Tiffins Restaurant at Animal Kingdom is “inspired by exploration and adventure,” where you will eat African, Asian, and Latin Cuisine. This Signature Restaurant has one of the most innovative menus you will find at Walt Disney World and perhaps the most unusual fare to be tasted in any theme park worldwide. Tiffins is about as far away as you can get from hamburgers, hot dogs, and turkey legs.
Now, I always thought a Tiffin was a very splendid cake, but during the research of this post, I found out the restaurant’s name had a completely different meaning. The term tiffins is a legacy of the British Raj and has become commonplace in Indian Culture. Today, it refers to the meal between breakfast and dinner and the tiered containers it is put in. However, I doubt the meals served in Tiffins usually contain anything that is currently served in Animal Kingdom’s Tiffins Restaurant.
When the Disney Dining Plan returns in 2024, Tiffins will be a signature location and will cost two table service credits. Tiffins isn’t cheap but will not represent good value on the Disney Dining Plan. If you should choose to use two of your dining credits at Tiffins, only the most expensive entrees make sense. Some of the entrees cost less than Steakhouse 71, which will only cost one credit.
The dishes from Tiffins are from around the world, and you really have to review the menu to decide what to have. None of the food you will find elsewhere at Walt Disney World, and most dishes are not for picky eaters. If you have ever wondered what happened to the food grown at the Land Pavilion, you can taste it in the popular Land Salad.
The Honey-Chili Glazed Pork Belly is my choice for a starter, but Little Miss Modernlifeisgood did give a positive review for the Crispy-fried Cauliflower and the Plant-Based Tacos. Menus at Tiffins change occasionally, and dishes we have tried previously are not all still available.
Out of the entrees, the Butter Chicken has a big fanbase with Walt Disney World guests. It is served with the rather unusual accompaniments of Chickpea-Rice Croquette, English Peas, Young Squash, and Pickled Onion.
The rest of the main courses are all delicious, but I have enjoyed the Braai-spiced Veal. This dish started as a special for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary but has been so popular that they have kept it on the menu. However, assuming you like a sense of adventure, you will have a great meal no matter what you choose.
Tiffins Restaurant is definitely a venue to consider if you want a special treat at Walt Disney World, but don’t go if you are on the Disney Dining Plan.
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