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Afternoon Tea at GF

I've heard many good reviews about Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian and am now possibly considering trying it on our next trip. However, we worry it might be a little too fancy for us laugh We are not the fine dining type. I actually prefer character meals to signature restaurants ( we've never dined at a signature restaurant eek ). It also seems to be a little on the pricey side.
Anyway, to those who have gone, do you find it is enough food for it to be considered a late lunch? We would get the Bedfordshire Tea which consists of:
The Bedfordshire Tea -

First Course
Medley of Finger Sandwiches accompanied with Berries, Cheese and Lavosh
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Second Course
Buttery Scone and Jam Tart
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Finale
Choice of delicate House-Made Pastries, Strawberries and Creme, or English Trifle

Accompanied by your choice of tea
(charge for additional pots of tea)
$30.00

Also, what types of sandwiches are served? We are not seafood eaters so tuna, salmon, etc wouldn't go over well. Neither would egg salad yuck

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Late lunch or early dinner, yes, it's enough food. And it's good.

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Yes I agree there's enough for a late lunch or early dinner. As far as the price of afternoon tea goes, it's surprisingly cheap compared to what you would pay in the UK. We go on every trip, have just booked for our trip in November Laughing out loud it's not too fancy inside, I certainly haven't ever felt under dressed or uncomfortable. Give it a go Smile

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Spook wrote:
I've heard many good reviews about Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian and am now possibly considering trying it on our next trip. However, we worry it might be a little too fancy for us laugh We are not the fine dining type. I actually prefer character meals to signature restaurants ( we've never dined at a signature restaurant eek ). It also seems to be a little on the pricey side.
Anyway, to those who have gone, do you find it is enough food for it to be considered a late lunch?

Depending on your appetite, I've always considered the tea to be a meal by itself. So you can safely assume that you probably would not have to plan for dinner later on in the evening other than maybe a quick snack.

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Also, what types of sandwiches are served? We are not seafood eaters so tuna, salmon, etc wouldn't go over well. Neither would egg salad yuck

There might be tuna sandwiches, but you can always ask for substitution. They try to accommodate as much as they can. Note that these are small, dainty sandwiches, and they are usually quite good. I'd say that even if you are not into tuna or salmon, you might want to brave-up and give it a try.

Zz.

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