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DisneyDarling3
08-28-2012, 05:19 PM
I've been reading about the tea time at the GF. It looks like a nice and relaxing afternoon activity. I would love to try it out... however I am going with my boyfriend. All of the reports I have read groups of women have gone together.

Do men go to the tea? While not a manly event, would they still enjoy it? Would they be in the minority?

A little about him... He is 31 yrs old. He has gone to tea time with me alone and with friends of ours as a group on cruises before. He enjoys tea and the accompaniments.

I told him I'd ask around the boards first to get an idea. Thanks! :)

Pakey
08-28-2012, 05:32 PM
My oldest son went with his wife and enjoyed it. He is 36.

I've been twice and it's mostly women. This did not bother my son, who also enjoys tea very much.

tarheelmjfan
08-28-2012, 05:38 PM
My DH has gone with me. I would say we enjoyed it equally. There was another man & wife two tables from us. I feel safe in saying my DH didn't feel the least bit out of place. Go & enjoy!

kddisney502
08-28-2012, 05:44 PM
I wouldn't worry about it too much. I've heard about lots of couples taking their man (DH or boyfriend) along. So I'm sure it won't be unusual. I know if I wasn't going with my mom this next trip, I would be taking my DH instead :)

Micca
08-28-2012, 06:04 PM
A few men like tea, but many men don't mind being in a roomful of women.
Just sayin' ;)

QueenElinor
08-28-2012, 06:15 PM
There are even things on the menu that are more oriented toward men, i.e. The Gentlemen's Tea and Prince Edward's Tea. They're full of manly things like meat and port. ;)

*Flower*
08-28-2012, 06:30 PM
My DH and I used to do it regularly, but he's never been intimidated by ladies.

He really enjoys 'tea' time, and it's totally relaxing too!

Dani C
08-28-2012, 06:57 PM
There were men present on my last two visits and they seemed quite comfortable there.

POOHsie
08-28-2012, 07:06 PM
My DD and her DH went with me and a man from work. We had a nice time. You don't need to spend hours there, but it's a refreshing, relaxating experience that aims to have something for everyone. Our server was pleasant to converse with.

DisneyDarling3
08-28-2012, 07:10 PM
Thank you everyone for your reassuring replies. I decided to book the tea time, but it says no times are available the entire week we are there.

Do you think this is something that is inaccurate and I need to call to book or is this accurate and just that popular?

Dani C
08-28-2012, 07:14 PM
Call, you just might get some availability.

kddisney502
08-28-2012, 07:16 PM
Thank you everyone for your reassuring replies. I decided to book the tea time, but it says no times are available the entire week we are there.

Do you think this is something that is inaccurate and I need to call to book or is this accurate and just that popular?

The website is glitchy for this location. Call to make a ADR. I couldn't get anything online, but called and got my choice all week. Many other DISers have reported the same glitch and have been able to get ressies by phone.

DisneyDarling3
08-28-2012, 07:33 PM
Thank you... I will call in the morning. Do you pay up front for this event or make a reservation and pay then? Also is tea time for an alotted amount of time or do you come during your reservation and then leave as you finish? Thanks for all the help! :)

Pakey
08-28-2012, 07:48 PM
You pay based on what you order and there's no set time.

AlohaAnnie
08-28-2012, 08:17 PM
Dd & I go every trip. I often see couples here. DH & DS are going with us on the next trip.

They were going to go with us during our December 2011 trip but DS got sick.

We missed them but still had a great time.

CandiceH
08-28-2012, 10:08 PM
My husband and I have an afternoon tea booked for the two of us while his parents have some alone time with the kids. . .I've never perceived afternoon tea as a 'ladies only' event. . .. he is just as excited to go as I am. ;)

RedfromNL
08-29-2012, 12:56 AM
Mine does.

In fact I'm planning a new trip either january or may 2013 (we'll know when in two weeks!). One of the places he wanted to go back to was tea at the grand floridian.

We've been to the UK on more than one holiday (just a short hop for us) and we often stop somewhere for a nice tea :)

brertoad
08-29-2012, 08:52 AM
I took my DH to tea in the afternoon for his birthday last year, then dinner at Artist Point. He really liked it. It was very relaxing, we had a busy day at the MK earlier so it was nice. We've been back several times in the last year. There are other guys here and there, the way the dining room is set up, you don't really notice the other people around you. I'm sure you both will enjoy it.

jennylyn_b
08-29-2012, 09:08 AM
My DH and I went in May 2010. We had a wonderful time and he was one of 5 men there , not boys buy adult men! We can't wait for our DD to be old enough to go back, she is only 22 months old.


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patsal
08-29-2012, 10:08 AM
DH goes with DD and I every year. IT is a nice quiet, relaxing atmosphere and his platter is very manly with stuff I would never eat on it!

Seahunt
08-29-2012, 02:26 PM
DH & I go every time and I think he likes it as much as I do. Very relaxing, something good to eat and he doesn't have to dress up = it's a winner :thumbsup2

minnie mum
08-29-2012, 04:09 PM
I've been reading about the tea time at the GF. It looks like a nice and relaxing afternoon activity. I would love to try it out... however I am going with my boyfriend. All of the reports I have read groups of women have gone together.

Do men go to the tea? While not a manly event, would they still enjoy it? Would they be in the minority?
:)

I can think of several million "manly" British men who wouldn't think twice about dropping into a tea shop, with or without their wives.:rotfl2:

Go and enjoy- both of you!

bedogged
08-29-2012, 04:48 PM
My family, three adult women and one "mature" adult male were there in May. We all had a great time. There are a couple of teas you can order that are slanted toward men as I recall. It is quiet and relaxing and was not very crowded when we were there. My spouse was not the only man there.

4orm
08-29-2012, 07:12 PM
Of course men do tea! It's where we had our wedding meal so we always go back.
We also do teas here in our home city. Lovely tradition. Delicious! I think the GF even has a men's tea on the menu.

donac
08-29-2012, 07:14 PM
We did tea last week. There were 4 males in the party of 11. My ds1's gf insisted that he come with us so he did. Ds2 stayed and worked on school work and the 2 dh's went out for a while.

nanienamou
08-29-2012, 07:21 PM
Dh and I have this booked in October. I'm going to have the paté and cheese and he'll probably want the "girly" pastries. :rotfl:

disney212
08-29-2012, 07:27 PM
My 43 year old 6'2" former deputy DH loves tea and goes every chance he can. We plan on going on our trip December and he is the one who requested going!

MickeyNicki
08-29-2012, 07:30 PM
My husband went with me to the GF Tea, I think he was 34 at the time? Anyways he loved it, loved the relaxing time, the view of the GF lobby, the tea and the food and he was totally comfortable...and there were other men, young and old, there too

Tigger-n-Pooh
08-31-2012, 12:29 PM
With the exception of once when my mother and I went to tea alone, I always have gone with my boys (DH & DS). We have been going to GF's tea on Christmas Eve as our tradition for the last 4 years and the boys love it as much as I do. In fact they were the ones asking me if I had made the ressies yet for this year.