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. River Green is 'Proudly Norfolk' accredited, and specialises 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 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, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Access, Cooking Classes,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Date Night,

Photos

River Green - Entrance
River Green - River Green, Trowse

Events & Special Hours

Day of the Dead Theme night
Oct. 30, 2021 Dinner 17:30 - 22:00

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Festive Tuesdays 17:30 - 23:00
Valid between: Nov. 30, 2021 - Jan. 4, 2022
Closed - Restaurant
Valid between: Sept. 1, 2020 - Nov. 23, 2021
Closed - Tuesday
Valid between: Jan. 11, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2099
Wednesday
Wednesday Evening 17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
Thursday Evening 17:30 - 23:00
Friday
Friday Lunch 11:30 - 16:00
Valid between: May 28, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2021
Friday Lunch 11:30 - 16:00
Valid between: Jan. 14, 2022 - Dec. 31, 2099
Friday Dinner 17:00 - 23:00
Valid between: May 28, 2021 - Dec. 17, 2021
Friday Dinner 17:00 - 23:00
Valid between: Jan. 7, 2022 - Dec. 23, 2022
Saturday
Saturday lunch 11:30 - 16:00
Valid between: Jan. 8, 2022 - Dec. 24, 2022
Saturday Lunch 11:30 - 16:00
Valid between: May 22, 2021 - Dec. 18, 2021
Saturday Evening 17:00 - 23:00
Valid between: Jan. 8, 2022 - Dec. 17, 2022
Saturday Evening 17:00 - 23:00
Valid between: May 22, 2021 - Dec. 18, 2021
Sunday
Sunday Lunch 11:30 - 16:00
Valid between: May 23, 2021 - Dec. 19, 2021
Sunday Lunch 11:30 - 16:00
Valid between: Jan. 9, 2022 - Dec. 18, 2022

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.71 out of 5 stars based on 738 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 26, 2021
Peter B.
We really enjoyed our evening. The vegan amongst was very impressed with the menu and was so pleased to have such a good choice. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 24, 2021
Della R.
We loved River Green from the moment we entered. The decor was smart and clean and we were greeted by friendly staff. We thought the food was delicious and two of our party are vegan and were overwhelmed by the choice and quality of the food. We will return.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2021
Helen G.
Such a lovely place. Clean. Thought food was amazing, nice and hot, and plentiful. Served really promptly too. Staff were lovely, happy to help. All wore masks which made the experience seem safer in the current climate. We left feeling very, very full after sweetcorn fritters, and mushroom Wellington ( loved the port gravy by the way) my only regret is not having room to try the dessert.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 21, 2021
Alexandra F.
Fabulous food

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Sep 19, 2021
Rachel L.
Lovely food

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 10, 2021
Sharon J.
Brilliant food and service as always. Such a delight as a vegetarian to have an entire menu to choose from with so many different choices. Well done!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 07, 2021
Anna F.
Very good food from a varied menu and dog friendly

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 04, 2021
Jan P.
Totally enjoyed.. 4 of us loved our menu choices, very different flavours,good presentation & service. Felt relaxed re 'covid'. First time eating out for us,thro this time. We will return soon. Thankyou

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 03, 2021
Caroline B.
As usual an excellent visit with lovely food. So pleased I could book online.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 02, 2021
Mary S.
This is our fourth visit to River Green since May and it never fails to impress with wonderful flavours, a relaxed atmosphere, and thoughtful service. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 31, 2021
Joanna R.
This really was an excellent meal and experience overall. We all loved our food, I honestly think the summer roast was the best meal I have ever eaten, I would happily eat that each week!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 28, 2021
JaneCatherine A.
Superb vegan food, beautifully presented, in a great environment. I’d come back and have the same meal again tomorrow!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2021
Lynne N.
Everything was very good and most impressive was the chef coming to my table to check my dietary requirements. And then returning at the end to check. Very personal, informal and welcoming. Will definitely return and recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 22, 2021
Clare B.
We loved it! Excellent vegan food, lovely people and dog friendly too! We were visiting while on holiday but would love to come back. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2021
Eileen D.
Delicious food, really nice staff, very relaxed atmosphere. No improvement required in out opinion!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2021
Mac C.
We had a wonderful evening. Thanks.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2021
Bernice H.
Absolutely perfect, I think River Green is the best vegetarian restaurant in Norwich. I took my friend for the first time and she said it was the best meal she’d had for a long time.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2021
Erika B.
Everything was excellent. As soon as I got home I had to play The Beach Boys' Good Vibrations!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 13, 2021
Alexandra D.
The food was fabulous and our waitress was delightful. What a lovely place!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2021
Ann G.
Good all round visit. Will return.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2021
Susan F.
Staff were very friendly,helpful and efficient.Food was lovely and well presented.The atmosphere was calm and relaxing.Will certainly go back again very soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2021
Sarah C.
Great friendly staff, spacious inside, super food!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2021
Cate D.
We really enjoyed our meal. The food was delicious! The waitress was lovely. Friendly yet professional. The slight downside, we waited 50 mins for food but it was delicious when it arrived. Would definitely visit again

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 27, 2021
Beth E.
All very delicious. Friendly , helpful staff. Great setting. All food A **

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 27, 2021
Vincent B.
Always amziy.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 26, 2021
Anne H.
all good rather a long wait for food to arrive apart from that it was super

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 24, 2021
Corby C.
Excellent food-very tasty! Lovely waitress, polite and efficient. Cannot fault anything!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 12, 2021
Helen T.
The staff at River Green welcomed us in and were friendly and efficient. They had an imaginative menu and the food was superbly cooked. We are looking forward to our next visit.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2021
Lynne W.
Great to see the River Green still at the top of its game. Superb Sunday Roast!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2021
PHILIPPA R.
A great location and great food with good friends - ideal.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 06, 2021
Emily R.
We absolutely love River Green and keep going back because we want to try everything on the menu! It’s so lovely to go out for food knowing you can eat anything and that time and thought has been put into where all the food comes from. We hope River Green will start leading the way for more places to be more like them! Thank you for all your efforts and incredible food!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 05, 2021
Kate Q.
We had such a lovely meal! The food was delicious and the service was really attentive. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2021
Sue M.
Our evening was absolutely fabulous from start to finish. Impeccable service from the moment we walked through the door and throughout our visit. The food was AMAZING and highly rated by our fastidiously vegetarian son. Trying to come with an excuse to visit again as soon as possible.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jun 29, 2021
Terence C.
River Green is always great in every respect. Good as many others are, there isn't a vegan/ vegetarian in Norfolk that comes anywhere near the quality of food produced by Chris Avey and the service provided by his staff. On our recent visit, I had the nut roast and my wife the Japanese dish for which Chris won an award; both dishes were excellent, cuisine and value -wise.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Jun 24, 2021
Thandar S.
Excellent. Love every dishes served. Will go again soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 22, 2021
margaret p.
Wonderful Vegan food.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 14, 2021
Serge B.
Lovely waiting staff! Amazing chefs! Amazing place to eat, super cosy and beautiful! Love it and the food is outstanding, every single time!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 13, 2021
Terence S.
Have been an infrequent customer for years. Spent many many happy birthday and other celebrations at River Green. This time it was a party of 4 celebrating being able to meet up again! Super meal, super staff, very safe clean environment. In all our visits over many years we have never been disappointed and the high standards of food and service remain.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 07, 2021
Tony B.
So good to be back here. Delicious food and excellent service.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 02, 2021
Debbie B.
Amazing food! A really enjoyable meal. Friendly, helpful staff. We’ve missed going to River Green through the pandemic. So good to go back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 02, 2021
Annette G.
Excellent food & lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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May 27, 2021
Carla M.
Always great food and friendly staff

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 29, 2020
Ann G.
Booking cancelled as Norfolk went into Tier 4 on the same day.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 22, 2020
Emiliya L.
Always delicious and always special. Thank you to Chris and team!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 19, 2020
Chris D.
Super food, value and service. Highly recommended

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Dec 19, 2020
Peter R.
Wonderful meal would definitely go again and recommend to friends

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 18, 2020
AMY M.
Fab as always. Lovely, inventive fresh food. (Had the "haggis.")

Overall: 10/10
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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
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Dec 10, 2020
Mac C.
Lovely food in Lockdown!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2020
Yvette H.
Very well organized,felt very safe(covid), food was lovely.would go again.