September and November 2018

Having had a fantastic summer with loads of great events; in peoples homes and gardens, at wedding venues, community spaces and corporate establishments, we’re gearing up to a busy Autumn.

We’re really excited about the 3rd Forking Local Food festival in a couple weeks on the 22nd September on Vire Island in Totnes. The following day (23rd September) we are collaborating with The Woodland Presents for the first time and catering a wonderful Autumn Equinox celebration in the woods Tickets are available here at the unit or online with The Woodland Presents

In July we had a hugely successful Kitchen Bar at The Woodland Presents, so we are doing it again!! On the 29th September we will be serving food, cocktails, beer and mocktails in the woods again with our resident DJ Jose Verde! Tickets available from The Kitchen Table and The Almond Thief. Just £5 in adv and £6 on the gate.

In November we will be back at Rattery Village Hall for the wonderful CRUX Craft Fair 23-25.11.18 – Can’t wait for this too – it was fab last year!

Spring events

The Rotherfold Artisan Market we held last month (26th May) was such a huge success and Chloe from Me and East were really pleased and have had some lovely feedback from customers and stallholders alike! We can’t wait to hold the next one during Seachange in August! Thank you to all who came and said hi and bought things from all the lovely local crafters and producers.

June and July 2018

This Saturday, 9th June we will be Dartington Arts’ Party in the Town and we’ll be in civic square selling burgers & savoury snacks and treats alongside the Naan Shack, Il Vulcano & The Green Table. New Lion Brewery will be in the hall selling beer, cider and more. It’s been a roaring success the last two years so we can’t wait to be in the square!

The following day, 10th June as part of the Dartington Open Farm Day, we will be selling Grown in Totnes inspired lunches and cake, 11-2pm from unit 6 Burke Rd between tours of the mill next door at GinT.

Put the 21st July in your diary! Bar Blah Blah and The Kitchen Table are collaborating again to bring you another fantastic Kitchen Bar. Unfortunately due the council, who are my landlords on the industrial estate, disallowing us from hosting the event at my unit, we have had to cease doing them. Luckily, this fab space at Woodland Presents love the creative idea of us selling delicious food and wonderful cocktails! So, 21st July The Woodland Presents The Kitchen Bar – expect amazing food and drinks, music and a wonderful space for an evening of loveliness!


This year has started with great difficulty. The cloud of grief after Frankie’s terrible accident at the end of 2017 has hung over us and we said goodbye to her son Reuben at the start of March. If you would like to donate to the playspace Frankie and her partner Tom wish to have built on Vire Island – known to Reuben as his island – then please do pop into the unit add your contribution to the Superman tin there.


We are at the Bay Horse Inn Easter Beer & Cider festival on Good Friday and Saturday. We will be selling delicious burgers, salads and cakes to help you soak up all that scrumptious local beer & cider!


It’s time to eat, drink & be merry!!

The Kitchen Bar is having a Christmas party bash at The Kitchen Table unit on 22.12.17

Come down and join us for a fabulous, festive evening featuring delicious hot & cold christmas treats, light snacks and heartier options on the menu, with vegan, gf, vegetarian and meat choices available!
We will also have a bar serving delicious festive cocktails, local ales and lager, prosecco and mocktails!
And to get you up and dancing we have Dj’s Jose Verde & Stoogie Houzer on the decks from 8:30pm, with funky tunes beforehand to get you in the mood!
Food served between 6 – 9:30pm with light bites available until 11pm
Bar 6 – 12:30am
Cash and card accepted on the night.

Tickets are available from the unit Mon – Friday 9 -5pm and at our market stall on the Totnes Late Night Shopping evenings – we are outside St Mary’s church selling mulled wine, stews, mince pies and more! Tickets (cash only for the ticket sales) are £5 in advance and £6 on the door.


You can find us at the Totnes10 Forking Local Food Festival on the 23rd September on Vire Island in Totnes, 11-5pm. https://www.transitiontowntotnes.org/2017/08/forking-local-food-festival-returns/ We can’t wait!!

We have now done several Kitchen Bar pop ups which have been brilliant! and well received by all who have come! We’ve responded to feedback and bought more chairs and now provide more seating. The eatery menus have been diverse from fresh spring rolls, to sushi, taco shells filled with venison chipotle to chicken goujons, homemade taramasalata, salads and desserts. Bar Blah Blah’s cocktails, made with love, local ingredients and creative flair by Dita have been truly delicious! My favourite so far was the grapefruit and rosemary gin cocktail which I am still dreaming of!!

Our next cocktail pop up is on the 4th August from 5.30pm – 11. No need to book and we have card machines too so you can even forget your cash (though we both prefer cash!). DJ Jose Verde played some great summer tunes and the seating outside was very popular! Fingers crossed for good weather again!

Bar Blah Blah and The Kitchen Table have also collaborated on a Brunch Club – the first of which we hosted last month with vegan, gluten free, vegetarian and ethically sourced meat options; small plates and a full English – again we had loads of people come along and enjoy amazing tunes, coffee from Cafe Latino Van and cocktails, mocktails and fresh juices from Dita. The next one is on the 23rd July! We hope to see you there 10am-3pm at UNIT 6 BURKE RD, TOTNES INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, TOTNES, TQ9 5XL


At our unit on Totnes Industrial Estate; Unit 6 Burke Road, near Peter Tanners.

Also coming up, a collaboration with Ash Rescue Centre near Dartmouth – Stargazing Supper with Dartmoor Skies – el fresco eating in a stunningly beautiful setting, with live music, stargazing, delicious food with all profit to rescuing horses! 5th August 2017 6pm to 11pm. It’s set to be a truly special evening. Get your tickets HERE

Here are some of the events we have hosted, co-hosted or catered for/ contributed to previously!

Every weekday from 12 noon – 2pm we are having a pop up lunch takeaway – everyday we are serving different seasonal specials – light lunches, hot, cold, small and large options to hungry estaters. Come check us out?

On the 14th April 2017 The Kitchen Table is hosting the second Kitchen Bar – pop up cocktail bar and eatery! At our new unit on Burke Road from 5.30pm. Come for drinks from Bar Blah Blah, food and fantastic music. Last month was a huge success and we look forward to making this one even better!! No need to book, just rock up and enjoy a drink with some delicious, seasonal, affordable food; small plates so you can have as many or as few as you wish.

Kitchen bar april colour

Also on the 14th April 2017 The Kitchen Table will also be at The Bay Horse Inn Totnes, helping Beer Festival goers enjoy their beer and cider with some delicious slow roasted meat and veg option to be decided. The Easter beer and cider festival is always a huge success and we love it!! :) See you there!!

We carry on at The Bay Horse Inn on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April 2017 doing our ever popular BBQ. On Saturday we will be open from 1pm – 9/10ish and on Sunday from 1- 4pm. The menu is likely to be;

  • Luscombe’s-own sausages
  • Blue cheese stuffed beef & mushroom burgers,
  • Lamb, nettle and wild garlic burgers,
  • Middle Eastern beetroot, walnut & tofus burgers (vegan)
  • Lemon and rosemary marinated chicken fillets

All served in Baker Tom’s rolls with homemade slaw and organic salad leaves

We’re back at The Bay Horse Inn on the 23rd April 2017, just because we love it! For St George’s Day Beltane Morris dancing from 12.30 selling delicious burgers and cakes again! Another fab event we have done many times before – do come along for a lovely afternoon of British culture and fantastic entertainment!

That same day, 23rd April 2017 we will be in the Rotherfold from 1pm – 6 for the Street Games festival selling tea, coffee, cakes and more! Come and see us all afternoon for fun and games (literally!!)

The following weekend on the 28th April 2017  we will be in the Totnes Civic Hall serving delicious savoury and sweet treats to gig-goers at the Dartington Party in the Town from 8.30pm til the end. We’ll be there with New Lion Brewery, our favourite beer boys!

On the 6th May 2017 we will be serving delicious seasonal soup and organic bread in the Civic Hall Totnes for the Earth Sharing Devon event; Liberty Tree

Two years ago we catered the first TEDxTotnes and it was epic! We loved it and it was amazing to be surrounded by so many inspiring, thought provoking and interesting people. So, we were delighted when they decided to host it at Dartington again this year on the 12th May 2017 and asked us to cater it again, in collaboration with Food in Community! We will be using ingredients kindly donated by local businesses such as Riverford, The Almond Thief and Tideford Organics. I think tickets have all sold out (!!)( but there are opportunities to watch it live streamed in Totnes and on the internet after, so check out their website for more details.

That evening on the 12th May 2017 we will be hosting our 3rd Kitchen Bar at unit 6 Burke road with music, cocktails from Bar Blah Blah and delicious food from ourselves! (gluttons for punishment apparently??) From 5.30pm.

Then the wedding season goes into full swing but we still like to keep busy! So we will be at the Dartington Food Fair on the 28th and 29th May 2017. See you there for delicious vegetarian BBQ delights!

On the 25th June 2017 Bar Blah Blah and The Kitchen Table will be co-hosting our first Brunch Club serving espresso martinis, Mimosas, bloody mary’s and a tasty selection of interesting and varied veg, vegan and meaty breakfasts to please all tastes – watch our Facebook page for details.  Beanbug will be there too selling teas and coffees !

I Think that’s enough for 2017!! Phew! I’m exhausted just recording it all! We can’t wait – we hope to meet you/ see you again at some or all of these fantastic events!!


On the 6th April 2016 The Kitchen Table is hosting Food on the Edges of Society – A Conversation cafe at the Barrel House, Totnes from 6.30pm. Guests are invited to enjoy an interesting talk from Dr Clare Pettinger about her ‘Food as a Lifestyle Motivator’ (FLM) research project, which explores the use of creative methods to engage ‘marginalized’ communities in food activities to enhance their health, well-being and life skills. Thought-provoking questions will then be offered for discussion over dinner, facilitated by Gill Coombs.

Clare is a Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist (Public Health) and works as a lecturer and research fellow at Plymouth University. She is currently leading cross-disciplinary research in food poverty/justice and has a keen interest in community engagement and social sustainability. Gill is an author (of “Hearing our Calling”), Green Party candidate for Totnes and life coach. We’re really excited to have two such inspiring and wonderful women on board for this foody and thought provoking Conversation Cafe.

Advance booking is essential – contact sima@thekitchentable.org.uk to book & let us know of any dietary reqs. The evening of interesting debate and delicious local food is £10 pp, payable on the door & the bar will be open all evening. We hope you can come!

6.4.16 Convo Cafe

On the 11th March, 2016 The Kitchen Table is hosting Mind The Gap – Pop Up event at the Riverside Cafe, Steamer Quay, Totnes, from 6pm. Guests are invited to enjoy live music, a multi course meal celebrating the best that South Devon has to offer; local, organic in-season and stored veg, foraged ingredients and an exciting bar selling cocktails (we’re working on these now!) and local wine and beer (from Sharpham and New Lion Brewery) as well as Luscombe’s soft drinks, mocktails, tea and coffee.

Book your ticket on event.bookitbee.com/e/ydmzu or go to Seeds2Bakery on Totnes High Street or The Curator Cafe on the Plains, Totnes.

Contact sima@thekitchentable.org.uk if you have any dietary requirements.

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