Farmville, VA. (January 25, 2024) – Effingham’s, the renowned restaurant located within the historic Hotel Weyanoke, is delighted to announce its highly anticipated reopening February 1, 2024. After an extensive redesign, new decor, and most importantly new menu diligently curated by Executive Chef Nate Hughes, Effingham’s is ready to welcome guests back. Chef Nate’s menu features seasonal local inspired favorites, eclectic house made coal-fired pizzas, along with an extensive craft cocktail and beer selection.

Effingham’s has always been a cherished community hub, where locals and visitors alike come together to celebrate milestones, share ideas, and indulge in culinary delights. With this reopening, Effingham’s aims to provide an enhanced dining experience that combines the rich history of the hotel with a contemporary twist. The redesigned space of Effingham’s exudes a modern and inviting atmosphere, seamlessly blending classic elements with stylish accents. Guests can expect a warm and welcoming ambiance that sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience.

Executive Chef Nate Hughes shared, “​​I am pleased to announce the grand Re-opening of Effingham’s Restaurant! My staff and I have worked hard to upgrade the dining facilities and the menu. We have fired up our Coal-fired Pizza oven and are ready to bring back the best house made pizza in Central Virginia. Our fresh hand-tossed pizza dough is sure to be your new/old favorite! We have a fantastic new menu with some old favorites mixed with some fresh ideas. As we researched the area we realized that Sunday Brunch was missing in Farmville. We are bringing back Sunday Brunch back as we are embracing comfort food with an Effingham’s twist. Please join me at my table soon!”

One of the highlights of the reopening is the introduction of a brand new menu, carefully designed to delight the taste buds of every patron. Effingham’s will showcase seasonal favorites, ensuring that guests are treated to the freshest ingredients and flavors that reflect the local region. The addition of coal-fired pizzas adds a unique twist to the culinary offerings, providing a delicious and satisfying option for all pizza enthusiasts.

The original Effingham’s bar has ties back to this community as a cultural hub for Farmville dating back to the 1700’s. Effingham’s reopening also presents an opportunity for the community to rediscover the charm of the Hotel Weyanoke.  This iconic establishment has been a pillar of Farmville since its original opening in 1925. With its rich history and commitment to serving as a gathering place for the community, the Hotel Weyanoke holds a special place in the hearts of both locals and visitors. 

Effingham’s invites everyone to experience the renewed energy and culinary excellence that awaits at the restaurant. Whether it’s a casual lunch, a celebratory dinner, or simply enjoying the vibrant atmosphere, Effingham’s promises an unforgettable dining experience for all. 

“I’ve witnessed a lot of exciting developments in Farmville, and the relaunch of Effingham’s Restaurant, will give the community another great locale for dining, spirits, social gatherings, brunch, and so much more,” shared Nicholas Gonzales, General Manager. 

Hotel Weyanoke, an upscale boutique hotel located in downtown Farmville, Virginia, is known for its contemporary luxuries and personalized service. Situated near prestigious Longwood and Hampton Sydney Universities, it offers a charming retreat for guests. The hotel features three exceptional dining options – Effinghams, where traditional comfort food gets a modern twist, Catbird Rooftop Terrace, a rooftop bar with stunning views, and Taproot Tavern, voted as Farmville’s top restaurant. With stylish and well-equipped rooms, a welcoming communal lounge, and convenient private parking, Hotel Weyanoke provides the perfect opportunity to immerse oneself in the charm of Farmville while exploring local attractions.

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