'Ploughing our own furrow' - restaurant celebrates hitting 10-year mark

Ask around at work, or while next out with friends, and you'll probably find someone who calls themselves a regular at the River Green.

The vegan and vegetarian restaurant at Trowse, which this year marks its 10th anniversary, has spent the last decade earning itself a place in many people's restaurant roster.

Owner and head chef Chris Avey said while some might only come once or twice a year, plenty of others - up to 40pc according to a survey of its customers last year - visit every month.

In June the team will mark the restaurant's decade milestone, with Mr Avey having been there for six - he started in 2015, became a director in 2016 and took full ownership in 2017.

It will come after a year which has arguably been the strangest of all 10, with the pandemic forcing the restaurant to quickly adapt and weather lengthy closures.

With the village shop having shut a month before the pandemic and many takeaways not going as far as Trowse, Mr Avey's role suddenly became that of a village shopkeeper.

"I started off by turning the restaurant into a village shop and started pop-up takeaways for the village," he said, "which were very popular."

Their quick-thinking was met with gratitude, and orders, from those living locally.

Read full article by Lauren Cope. EDP