Riverford Field Kitchen

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I was very fortunate to be invited along with some other lovely South West bloggers to a visit and a meal at Riverford Field Kitchen near Buckfastleigh in Devon. I last visited a couple of years ago, and was blown away with the food cooked there then, so was keen to see whether things were any different with new Head Chef Rob Andrew. I was able to have a good chat with him before the meal, about the wonderful ingredients he gets to cook with, he told me the duck was from a couple of miles down the road, in these days, it is good to know the provenance of the food we are eating.

The duck was simply stunning, and cooked to perfection, as were all the veg from the farm. It’s such a lovely casual way to dine, long benches, large platters of good simply cooked produce.

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The veg really are the stars of the show, and even  this ex vegetarian would have been more than happy with the selection on offer. The curly kale with wild garlic, and celeriac, potato and mushroom gratin were my personal favourites.

The selection of puddings on offer were outstanding, but my eyes were drawn to the sticky toffee pudding with the best custard I’ve ever tasted.

It was a very convivial lunch, with Guy Watson the owner joining us and answering all our questions, and a nice chance to get to know some of the other food bloggers.

Frugal Queen

Grazing Kate

Hungry Hinny

Chocolate Log Blog

I can heartily recommend visiting their blogs, and a visit to the Field Kitchen was a real treat, so thank you to Guy and his team for making us all feel welcome.

 

 

20 responses to this post.

  1. […] a recent visit to the Riverford Field Kitchen the kind people at Riverford Organic Farms, sent through a box of Organic Veg for me to try, […]

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  2. Hi Marcus! I’m back after a bit of a break away from blogging. Now that it is Spring again I’m fully revitalised and raring to go again. Looks like your blog and you are doing excellent which is awesome to see.
    That duck look so amazing – I have been in Buckfastleigh a number of times and it is such a lovely place so I can imagine the setting you experiences with fantastic food 🙂

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  3. And what a beautiful meal it was!

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  4. Now trying to lure ducks into the car with bread! Locals tend to shoot the wild ones round here, so with any luck, my neighbour will get one for me………….all I usually get is pheasant – lovely to meet you Marcus and how about a blog on taking good food photo’s?

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    • Good luck with the duck hunt, yes it was good to meet, thank you for your kind comment on taking food photos, I did think it would be fun to have a SW food bloggers meet, and share ideas on taking photos/writing etc, would love some advice on how to write better/more entertaining posts.
      Cheers
      Marcus

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  5. Sounds like you had a fab time, Marcus! Good to see some foodies getting together 😀

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  6. I can back you up on all of that as I was there! Thank you so much for the lift both ways. The food, company and environment were all lovely and I think it would be my first choice to go with a group of foodies! Great to see you and I think your photos are wonderful!

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  7. fantastic shots! c

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  8. Wrap up warm and huddle round the smoker! You might get smoky jumpers, but the food will keep you warm. Love smoky duck fat.
    Cheers
    Marcus

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  9. Just bought a duck yesterday! Too cold though to use the grill to smoke but I will have to try this once it is a bit warmer.

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  10. Lovely to meet and chat with you today! I am still so full from the lunch, it really was delicious… Hopefully see you again soon at some other food blogging related event?!

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  11. That’s funny, I’ve been eating duck all week. I got a fantastic smoked duck breast and peppered duck breast from the butcher on Monday and today a whole, large, free range one!
    Riverford Field Kitchen certainly looks good 😉

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