Robins Tea House

Tea House Hours  

Lunch: Wednesday – Sunday (March – December), 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Closed for lunch Mon.–Tues.; Dec. 24 & 25; on Santa Brunch Dates & Jan. 1–Mar. 13

Dinner During Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Daily, 5 –9 p.m., including New Year’s Eve; Closed Dec. 24 & 25 & Jan. 1–Mar. 13, 2018.

Reservations are helpful, but not required. Call (804) 262-9887, x329

For Tea House special event reservations (including Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day Brunch, Wine Dinners and Santa Brunch) visit No phone reservations for these events.

Cross a waterfall to dine in the midst of the Asian Valley among azaleas and camellias. The Robins Tea House features restaurant dining in a beautiful setting overlooking the West Island Garden. The Tea House transforms lunch at the Garden into a relaxed and memorable dining experience with a Garden-inspired seasonal menu and prices ranging from $8 – $15. Large windows provide panoramic views of the lake and gardens as you enjoy your meal.  The Tea House serves soups, salads, vegetarian dishes, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, and wine and beer. Garden admission or membership is required to dine at the Tea House.

We happily accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards in the Tea House.  Scroll down for menus.

Lunch Menu

Cheesy Polenta cakes, Image by Victoria McGovern

Cheesy Polenta cakes. Image by Victoria McGovern.


Roasted Red Pepper and Crab Soup

$5.50 Cup / $7.25 Bowl

Soup du Jour

$4.95 Cup / $6.25 Bowl


Avocado Corn Salsa with Fresh Tortilla Chips $7
Twice Fried Chicken Wings $8
Cheesy Polenta Cakes $6


Gazpacho Salad. Image by Victoria McGovern

Gazpacho Salad. Image by Victoria McGovern

House fries $3
Pineapple Slaw $3
Side salad (choice of sesame dressing, buttermilk ranch or champagne vinaigrette) $3
Cucumber & Tomato Salad $3
Sweet Potato Tots $3
Crusty Bread with Whipped Butter $1


Gazpacho Salad $10
Heirloom tomatoes, peppers, cucumber & red onion over romaine. Served with marinated grilled shrimp
Arugula & Flank Steak Salad $12
Fried goat cheese medallions, red onions and crispy plantains topped with sesame dressing
Shaved Fennel Salad $11
Topped with curried chicken, fried chickpeas, plums and champagne vinaigrette

Flatbread. Image by Victoria McGovern

Caprese Flatbread. Image by Victoria McGovern.

Black Bean Cakes $9
Fried plantains, avocado spread and sweet tomato jam


B.L.T.A. $10
Bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado spread on toasted sour dough bread. Served with choice of side
Caprese Flatbread $11 

Heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, mint and balsamic drizzle on crispy flatbread

Local Beef Burger $14

Bacon jam, sharp white cheddar and fried onions on a brioche bun. Served with choice of side
Pasta Bucatini $12
Housemade romesco sauce & fried eggplant *contains tree nuts

Local beef burger. Image by Victoria McGovern.

Local beef burger with onion rings. Image by Victoria McGovern.


All meals include a beverage and a fruit cup.

Chicken Tenders
Pasta with Butter or Marinara Sauce
Grilled Cheese
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Print a PDF of the Lunch Menu.






GardenFest Dinner Menu


Dining in the Robins Tea House at Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights during the holidays. Image by Garrett Nasrallah

The Robins Tea House is open for dinner during Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights from 5-9 p.m. daily. Image by Garrett Nasrallah

$8 Meatballs – tender meatballs in marinara sauce over saffron rice, topped with cucumber raita
$7 Peppered Bacon Twist – caramelized bacon wrapped in puff pastry, served with beer cheese dip
$6 Potato Croquettes – with saffron aioli


$13 (GF) Harvest Salad – mixed greens, apples, walnuts, quinoa, cucumber, butternut squash with lemon honey vinaigrette
$11 (GF) Grilled Romaine – with roasted fall vegetables and root beer vinaigrette
$12 Eggplant Steak – lightly breaded with house made marinara over saffron rice


$4 Wild Mushroom Mac & Cheese
$4 (GF) Squash, Apple & Potato Gratin
$3 (GF) Saffron Rice
$3 (GF) Side Salad (Choice of lemon honey vinaigrette, root beer vinaigrette, Ranch)
$3 (GF) Coconut Curry Parsnips, Carrots and Stewed Tomatoes


$20 (GF) Fennel Roasted Pork Medallions – with coconut curried parsnips and carrots
$19 Spaghetti & Meatballs – bucatini, tender meatballs, house made marinara with shaved manchego cheese
$18 (GF) Field Loaf – our vegetarian spin on the classic comfort dish seared and finished with white wine gravy and served with our Wild Mushroom Mac & Cheese
$21 (GF) Halibut – cider seared and served over saffron rice and stewed tomatoes
$23 (GF) Prime Rib 13 oz. – topped with bourbon BBQ and served with squash, apple & potato gratin

Group Dining Options

If you are bringing a group of 15 you may be interested in our group dining menus.

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