The River Shack

4.7
243 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!

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
What 243 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulK
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting. Staff were excellent throughout our visit. Would definitely recommend and will visit again

DG
DeniseG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely setting. Great food and brilliant service . Will definitely be back again !

HB
HilaryB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, lovely surroundings, excellent food and service. Will definitely be back.

SM
SeanaM
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The River Shack is a little gem with outstanding scenery overlooking the Millpool.
Food and atmosphere just great. We love it there!

AW
AmandaW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem, perfect for a waterside meal, excellent food and lovely friendly staff, to be highly reccomended.

GB
GeoffB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food , excellent service and great atmosphere too

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Roger
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting with good food and service will be going again

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Greengage
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place to eat. Very good food and service😊
Would recommend arriving early especially at weekends and during holidays as parking is very busy and had to wait 25 minutes for a space.
As it’s the village parking there is a £5 charge and cash only

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb location, service and food. Don’t think I missed anything.

AW
AdamW
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely spot to have breakfast, great service and food.

LB
LindsayB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening! Great atmosphere, quick service, attentive staff and beautiful pizzas. We will definitely return

KH
KateH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully relaxed atmosphere (even with kids), great and very friendly service. Lovely food. We had such a lovely afternoon- thank you!

CH
CatherineH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb recommendation from a friend whilst we were in Devon on holiday. We booked for late lunch and it really was fantastic, great service, lovely spot to relax and watch the world go by whilst eating great food. I had the fish taco’s which were delicious. I would definitely recommend this lovely place

CG
ChristopherG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited lunch menu, but sufficient variety to suit most tastes. Welcoming staff and very attentive, special mention to Will who looked after our party, he was 10 out of 10. Rustic and in a great place by the river, we will be back!!!

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Marilo
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idyllic setting, tasty food, lovely vibe. Will definitely go back.

EC
EmmaC
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue and yummy, beautifully presented food. The staff are lovely - very up beat and helpful. I highly recommend the River Shack.

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RichardF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Beautiful location, friendly and professional staff. Fantastic food. What more could you wish for

MF
MarkF
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot think of anywhere in the UK better for breakfast than here!

Can we export the quality, team spirit, great ingredients and care to other parts of the country please!

Great ingredients, combos and loverly coffee.

AD
AlexD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent spot and well worth the journey.
The food and staff were excellent and the kids had plenty of space to run around.
The owners have done wonders to this place.
Highly recommended.

JM
JudeM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, good simple food, crabbing fun afterwards!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time visit and a fabulous setting. Menu surprising and original and v enjoyable. Looking forward to next visit.

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CharlesD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a great experience coming up the river by boat and enjoying a fantastic breakfast

JD
JulieD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food. Good service, Fab location ❤ Will defo be returning

MD
MandaD
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great venue and lovely limited menu. Staff very friendly. Love it.

CE
ClareE
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful spot by the river, managed to park which could be a problem at peak times, pretty little village, good value, tasty food!

EC
EileenC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting and good service. It is a very limited menu and does not seem to change although the Specials help to make it different.

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NY1123
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for breakfast, the food was amazing and good value. The service was excellent, and one of our party can not tolerate gluten and the staff were very well-informed and went out of their way to help.

NY
NeilY
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were both excellent. The staff were particularly helpful to my daughter who is a celiac. Can’t wait to go back.

HW
vipHWDS
London
112 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our favourite local never ceases to deliver !

KL
KarenL
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful riverside venue, great good and staff - highly recommend

MF
MarkF
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, fantastic and interesting food. Great quality ingredients.
Will be returning!!

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Ashishs
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place, staff were amazing and location is to die for. Highly recommended. Food quality was amazing…so good we went twice, once for breakfast then for an evening meal.

JD
JujuD
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely spot on the Dart with freshly produced food served by super helpful, friendly staff!

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Lucy
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place! Great pizza, beautiful setting and the most warm and welcoming staff.

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HelenD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Idyllic setting, friendly staff and delicious food.

SG
SallyG
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch after using our dinghy up river from Noss. Excellent food and lovely waiting staff. Amazing location and great find!

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Roger
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here 3 times this week for brunch, lunch and dinner and never disappointed. Great location and ambience with really polite and helpful staff.

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CaroleB
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I arrived a little early by boat, with my friend to this beautiful setting by the river. We were greeted by a delightful waiter who offered us a drink whilst we waited for the table. We were then shown to a lovely table under a pergola right by the river. Our charming waitress then brought some delicious fish tacos and crab salad. We had a lovely bottle of crisp cold white wine. All in all it was a perfect lunch. Thank you! We will be back!

SB
SarahB
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant place been coming for years, great setting perfect service and delicious food!!!

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SueT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a local born and bred here in Torbay and I can honestly say this is the most beautiful setting to dine at.The menu caters for all dietary requirements and is really tasty.
The owners and their staff are welcoming and attentive nothing is too much trouble.
It’s a good idea to book on the website to guarantee a table at the time you would like

FAQs

The River Shack is rated 4.7 stars by 243 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.