Food and Beverage
Fort Henry Restaurants
Fort Henry hosts a variety of restaurants that operate seasonally and on special occasions for casual diners. Join us for a holiday meal on St. Patrick’s Day, Easter Weekend, Mothers’ Day, Thanksgiving Weekend and during the Christmas season from late November to New Years’ Eve. Guests wanting to dine inside of Fort Henry may obtain a special pass to allow access to the restaurants without paying the general admission fee. Note that there is no parking charge and on specific occasions during the off-peak season guests may drive into Fort Henry and park in front of the restaurant.
Holiday Candlight Dining - November 21 to December 21
Soldier servants will look after you at Fort Henry National Historic Site during the holiday season. We are pleased to welcome casual diners as well as reserved groups into the beautifully decorated Officers' Mess. A feature fixed price menu is available with choices for the appetizer, main course and dessert. Fort Henry is a special place for you to celebrate the holiday season with family, friends and colleagues. For more information or to book your reservation, visit Jessup's Food and Hertiage.
Note: A facility rental surcharge of $1.50 per guest will be charged to your group.
New Years' Eve Only! Look for our special fixed price dining on New Years' Eve with sittings at 5:00pm 7:00pm and 9:00pm on that night only.
The Battery Bistro
Fort Henry offers an exclusive dining experience on Kingston's largest waterfront patio. Weather-permitting, guests may dine and drink on the stunning patio at the point of the Advanced Battery overlooking Lake Ontario, the Royal Military College and the City of Kingston.
The Battery Bistro operates daily from 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM. On select Wednesday and Saturday nights, live music and entertainment will be available to visitors until 8:00 PM.
For events happening this season at the Battery Bistro please click here.
Performance Dining Packages (Dinner & A Show)
During July & August the fort hosts numerous special events including the world renowned Sunset Ceremonies every Wednesday and select Saturdays. Most evenings guests may dine in the officers’ mess where you are served a delicious three-course fixed price menu by soldier servants. Dinner is packaged with the performance with seating options including balcony VIP seating or reserved bleacher seating. Balcony VIP seating sits 8 chairs per bay, with 16 bays in the lower fort, totalling 128 seats. Guests seated on the balcony will be sitting on high table top chairs.
All performance nights during July and August we offer a barbeque meal prior to the performance for just $10 (taxes included) per person. The meal is served in the Advanced Battery overlooking Lake Ontario and includes access to a salad bar with a selection of five summer salads, a choice of grilled entree (beef burger, pork sausage, beef hot dog, chicken breast burger or vegetarian burger) and a choice of cold drink.
Reservations are not taken for the performance barbeque. Please arrive between 5:30 and 6:30 to purchase BBQ tickets in the Soldier's Canteen.
As well, the interior of the Fort houses six dining rooms (each with a capacity of 56) that can accommodate reserved events any time of the year. We can accommodate private dinner parties, celebrations, corporate events and small meetings. There is nothing that we can’t do in terms of hospitality service. We specialize in presenting period banquets where you and your guests are served by soldier servants giving you a flavour of life at Fort Henry 150 years ago.
For more information or to book a reservation visit Jessup's Food and Heritage or call at 613-530-2550