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The Garden Grill at Epcot: A Walt Disney World Dining Reviewby Cheryl Pendry, PassPorter Featured Columnist
Last modified 08-07-2015
Once upon a time – now there’s a start that most of you will be familiar with – a couple used to go to Walt Disney World, and they always used to visit the Garden Grill, regularly enjoying breakfast or lunch there. Then, unfortunately, things changed. Both meals were removed from this restaurant located in the Land in Epcot. With dinner the only remaining option, it proved almost impossible to squeeze the Garden Grill into our plans, given there are so many other wonderful Disney restaurants to head to for dinner. Thankfully, this fairy tale has a happy ending, and we were able to return to the Garden Grill on our most recent Disney visit.
The Garden Grill is home to a character dinner that features Farmer Mickey with his pals, Pluto and Chip and Dale. Something that not everyone knows before they dine at the Garden Grill is that the restaurant rotates, allowing you to see scenes from the Living With The Land attraction. Having dined there before, we were aware of this, but it was lovely to see the surprise on the face of one of those we were dining with when she realized that we were in fact gently moving! For anyone who has a fear of motion sickness with this, it’s something that is barely noticeable, so hopefully it’s something that won’t affect you.
For entrée, there was a selection of items. The meat eaters were able to enjoy either chargrilled beef with a red wine demi-glace, or the roasted all-natural turkey breast with stuffing and a house-made gravy. However, there was still plenty for me, including the sustainable fish of the day, which on the day we visited was tilapia. Now have you ever been on Living With The Land and heard how the food they grow in here is served up at Walt Disney World restaurants? Well, guess where the tilapia came from? I think you’ve worked it out.
We were also lucky enough to be able to sample the children’s dessert, a cupcake with chocolate on top, and quite frankly, it was way too good for the youngest members of the family. It was wonderfully light, and I’d say better than the adult option, which was a seasonal skillet dessert. The night we were there it was a berry cobbler, and it was a lovely surprise to be able to sample such a dessert, given that many such cobblers often contain fruits that I’m allergic to.
About the Author: Cheryl is the author of the e-book, PassPorter's Walt Disney World for British Holidaymakers, and is the co-author of PassPorter's Disney Vacation Club Guide: For Members and Members-To-Be. Cheryl and husband Mark live in England and love to travel, particularly to Disney, and they have travelled around the world, taking in a number of Disney cruises, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani in Hawai'i, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disney and Hong Kong Disneyland on the way. Click here to view more of Cheryl's articles!
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