Gather – Hedge River Field Kitchen
Gather is the brain child of two very passionate, very talented, extraordinary young men, – Harrison Brockington and Declan Wiles. Originally born as a pop up, Gather has taken the next logical step from magnificent travelling food circus to bricks & mortar restaurant. We have been serving dinner, via the pop up, for nearly a year. Our goal was to serve interesting food in interesting places. We believe we achieved our first goal by utilising beautiful spaces in Torbay, Cockington and on the beach in Branscombe.
Our menus take full advantage of the bounty of Devon with many ingredients foraged and gathered by ourselves and the rest all sourced from within the county.
This is who we are. This is what we are.
Along with their friend, James Skeffington a restaurant manager of 30 years service, they have taken the bold step to move from pop up to actual restaurant. Youth have no fear.
Gather is a Devonian fine dining experience. Our larder is the shoreline, fields, hedgerows and produce of artisan farmers & growers of the region. We live the Gather name. From here, on Fore Street in Totnes, we create dishes that are contemporary and modern but with roots firmly in the classic gastronomic tradition.
With a focus on the less favoured and under used cuts of meat and forgotten fruits & vegetables from the hedgerows, shorelines and rivers of Devon we believe we can create a regional style of cooking on a par with any of the finest French, Spanish and Italian giants. With the bounty around us Devon can sit proudly alongside any of these. The land and the sea inspires us. It was on a walk over Dartmoor that Gather took its first breath.
Our service will be relaxed but professional. Knowledgeable but kind. Personal but unfussy. The line of demarcation between front of house and kitchen will be blurred with chefs serving dishes and interacting directly with guests.
Gather is a team. Gather is a larder. Gather is an experience.
Harrison Brockington – Chef, 20. Harrison was professionally trained at Exeter College where he studied for 2 years at the Michael Caines Academy. He has worked at a number of prestigious restaurants in the local area:-Abode at Exeter, Dart Marina Hotel, John Burton Race Restaurant
He was winner of the South West Chef of the Year (Student Category) in 2016 and a Finalist in the Young Professional Category in 2017. He has had the opportunity to undertake work placements at the following Michelin starred restaurants :-L’ortolan in Berkshire, The Waterside Inn, Bray, Maidenhead, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxford.
“The breadth and scope of food in this country, particularly in Devon, inspires me — we have the best ingredients, they are everywhere. I want to use those in exciting and fantastic ways!”
Declan Wiles – Chef, 20. Declan trained at Exeter college for 3 years at VRQ level and has experience working with great chefs, including Michael Caines at Lympstone Manor. His tender age belies a huge talent and energy. All skill, no ego.
“I love using seasonal produce that I forage to highlight the seasons in the dishes that I create. Great food shouldn’t be intimidating, it should gladden the heart and lift the soul.”
Gather – more info:
Style: Fine Dining with an emphasis on seasonality, locality and quality with wines, cocktails and spirits to match. Service – professional, knowledgable, warm.
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday Lunch 12-3pm Dinner 6-10pm
Menus: Lunch, 2/3 Course Set Menu Dinner, A La Carte and Tasting Menus
Chef: Harrison Brockington
Restaurant Manager: James Skeffington
Opening in the Spring (March-time hopefully)…. on Fore St, Totnes. In the meantime there are two pop ups coming up, have a look at our online. platforms: