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River Cottage Chef's Table Experience

from £175.00

Join us for this intimate event and spend an evening with a River Cottage chef and just 15 fellow diners enjoying a seven course feast with paired drinks.

This intimate dining experience will be an evening of inspiration where you'll see our Head Chef and their team working closely to create a seven-course feast of sensational seasonal food created especially for you. Dine at the Chef's Table and you will discover what makes River Cottage menus so special.

The River Cottage commitment to sustainability and our SLOW - Seasonal, Local, Organic and Wild - ethos is at the core of what we do. The Chefs Table experience is a chance to find out why we are utterly dedicated to this ethos. Your chefs will be your host for the evening, they will guide you through the menu and be preparing dishes in front of you so you can see their expertise in action.

Over the course of the evening your chefs will explain the origins of the ingredients, walk you through the River Cottage kitchen garden and show you how the dishes have been devised to allow the quality and provenance to shine through. Many of the ingredients will have been grown on the farm, or sourced from a selection of local fisherman, farmers and growers, all of whom are friends and neighbours of River Cottage. You'll experience first-hand the excitement this connection to the ingredient's provenance brings to our menus and because your chef will be with you throughout the evening there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and benefit from their knowledge and passion.

Your menu will be accompanied by a drinks pairing chosen to complement each dish. Our drinks choices are as considered as our menus. You will be served a selection of organic and biodynamic wines, our own River Cottage beers, ciders and kombuchas as well as our favourite tipples from local distilleries and brewers all paired by our expert chefs.

The Chef's Table is a chance to truly experience the essence of everything River Cottage. So come and join us for this ultimate food-lovers feast.


- Seven courses of the finest seasonal, organic food

- Drinks pairing

- An intimate event for just 16 guests

- Hosted by our Head Chef and their expert team who will guide you through the menu over the evening

- Time to explore the farm and veg garden

- Dietary requirements happily catered for.

  • River Cottage Chef's Table Experience

    If you attend no other fine dining event, then go to River Cottage. A truly fabulous experience from start to finish. Warm, welcoming, informative and immensely enjoyable. All that and a stunning introduction to the vitality of true provenance in the modern culinary...

    Bob Attended 7 January 2023

    5.0 out of 5
  • River Cottage Chef's Table Experience

    An incredible intimate dining experience where you watch your courses being prepared and cooked whilst you sit and chat with the chefs. The food is delicious and beautifully paired with drink. Fabulous evening .

    Sheena Attended 26 November 2021

    5.0 out of 5

Your event

19:30 - 10:30

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    You’ll be met at the top of the hill at 7.15pm and begin your River Cottage experience where you will be driven down the hill by our team. If it’s a lovely evening you can take a 10 minute walk through the wonderful pathways down to the farm, enabling you to really soak up the views of the valley.

  • Welcome

    Meet the chefs who will be hosting your evening and enjoy a seasonal cocktail whilst you have a chance to explore the kitchen garden and your surroundings

  • The main event

    You’ll be treated to a 7-course menu of fantastic local and seasonal produce, planned on the day to showcase the freshest and the best our garden and local suppliers have to offer. Throughout the evening your chef host will tell you more about our philosophy, the food’s provenance and how the dishes have been prepared.

  • Drinks

    Your menu will be accompanied by a drinks pairing chosen to complement each dish. We source our drinks as judiciously as our food, with our own River Cottage range of organic ciders, beers and kombuchas, and a carefully curated wine list of 100% organic and biodynamic wines.

  • Departure

    Head home full of delicious food and inspiration

Please note: Hugh will not be attending this event.

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This event is for guests over the age of 13 only. Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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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.

This event is for guests over the age of 13 only. 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: