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nyjoet
01-15-2011, 10:33 PM
Looking for info about Palo brunch and high tea - would you recommend? Please describe your experience.....thank you

figment52
01-15-2011, 10:43 PM
I would not hesitate to recommend brunch - the food selection is amazing and tastes great. The buffets (including seafood and dessert) and the hot made to order flatbread pizza appetizers and then the hot entrees - eggs benedict, eggs florentine to name a few, simply wonderful.

I was not impressed with high tea - the food was nothing special and completely unmemorable for me. I have done it twice and still don't remember what the food offerings were except for some finger sandwiches.

dursin
01-15-2011, 11:08 PM
I would not hesitate to recommend brunch - the food selection is amazing and tastes great. The buffets (including seafood and dessert) and the hot made to order flatbread pizza appetizers and then the hot entrees - eggs benedict, eggs florentine to name a few, simply wonderful.

I was not impressed with high tea - the food was nothing special and completely unmemorable for me. I have done it twice and still don't remember what the food offerings were except for some finger sandwiches.
Same. Brunch is great. Did High Tea once...wouldn't do it again.

disneydreamer82
01-15-2011, 11:12 PM
I'll be the first to recommend both:goodvibes For $5 a person I thought the tea was really neat! My DH went with me and he really enjoyed the little sandwiches and desserts that were served. My best friend is going on her very first cruise ever with me in November and I plan on taking her to tea:thumbsup2 I think you should give it a try and decide for your self:goodvibes As for brunch.......I LOVE LOVE LOVE brunch and make it a point to do it on every cruise! Try them both and don't forget about dinner too!:lmao: Have a wonderful cruise!:cool1:

disfaninca
01-16-2011, 12:23 AM
I absolutely LOVED the brunch. Everything was so delicious, and very nicely displayed. Fantastic experience. Very very enjoyable. I'm not sure if you have seen any pictures, but there are some trip reports that have great pictures of the brunch. I plan on doing it again on our next cruise. I would also like to try the High Tea next time. Dinner, on the other hand, I was not very impressed with. I think mainly because our server was not very good at all. And we missed our dining room servers.

NHdisneylover
01-16-2011, 03:27 AM
well, we seem to be always the only dissenters in these threads. Our family has tried brunch twice (figuring everyone else loves it so much we must have just hit a bad day the first time)--and we really dislike it.
It was loud, service was snotty, the food was mediocre. Overall felt like a total waste of our morning.

Tea, on the other hand, I just love. it is calm and relaxing, the tea is very good and the little sandwhiches and deserts do taste good. I try to have tea on every cruise.

Melcatfish
01-16-2011, 04:12 AM
I did both and here are my thoughts.

Brunch - very good (I personally still prefer dinner but my husband loved brunch)

High Tea - it was nice but not amazing. Now I don't actually drink tea which probably didn't help but my husband does! If you have time to kill and are happy to pay the charge for a nice relaxing time sitting in Palo enjoying the views and having an enjoyable sandwich, cake, trifle etc... then go for it but it wouldn't make my "Must Do" list.

Mel
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HermanTriplets+1
01-16-2011, 04:42 AM
Does anyone remember how much brunch costs? Am I right that "tea" costs 5$/person? Thanks!

luv2cruisedisney
01-16-2011, 08:03 AM
I would not hesitate to recommend brunch - the food selection is amazing and tastes great. The buffets (including seafood and dessert) and the hot made to order flatbread pizza appetizers and then the hot entrees - eggs benedict, eggs florentine to name a few, simply wonderful.

I was not impressed with high tea - the food was nothing special and completely unmemorable for me. I have done it twice and still don't remember what the food offerings were except for some finger sandwiches.

Ditto the tea to me was a one time thing. If you have never done it, you can try it but if you have to choose either or....brunch by a mile

lovedisney50
01-16-2011, 08:31 AM
I have read that the price of brunch & dinner is going up to $20. The price of high tea is going up to $10.

U2FanHfx
01-16-2011, 09:09 AM
Hi,

We have enjoyed both. I'm not a huge seafood fan but my wife is so she LOVED the brunch. We both enjoy the high tea for a nice sea day mid-day break.

Regs,

Chad J.

mmackeymouse
01-18-2011, 11:08 AM
Yes, yes, yes, I wholeheartedly recommend the brunch.

Want to hear something sad? During our brunch, I was soooooo full that I did not even make it to the dessert table!

FJS961
01-18-2011, 11:25 AM
Brunch was FANTASTIC - we had the same server from dinner and he was great. I've done some really nice brunches and this was right up there with the best.

Haven't done the high tea, not my cup of, you know :rotfl:

LadyLvsTramp
01-18-2011, 07:25 PM
Have had this several times get stuffed everything delicious and the service is amazing would not miss book right away. We go do this as soon as we board so we do not miss out.

disneydreamer82
01-18-2011, 07:45 PM
Unless the prices have already been raised brunch was $15 pp and tea was $5 pp. I hope they don't raise them, but even if they do, I will still go:goodvibes It's the atmosphere that makes it special for us, no screaming kids;) The food is just a bonus:rotfl2:

Sir William
01-18-2011, 09:33 PM
We did both and enjoyed both, but we also did them with friends (6 of us at brunch and 8 at tea) and I think that made these events especially enjoyable.

Brunch has way too much intriguing foods to even try and just sample, let alone try and eat in any quantity. I just ate small mouthfuls and I was still stuffed when dinner rolled around at 8pm.

Food at tea is less exciting but still very good. A variety of small sandwiches, scones with Devon cream and jam, and desserts were offered, as well as a selection of teas. Several of us were familiar with high tea in the UK so we particularly enjoyed the scones. In fact, next time I plan to skip the sandwiches and desserts and just eat my fill of scones. If you have high tea and an early dinner time you may want to skip dinner! Tea was only $5/person and I thought it more than worth it, but then I enjoy having tea when I'm in the UK.

BeautyFan
01-19-2011, 12:26 PM
We did both and enjoyed both, but we also did them with friends (6 of us at brunch and 8 at tea) and I think that made these events especially enjoyable.

Brunch has way too much intriguing foods to even try and just sample, let alone try and eat in any quantity. I just ate small mouthfuls and I was still stuffed when dinner rolled around at 8pm.

Food at tea is less exciting but still very good. A variety of small sandwiches, scones with Devon cream and jam, and desserts were offered, as well as a selection of teas. Several of us were familiar with high tea in the UK so we particularly enjoyed the scones. In fact, next time I plan to skip the sandwiches and desserts and just eat my fill of scones. If you have high tea and an early dinner time you may want to skip dinner! Tea was only $5/person and I thought it more than worth it, but then I enjoy having tea when I'm in the UK.

So glad to hear about the scones - yum! We have early show/early dining on the dream, hope we can fit a high tea in before the early show! :thumbsup2

dvc-mom
01-20-2011, 09:16 PM
what days do they do the brunch?

warrenite
01-20-2011, 09:30 PM
I would not hesitate to recommend brunch - the food selection is amazing and tastes great. The buffets (including seafood and dessert) and the hot made to order flatbread pizza appetizers and then the hot entrees - eggs benedict, eggs florentine to name a few, simply wonderful.

I was not impressed with high tea - the food was nothing special and completely unmemorable for me. I have done it twice and still don't remember what the food offerings were except for some finger sandwiches.

Agree 100%

jimparter
02-17-2011, 03:09 AM
Looking for info about Palo brunch and high tea - would you recommend? Please describe your experience.....thank you
When i went Las Vegas before sometime ago then I tasted Vegas brunch.

TDC Nala
02-17-2011, 08:40 AM
Brunch, yes. High tea, no, unless you like tea (you would have to pay for specialty tea at the Cove too) or you just like sitting in Palo. Don't go for the food. The mini sandwiches were available in the Cove Cafe and the Outlook (on the Wonder) for no extra charge and the scones were not that impressive - they were OK but I've had much better scones. Some of my party got to the tea late because they were hung up at the galley tour, and Palo had run out of scones, so they didn't get any. Apparently they don't make the scones in Palo because our server said he would run downstairs to try and get some more.

This was when the tea cost $5. At $10, forget it.

queenbee99
02-17-2011, 08:48 AM
Our brunch was awesome!! I loved it. There was so much variety and it was different then the dinner selection! I would definitely do brunch. I was going to try High Tea but have to wait and see if we can get it on the ship.

ua1992
02-17-2011, 08:56 AM
Loved our brunch when we did it last year and counting down the days til we can book it for Alaska cruise ;)

Maddysdaddy
02-17-2011, 12:35 PM
Didn't do high tea, but was able to enjoy both a brunch and a dinner with my Wife at Palo on our last cruise.

Brunch was fantastic. We were torn at the time as to whether we would pick brunch or dinner if we could only choose one, and three weeks later, I don't think the choice has become and clearer with hindsight.

In answer to an earlier question, I recall that they only serve brunch on the "at sea" days.

queenbee99
02-17-2011, 01:08 PM
Well if I HAD to pick, I mean absolutely HAD to, I would chose dinner for the lemon vodka sherbert shots alone!Didn't do high tea, but was able to enjoy both a brunch and a dinner with my Wife at Palo on our last cruise.

Brunch was fantastic. We were torn at the time as to whether we would pick brunch or dinner if we could only choose one, and three weeks later, I don't think the choice has become and clearer with hindsight.

In answer to an earlier question, I recall that they only serve brunch on the "at sea" days.

Gigi22
02-17-2011, 01:58 PM
The brunch is very good, the high tea not so much. I would suggest you skip the high tea.

mickeyfan1
02-17-2011, 02:48 PM
what days do they do the brunch?

I didn't see an answer, if so sorry, Brunch is only offered on sea days.

jwongclan
02-17-2011, 03:11 PM
I have read that the price of brunch & dinner is going up to $20. The price of high tea is going up to $10.

Yes, they just raised the prices on our recent cruise on Jan 29:sad2: That said, dinner at Palo for $20 is definately still worth it. We enjoyed the brunch too but I personally enjoyed the dinner experience more. Have not tried the tea but I think $10 for tea is a bit much for what you get...

slcmom
02-17-2011, 09:45 PM
I've done the brunch and would totally do it again. Now a question - I'm very interested in trying the chocolate souffle that, I understand, is unique to Palo dinner. Would they be willing to prepare it at a brunch if we asked oh, so nicely?
Ann

Meghatron
02-17-2011, 09:54 PM
We chose the brunch and I can't imagine the high tea comparing. I ate and ate and ate and it was all delicious. I made back my $20 on caviar and lox alone, LOL!

That said, I would like to try the high tea one day. But if I had to choose between the two, I'd take the brunch for sure.

BoosGram
02-17-2011, 10:49 PM
We've never done the Palo high tea, just the brunch and dinner (I have done high tea at the Grand Floridian). I'd pick the brunch every time. On our last cruise, I had Eggs Julia at brunch (among many other yummy things) and had to restrain myself from picking up the plate and licking it clean (it's like eggs Benedict but with smoked salmon).