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Sunday Lunch

from £65.00

Gather your loved ones and join us at River Cottage for a truly special Sunday lunch

Sundays were made for leisurely lunches, and River Cottage is no exception. Our Sunday events are a family affair, set against the breathtaking backdrop of River Cottage HQ. Relax, explore your famous surroundings and enjoy a delicious lunch, fresh from the River Cottage kitchen.

There are no menus*, your chef will explain what is being served and 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 Sundays 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 younger child who will be attending, but not dining with us, please call 01297 630300 so that a highchair can be allocated.

Are you coming with a group of 10 or more? Did you know we offer private dining packages?

"What a fantastic afternoon/experience. The staff were brilliant. The food was amazing. Locally sourced. Organic wines etc. Tractor ride great fun. The chef came to explain the menu to all. Individual dietary requirements catered for. Just loved it."  witch656 Tripadvisor

*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. This will help us manage numbers and keep everyone safe at these difficult times. Thank you.

Your event

12:00 - 15:30

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    You’ll be met at the top of the hill at 12.00 and begin your River Cottage experience with a 10-15 minute walk through the pathways down to the farm, enabling you to really soak up the views of the valley.

  • Welcome

    We’ll greet you with seasonal drinks and you will have the chance to explore our idyllic surroundings.

  • Chef’s introduction

    As you settle in, your chef will introduce the menu and tell you more about our philosophy, the food’s provenance and how the dishes have been prepared.

  • The main event

    You’ll be treated to three courses of fantastic local and seasonal produce, planned on the day to showcase the freshest and the best. We happily cater for any dietary requirements, which you’ll be asked to provide when booking.

  • Petits fours and coffee

    After lunch you’ll unwind with coffee and petits fours (if you still have room), before heading back up the hill to the car park.

Please note: Hugh will not be attending this event.

Example Sunday menu


Salt baked celeriac, raw mushroom, grilled pear, labneh, preserved lemon and crispy kale


Oxford Sandy pork chump cooked over coals, cider glazed belly & crackling. Pork fat roasties, honey and mustard parsnips, braised chard and carrots cooked in hay.


Apple lemon curd steamed sponge with cider brandy custard

Coffee, petits fours

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Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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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.

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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.

Please note we cater for all but the most severe allergies and intolerances, however, as ingredients that include allergens are used in other recipes in our kitchens, we cannot guarantee against contamination. If you would like to know the steps we take to minimise cross-contamination in our kitchens, please call one of the team between 9-5, Monday to Friday, and we will be happy to assist.