Hyper-local dining at Gather in Totnes
The term ‘hyper-local’ is often overused, yet the efforts of this Totnes restaurant justify the description: a co-op of local allotments stock the Gather kitchen with field-fresh vegetables; fish and seafood are landed down the road at Brixham; and meat is reared within the county.
Talented chef Harrison Brockington leads a young team who use this glorious produce to create dishes to delight. And although the food is smart, the relaxed vibe and friendly service make it a go-to destination for all manner of occasions.
The kitchen team showcase their talents via full and half tasting menus – and there’s also a vegetarian version. The line-ups focus on flavour and provenance, and dishes such as roasted pollock with sweet garlic, aubergine caviar and Sauvignon Blanc are polished without being overly fussy.
The front of house team deliver excellent service with a light and friendly touch. An impressive drinks list is well thought-out and, if you’re indulging in the tasting menu, splash out on the wine flight.
Trencherman’s tip: day trip to Totnes? The set lunch menu (Wednesday to Saturday) is excellent value, as is the prix-fixe early dinner (Tuesday to Thursday).