Disney’s Garden Grill Restaurant at Epcot is a hidden gem that I recently discovered. I’ve always known the restaraunt was there, but it was never a priority for us to try given that there are so many terrific places to eat in Epcot. I couldn’t decide where I wanted to eat on one of my visits so I asked my Facebook community what I should try and they voted for the Garden Grill. It was decided – and we promptly made breakfast reservations.
Since my sister and I were staying at the Boardwalk, we decided to have a bit of a later breakfast and take our time walking over in the morning. That’s one of the great benefits of staying at one of the Epcot area resorts like the Boardwalk, Yacht Club and Beach Club. It was a nice walk over and entering through the International Gateway before World Showcase opens is always a great opportunity for some photos with no one in them! It didn’t take us long before we were at the Land pavillion and walking up to the Garden Grill Restaurant.
The restaurant itslef is circular, and it rotates! It’s very slight – you can barely notice it – but you need to watch your step when you’re walking on the the platform.
The tables were all facing ‘outward’ so there was no one with their back to the characters as they came around. We had Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale come by and they took their time. We got to spend some quality time with them taking pictures, they came around twice! I assume that’s not the normal practice, it might have been because it wasn’t busy when we went – but we weren’t complaining!
Now for the food. It was delicious. So good in fact that I now want to go back for dinner to try that!
The server started with our drink order – there were specialty drinks we could have purchased, but I stuck with tea and water.
The fruit bowl came out and the fruit was so juicy and flavorful.
The problem is they brought out the sticky bun – and then I didn’t want to eat anything else.
The skillet came out with eggs, bacon, potato barrels, waffles, sausage and a salsa. There was a chocolate sauce and of course syrup.
Honestly it was way too much food for my sister and I – but we could have ordered more of anything. That’s the beauty of the family style all you can eat, you can ask for more of whatever you like! BUT – that can be an issue too… because I could have technically sat there eating all of it all day!
The restaraunt was clean, bright and comfortable. The food was delicious and the character interaction was spot on! The price – it was $38 USD each + tax for breakfast, in my opinion well worth it. We had a leisurely breakfast with good food and our ‘friends’ stopped by to take pictures. All in all, this is now on my list of one of my favorite places to eat at Epcot!
I took some video here that includes shots of the restaurant as it spins and some close ups of the food.
Have you eaten at the Garden Grill in Epcot? Should I go back for dinner?