19 – Tiffins @ Animal Kingdom
One of Disney World’s newest restaurants can be found in the Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Discovery Island area. “Tiffin” is the Indian word for a lunchbox used by travelers (also a mid-day meal). The 252-seat restaurant in is open daily for lunch and dinner with menus that takes diners to Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. A detailed map within the restaurant’s entryway sets the stage for an immersive dining experience celebrating world travel, with bold artwork derived from sketches, journals and research from those who created the theme park. From the familiar to something new, the menu offers diners starters such a Lobster-Popcorn Thai Curry Soup with Basil and Peanuts and marinated grilled octopus. Entrées include Wagyu Strip Loin and Braised Short Rib with rainbow carrots, roasted Peruvian potatoes and chimichurri; Pan-Seared Duck Breast with leg confit, forest mushrooms, parsnip puree, truffle reduction and huckleberry compote; and more.
Verdict: Worth It – if you choose an entrée that is over $40. While there are a few choices in the $30 range, many main entrees are over $40 and go up to $53. Desserts cost between $9-$12. With the right choices, this restaurant can be enjoyed while using 2 meal credits.