What's on

What's on in Plymouth

We host a range of exciting events throughout the year in our Canteen & Deli in Plymouth's Royal William Yard.

Remember to check back regularly to this page to find out what's going on and who's coming to visit to share their story and produce, or check out our blog page here for up-to-the-minute news and more information about the events listed below. 

Family Sundays

Spring is here, celebrate with our new Family Sunday roasts! For a limited time, treat your family to our gorgeous family roast for only £30*.

Live Music Friday's - Every Friday

As part of our ‘season of music’ a host of talented, locally sourced artists will entertain you for free while you enjoy your meal. Join us and treat yourself to Live Music Fridays.

Book your table now and treat yourself to live music in a fantastic setting.




Spice Night - Wednesday 23 April

It might be cold outside, but River Cottage Canteen is feeling the heat. Using the very best local and seasonal produce, head chef Joe Draper will create a menu of North African themed dishes with a River Cottage twist that is guaranteed to spice things up a little. These dishes will run alongside our normal a l'carte menu. Book now.


Macmillan Charity Networking Event - Monday 28 April

Macmillan will be hosting a fabulous networking evening in the gorgeous River Cottage Canteen and Deli, Plymouth. Guests will be treated to a drink and a variety of unique River Cottage nibbles to enjoy whist listening to a short talk from the inspiring entrepreneurial whizz Rob Love. 


Wild Food Night with John Wright - Wednesday 30 April

John Wright will be hosting our Wild Food Night on 30 April – giving you an insight into the wild foods around during the Spring months and tips on the best way to forage them. John will start the evening with a talk and demo as guests enjoy a fabulous four course menu featuring wild nettles, shellfish, sorrel, wild garlic and other seasonal, wild foods. To book, call the Canteen on 01752 252702





Cookery Demos at the Plymouth Canteen - Various

From a tempting Chocolate course, to perfecting your kneading technique we have a course for you at the Plymouth Canteen. To find out more about our range of exciting lessons click here.

Catch & Cook Course - New Dates for 2014

A fantastic day event, hosted by Thom Hunt, from TV series Three Hungry Boys. Enjoying learning about fish & fishing, take a boat trip out to sea and bring your catch back to the Canteen to be cooked by the River Cottage chefs. Finally, enjoy the fruits of your labour dining with Thom & your Catch & Cook team. Best catch of the day wins a River Cottage prize. More Details>

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  • @RoyalWilliamYd We will be turning up the heat tonight and celebrating the flavours of North Africa: link
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  • Don't forget it's our last regular spice night tonight. Don't miss out, book your place: link
  • Wild Food with John Wright 30 April - we still have places! Check out the blog for more details link
  • Are you going to @ExeterFoodFest don't miss your chance to see our very own @chefandy_09 this Friday 25th April.
  • Warm up for John Wright's Wild Food Night next Wednesday and learn about a patriotic mushroom: link
  • Happy St George's Day. Why not pop into the canteen to celebrate?
  • RT @MacmillanSian: Networking with Macmillan @plymouthcanteen this Monday 28th at 5.30pm email me on sward-edwards@macmillan.org.uk to book…
  • Missed our fantastic Sunday roast last week? Book a table, its only £30 for a family of 4. link
  • Its Tuesday! Why not pop into our canteen for 3 courses for £21.50 tonight...
  • Listen up! We have live music every Friday from 7pm. Gorgeous food, good wine and great entertainment. Join us! link
  • Don't miss our bread demo this coming Thursday: link
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  • Happy Easter! Our new sunday lunches are £30 for a family of 4... join us today! link
  • @JaneRitchie what a shame. But if you make a right you could pop to our @axcanteen ;)
  • Sit back, relax and let us help you drink wine and whilst working on your tan... link
  • Where are you taking your family tomorrow? Pop into our canteen and bond over a £30 family roast. link
  • RT @MattBrown_79: Essence! Sat in the sun with a well deserved glass of wine and these tasty bad boys with the wife. @plymouthcanteen http:…
  • What are you doing tonight? Fancy a spot of locally sourced dinner complimented with some fantastic live music? link
  • Where are you taking your family this Sunday? Pop into our canteen for a £30 family roast. link
  • Our colouring competition continues for the little ones in our canteen. Who will win the coveted Chocolate Bunny? link
  • @oradivojevic @RoyalWilliamYd @urban_splash looking good! We may have a future Picasso on our hands...
  • RT @oradivojevic: @plymouthcanteen Easter colouring competition :-) @RoyalWilliamYd @urban_splash link
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  • @TalkingGoodFood we have! Happy Easter Julie :) link
  • @cnevilleherald we hope you had a lovely time at @LasIguanasPL1 and thank you for the recommendation @Ocean_BMW. Happy Easter all!
  • Forgotten to buy an Easter Egg? Don't panic - we have some gorgeous @Cocoalocochoc Eggs in our Deli... link
  • Missed our fantastic Sunday roast last week? Book a table, its only £30 for a family of 4. link
  • This yummy trio of desserts was made by our chefs in today's dessert demo. link
  • We have launched NEW Family Sundays, for a limited time only our Sunday lunch will be £30 for a family of 4...
  • Sneaking off early from work this afternoon to bask in Bank Holiday sunshine? Here is our cocktail list, enjoy! link
  • Bank holiday fun awaits! @nickmearsmusic playing in our canteen tomorrow. Live music and gorgeous food, what more could you want?
  • RT @chefandy_09: Crisp mania @plymouthcanteen onion,parsnip,carrot & Beetroot #veg #food #Plymouth link
  • Love hot cross buns? Grab one from our deli. link
  • Our desserts demo is kicking off here in the canteen. link
  • Wednesday 30th April, @johnmushroom and a wild food menu, join us: link
  • @RachaelDCruze Hi Rachel, please email georgina@rivercottage.net. Lets talk!
  • Warming up for live music tonight here in the canteen! link
  • RT @chefandy_09: Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies available in our deli @plymouthcanteen my first attempt since college 11 years ago http:…
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  • RT @zoefell: Having a spot of lunch with the parents at @plymouthcanteen. A perfect way to spend a day off in the holidays.
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  • Win tickets to the @ExeterFoodFest - we have five pairs to give away link
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  • RT @JoechefBartlett: Enjoyed the crab on toast from the @plymouthcanteen highly recommend : ) #plymouthhour #rivercottage link
  • RT @SWTourAlliance: Well done @plymouthcanteen @rivercottage finalist @VE_Awards 4 Taste of England Award. Best of luck on 12th May we'll b…
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