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The most memorable meal in Florida.

What is the most memorable meal you have eaten in Florida? Does not have to be the most expensive but the one you could not wait to go back and have again. Eating out is a big part of your holiday in Florida, the food is good and really reas...
Viewed 1703 times since 19 April 2013.

An ice cream dream at Dairy Queen!

When I was young and watching American Tv and films the young people were always off to Dairy Queen for a chocolate malt or a hot fudge sundae. How I envied them these exotic treats. When I got older and started visiting the States I did not seem...
Viewed 1685 times since 17 April 2013.

Perkins - a good lunch

We have been coming to Florida for many years but somehow never eaten at a Perkins restaurant; no particular reason; just had not. Well, we have finally visited one for lunch and it was great and we followed it up with going for a breakfast....
Viewed 1821 times since 17 April 2013.

A filling breakfast at Perkins!

So having had a successful lunch at Perkins, we promised ourselves that we would visit again for breakfast; so we did. And I guarantee, that after a Perkins breakfast, you will be good for the rest of the day! Him indoors always goes for an ...
Viewed 1885 times since 17 April 2013.

Guppy's for dinner.

We had spent a wonderful day on Madeira Beach and were hungry. So we asked round and were directed to Guppy's. So off we went - we had a look at the tempting salads; chicken, sashimi tuna and grilled shrimp but we decided that we needed something mor...
Viewed 1802 times since 14 April 2013.

Five Guys Restaurant

For those of you who love (or hate) McDonalds or any other burger joint, you just have to visit Five Guys on your next trip to Orlando (don’t go if you have a peanut allergy). These little gems have started popping up all over the place a...
Viewed 3031 times since 8 March 2013.

Afternoon Tea at the Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande-Lakes Part 3

At the end of a great trip to Orlando, my husband and I received a great treat – afternoon tea at the fantastic Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Grande Lakes, courtesy of our son. Having been warmly welcomed before being escorted to our table, we were...
Viewed 2603 times since 11 January 2013.

Afternoon Tea at the Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande-Lakes Part 2

Our holiday in Orlando was drawing to a close when my husband and I received news of a special treat, organised by our son back in the UK – afternoon tea at the spectacular Ritz-Carlton at Grande Lakes, Orlando. We braved a huge downpour ...
Viewed 4479 times since 11 January 2013.

Afternoon Tea at the Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande-Lakes Part 1

It was late one Saturday evening in November, 4 days before we had to return from Orlando, when my husband’s cell phone pinged with a message. It was from our son, with news of a surprise for me. He had booked afternoon tea for us at one of the most ...
Viewed 3059 times since 11 January 2013.

Bone Fish Grill

I have written many reviews for restaurants all of which I recommended highly so I feel duty bound to add balance by giving a review of the opposite. All the restaurants I have been to from time to time have made mistakes; steak over-cook...
Viewed 2357 times since 6 January 2013.

New Bahama Breeze on Highway 192

Bahama Breeze is a new restaurant in the chain which opened this year on Highway 192 near Marker 4. Unlike its sister restaurant in Lake Buena Vista it does not have quite the same glamour or feel of the Bahamas. However it is a very clean and well a...
Viewed 4052 times since 5 December 2012.

Carrabba's Restaurant

If you would like to try an Italian dinner for a change, Carrabba’s are a family owned (originally) restaurant chain. The one I tried was on Highway 192, 4 miles from the junction of Highway 27 near marker 4. The décor and atmosphere as y...
Viewed 2930 times since 1 December 2012.

Portobello Restaurant

Portobello Restaurant When Pleasure Island opened its doors for business in 1989 one of the original restaurants that were a part of the area was the Portobello Yacht Club. The restaurant was Italian in style and tried to convey the atmosp...
Viewed 2562 times since 30 November 2012.

Red Lobster Restaurants

If you are a little tired of steaks, chicken and burgers, how about trying a fish dinner tonight. More particularly a lobster dinner at one of the Red Lobster chain of restaurants (not to be confused with the Boston Lobster chain, which in our opinio...
Viewed 2956 times since 29 November 2012.

Panera Bread

If you are looking for somewhere for lunch that does not include burgers, pizzas, chicken nuggets or fries, then Panera Bread is the place for you. There are a good few of them opening up now all over Orlando and the surrounding areas. They have wi-f...
Viewed 2636 times since 29 November 2012.

Menchies Frozen Yoghurt at The Loop

As villa owners it has always been a chore to try to persuade the children to shop – there are always things that need replacing, so a trip to ‘house’ stores is always necessary but not their idea of fun. Now I finally have the answer, and no longer ...
Viewed 3066 times since 22 November 2012.

Olive Garden - Casual Family Italian Dining

A visit to an Olive Garden restaurant is always a must for our family during a visit to Florida. There are several locations for these restaurants, which are part of the Darden restaurant group, and we always have a pleasant dining experience wheneve...
Viewed 2387 times since 7 August 2012.

BJ's Brewhouse

We have discovered BJ' s Brewhouse at The Loop but have yet to try their second location in Orlando at The Mall of Millenia. BJ' s is a restaurant with a sports bar feel, that also brews it' s own beer. Despite it' s alcoholic sounding title it is su...
Viewed 2409 times since 5 August 2012.

The Outback Steakhouse

The Outback Steakhouse, from here on in referred to simply as ' The Outback' is an Australian themed restaurant offering casual family style dining. This restaurant chain originated in Tampa Florida in 1988 and whilst it now has locations w...
Viewed 3170 times since 2 July 2012.

ONE FLIGHT UP; A DIFFERENT PLACE TO EAT!

You can never go to Mt Dora too often; the mix of beautiful lake, intriguing shops and different restaurants make for a wonderful day out. The last time we were there we discovered One Flight Up and I do mean discovered! If you do no...
Viewed 2114 times since 31 May 2012.

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