Elly and I are enjoying a week of rest and relaxation at the Grand Floridian with our aunt. Yesterday, we had a lovely afternoon tea in the Garden Room. The food was delicious!
Step through time to experience a traditional afternoon tea, served in grand British style.
Turn back the hands of the clock for this delicate and delectable treat. Located on the first floor of the Grand Floridian, Afternoon Tea at the Garden View Tea Room takes place daily between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Tour the globe as you sip from a collection of international teas, all the while indulging in a delightful selection of sandwiches, cakes and other delicacies. Signature offerings include Buckingham Palace, a Gentleman’s Tea Platter, Mrs. Pott’s Tea, Sally Lunn Bread and the Grand Tea.
Starting at 4:00 PM each day, enjoy the atmosphere within the lobby as music begins to play, courtesy of a Grand Floridian piano player.
Afternoon Tea Menu
British Cheese Plate – A selection of traditional British cheeses, served with an array of seasonal fruit.
English Blue Stilton Cheese – Served with walnuts and marinated berries. Served with Fonseca Port 0
English Trifle – English trifle.
Freshly Baked Scones – Freshly baked scones served with Devonshire cream and preserves.
Gentleman’s Tea Platter – House-made duck and cherry terrine, chicken & pork roulade, country pate en croute, accompanied by marinated berries, cumberland sauce and English Blue Stilton, the “King” of English cheeses.
Plate of Assorted Tea Sandwiches – Plate of assorted tea sandwiches.
Sally Lunn Bread – Sally Lunn Bread
Strawberries & Cream – Strawberries and cream.
Two Jam Tarts – Two Jam Tarts
Buckingham Palace – Our traditional tea sandwiches, scones and jam tarts complimented by fresh strawberries & cream, or a selection of freshly baked pastries, served with your choice of tea. Priced per guest.
Prince Edward’s Tea – A delicious array of ducy and cherry terrine, chicken & pork roulade, country pate en croute, and English Blue Stilton, the “King” of English cheeses. Served with marinated fresh berries, and cumberland sauce. We then offer our delicious fresh baked scones served with rich Devonshire cream. Your choice of our tea with a glass of our Fonseca Bin 27 Character, Port. Priced per guest.
Sally Lunn Tea – Sally Lunn rolls date back to the 18th century where they were baked fresh, then sold on the streets of Bath, England by the creator. Here at the Grand Floridian we have carried on this tradition of this sweet yeast bread served lightly toasted with apricot preserves. This is followed by a choice of either trifle or strawberries and cream, along with your choice of tea. Priced per guest.
The Grand Tea – The classic English tradition of Afternoon Tea, Grand Floridian style. We offer you a variety of tea sandwiches, scones and jam tarts, followed by your choice of our freshly baked tea pastries or English trifle, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine and your choice of tea. Priced per guest.
Lemon Pound Cake – Lemon pound cake.
Pastries – Pastries
Custom Blends: Made exclusively for the Gardenview Tea Room – Choose from Gardenview Blend with sweet jasmine and citrus bergamot or the Princess Breakfast Tea with vanilla bean, South African organic rooibos, and a hint of strawberries. Priced per person.
Herbal Infusions: A collection of herbs, flowers, fruits, berries, or spices from around the world. – Herbal Infusions are naturally caffeine free. Choose from Chamomile Flowers, Harmony, Lemon Verbena, Jamaican Spice, Nobo Whole Fruit, and Vanilla Rooibos. Priced per person.
Selection of Black Teas – Choose from Osmanthus Oolong, Imperial English Breakfast, Russian Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Eros, Cassis, or Mad Hatter. Priced per person.
Selection of White and Green Teas – Choose from Jade Leaf Green, Floral Jasmine Green or Jasmine White. Priced per person.
Specialty Drinks – Brandy Alexander, Champagne Cocktail, or Grand Mimosa.