River Green

The St, Norwich NR14 8AH
$$$ Vegan

Award winning plant based 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. We specialise in local produce used seasonally. Chef Chris Avey is responsible for a regularly changing menu, award winning recipes, and teaches cookery classes. The menu at River Green is entirely vegan and gluten free as standard (or gluten free option eg; Where bread is included.) Chris is able to cater for restricted diets of all kinds (though a little forewarning is requested!)

For larger groups of more than six people, or special diets, please email or phone for details

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Use this form for tables up to 6 people. Please email or phone for larger tables. [email protected] 01603 622448

Business Info

  • Address: The St, Norwich NR14 8AH
  • Cross Street: Trowse
  • Cuisine: Vegan |
  • 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, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Access, Cooking Classes,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Date Night,

Photos

River Green - Entrance
River Green - River Green, Trowse

Events & Special Hours

Jubilee Bank Holiday Dinner
June 2, 2022 Dinner 17:30 - 23:00
Jubilee Bank Holiday Lunch
June 2, 2022 Lunch 11:30 - 16:00

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Closed - Tuesday
Wednesday
Wednesday Evening 17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
Thursday Evening 17:30 - 23:00
Friday
Friday Lunch 11:30 - 16:00
Valid between: Dec. 31, 2021 - Dec. 23, 2022
Friday Dinner 17:00 - 23:00
Valid between: Jan. 7, 2022 - Dec. 23, 2022
Saturday
Saturday lunch 11:30 - 16:00
Valid between: Jan. 1, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022
Saturday Evening 17:00 - 23:00
Valid between: Jan. 1, 2022 - Dec. 17, 2022
Sunday
Sunday Lunch 11:30 - 16:00
Valid between: Jan. 2, 2022 - Dec. 18, 2022
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.75 out of 5 stars based on 1332 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 19, 2022
Jacky S.
Loved the whole experience especially trying a complete vegan meal .we loved the main and dessert course but thought the canapés were a little bland and the weakest part of the menu . Would we go back ? Absolutely it was a great evening with such good service along with the food . The dessert smashed it !❤️. R&J.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 18, 2022
Hannah S.
We are always so impressed with the food and service at River Green. Our latest visit was no exception - thank you! Looking forward to another visit in a few weeks.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 06, 2022
Esther S.
Love love love the food, the service, the staff and the whole experience ❤️❤️❤️

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 02, 2022
Jill L.
No suggestions - the food was great and the staff friendly and helpful. Also we appreciated them being masked as one of us lives with a very Covid vulnerable person. Thanks to everyone.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 02, 2022
Derek F.
See tripadviser but everything first class Derek
Business Response:
Thanks Derek, we always look forward to seeing you in the restaurant! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 26, 2022
Richard N.
Excellent food, great customer service and lovely atmosphere. We're not veggie but thoroughly enjoyed the food and left feeling very full!! And the selection of fruit juices is very much appreciated by someone who doesn't drink.
Business Response:
Hi Richard, glad you had a good time! Do feel free to add a review on Tripadvisor or Google, it'd be very much appreciated! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 25, 2022
Joshua J.
Amazing food! Would highly recommend eating here.
Business Response:
Cheers Joshua! Good to see you both! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 22, 2022
Nick W.
The only comment I have, is that the windows had small posters etc on them, which spoilt the new out to the attractive green and sunset. Perhaps these could be put on a sign-board outside, and not on the windows?
Business Response:
Hi Nick, thanks for the the review! (Duely noted) Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 19, 2022
Chris D.
A new seasonal menu and just as delicious as ever. Great value and always a pleasure.
Business Response:
Always a pleasure to have you in the restaurant! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 18, 2022
Gemma S.
Always absolutely phenomenal each time we visit. 10/10 on all accounts. Still thinking about lunch yesterday
Business Response:
Thanks Gemma! Do leave us a review on Tripadvisor too! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 11, 2022
Lisa H.
We had a lovely evening! The Staff tentative and helpful with Chef talking to guests and making sure we were having a great time and enjoying the food. We certainly did. Very tasty! Thank you.
Business Response:
Excellent! I'll let the staff know! ;-) Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 11, 2022
Tara S.
The food and service is consistently excellent every time we visit. One of my absolute favourite restaurants and extra points for the entirely vegan menu! Thank you!
Business Response:
Thanks for the review Tara! Of course your table always provide a consistently colourful addition to the dining room! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 04, 2022
Sam H.
Amazing food lovely experience. Great staff
Business Response:
Hi Sam, thanks for your review, you're definitely allowed to come back again! Cheers, Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 02, 2022
Janet P.
Absolutely outstanding food. Cannot recall a better experience.
Business Response:
Hi Janet, thanks for your feedback! We'd really appreciate it if you could spare the time to paste the same glowing review on Tripadvisor? Look forward to seeing you in the restaurant again, Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 01, 2022
Sue W.
Delicious food and great service. The chocolate orange torte is amazing
Business Response:
Isn't it just? Thanks for your feedback Sue, see you again soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 26, 2022
Gisela M.
Absolutely amazing. Best vegan restaurant I’ve ever been to. Great wholesome flavours and finally, more than a mouthful!
Business Response:
Hi Gisela, thanks for your feedback! We'll look forward to seeing you again, brightening up the restaurant! If you feel like putting a short review on Tripadvisor, that'd be much appreciated! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 22, 2022
Chiara C.
Whenever we feel the need to eat out River Green is always the place we come. We know the food is going to be amazing, they cater for our vegan and gluten free needs and the care they have for both food and customers is immense.
Business Response:
Excellent! Thanks for the vote of confidence! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 21, 2022
Howard W.
First time we have tried this restaurant as we were looking for that something different and quite keen to give it a try. The quality and flavours were superb and all served by helpful and cheerful staff. If you like plant based food or even want to give it a try we can thoroughly recommend the Riven Green.
Business Response:
Thanks Howard! Hope to see you in the restaurant again soon! Do please write us a little review on Tripadvisor too if you have time? That would also be greatly appreciated! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 18, 2022
Chris D.
Consistently superb. Delicious fresh food and generous portions. Very talented Chef with fabulous ideas. Staff both friendly and efficient - really nice relaxed atmosphere too. Lovely location in Trowse, with easy to access. Pleased to see that Covid precautions are still taken - thank you. Thoroughly recommend this gem.
Business Response:
Always great to see you in the restaurant! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 1/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 14, 2022
Sarah G.
Fabulous vegan options as well as the vegetarian dishes. Always great service and reasonable prices.
Business Response:
Hi Sarah, thanks for your feedback! Just a note to point out that absolutely everything on the menu is actually vegan! Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 14, 2022
Hannah S.
Fantastic food, service and location - couldn't ask for more. Thank you.
Business Response:
Hi Hannah, thanks for your feedback! Do please leave a review on Tripadvisor too, for everyone to see! We'll look forward to seeing you in the restaurant again soon. Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 13, 2022
Angela L.
Everything was fine just to our liking. Staff friendly, food excellent and we will be back again soon.
Business Response:
Hello Angela, looking forward to seeing you back soon! If you can spare a minute to leave a review on Tripadvisor? That'd be great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 05, 2022
Carolyn B.
Lovely atmosphere, great staff and the food was fabulous.
Business Response:
Hi Carolyn, thanks for the feedback! I'll pass it on to the staff, Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 05, 2022
Tom B.
Absolutely fantastic. Amazing food and friendly service. We will be back soon!!
Business Response:
Hi Tom, love the superlatives! Perhaps you'd be able to do us a short review on Tripadvisor with one or two of those? Look forward to seeing you in the restaurant again too! Cheers, Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 03, 2022
Heather B.
Love the food here, even though I’m not vegan. The menu provides plenty of variety.
Business Response:
Always a pleasure to have you in the restaurant Heather! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 03, 2022
Jim G.
10s all round. We had a fantastic, relaxing afternoon, great food, music, service, ambience. A real shelter from the storm.
Business Response:
Hi Jim, good to have you all in the restaurant again! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 01, 2022
Debbie L.
I was totally bowled over by our wonderful first time in your fab restaurant. We really appreciated being able to bring our dog and he appreciated the treats - thank you. The only thing I can think of that might have improved things is a little is the lighting - trivial I know. It was a bit bright - not quite cosy. Perhaps dimming the lights bit and adding candles? Anyway - thank you so much
Business Response:
Hi Debbie, glad you enjoyed your visit.... Lighting can be an issue, but we've given up on candles...too many fires! ;-) Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 01, 2022
Sue H.
Another excellent experience at River Green!
Business Response:
Hi Sue, thanks for that! Glad we're keeping you happy! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 01, 2022
Anna T.
The food was exceptional, tasty, and beautifully presented. We were very impressed that the chef came to the table to talk to us. Service was very friendly and efficient. Just one point, we had to adjust a spotlight in the ceiling because is was glaring into one of our party's eyes.
Business Response:
Hi Anna, aha! That's who moved the spotlights! Glad you had a good time anyways! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 27, 2022
Tracey- Anna S.
Lovely food, great service, the staff were really lovely.
Business Response:
Hi, thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate it! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 26, 2022
Craig C.
Awesome food with friendly service as always
Business Response:
Hi Craig, thanks for your feedback! A delight to have you both in the restaurant as always! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 22, 2022
Helen D.
We took an overseas visitor here at the weekend and she is still talking about it and desperate to come and have another meal as soon as possible. Top food, absolutely delicious and great staff and surroundings! We will be back!!!!
Business Response:
Hi Helen, thanks for your feedback, good to see you're bringing new custom to our door! If you haven't done so recently, do please consider putting a short review on Tripadvisor for us, that would be really helpful! Chris and the team.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 18, 2022
Melanie R.
We had the cauliflower burrito and the the chestnut and mushroom Wellington- both were incredible. A lovely, friendly restaurant, we wish we had one near us in London. Highly recommended.
Business Response:
Hi Melanie, Thanks for your feedback! We'll look forward to seeing you again when you're up here next! If you haven't done so already, do please add a short review on Tripadvisor for us, that would be really helpful! Chris and the team.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 17, 2022
Eddie B.
As always excellent food from Chris and his kitchen, great beers too from over the bridge , waiting staff great , the food is always so tasty and fresh with exciting options .
Business Response:
Cheers Eddie! I'll pass your comments on to Redwell and the staff! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2022
Achylla J.
What an amazing place! The food was wonderful and the service was great. They even brought out a little slice of cake for my partner's birthday. I would defintely come here again.
Business Response:
Hi Achylla, Thanks for your feedback, hope the birthday was a good occassion! If you haven't done so recently, we'd really appreciate a short review on Tripadvisor, and we'll look forward to seeing you in the restaurant again soon! Chris and the team.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 13, 2022
Susan W.
Thanks to Covid19 I had not visited River Green for some time. It was a relief to find that it was still a great place to eat and be looked after for a couple of hours. The food was delicious and the staff a delight.
Business Response:
Hi Susan, glad you appreciate the work we've put in over the last two years! Perhaps you'd do us a favour and leave a short review on Tripadvisor? (Even if you've done one before.) Thanks, Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 11, 2022
Paul V.
Lovely meal, friendly and helpful service, great environment. And I got a free piece of brownie for my birthday!
Business Response:
Hi Paul thanks for your feedback, and happy birthday again! If you feel you can leave a short review on Tripadvisor that'd be much appreciated! Thanks, Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 08, 2022
Dean M.
Great food, pleasant experience :D
Business Response:
Hi Dean, Thanks for your enthusiastic review! Look forward to seeing you in the restaurant again! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 08, 2022
India S.
Amazing as always
Business Response:
Hi India, Thanks for your fulsome praise! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 07, 2022
Elaine J.
An excellent meal and service. Pleasant ambience.
Business Response:
Hello Elaine, Glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you in the restaurant again! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 31, 2022
Amelia M.
Excellent food and a nice window seat, pleasant atmosphere and staff. would like to see a bit more on the menu
Business Response:
Hello Amelia, Glad you enjoyed your visit! Of course our menu is all home made and reflects the amount one chef can produce. We have taken the decision to prioritise quality over quantity whilst maintaining good value for money. The choices vary from week to week and even day to day, so we hope to see you again and you can try something different. Cheers, Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 30, 2022
Victoria W.
River Green is one of our favourite restaurants. The food was both interesting and excellent, with good service and a lovely atmosphere. What more could you want?
Business Response:
What more indeed? Thanks for your feedback, see you again soon! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 29, 2022
Patsy B.
We always love coming, we get a warm welcome, a tasty meal and great service.
Business Response:
Always a pleasure to have you visit, Patsy!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 24, 2022
Peter S.
Fine just as it is!
Business Response:
Hello Peter, well thanks, but I'm sure we'll keep finding ways to improve! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 16, 2022
Paul Y.
Excellent food, excellent service! We’ll be back!
Business Response:
Hi Paul, Thanks! Look forward to seeing you again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 11, 2022
Gill P.
We had a delicious meal and a very lovely evening
Business Response:
Hi Gill, thanks for your feedback, look forward to seeing you again soon! Chris

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 03, 2022
Jackie S.
River Green is by far my favourite restaurant. The staff are always friendly and polite and when the chef asks how the food is you can hear how genuine the question is. The food is just terrific, fresh, tasty and plentiful.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 19, 2021
Martin L.
Excellent food, service and all round experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 17, 2021
David R.
Second time of visiting and just as amazing, I'm not a vegetarian but this menu could easily turn me. I live in the village and I'm lucky to have this as my local, the bonus is I get a discount for walking and leaving the car at home, win-win. Highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2021
Sharon F.
Thoroughly enjoyed our food and the service.