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Dining In

The Fairville Inn serves delicious breakfasts and a tempting afternoon tea. We also offer a small but wonderful selection of after dinner desserts. For lunch and dinner, there are many fine restaurants within minutes of the Inn (please see the list of restaurants below).

Breakfast. The Fairville Inn takes great pride in its breakfasts. Every morning there is a changing selection of three hot entrees - an omelet; pancakes, waffles, French toast, or a fruit-stuffed French toast soufflé; and scrambled eggs that are among the finest you will ever have. Many of our omelets feature vegetables grown at the Inn. All hot entrees are accompanied by bacon or our inn-smoked sausage (we like to use apple wood and/or mesquite). Omelets are often punctuated by a smoked tomato sauce made from tomatoes grown in our gardens, while pancakes, waffles and French toast may be accompanied by our strawberry-marsala wine sauce or a wild raspberry sauce made from berries grown at the Inn. Breakfast also includes a continental buffet featuring fresh fruit (with Inn-grown melon during the season), inn-baked breads and pastries, yogurt, and our custom cereal blend.

Afternoon Tea. The Fairville Inn serves afternoon tea daily, featuring inn-baked breads, cookies, pastries, and sweets, accompanied by a selection of cheeses and crackers. There is a variety of traditional and herbal teas. Iced tea is also served except during the colder months.

Dessert, Etc. The Inn also offers a small but delicious selection of after-dinner desserts that can be enjoyed in our dining room or in your room (think in front of your fireplace in the cooler months). Guest favorites include our chocolate truffle torte accompanied by a Key Lime caramel sauce and our fruit-stuffed crepes flambéed in dark rum (sorry, but we don't do in-room flambés!). If there is something else we can do for you (perhaps chocolate covered strawberries, a cheese and fruit platter, or wine or champagne), just let us know and we will work with you to make it happen.

Dining Out

Although the Fairville does not serve lunch or dinner, there are many fine restaurants within a few minutes of the Inn. We encourage you to explore the following list as representative of the fine dining in the Brandywine Valley. The Inn maintains a book of menus from many of these restaurants (you can access up-to-date menus and other information directly from the list below). Advance reservations are highly recommended, particularly on weekend and holiday evenings. We would be pleased to discuss your dining needs and to assist you with reservations.

Average entree price:
$ - 10+  $$ - 15+  $$$ - 20+  $$$$ - 30+

Upscale

Dilworthtown Inn $$$
1390 Old Wilmington Pike, W. Chester, PA (approx. 8 miles)
610/399-1390
18th century, candlelight dining, upscale American, extensive wine cellar.

The Farmhouse $$$
Rte. 1 & Bypass, Toughkenamon, PA (approx. 10 miles).
610/268-2235
A fine dining restaurantout in the country.

The Green Room at the Hotel DuPont $$$$
11th & Market Streets, Wilmington, DE(approx. 7 miles)
800-441-9019 or 302-594-3100
Enjoy the elegance and comfort of the historic Green Room are complemented by a fresh, seasonally-inspired menu. (Jackets Required)

Krazy Kats $$$
Rt. 100 & Kirk Road, Montchanin, DE (4 miles)
302/888-4200
Contemporary American cuisine served in a converted Blacksmith's shop decorated with a sense of humor.

Moro Restaurant $$$$
1307 North Scott Street, Wilmington, DE(approx. 7 miles)
302-777-1800
American cuisine, intimate atmosphere.


Casual

Buckley's Tavern $$ - $$$
Centreville, DE (1.9 miles)
302-656-9776
Upscale tavern food with a selection of smaller dishes and daily specials. Something for everyone. A broad selection of imported and domestic beers and ales, as well as a diversewine list (with manyby the glass).

Centreville Cafe $$
5800 Kennett Pike, Centreville, DE
302-777-4911
Serving brunch, lunch (great sandwiches), and breakfast all day. Also take out. Midway between the Inn and Winterthur.B

Cromwell's Tavern $$$
3858 Kennett Pike, Powder Mill Sq. Wilmington, DE
302/571-0561
Angus beef burgers, pork green chili oversized cocktails.
Serving lunch and dinner.

Elizabeth's $$
3801 Kennett Pike (Rte 52), Greenville, DE
302-654-4478
Exceptional Creative and Traditional Fresh Brick Oven Pizza. Good salads and other nice entree choices. Not your traditional pizza parlor in either food or ambience. The pizza is thin-crust with the focus on the toppings.

Half Moon Restaurant & Saloon $$
108 West State St., Kennett Square, PA (2 miles)
610-444-7232
Local eclectic cuisine with an extensive selection of beers. Very casual.
Closed Sunday.

Hank's Place $$
Intersection of Routes 1 and 100, Chadds Ford (10 miles)
610-388-7061
Comfortable Home Style Cooking. Breakfast & Lunch Daily; Also Open for Dinner Tuesday - Saturday (last seating 7pm). BYOB Near the Brandywine River ("Wyeth") Museum.

The Whip Tavern $$$
1383 North Chatham Road, Coatesville (about 10 miles)
610-383-0600
Authentic English Pub atmosphere and fare, with a fine selection of beer and ale. A bit far, but delightful. Closed Tuesdays.

Upscale Casual

Antica Italian Restaurant $$$
1623 Baltimore Pike (Rte. 1), Chadds Ford (10 minutes)
484-770-8631
Classic Italian Cuisine, some dishes with contemporary updates (BYOB)

The Back Burner $$$
425 Hockessin Corner, Hockessin, DE 19707
302/239-2314
Contemparary American cuisine.

Blue Pear Bistro $$$
275 Brintons Bridge Rd., West Chester
610-399-1390 (before 3pm) or 610-399-9812 (after 3pm)
Thebistro companion of the Dillworthtown Inn.

Brandywine Prime $$$
1617 Baltimore Pike (Rte 1), Chadds Ford
610-388-8088
Classic steakhouse with Seafood

Byrsa Bistro $$$
102 E. State Street, Kennett Square (12 minutes)
610-444-3277
Gourmet and Western Mediterranean Cuisine (BYOB) An Innkeeper and guest favorite

Catherine's $$$
1701 W. Doe Run Road, Kennett Square
610-347-2227
Historic and charming in the heart of Unionville. BYOB

Deep Blue Bar & Grill $$$
111 W. 11th St., Wilmington, DE (approx. 7 miles).
302-777-2040
American cuisine specializing in seafood.

The Eclipse$$$
1020-B North Union St., Wilmington, DE(approx. 7 miles)
302/658-1588
Serving dinner only.

The Gables $$$
423 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317(4 miles)
610-388-7700
Creative American cuisine with Asian accents.

Harry's Seafood Grill $$$
101 S. Market Street, Wilmington, DE
302-777-1500
Creative and traditional seafood; raw bar

Marshalton Inn $$$
1300 W. Strasburg Rd., West Chester, PA 19382
610/692-4367
Candlelit, romantic, country setting<

Mendenhall Inn $$$$
Kennett Pike (Rt. 52), PA(1/2 miles)
610/388-1181
"Selections borrowed from country French and classic American cuisine."
Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

Portobello's $$$
115 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA
610-925-4984
Innovative modernAmericancuisine with international overtones. BYOB. An innkeeper and guest favorite.

Takumi
1601 Concord Pike (Rte. 202), Wilmington (20 minutes)
302-658-8887
A Blend of Tradition with Innovation; Chinese/Japanese and Sushi

Toscana $$$+
1412 North DuPont St., Wilmington, DE 19806
302.654.8001
Award-winning wine selection and the latest in contemporary Italian cuisine.

Sovana Bistro $$$
Rtes 82 & 926, Kennett Square, PA (6 miles)
610/444-5600
A guest favorite featuring a bistro menu with a Mediterranean theme. Featured in Philadelphia magazine's top 50 restaurants.

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What Our Guests Are Saying

"Thanks for everything. Beautiful setting, great company, and wonderful food. We enjoyed every moment."
B.J.

"This has to be the best b&b I have ever experienced. Rick and Laura are so warm and welcoming and went out of their way to make our stay memorable. The rooms are homely and comfortable and beautifully decorated and furnished. Breakfast is fantastic and Rick was only to happy to accommodate my egg allergy. The gardens are well kept and a delight to experience.I give you both 11 marks out of 10. Thanks for a great stay"

"We had a wonderful experience at the Fairville Inn. The innkeepers were warm and friendly and offered excellent advice about what to do and where to dine. Our room was clean and welcoming and the grounds are lovely. Breakfast was cooked to order and delicious. Each day was a new creation. We are looking forward to our next stay."
Ellen & Harry S.

"The perfect place to stay while enjoying the gardens and museums of the Brandywine Valley. The rooms are charming and immaculate. The Innkeepers helpful and fun to be around - and the breakfasts are too delicious."