If you are looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or are a foodie who wants something other than typical park fare, be sure to get a reservation for Tiffins in Animal Kingdom. With similar adventurous food choices like those of Skipper Canteen, Tiffins features food from Asian, Latin & African cuisines. While pricey, the food does not disappoint.
The theme of Tiffins is an adventurer’s club with three rooms that feature artwork, sculptures and items that could be found throughout the world. These decorations were actually inspired by actual notes and field sketches of the Imagineers who created Disney’s Animal Kingdom park!
The three rooms at Tiffins in Animal Kingdom are the Grand Gallery, the Safari Gallery and Trek Gallery. The Grand Gallery features animal folk art. It is the more whimsical room of the three dining areas. The Safari Gallery is just that; items inspired by African art and design. The Trek Gallery (where we ate) was more Asian inspired.
Once seated, you will be given a leather bound menu and Pomegranate Focaccia bread. The bread is very tangy and may surprise you if you aren’t prepared for the taste.
What really sets Tiffins apart from other restaurants in Animal Kingdom is the menu. While small, the selections are different from what you will find anywhere else in the park. Here is what we tried:
Pomegranate-lacquered Chicken with Sweet Potato Pap, Thumbelina Carrots, Citrus-Fennel Salad
Wagyu Strip Loin and Braised Short Rib with Rainbow Carrots, Roasted Peruvian Potatoes, Chimichurri
Brussels Sprouts with Neuske’s Applewood-smoked Bacon, crispy Shiitake, Concord Grape-Minus 8 Vinegar
and the kids had…
Pan-seared Sustainable Fish with Seasonal Vegetables, Multigrain Rice, and fresh Fruit Salad
Overall we enjoyed our meal, but this is not a restaurant for everyone. Food is adventurous and the menu is pretty limited. If you are not a foodie or have a picky eater in your party, this probably isn’t the restaurant for you. Secondly, Tiffins is expensive. Meals average between $30-50. This is decent price for special occasion, but it is not something most people travelling to Disney theme parks will be able to afford. If you are on the Disney dining plan, Tiffins will set you back 2 credits.
If you still want to check out Tiffins in Animal Kingdom, but don’t want to eat, you can always grab a drink at The Nomad Lounge which is inside Tiffins. You will find signature cocktails, their own Kungaloosh Spiced Excursion Ale among an extensive wine list.
Have you tried Tiffins? What did you think?