Mayflower Dining Room
Mayflower Dining Room

Dine at Mayflower Inn and Spa

Farm-fresh seasonal cuisine that showcases New England’s incredible bounty

Acclaimed chef April Bloomfield joins the Mayflower Inn & Spa as our new chef-in-residence. A native of Birmingham, England, Bloomfield returns to the countryside, curating a culinary program for our idyllic country retreat. Celebrating elegant rusticity, Bloomfield’s menus feature the finest ingredients from our local Connecticut farms prepared with English sensibilities. In a career spanning over 25 years, Bloomfield has worked alongside the world’s most revolutionary chefs, and achieved culinary acclaim for her work, including a James Beard Award for Best Chef: New York City in 2014, as well as an Emmy nomination for her work on The Mind of a Chef. Bloomfield joins us as one of the first in our new “Friends of Mayflower” series, featuring renowned chefs, artists and creatives who will visit the property for events and residencies throughout the coming year.
Farm-fresh New England cuisine
"I have been drawn to the country ever since I was little, and I find the beautiful and elegant grounds at Mayflower Inn & Spa so inspiring. I’m excited to be working alongside the team to create delicious menus inspired by our local farms and the wonderful products they offer."
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Unforgettable Dining

The Garden Room

Join us in our new elegant dining space, The Garden Room, designed by interior designer Celerie Kemble. Overlooking the Shakespeare Garden, The Garden Room celebrates elegant rusticity with indoor and outdoor dining spaces inspired by the natural beauty of our property. Our new fine dining experience is helmed by the Mayflower Inn & Spa’s new chef-in-residence, April Bloomfield, who has curated a four-course Garden Supper that highlights seasonal dishes such as Hamachi Crudo with Charred and Pickled Fall Vegetables, Cauliflower Tikka Masala with Curry Leaf Butter, Stuffed & Steamed Flounder with Swiss Chard and Caviar, and more.
  • HOURS: Thursday through Saturday from 5:00pm to 7:30pm.
  • Reservations are required and can be made by calling 860.868.9466.
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The Tap Room

Enjoy our newly renovated casual dining destination, The Tap Room, featuring pub-style fare and quintessential bar snacks that pay homage to Northeast cuisine. The reimagined menu by chef-in-residence, April Bloomfield, features items such as Deviled Eggs with chives and chili mayonnaise, Soft Country Pate with seasonal chutney and toast, New England Clam Chowder, and Bloomfield’s take on our famous Tap Room Burger.
  • HOURS: Breakfast: 7:30am - 10:30am (7 days a week) | Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm (Monday - Friday) | Dinner: 5:00pm - 7:30pm (Sunday - Wednesday)
  • Limited all day menu offered daily from 3pm to 5pm
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Mayflower Inn's family style dishes with farm-fresh Litchfield County Ingredients

Private Dining

When you crave a night unlike any other, our dining team can set up an intimate private dining experience either in your luxury guest room or suite, library or wicker porch. It will unfold in an atmosphere of understated romance—created for you two and for one unforgettable moment in time.

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Stories from Mayflower Inn & Spa

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Eat What Do Stilettos and Ice Cream Have in Common?

Arethusa Farm and Dairy is widely-known for its old-fashioned ice cream, but most people are surprised to learn that the farm’s award-winning, creamy goodness all began with the signature stiletto heels that regularly appeared on “Sex and the City.” That’s right— high-end shoe brand Manolo Blahnik’s President and VP, George Malkemus and Tony Yurgaitis, are the farmers behind Arethusa Farm, and have been since 1999. Now you know who to thank for the most delectable dairy products you can imagine.

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Go Clink Glasses to A Weekend of Countryside Life

The city that never sleeps often sends me seeking elsewhere to find restoration— and a long afternoon spent over peach wine amid the rolling hills at Hopkins Vineyard is usually that place. The haven along the Connecticut Wine Trail, a collection made up of 24 vineyards statewide, is something out of a countryside fairytale. With a charming red barn and endless greenery, the vineyard melts away the memory of city hustle and bustle and soothes you into savoring the sweetness of countryside life.

Wine Enthusiast
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Do Cider Donuts, Pick-Your-Own Apples, and A Cidery

Rain or shine, the Averill Farm Stand is open, and rain or shine, I go for the heavenly apple cider donuts. A true must-visit in the town of Washington, Averill Farm is primarily a fruit orchard that has been family-run for 10 generations and counting. The hidden gem awaits at the end of a lovely drive, minutes from the Mayflower Inn. Abundant with the simple delights of the countryside— cut flowers, homemade jams, honey, cheeses, locally-sourced pies and more— the charming farm provides a special experience to immerse in the farm-to-table culture of Connecticut.

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Drink The BYOB Seafood Detour Worth Taking

Searching for the best hot lobster roll around? You can find it at West Shore Seafood. Located in Bantam, the seafood market and eatery is a detour-turned-destination for locals and visitors alike. Whether a much anticipated pit stop for passersby on the road, or a Saturday tradition, the restaurant keeps people coming back with its truly mouthwatering gourmet eats and relaxed atmosphere.

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