Plantation Dining Room

Hours of Operation

The newly-renovated Plantation Dining Room has a new menu.  The dining room serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will also be open to lodgers for breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.; see menu link above for lunch and breakfast fare.  The dining room offers a brunch buffet on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; in addition to various chef selections, these buffets will include popular entrees such as fried chicken, crab cakes and country ham.  

In addition to serving lunch to the public, the dining room is a regular venue for:

  • Business retreats
  • Wedding receptions
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Banquets
  • Catered events

To make reservations for dining, please call 804-493-1966.  Email our Event Coordinator  or call 804-493-1968 to arrange for special events and catering.

Dining Room History
In the early 1930s, Stratford began serving meals to the public on the lower floor of the Great House. In May 1937, a new Plantation Dining Room was opened adjacent to the Astor Guest House. Tragically, that structure survived less than a decade; it was destroyed by fire in 1944. The present Dining Room, with its handsome fieldstone fireplace and hardwood floor, was completed in 1951. An airy porch overlooking a wooded ravine was added in 1957 and enlarged 8 years later.