Fave dining spots near The Farm…

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

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The audacious and intrepid Travelling Gourmet TM reveals some top spots for good nosh in Virginia…like a place where…

MONUMENTAL nostalgia reigns…in James Shield’s Tavern, where you scoff authentic recreations of the cosmopolitan imports of the Colonies in America in the 18th century. Cane sugar, molasses, and rum from the West Indies and Caribbean. Winsome wines from Portugal…African coffee, and tea from China and more… Savor unique spice blends from around the world…and try colonial favorites like black eye pea soup, butter chicken, and West African casserole.

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James Shield’s Tavern

  • 422 E Duke Of Gloucester St
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
  •  Phone (855) 268-7220



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MY favorites at Christiana Campbell’s Tavern…

I love the HUGE and I mean huge yard cloth napkins! For sure NO spots of gravy on your best bespoke shirt from Brooks Brothers…

Man about town Casanova loved OYSTERS before his regular romantic rendez-vous with…?
Tavern Oyster Salet
Plump flash-fried Oysters on a cosy futon of mixed Greens & Coleslaw with sweet Gun-Powder sauce. It won’t explode on your palate but it is mighty tasty!

Christiana Campbell’s Tavern Seafood Restaurant

101 S. Waller St. ,  Williamsburg VA 23185


Phone (855) 546-7748

I am also partial to:
Waterman’s Supper
Not one, not two but THREE courses! Starting with a cup of the Eastern Shore Clam Chowder followed by a dish of Grid-iron grilled Salmon, with a SAS (shrimp and scallop) Brochette adorning a bed of Pilaf Rice laced with a Lemon-dill cream and…sweet finale with your choice of ice cream! I love ice cream!
Christiana Campbell's Tavern-Colonial Williamsburg: Waterman's Supper at Christana Campbell's
The waiters, waitresses are in traditional historic costumes of the 18th Century period, and there is even Christiana Campbell herself played by a jovial and jolly plump lady, as plump as the oysters here. Christiana entertains with tall tales and ribald jokes! If you are very lucky, General George Washington, America’s first spymaster extraordinaire will make an entrance…Wandering troubadors play the fiddle for you while you dine in colonial splendour…what more can you ask for mes amis?
Casual and cooool place…spooks, pay heed…no need to dress up in your Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses, ninja-black Brooks Brothers men’s suits, dark blue tie and white shirt…:-) ENJOY!
Das Leben es ist unbestimmt, isst erst den Nachtisch – persoanl motto of The Travelling Gourmet TM
John 8:32
Addendum: Brooks Brotheres is the oldest gentlemen’s clothier in the USA, since 1818.
Brooks Brothers 2Pc Madison Fit Wool Suit

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cusines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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