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Travellers' Choice2023
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£7 - £30
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British, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably our favorite restaurant for special meals. Wonderful food as ever, gorgeous vegan 'ishcakes' and I did appreciate my free birthday brownie with a candle in!

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

Glad you had a good birthday! I must just point out to all and sundry that River Green is not just for special occasions... But I'd definitely agree with you, it's my favourite restaurant too! 😉 Chris

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined in this plant-based restaurant on a Thursday night during a 3 day stay in Norwich. The restaurant is located a short distance outside of Norwich (we got a mini cab there) in a lovely village called Trowse. The food was excellent, we ordered...Aloo Gobi burger & fries and winter mezze which was washed down with a selection of red and white vegan wines. The desserts were excellent, particularly the selection of ice cream and apple, date and ginger crumble. Service was good and although the restaurant was not busy, the ambience was fine. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! We do love it when visitors come from near and far. In fact, it's a joy to have you with us! Chris

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Vegan food I’ve ever had. Nice ambience and restaurant nicely decorated and very clean. Staff were attentive but not overly so. One small negative. If you are sitting in front of a window at the wrong time of day you can get a bit...hot. Maybe some blinds would be a good idea? But I would still give this place 10/10. Can’t wait to go back!👍More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and all those lovely photos! I think however, you were sitting at a table with curtains for just that (rare) occasion, when the sun gets a bit strong 😀 Hope to see you again soon! Chris

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had my first visit here at the weekend. The menu is great & very varied with something to please everyone, yet keeping it original at the same time. Food tasted amazing & it was lovely to see the chef pop out during the evening &...ask how everyone’s meal was. This good touch shows how good this place is. Lovely cosy atmosphere and other items sold at counter too such as the dirty cow products. Very fine vegan dining here. A must visit place whether you’re vegan or not!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great review, and very comprehensive! Good photos too! Hope to see you again when you're in our neck of the woods! Chris

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb lunch; welcomed although 1 min to their closure time. Friendly attentive staff; meal chosen was the Chestnut and mushroom wellington; absolutely delicious. We have enjoyed meals here before; but a long time gap in between. Impressed with the 'new' decor and arrangement. Recommend most...highly and when a return visit to Norfolk transpires we will return as our restaurant of choice. Not at all surprised it is rated very highly by the local residents and those more discerning.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Definitely the review of a discerning customer! (Though I may be biased 😉) Thanks for visiting, come back sooner! Chris

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent vibe, polite and attentive staff . Superb wide ranging choice of dishes. Really top quality and imaginative. Absolutely delicious. We ate every scrap!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Cath! Excellent review! Chris

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Reviews on TripAdvisor made us want to try this place, even though we aren't vegan; we were not disappointed! We are gluten-free and to see a whole menu either gf or with a gf option was great. There is a good choice of gf beers...too. For starters we had Yellow Pea Penelle with a fabulous vegan aioli and Cauliflower Manchurian which came with a sauce which had such depth of flavour we're still trying to work out how they did it. Mains were an amazing Glazed Okonomiyaki which had so many elements on the plate that we thought it might not work, but work it does, with each flavour completing the other. Just superb! We also had Vegetable Pad Thai with a broccoli tempura which was light, crisp and so tasty. Our only disappointment was that we were too full for desert! Attentive service was excellent, and a nice touch was that the chef/owner came round and spoke to each table. We might come back to Norwich just to visit here again. Thank you.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Superb review! (You'll have to come for a cookery class to get a hint how it's made!) Chris

Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

Truly delicious meals with great atmosphere and clean plates. Book now, just wish we lived nearer. Thank you, team Chris.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Ooh er! Thanks Mrs! Love it when the plates come back clean! (Less washing up! 😆) Chris

Reviewed 29 February 2024

Tastiest Vegan food you will ever eat , depth of flavour is truly inspiring to any non vegan and vegans . Strongly recommend you eat here on a regular basis

Date of visit: February 2024
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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Thanks! Always welcome a strong recommendation! Chris

Reviewed 25 February 2024

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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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Hello Pat, glad you all had a good time! Sorry I didn't get round to see you before you'd gone! Cheers, Chris

Reviewed 23 February 2024

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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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Hi Robert, thanks for your very nice review! See you again soon! Chris

Reviewed 18 February 2024

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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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Thanks Naomi, it sounded like everyone was having a good time! Vongratulations again on your engagement! Chris

Reviewed 17 February 2024

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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Chris Avey, Owner at River Green Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Thanks 'HennyPenny'! Look forward to seeing you back again for desserts! Chris

Reviewed 12 February 2024

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 13 February 2024

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 9 February 2024 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 13 February 2024

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

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