Nomad Lounge Opening Next To Tiffins Restaurant This Spring

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Nomad Lounge is scheduled to open in spring 2016 alongside Tiffins Restaurant at Discovery Island in Animal Kingdom. Discover specialty cocktails, beer and wine from far-off locales like Africa and Asia while enjoying mouth-watering small plates of exotic bites. Prices range from $15 to $29.99 per adult and dining plans are not accepted.

Guests are encouraged to document their own globetrotting adventures on festive banners that hang in the center of the lounge. Cast members will provide decorate tags on which to answer questions about traveling the world and the thrill of discovery. The responses will be hung on a “tag chandelier” above the bar for all to see.

The Menu
Toast to a good journey with a refreshing beverage served alongside a scrumptious snack.

Drawing inspiration from distant locations around the world, the freshly-prepared cuisine at Nomad Lounge includes vegetarian summer rolls, Indian butter chicken wings, seared Wagyu beef skewers and honey-glazed coriander-spiced pork ribs.

As any world wanderer can attest, Nomad Lounge also serves up a renowned selection of libations and spirits from around the globe. Sip specialty martinis or indulge in after-dinner liqueurs such as Bailey’s Irish Cream, Tia Maria and Amaretto di Saronno. Freshly ground coffees like espresso, cappuccino and coffee colada with rum and coconuts, and dessert wines such as Apple Icewine, are also available—perfect for the long day’s journey or following a long day of journeying.

All menu items are subject to change without notice.


Tiffins Restaurant is the all new signature dining restaurant next door to the Nomad Lounge opening this summer. It will celebrate the art of traveling, featuring a diverse menu drawing from places that inspired the creation of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The restaurant will feature 3 elegant dining rooms that honor the spirit of Africa, Asia and some of the world’s most exotic animals. Prices range from $30 to $59.99 per adult and some dining plans are accepted.

If you’re wondering about the story behind the name, “tiffin” is an Indian English word for a midday meal or a type of container used to carry food while traveling.

A World of Flavors

Seek and you shall find a treasure trove of mouthwatering delights from far-off places for lunch and dinner. Roam the road less traveled at Tiffins, thanks to a globetrotting menu of artfully prepared fare fit for a weary traveler. Begin your expedition with lobster-popcorn Thai curry soup, grilled octopus or—for those who like to travel light—an archeologist salad drizzled with champagne vinaigrette. Go off the beaten track with frog legs tempura, black-eyed fritters or cheese and chicken liver pâte before planting your flag with the Berber-spiced lamb chop, pork tenderloin or miso-glazed black cod.

Seafarers, fortune hunters and vagabonds will no doubt find new discoveries in the pan-seared duck breast and leg confit, Wagnu strip loin and braised short rib, or the whole-fried sustainable fish. Leaving no stone unturned? Satisfy your sweet tooth with crème brûlée, peanut butter mousse or a classic ice-cream sundae.

For an additional cost, Guests 21 years of age and up can pack additional provisions with a selection from the renowned wine list—many of which are available by the glass—in addition to a noble assortment of after-dinner liqueurs, dessert wines and specialty drinks.

No matter which direction your compass points, you’re sure to encounter an unimaginable abundance of delectable food at Tiffins.

All menu items are subject to change without notice.

Be sure to check out the brand new Nomad Lounge and Tiffins Restaurant in Animal Kingdom during your next Walt Disney World vacation. Contact or visit my Facebook page here to start planning today!

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