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Ideal for intimate and formal dinners, The Fearrington House Restaurant has offered guests a refined atmosphere and renowned cuisine since opening in 1980. Located in the former Fearrington homestead, the restaurant’s elegant dining rooms feature views of stunning gardens; rooms are furnished with antiques and accented with original Southern art to create an understated elegance.

Executive Chef Colin Bedford uses the finest local ingredients to create Fearrington House’s sophisticated contemporary cuisine. The restaurant has received AAA’s Five Diamonds award continuously since 1995 and was awarded Five-Stars by Forbes in 2014. The Fearrington House is also a member of Relais and Chateaux.

The Fearrington House offers several rooms ideal for private dining, each with its own character. Below are details about several of the most requested.

The Fearrington House

R.B.’s Office

Once the office of proprietor R.B. Fitch, this large and airy suite at The Fearrington House enjoys a private but central location on the second floor of The Fearrington House Restaurant. An adjacent private cocktails lounge offers the perfect way to start your evening festivities.

Guests enjoy The Fearrington House’s exceptional food and service with stunning views – including Dovecote lawn and the famous Knot Garden – out every window.

Seats up to 20.


Little House

Once the farm’s accounting and business cottage, the Little House, now a wing of the restaurant, is a charming and private dining venue, with 270 degree views of the grounds, including the sweeping south lawn framed by stunning pecan trees the Fearringtons planted in the 1930s and the adjacent herb garden.

Seats up to 32.


Old Laundry

Immediately adjacent to the restaurant, the Old Laundry’s close but secluded setting creates the perfect venue for an elegant private dining party. The Old Laundry is accessible by a winding brick walkway through the south lawn under the stately pecan trees.

Seats up to 35 guests.

Relais & Châteaux is a family of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in the world who share a passion for ensuring their guests experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses.

What People Are Saying

  • The Fearrington House Restaurant receives OpenTable Diner’s Choice 2015 Award.

    - OpenTable, 2015

  • Fearrington House Restaurant Receives Five-Star Award from Forbes Travel Guide.

    - Forbes Travel Guide, 2015

  • The Fearrington House Restaurant named in Gayot’s Top 10 Romantic Restaurants for 2015.

    - Gayot, 2015

  • OpenTable diners voted The Fearrington House a Top 10 Restaurant in America.

    - OpenTable Diner's Choice 2014

  • Fearrington receives one of the 2014 OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists in America.

    - OpenTable Diner's Choice 2014

  • Mike Solomon, Wine Auction Director for Leland Little Auctions and Estate Sales, names the Fearrington House Restaurant in his best wine lists across North Carolina.

    - WFAE, 2014

  • Four Magazine names The Fearrington House Restaurant in their Three Best Farm-To-Table Restaurants.

    - Four Magazine, 2014

  • The Fearrington House Restaurant is named one of Southern Living’s Top 100 Best Restaurants in the South.

    - Southern Living, 2014

  • The Fearrington House Restaurant is included on World of Fine Wine’s 2014 Best Wine Lists in the World.

    - The World of Fine Wine, 2014

  • The Fearrington House Restaurant was named one of the Triangle’s Top 10 Best Restaurants by The Culture Trip.

    - The Culture Trip, 2014

  • Semi-finalist list for the 2014 James Beard nominations for Outstanding Restaurant and Best Chef Southeast.

    - February 19, 2014 - James Beard Foundation

  • The Fearrington House’s Executive Chef Colin Bedford whips up Chocolate Souffle on the Today Show. Click here to watch.

    - NBC's Today Show, March 2014

  • Fearrington Wine Director Maximilian Kast places second in 2014 TopSomm competition.

    - Guild of Sommeliers, May 2014

  • AAA Five Diamond Award winner, every year since 1996

    - American Automobile Association