonally. Chef Chris Avey is responsible for a regularly changing menu and recipes, and runs cookery classes and 'Chef's Table' private dining events. Other services include outside catering, Supper Clubs, and frozen meals. The menu at River Green is entirely gluten free as standard or gluten free option (eg; Where bread is offered.) Chris is able to cater for restricted diets of all kinds (though a little forewarning is advised!)

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: The St, Norwich NR14 8AH
  • Cross Street: Trowse
  • Cuisine: Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | PayPal | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 1603622448
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Access, Cooking Classes, Chef’s Table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Closed - Restaurant
Wednesday
Wednesday Evening 17:30 - 22:00  
Valid between: May 26, 2021 - Dec. 22, 2021
Closed - Restaurant
Valid between: Jan. 6, 2021 - May 19, 2021
Thursday
Thursday Evening 17:30 - 22:00  
Valid between: May 27, 2021 - Dec. 23, 2021
Closed - Restaurant
Valid between: Jan. 7, 2021 - May 20, 2021
Friday
Friday Lunch 11:30 - 16:00  
Valid between: May 28, 2021 - Dec. 24, 2021
Friday Dinner 17:00 - 22:00  
Valid between: May 28, 2021 - Dec. 17, 2021
Closed
Valid between: Jan. 15, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Saturday
Saturday Lunch 11:00 - 16:00  
Valid between: May 22, 2021 - Dec. 25, 2021
Saturday Evening 17:00 - 22:00  
Valid between: May 22, 2021 - Dec. 18, 2021
Closed due to lockdown
Valid between: Jan. 16, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Sunday
Sunday Lunch 11:30 - 16:00  
Valid between: May 23, 2021 - Dec. 19, 2021
Closed
Valid between: Jan. 17, 2021 - May 22, 2021

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 28, 2020
Ann G.

Booking cancelled as Norfolk went into Tier 4 on the same day.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 22, 2020
Emiliya L.

Always delicious and always special. Thank you to Chris and team!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 19, 2020
Chris D.

Super food, value and service. Highly recommended


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 18, 2020
Peter R.

Wonderful meal would definitely go again and recommend to friends


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 18, 2020
AMY M.

Fab as always. Lovely, inventive fresh food. (Had the "haggis.")


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 12, 2020
Jackie S.

Wonderful restaurant. Food was incredible, all the staff, both waiting and the chef/kitchen staff are friendly and attentive. Not rushed at all so a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. Everywhere is very clean. Staff are very efficient at making sure we booked in for Track and Trace which is so important. Cannot praise River Green enough!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 10, 2020
Mac C.

Lovely food in Lockdown!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 27, 2020
Yvette H.

Very well organized,felt very safe(covid), food was lovely.would go again.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 25, 2020
Stuart E.

Best vegetarian restaurant for miles!!!!Food is absolutely delicious. Great service too. So spoiled for choice with the menu it’s hard to make a choice & you wish you could have it all. A regular treat for my wife and I


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2020
Emma D.

Food and service impeccable as always! Please never stop serving your mushroom wellington!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 17, 2020
Colin K.

Great experience


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 16, 2020
Debbie S.

Despite the covid restrictions, the River Green team managed to make it all very relaxed which was a credit to them. We had a wonderful time and the food was amazing :-)


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2020
Gary R.

Excellent restaurant with original menu and beautifully cooked and presented. Service and staff are excellent and the ambiance is just right. Highly recommended.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2020
Jean H.

Had an enjoyable meal at River Green. Felt very safe


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2020
Sue H.

We had a really good meal and enjoyable evening. The protective measures in place give us confidence and are subtle apart from the poor staff having to wear masks. However, they remain smiling and cheery despite all the challenges. They really deserve our support.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2020
Michael C.

Been to river green many times and again had a fantastic meal once again! Vegan/Veggie or not try this place out its a real gem!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 05, 2020
Mark W.

All delightful, as usual. We were especially lucky with our waitress who showed no inclination to call us 'guys' or ask us how our day had been so far, which made the whole experience dignified and professional.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 04, 2020
Cate M.

Aside from the excellent food and service which is always guaranteed, the restaurant is spotlessly clean and the attention to Covid 19 safety precautions made us feel safe and at ease.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 03, 2020
Olwen K.

What a gem. Everything a vegetarian restaurant should be. Wonderful to be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 03, 2020
Rachel S.

Really recommend this restaurant. Lovely light airy ambience with well spaced out tables. I also felt very reassured about the Covid safety aspects; staff were all wearing masks as were customers until seated. The staff also went out of their way to assist and were really helpful. As for the food... absolutely delicious!! My friend and I both had a tortilla with refried beans, sour cream, cheese and chilli jackfruit plus loaded fries. We’re definitely booking again soon! They also do frozen meals which I bought for my mother who wanted a change from supermarket ready meals. Waitress really helpful in getting these ready as we departed. Highly recommended.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 03, 2020
Andrea C.

Really good and safe, everything on the menu looked lovely and this made it difficult to choose! We weren't disappointed with what we ordered! Will definitely be returning soon.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2020
Gemma C.

Lovely food, always delicious. Thank you.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2020
Derek L.

As usual, great – warm welcoming, staff + proprietor chat and menu info., very pleasant ambiance and surroundings, excellent food despite GF + vegan limitations, great acoustics for vibrant chat, no time pressure to vacate table and a warm, mint choc au revoir. Can’t think how it could be bettered except sometimes have to park a few minutes’ walk away!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 21, 2020
Olwen G.

Lovely to be back! The Wellington was delicious.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 16, 2020
Angela K.

Lovely food, we all enjoyed all three courses. Waitress was new but very nice and helpful. We will definitely be going back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2020
Yvette G.

It was our first visit here but it will certainly not be our last! It was spotlessly clean, light, and friendly. The food was superb and the prices very reasonable. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable lunchtime experience.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 06, 2020
Terry W.

Excellent all round experience. Lovely friendly and attentive staff. Wonderful to see "different" items on the menu. Getting fed up of "same same"! Definitely one to return to.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
MARIE G.

Excellent as always! Thank you River Green. Its good to be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2020
Cheryl K.

Would have liked more veg with the Wellington as not much comes with it but other than that all the food was absolutely delicious


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2020
Alex & Paula C.

We love River Green, fantastic food and lovely people. What more could you want!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 20, 2020
Robert C.

We love this restaurant but do find it rather expensive and only visit on special occasions


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2020
Tabby F.

Great food, great service, can't wait to visit again!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 3/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2020
Nik C.

Everything was great except....Unfortunately there was a child who shouted loudly and incessantly at the table next to us. Although it was not clear whether the child was ill or badly behaved (I strongly suspect the latter) the parents failed to be considerate to other diners. I am all for children being children but it was unremitting. Difficult to talk over or through the noise.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2020
Richard M.

Loved the menu. Feel the dishes are better than a few years ago. Only tweak: a few more vegetables with the Mushroom Wellington would be welcome.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2020
Tim M.

When I moved to Norfolk earlier this month I only wanted to eat at this place. It is brilliant, thank you for a lovely evening.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 20, 2020
Richard B.

The Christmas dish we chose was excellent, as is usual for River green, there was limited choice, and many fewer customers (lower ambiance). We missed the candles, crackers and Christmassy experience of previous December visits.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 13, 2020
Fiona C.

We very much enjoyed our evening at River Green Cafe. Food was delicious. Lady who was serving was as friendly as is possible when wearing a mask! Would return.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 12, 2020
Michael M.

Really enjoyable, restricted menu which was disappointing but food was really tasty .


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 27, 2020
Hannah S.

Lovely choice of food, tasty meals, good friendly service and felt safe (in terms of Covid19). Thank you.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 23, 2020
John D.

Excellent evening. Great setting. Very helpful and friendly staff


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 06, 2020
Lesley S.

A really enjoyable meal. Lots of good choices. Very nice atmosphere. Helpful and attentive staff. Will be going back. Some Covid measures seemed a bit too much.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 27, 2020
Owen J.

Really friendly service, incredible food in a lovely setting. Will be visiting again for sure.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2020
Matthew W.

Well organised in difficult circumstances. We won't leave it quite as long next time, even if there's not a financial incentive!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 21, 2020
Caroline C.

Loved it. Very good service, lovely food. Will return


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 27, 2020
Lesley C.

Everyone in my party praised the menu and enjoyed their choice of meal. We were on a secluded table, so that made it easy to talk, and hear, each other. In the present climate, we all felt to be in a "safe" environment, and the table service was good and cheery. We all had a very enjoyable Sunday afternoon. Thanks.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 21, 2020
Michelle S.

Lovely meal, great evening. Looking forward to next time. ☺


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 09, 2020
Diane C.

Great food lovely staff


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 14, 2020
Claire S.

Loved the food and friendly service. Food was slow to arrive, maybe due to covid and reduced staffing levels. We sat outside, our choice, but it was a little noisy and traffic was busy, could you improve attractiveness of outdoor space? Overall a good experience, thanks.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 26, 2020
Paul T.

We had a pleasant lunch. The food was presented well, but there could have been more vegetables/salad included with the dishes. The brioche bun was a bit dry. The waiting staff were attentive under the circumstances. We brought a toddler with us, but were not given the children's menu on entering, we had to ask if there was anything suitable for children and were then given one.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2020
Jo L.

This wasnt my first visit and I know things are difficult at the moment but I wasnt told I only had my table for 2 hours....another couple had either turned up or you had presumed we would only be 2 hours but that's not the point. I hadnt seen my friend since January and we were asked if we ready to leave as a couple had turned up and they had no tables. My friend was still finishing her drink!!!!!! I understand you have money to recoup from lockdown but if you want to cram as many sittings as you can in then tell people they only have the table for 2 hours!