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Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort
Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort

Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (407) 586-1114
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 10:30am; Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Joe Wilson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Villa de Flora offers four distinct private and semi-private locations for group dining. The Main Patio is located directly under the atrium offering a beautiful view of the St. Augustine Fort. The Key West Section is designed to resemble an old world mansion. The area overlooks our colorful Key West lagoon. Additionally, there is the St. Augustine Patio, a semi-private dining room adjacent to the buffet. For private dining, our Pineapple Room can accommodate groups of up to 40 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Restaurant Sales (407) 586-2353

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self and valet parking available.
A word from Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort
We welcome you into the magnificent Villa de Flora, a Mediterranean marketplace. Our chefs have created a feast for the senses, making this one of the most popular restaurants of its kind in the state of Florida. Chefs stationed at six markets invite you to sample their culinary creations, including a seasonal market-inspired menu with entrees from the Mediterranean.

In addition, the staff has an impeccable eye for hospitality, from the minute you enter until your warm send-off. This epicurean dance begins with a “market tour” and explanation of the day’s offerings, generously displayed in each station. A delectable wine list is offered, including the restaurant’s famed sangria.

Sunday Brunch is an additional treat, named Critic’s Choice for Best Brunch by the Orlando Sentinel.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "everytime we come to orlando we go to the Gaylord palms for sunday brunch. its always been good & we enjoy it very much."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Villa de Flora. Our waiter was Havier he was amazing, nothing was to much trouble for him. The food is simply amazing. The restaurant is beautiful lovely and quiet. We normally eat in Disney Hotels, however we will be visiting this restaurant more often now we have found this gem. It was our 37th Wedding Anniversary and we are so glad we chose the restaurant to celebrate. We will be going back to Villa de Flora and have already recommended it to Family & Friends."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Sunday brunch was a really nice treat. From the friendly greeting hostess, an exceptional server, to a great selection of quality food and wide selection of dishes. Definitively worth it! I'll drive from Miami again for this great treat."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Villa de Flora is a buffet, unbeknownst to me when oI made the reservation. However, it isn't your typical buffet and has plenty of fresh veggie options, nice selections of quality meat and great desserts. I would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Everything from the host and hostess to the server fantastic. The omelet station was on point and the wait was minimal. All action stations where handled in the same fashion. The deserts where absolutely divine."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had a great time for father day brunch, food was good and service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We've enjoyed the Sunday brunch both on Christmas and vacationing. The food selections are superior and their presentations eye candy especially all those gluten free tags labeling the nicest array of selections! Oh, you GF foodies be sure to ask for GF bread and desserts from your server!!! They will bring from the kitchen...."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed the buffet style dinner with the unusual scenic backdrop. We sat amidst a large atrium with lush tropical plants and waterfalls. Nice variety of dishes to pick from. We then took a family stroll through the atrium of the hotel after dinner"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Good is always good. I love the setting. Not the best choice for kids food but my kids are foodies and did fine. My drink was not great. Stick to the sangria it is wonderful. I love the villa. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Always enjoy eating here. Food and service are great"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We go to Orlano a few times a yer. This has become one place we never want to miss. We've come for lunch and brunch. The quality and variety are well worth the price. The surroundings are absolutely beautiful!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My family and I go to the Sunday brunch at Villa de Flora the weekend after Mothers Day and have done so for the past 4 years. The different stations and the wide variety of food available is just the beginning. Everything is delicious! Plus, the service is top notch and you cannot bet the ambience. We always sit "outside", in the atrium. You never feel rushed. So we enjoy the food, the atmosphere, our conversations and of course the mimosa's! We are looking forward to our next visit. We may just break tradition and go back before next year!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, as usual. The service was spot on, and the price was fair. We will continue to go back each time we visit Orlando and look forward to it as part of our vacation!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "It was more than just eating it was set in a wonderful environment."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A nice experience great service and a modest selection available, price was not justified however. Taste of food was decent but can't expect much from a brunch. Good place to go on special occasions but nothing out of this world."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We booked this reservation for a special treat for my mom and it turned out just okay. I've been to way better brunches that are as expensive. $70 a person is outrageous for the amount and type of food that is provided. We were disappointed when we thought we were paying $50 a person. When we received the bill and found it was $70, very disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our servers were excellent! The food was really good. We had some issues but the chefs and servers were quick to act and made sure that the problems was fixed quickly and brought my mom out a new bowl! Great job! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Buffet just okay. Not worth 62 bucks. Staff very friendly. Would not recommend for Mother's Day. Entirely too expensive for special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was very good- especially for a buffet. It also offers the the best priced meal at the Gaylord Palms. My only issue was that we could never get anything at the carving and pasta station.- There was only one server working and he was making pastas the entire time- all we wanted was a slice of steak and tried 3 times but the line was long and slow."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Love the atmosphere. The food was deliceous. Our Vegan guest had their fill. We drove 2 hours for this dining experience and the drive was worth it. We will definately be back for every special occasion."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The food is served buffet style. It's just OK, but not spectacular by any stretch."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Wonderful selection of various foods. Service was great. They did not rush us. We dined for a total of 3 hours and never felt like we had to go. I would highly recommend you give Villa de Flora a try. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "There was an excellent variety of food available to appeal to all audiences. The service was great and the food was excellent!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Everything was great. Warm welcome, lots of smiles, great food, great ambience, great server."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food was the best I've ever had, the entire brunch experience was absolutely worth it, it's all highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Don't let the buffett setting stir you away from Villa de Flora. The food was excellent. Many choices for all palates. All were well made and flavorful. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I did not know it was a buffet. Thought it was a nice sit down Mediterranean restaurant."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The food is phenomenal! Fresh! Abundant! No one will be underfed, that is for sure. Staff is super friendly and attentive. Even if you do not stay in the Hotel, it is a fabulous option for any occassion or just because. Heavenly!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This was a local family vacations, first time staying at the Gaylord Palms Resort and everything from the stay to the dining experience, was exceptional :)"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I'm not one who typically eats at a buffet. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The carving station was awesome and they had many healthy options. My one complaint was that our waiter did not refill our drinks in a timely manner. Our glasses at empty for quite awhile before they noticed."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Beautiful, fantastic food, great service, views are fantastic."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Although the Sunday Brunch is a bit pricey the variety, quality, and quantity of food makes it worth it. Skip breakfast before you go."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "My wife and I chose this buffet style restaurant on our honeymoon mainly for its moderate price in the beginning. WOW were we surprised! It is absolutely amazing! Very elegant and comfortable setting for a celebration. Waiters are Excellent. Very well trained and professional. They catered to our every need. Every time we left the table to go to the top notch buffet the waiter was at the table removing the used dishes and refilling our beverages as well as refolding our napkins. We had mentioned we were on our honeymoon and got a glass of champagne on the house. Food was excellent. carving stations, variety of breads and butter flavors, high end desert selection and full bar. Absolutely best buffet style dining for the money."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have been here several times and always a good meal with attentive staff, however on this evening they were short staffed with only one host and limited servers. The only availability was 9.00pm which was normally too late for us. We were asked to make our final buffet visit quickly as they were starting to remove the dishes but it wasn't a problem. It is quite pricey but for a once in a while visit, well worth it."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I attend a conference at the Gaylord each year and Villa de Flora is the primary destination for every lunch. You could eat here several times in a week and never repeat your selections. It handles large groups easily and everyone can find something they like/love. It can also be very fast in/out in needed but they don't rush you off if you want to linger/converse."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Great buffet and made to order station. Variety of food choices. Everything was good."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Have been visiting this restaurant for many years now and will continue to do so. My wife and I are Snowbirds and visit the Orlando area every year. We stumbled on this place almost by accident and have never regretted it. It is located in the Gaylord Palms, a massive Marriott hotel and convention center with a truly incredible theme of sub tropical trees, streams with fish and even alligators. There are four or five restaurants, a sports bar and various shops. We have a few of the restaurants and Villa de Flora is the best. A amazing buffet with for under $40 and a setting you will truly love. We recommend this restaurant to all our friends and advise them to take a camera. I suggest making a reservation to avoid disappointment."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Perfectly prepared food for a great experience . Leisurely dining at it's best!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Always a lovely evening here, though very busy, so drink service was rather slow, also we didn't get seated on the veranda but indoors, so not as pretty, though quieter. Food was excellent, & staff polite despite being under pressure."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We have been dining here for years and love taking our out of town friends with us to share in the experience. We are never disappointed in the quality of the food. We have had some issues with servers in the past but never with the food. On this particular visit one of the chefs came out and asked how I was enjoying the food. I told him it was delicious and that's why we bring our friends here. They have a great selection of cheeses, breads and salads as well as the carving station. I especially love the chick peas that they spice up and put in the deep fat fryer. They are crunchy and yummy. We have sat with friends for up to four hours and they do not push you out since there is ample table space."
    Dined on 2/26/2014