Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Where in the (Walt Disney) World Wednesday-Garden View Lounge

From 2pm-5pm every day tea is served at the Garden View Lounge. You must make reservations as you would with any other sit down dining option on property. My mom and I arrived on time and only had to wait for about 5 minutes before a table opened up. The Lounge is directly off the main lobby so you can hear the piano playing while you sip your tea and champagne. 

There is an extensive menu with a few different options. The option I chose was the Grand Tea, which included three "courses," a tea selection, and a glass of champagne. The first course was a variety of tea sandwiches, second was a scone and tart with jam, and then for dessert you chose from a selection of pastries. Included with your food was any selection of tea and a glass of champagne. Options like "The Princess Kate" or "The Mrs.Potts" all have different inclusions. Throughout your meal your personal tea pot is kept warm in a tea cozy. In addition to the predetermined options, you could order appetizers/starters separately. So if one of the set menus doesn't look appealing you create your own meal. 



First Course-oops I took a bite before I took a picture!

Second Course-Lemon Curd, Butter, Jam

Dessert-my favorite! (Can you tell I like chocolate?)

I had the Masala Black Tea Chai which was one of the seasonal offerings. My mother chose the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, isn't that a fun name!? I enjoyed both-- mine was more of a traditional tea where my mothers was more fruity. Each pot of tea hold about 4 cups, so we had plenty to share with each other. 

There were a few grandmothers, mothers, daughters enjoying tea together as well as families, dads, and daughters. It really was a place for everyone, not just girls can enjoy afternoon tea! Although I'm very glad I was able to try something new and spend the afternoon with my mother, this isn't something I would put on my "to-do" list for every trip. It's nice for a celebration, or a special afternoon outing. 


QOTD: Have you ever attended afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian? When would it be something you would consider trying?


  1. I have always wanted to do this for the sake of doing it but nothing on the menu has appealed to me.

    1. If I were to go back I'd probably just stick with scones or dessert, those are the best parts anyways!

  2. This has been on my bucket list since the moment I found out about it - my husband and I are planning on doing this while we are there in November for the Wine & Dine half marathon! Everything looks delicious!

    1. I hope you both enjoy it, this is a great low key thing to do pre or post race