Eating out in and around Totnes

Riverford Field Kitchen – a must for all foodies, go for veritable feast of seasonal, local and organic ingredients. Booking ahead essential: Phone: 01803 762059. Located about five miles out of Totnes near Landscove – sat nav postcode TQ11 0JU.

The Curator Café – downstairs: superb woodroast artisan coffee, pasta, biscotti, panettone, antipasti and Italian wine. Newly opened upstairs: truly delicious Italian cuisine – set dinners and small a la carte menu. Booking essential. Phone 01803 865570. 2 The Plains, Totnes, TQ9 5DR. Facebook page.

The Almond Thief – artisan bakery and cafe with the most delicious bread, coffee and pastries 10 minutes away. Open 7am to 3pm Monday to Thursday and Saturdays 8am to 12pm. Phone 01803 411290. Workshop 3/4, Webbers Yard, Dartington, TQ9 6YL

The Wild Fig tapas bar, restaurant and store – delicious dishes, with the emphasis on fresh, locally sources ingredients and locally produced, wines, beers and juices; excellent, attentive service. Open Mondays 08:30 – 17:45; Tuesdays-Saturdays : 08:30 – 22:00 and sometimes on Sundays. Phone: 01803 864829. 53 Fore Street, Totnes, TQ9 5NJ.

Rumour Restaurant and Wine Bar – a “warm atmosphere and exceptional food for lunch and dinner make for one of the most popular spots in town. A team that is passionate about fresh, seasonal and local produce, with well crafted and consistently delivered menus. None of our food is bought in, it is all made here on the premises from pizza bases, bread, pasta; the list is endless. Thoughtful service-relaxed yet professional-puts diners at ease and makes for an enjoyable time at every visit.” Booking ahead often necessary. Located in Totnes High Street. Phone: 01803 864682. 30 High St, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5RY.

Willow Vegetarian Restaurant – offers a constantly changing selection of tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes all hand prepared and featuring masses of organic ingredients. Drinks are all organic. Prices are very reasonable. Sunny, secluded walled garden. Special nights every week. Children welcome. Located at the top of town. Not open every evening. Phone 01803 862605. 87 High St, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5LW.

il vucano – authentic Italian food, traditional wood-fired pizza delivered from a specially adapted van in and around Totnes. Visit the il vulcano website for times and locations, or call 07531 767486.

Tangerine Tree Café – tasty light lunches, delicious cakes and and a great atmosphere. Phone 01803 840853. Located next to Totnes Market Square at the top of town, 50 High St, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5SQ.

The Bay House Inn – at the top of town, is a ‘locals’ pub, open from midday every day, best described as traditional without being old-fashioned … family and dog friendly, ensuring that all members of the clan can enjoy a visit! Regular live music events also form part of our weekly programme. Reservations on 01803 862088. 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5SP.

Waterside Bistro – at the bottom of town, next to the river Dart, the Waterside Bistro serves some delicious food in an informal and pictureque setting. Reservations on 01803 864069. The Plains, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5YS.

The Tally Ho Inn – south Devon’s first community owned pub and restaurant, recently opened, in a 500 year old Grade II listed building. Reservations on 01803 862316. The Tally Ho, Littlehempston, Totnes, TQ9 6LY.

The Sea Trout Inn – award-winning pub food in the neighbouring village of Staverton. Contact them on 01803 762 274. Staverton, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6PA.

The Cott Inn – our neighbour, about 100m from us, holds regular events including live jazz and folk music on Sunday evenings. To reserve a table, call 01803 863777.