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Award winning vegan food made in house in the picturesque village of Trowse, just outside Norwich city centre, and within walking distance of Whitlingham Broad and park. Fresh, seasonal menu with an emphasis on local products and producers. Fully licensed with a vegan and organic wine list. Suitable for groups and families, we also welcome well behaved dogs!
PRICE RANGE
£7 - £30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
British, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Lunch with vegan family and we were all stunned by the quality of the food! Not vegan ourselves but food like this could well tempt us! Every dish on the table (Seven of us and yes, tasted everything) absolutely delicious, will definitely be repeating the...experience.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food is very nice, the staff very friendly and the place is nice to be in. There's also good music and it has tables of different sizes, I was on a table for 2 and have a lot of space around me and near...me there looked like a really awesome place for a bigger group of perhaps 6 that had the sofa going all around in a circle around the table. I had the mushroom wellington which was very tasty and my wife had coated tofu, rice, quinoa, katsu veg curry which was nice too. I think everything on the menu looked nice and I think vegans and anyone that likes good food will be very happy hereMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I had our engagement party at River Green last night, and had a brilliant time. We were very well looked after by Chris and the team, and the food was wonderful as always.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, very creative and inventive. Service was excellent and the food came out quickly but freshly cooked to order, food came out piping hot, we were even too full to have desert I would definitely recommend the cauliflower starter definitely recommend and will be...coming back oftenMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow... just WOW!!! I have been unwell. Gp suggested a vegan diet. My husband surprised me with an evening meal here. It was lovely. The staff were polite and nothing was too much trouble. The place was stunning. Light and airy. Clean and tidy. Having...never been to a vegan restaurant we were pleasantly surprised. We had 3 courses and every time we cleared the plates. The food was so tasty. The choice was amazing. Gluten free options available also. We travelled an hour to.visit. and we will happily travel again...and again. There are cookery courses available. All fully booked this time. But I will be back foe the next sessions. Thankyou for an amazing experience!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sarah, thanks for your enthusiastic review! Though we completely agree with everything you said, as you haven't tried any other vegan restaurants, it might be premature to declare us the best? (There are even some I admire too!) 😉 Look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit for us and we really enjoyed it. The menu and food was good quality, flavourful and innovative - and the staff and service were great. Definitely recommend for something different and we will be returning soon with other friends and family.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lovely to have you, thanks for the review! Look forward to serving you again soon! Cheers, Chris

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come every year for my birthday. The staff, food, drinks and vibes are always exceptional. Amazing quality food with a classy menu but very laid back and comfortable. Highlight of my year!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you had a great birthday Katie... The 'Happy Birthday' singing was... nearly the best we've had this year? 😉😆 Don't wait for another birthday before you visit us again! Chris

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food, and a lovely warm vibe. Genuinely dog friendly. Food that you can't concoct at home, making it super special...

Date of visit: January 2024
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Sophie, thanks for your review! Of course, I do the cookery classes if you want to learn how to concoct the food at home! Cheers, Chris

Reviewed 20 January 2024

Lovely evening meal. The staff are friendly and helpful, the vegan food was delightful, a great atmosphere and evening!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for the review! You have captured us in a nutshell! Chris

Reviewed 11 January 2024 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant, I’d recommend for anyone. Even if you usually eat meat, you should come here. The food is professional and exceptional.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks Ann! That sounds like a challenge to all the meat eaters who haven't tried us yet! 😉 Cheers, Chris

Reviewed 6 January 2024

Wonderful welcome from ‘front of house’. Excellent , top class food as always. Variety of really tasty dishes to choose from . Thanks

Date of visit: January 2024
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Lucy, nice to see you both in the restaurant again, and thanks for the review! Chris

Reviewed 31 December 2023

Truly the best dining experience in Norwich we've had in the past decade! My partner booked a table for my birthday dinner and everything was perfect. From the warm greeting and the laid back atmosphere, to the incredible food and drink. The menu is really...interesting and well thought out. We both chose the Cauliflower Manchurian to start and the Glazed Okonomiyaki with Rice as our mains. All the dishes were expertly prepared with fresh, quality ingredients and completely delicious. The courses were well timed and the staff were friendly, professional, attentive and efficient. The suprise birthday brownie complete with birthday candle was a lovely, thoughtful touch that was the perfect accompaniment to my Espresso Affogato and Amaretto, and made the evening even more special. It's an absolute joy to dine in a fully vegan restaurant of this standard, where you can confidently chose anything to eat or drink on the menu and not have to double check ingredients or how things are prepared. This is how vegan dining should be. Thank you, River Green 💚More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your enthusiastic review! I'm glad you had a happy birthday! Many happy returns (to River Green!) Chris

Reviewed 28 December 2023

Lovely atmosphere and even better food. Lots of choice and everything was delicious. Staff are super friendly.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! Glad you had a good time! Chris

Reviewed 24 December 2023

Well I was just popping by for a nice lunch and stumbled on the place . I had a beautiful mushroom parcel, the gravy was nice and veg on form. Nostalgia hit me reminding me of the 90s bistros and my days of formal chef...training (Gary Rhodes etc ) Even the smell was like an old skool eatery which for me was a nice thing ,as I was out reminiscing life..... I was also able to just sit and wait for lunch which is a rare thing as food and restaurants seem to be so speedy and rushed . The price was good the only thing on the food is a few more veg please... or a wee side dish of veg also . On the service side I did not receive a table check so maybe some thing to remember.... Overall I will bring people back and. Thank you for making my Xmas eve joyous and filling 🥧❤️More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2023

Hi Leah, Glad you could join us! We had been fully booked, but a last minute cancellation enabled us to take in a couple of waifs and strays! The Wellington is a perrenial favourite and a great entry-level dish for non-vegans. If you fancy something...More

Reviewed 22 December 2023

Food is shockingly delicious,we came because we had some vouchers from last Christmas we now have to visit again because it was really that good.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2023

Shockingly good review! Now you know what you were missing all year! 😉 Cheers, Chris

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River Green Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5