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Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian?

Discussion in 'Restaurants, Dining, Dining Plans' started by luvdisney, Apr 23, 2010.

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    More questions :taunt:

    Have any of you done high tea at the Grand Floridian ?? what type of food do they have there, is it worth the money and how do we book it anyway?!
     
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    We've done it several times. You book it like you would any other ADR. Time slots are in the mid afternoon.

    They serve a wide variety of hot and cold teas, plus soft drinks, etc if you don't like or want tea. You can also purchase things ala carte or get one of the plans. They have pastries, fresh strawberries, finger sandwiches, scones, etc. It can actually be quite filling depending on what you order.
     
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    Good selection of vegetarian options?
     
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    I just checked and you have to ring them to reserve a table :-(
     
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    I'm not going to be popular with these comments, but it was our experience. :sorry:

    We made reservations and were ordered (yes, not told, ordered) to wait by the very unpleasant woman at the podium, "OVER THERE." Ummmm... ok.

    We waited, and waited and waited and... no, the place wasn't jam packed.

    We were finally seated. We chose the complete, full high tea with champagne. The sandwiches were dried out to the point that the edges were curling. The scones were hard, dry and crunchy as if they'd been baked last month and reheated and left to cool. :(

    The only thing we really liked at all was the champagne and the strawberries. Stupid price for lousy food and really poor service.

    If you want a proper tea, go to Mt. Dora and the Windsor Rose.
     
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    Thanks for the head up as we went to Ritz London for my DH early Christmas present and it was wonderful experience!

    Will have a look at Windsor Rose, I do wonder if it is possible to do ADR at the Windsor Rose........ :unsure:
     
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    Just realised that Windsor Rose is not part of Disney :surrender:
     
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    We've done the GF Afternoon Tea a couple of different times and have nothing but good things to say about it afterward. Unfortunately we did not get to do one when we were in London.
     
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    I liked it but it's not the same as a cream tea here. Jeff i think you may be disappointed if you've been to the Ritz. What i did like was that they give the kids there own tea pots with chocolate milk in it- Caitlin loved it as she thought it was Mrs Potts and chip at the time.

    Oh and don't go on the teacups after having one :blech:
     

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