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Long Table Lunch

from £70.00

Gather your loved ones and join us at River Cottage for a lunch embracing the best of the season.

Our lunches are leisurely affairs, featuring three courses of the season's finest food, set against the breathtaking backdrop of River Cottage HQ. So come, relax and explore the idyllic surroundings and enjoy a delicious lunch fresh from the River Cottage kitchen with your friends and family. 

There are no menus*, our chefs make the most of the season’s produce, harvesting directly from the abundant walled kitchen garden and plundering the spoils of the polytunnels. They create a daily three course menu that incorporates the most delicious dishes from the homegrown and local seasonal ingredients available.

Before your meal begins, our chef will explain what is being served, a little bit about where the food came from and how it has been prepared. All you need to do is sit back and soak up the atmosphere.

We welcome children of all ages to our lunches at River Cottage, with reduced-price tickets for under-10s. Please purchase an adult ticket for children aged 10 and over. If you have a little one and would like a highchair please let us know, even if they are not eating.  Please note, that whilst this is a family friendly event we have a limited number of children's tickets available per each date.

*We will endeavour to allow for any dietary requirements you may have, just make sure you let us know when booking.

We kindly request you book for your entire party in one transaction so we can seat you together.

  • Long Table Lunch

    Would fully recommend the long table lunch. Very enjoyable experience with fantastic staff and delicious food. All staff were very attentive, friendly and efficient

    Rachel Attended 4 February 2023

    5.0 out of 5
  • Long Table Lunch

    More than lunch it’s an event. The description of the food preparation before service was very good and made the dishes more enjoyable. Excellent lunch.

    Graham Attended 4 November 2022

    4.7 out of 5

Your event

12.30 - 15:30

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    You’ll be met at the top of the hill and begin your River Cottage experience with a 10-15 minute walk through the wonderful pathways down to the farm, enabling you to really soak up the views of the valley.

  • Welcome

    Head to the courtyard where you'll be greeted, then have a wander around our kitchen garden before taking your seats in our threshing barn.

  • Chef's introduction

    Once seated in the barn, your chef will talk you through the menu and share more about our philosophy as well as the provenance and preparation of our seasonal dishes.

  • The main event

    You will be treated to a three course menu of fantastic local and seasonal produce showcasing the best the region and season has to offer.

  • To finish

    Just time for a tea or coffee, before heading home.

Please note: Hugh will not be attending this event.

Book your place...

1. Choose your date...

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2. How many people attending?

Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

3. Check your order

Please select an event date and enter the number of attendees above.

We recommend purchasing with this event.

Total - £0.00

All prices include VAT.

Further information...

This dining event is run from River Cottage HQ on the Dorset/Devon borders. Full address details of HQ will be provided once you have booked.

We are a licensed venue. We have a wide selection of the finest organic wines available to purchase.

Stay in our famous Farmhouse, click here. For other local accommodation click here.

Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.

We can accommodate some food intolerances and allergies at our dining events, providing that these are mentioned when you make your reservation. Dietary accommodations we can make include those for vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian diets, those who are pregnant, and those with dairy, gluten, nut or shellfish allergies (we recommend you bring your epi pen). However, we cannot cater to dislikes or to any dietary restrictions that we feel may compromise our ethos or high standard of our menus. If in doubt, please email us before you book: