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River Cottage Canteen, Axminster

The River Cottage Canteen is impressively busy on a cold and miserable February Monday lunchtime.

Food is locally sourced wherever possible so rabbit features a fair bit and spelt instead of rice. The menu changes daily to suit what ingredients are available each day.

Soft polenta with mushroom ragout, goats cheese and buttered greens was warming and delicious. We put puddings on hold as the office at home is feeling neglected, but they all sounded amazing. We would have gone for the ice cream sundae with salt caramel and 2 spoons.

  • can’t book for lunch so make sure you get there for 12ish on high days and holidays.
  • book ahead for supper.
  • for the HQ, up the road, book at
  • there is always a vegetarian dish and a small kids menu.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Very interesting info!Perfect just what I was looking for!

    April 1, 2012
  2. Love your blog!

    October 6, 2012

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