Tiffins introduces new more affordable lunch menu

Jul 05, 2016 in "Tiffins"

Posted: Tuesday July 5, 2016 9:53am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Tiffins at Disney's Animal Kingdom now offers a new lighter lunch menu alongside its regular all-day menu, making it a much more affordable option.


Opening as the first signature restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom in May 2016, Tiffins is one of our highest rated restaurants at Disney World, but comes with a high price.

The new Light Bites menu and Taste of Tiffins option is similar to the Potjie Inspired offering at Sanaa. You get to choose two items, paired with a Jade Blend Rice for $28. It is a great way to try some of the dishes from the main menu, but with a lower cost and smaller portion size.

The new Tiffins Lunch Menu is available from 11:30am to 3:30pm, and is 2 table service entitlements on the Disney Dining Plan. The regular Tiffins menu continues to be available for both lunch and dinner.

Tiffins Lunch Menu

LIGHT BITES

ARCHAEOLOGIST SALAD
12 Spring Vegetable Variations, Pumpernickel Soil, Champagne Vinaigrette

HOUSE-MADE HEAD CHEESE AND CHICKEN LIVER PÂTÉ 14
Goji Berry Chutney, Accoutrements, Whole-Grain Mustard

TIFFINS SIGNATURE BREAD SERVICE 10 Pomegranate Olive Oil, Harissa Yogurt,
Zhough Yogurt, Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

LOBSTER-POPCORN THAI CURRY SOUP 13
Basil Emulsion, Popped Sorghum

TASTE OF TIFFINS

Choice of Two served with Jade Blend Rice 28

FLASH-FRIED ICY BLUE MUSSELS
Za’atar Butter, Confit Tomato, Persian Cucumber

CRISPY YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER
Som Tam, Black Bean Sauce

72-HOUR BEEF SHORT RIB
Carrots, Chimichurri

MARKET VEGETABLE CURRY
Coconut-Red Curry, Poppadum, Lime Chutney

CHERMOULA RUBBED CHICKEN
Dried Fruits, Olives, Couscous, Harissa Yogurt

BLACK-EYED PEA FRITTERS
Zhough Yogurt, Peppadew Purée

SUSTAINABLE SEASONAL FISH CRUDO*
Roasted Corn Salsa, Finger Lime, Smoked Sea Salt

SALAD OF ROASTED BABY BEETS
Goat Cheese Crema, Walnut Granola, Sun-dried Cherry Vinaigrette

MARINATED GRILLED OCTOPUS
Artichoke Barigoule, Saffron Aïoli, Lemon-Caper Olive Oil

MASA AND PULLED PORK TAMALE
Hominy Succotash, Red Mole Sauce

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MinthorneJul 10, 2016

The $28 bite isn't the only thing on the menu at lunch. Someone on the DDP could still order the wagu beef for $51 or lamb for $41. They can't go to 1 credit for lunch because their lunch menu is the same as dinner. If someone on the DDP picks the bite at tiffin or the $30 vegetarian dish at another signature it just is further proof the DDP is a ball and chain to your dining choices. The $28 bite is to entice cash guests at lunch.

BernardandBiancaJul 10, 2016

Well, apparently a lot of people took your advice, which is probably why Disney decided they needed to do something to entice more people to come.

Gabe1Jul 09, 2016

Likely a non alcoholic beverage and dessert I am guessing? Still a stretch for 2 credit signature fare. I'm not questioning the $28 small bite as an offering only the notion of the small plate entree being set at a 2 dining credit meal. Actually if you go back to my original post I thought the $28 plate was a great idea for lunch just not for those on the dining plan.

Hockey89Jul 08, 2016

Sorry but my post was dead on... If you can't wrap your brain around it, that is fine... You are not entitled to everything and at every price point you want... If it's too much, they will lower or completely change the menu which will be shame...

worldfanaticJul 08, 2016

This restaurant will be extremely popular after Avatarland opens, as it's located right at the main entrance to it. I think the advice "don't go" is perfectly acceptable for people who think it's too pricey. I personally am thrilled to have a higher end restaurant inside AK that may have a lower "child presence" than others. There's plenty of lower priced options available.

wdwmagicJul 08, 2016

The $28 is only the entree. So the dining plan credits would get your more than just that single entree.

Gabe1Jul 08, 2016

Perfect example of how to derail a thread that had useful and respectful posts. WDW Magic is one of the 8 websites that Disney has specifically asked to be checked off on their surveys requesting and inquiring I check off if I visit specific websites. Likely because the vast majority of members WDW Magic can engage in thoughtful, useful and polite discussion on various topics. Discussion is what keeps these type of websites possible. Disney is quickly seeing the light that the Tiffin menu structure had guests not going to their new restaurant in the numbers they hoped for. They saw the same with the Canteen in the MK where they also had to quickly adjust their menu. Even Disney's first stab at correcting the problem was not 'Don't Go.'

Hockey89Jul 08, 2016

Don't go... Problem solved.

Gabe1Jul 07, 2016

Yes but I can't wrap my brain around $28 equating to two dining credits. I need to find the disney dining plan calculator however I thinking the $28 option will cost a guest about $50-60 if paid for with the dining plan. DDP is what $63 dollars a day for 1 TS and the upcharge for a $28 taste is two dining credits. Yikes!

Gabe1Jul 07, 2016

I can't like this post enough :inlove:

Simba's MomJul 07, 2016

I hadn't read that article, thanks. And maybe the fact that it's a signature restaurant should make me be not so hard on it. The other ones I'm comparing it to, since we don't do the DDP, are all one-credit.

wdwmagicJul 06, 2016

I don't know if you read the article at http://www.wdwmagic.com/dining/tiffins/news/05jul2016-tiffins-introduces-new-lunch-menu.htm, but the point of it was that there is a new Taste of Tiffins option for $28.

Simba's MomJul 06, 2016

Is it just me or does the word "affordable" not really fit? I noticed lots of prices in the $40s, for lunch. I saw a lamb chop for $41, Sustainable fish for $43. We often eat our TS meal at lunchtime, and don't pay prices like this! And some lighter offerings-sandwiches and maybe an entree salad would be nice.

Hockey89Jul 06, 2016

It's not all about you.... I can't wait to try it and Disney needed more places...