Dine at Mayflower Inn and Spa

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

Farm-fresh New England cuisine
The best part of working at Mayflower Inn & Spa, according to Executive Chef Joshua Bettis, is working with the incredible local ingredients found in the surrounding Connecticut countryside and just off the New England coast, from artisan cheeses to the freshest shellfish, sourced through specially cultivated relationships with area farmers and purveyors.
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Unforgettable Dining

The Mayflower Dining Room

Come here for delicious, beautifully-presented New England-inspired Modern American dishes, from herb-poached lobster with wild arugula and Berkshire heritage pork chop with lollipop kale, all overlooking sweeping views of the immaculately manicured Shakespeare Gardens.
  • Mood is elegant and romantic
  • Overlooking the Shakespeare Gardens
  • 7:30am to 10:30am for breakfast, daily / 12pm to 3pm for lunch, Monday through Saturday / 12pm to 3pm for Sunday Brunch / 6pm to 9pm for dinner, Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday / 6pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday
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The Tap Room

A gathering spot for locals, this is where to enjoy our dynamic take on casual country fare, including a warm Maine lobster roll and our signature burger and crisp fries, with a handcrafted cocktail in a relaxed, comfortable setting.
  • Mood is casual and relaxed
  • Adjacent to the Mayflower Dining Room
  • Open 7:30am to 10:30am for breakfast, daily; 12pm to 3pm for lunch, Monday through Saturday; 12pm to 3pm, for Sunday Brunch; 6pm to 9pm for dinner, Sunday to Thursday, and 6pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday
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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 Grace Mayflower

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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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Meet Chef Joshua

Joshua joins us from Devils Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa, a AAA Four Diamond Destination Resort & Spa, located in Tabernash, Colorado where, for the past two years, he was Executive Chef for this multi-unit working ranch and spa with four restaurants and 72,000 square feet of banquet space. Prior to Devils Thumb, Joshua held various culinary positions in AAA Four Diamond hotels and resorts, including The Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, as Executive Chef, and the Monte Lucia Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona, as Executive Sous Chef. Joshua was Senior Banquet Sous Chef for the reopening of the historic 1500 room Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. He was on the opening team of the 400 room Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona, serving in positions up through Executive Sous Chef. He also garned international experience, spending two years in Ireland as, respectively, Executive Sous Chef and Chef de Partie at the Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee, County Kerry and at the Mobile 5 Star Killarney Park Hotel in Killarney. Joshua has been a participant at the James Beard House in NYC and is a recent inductee in DIRONA, Distinguished Restaurants of North America.