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

Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: 4075861114x
  • 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 4075862353x

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (35)special occasion (28)good for groups (27)scenic view (25)kid-friendly (22)romantic (21)great for outdoor dining (16)great for lunch (16)fit for foodies (11)late-night find (6)neighborhood gem (5)notable wine list (4)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We enjoyed a great brunch at Gaylord Villa de Flora on Sunday Sept. 15. Food was excellent at a scenic view
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awsome
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food and staff were great!!!!!!!! Highly impressed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good
    Newplacetodine
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food was good but limited selection. Food was warm but not hot. Spaghetti sauce selection limited. Very pretty place but hard to find
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable brunch!
    Murph1282
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had 6 adults in our group to celebrate a 50th birthday at brunch. Restaurant was moderately filled, noise level was fairly low--pleasant environment. There was a nice assortment of hot & cold food: breakfast items like cold smoked salmon-large peeled cold shrimp-eggs benedict-individually prepared omelets, plus salads and tasty salad additions. Entrée meats were tender prime rib or baked salmon, & pasta choices. Good variety of yummy desserts including fresh Belgian waffles with fruit & cream toppings. Each food item was delicious & attractively displayed. No cheap or gloppy filler foods. We all remarked the food was carefully prepared. Service was perfect, very attentive & friendly. Definitely plan to return here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    Donna
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service great, ambiance good, mixed drinks $13 each, food was ok, nothing outstanding for a buffet.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • It is very nice, the service great
    Clpmyers
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was very good we had brunch it was $22 a person. Omelette station, several breakfast meats, waffles& real french toast, hot cereals, fruit and yogurt station. Beautiful setting!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tracytkd
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We are from the UK, but have a holiday home here and whenever we are over we try to come for Sunday Brunch or an Evening meal, we always enjoy this.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Villa de Flora
    JTWinterHaven
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Only 45 minutes from our home in Winter Haven, Florida, it's always a nice drive. Food is plentiful and presentation is very good. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights they feature prime rib that is incomparable. Great staff that make you feel welcome and special. Not a typical hotel dining room.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    Brunchnews
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We always come for the Sunday Brunch. Great selection and atmosphere. Love the appetizers! A dining out/in experience no matter the weather or temperature!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting
    foodie4life
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Interesting the sensation of dining outside during a rain storm and not getting wet. Also interesting dining outside in 90 degree heat and being fabulously comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful !!!
    Melycat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loved the breakfast selection. The shrek experience was fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We visited for breakfast and there was a great variety to choose from and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was delicious! Our waitress was outstanding! Never wanted for anything!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    SouthernQT
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    A small group of six friends celebrated a birthday during brunch time. The atmosphere was inviting , the food taste and display were good also. All the service was awesome as expected at this level of dining. I will dine here again. In fact my husband and I were so pleased with the resort grounds and atmosphere we are going to stay over a weekend. Very pleasant staff everywhere we went when exploring the resort.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing restaurant...
    mcp032908
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was a beautiful restaurant, the food and wait staff were amazing, but the price (it is buffet style) were not listed! We really enjoyed ourselves so we felt like it was worth the $38 a person, but others might not think so, so make sure you know before you go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    table by outside wall as requested. great view and great food. pleasure walking thru the other areas.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Snowman1
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was wonderful and so was the service. I would recommend to everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tonyc22
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    everytime we come to orlando we go to the Gaylord palms for sunday brunch. its always been good & we enjoy it very much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expectations
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food selection was okay. Dessert selection was okay as well my ice cream had hair in it, and it was only two flavors to choose from
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Evening
    Excellent
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Variety of food fare
    mashmeup
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Blah0
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunny
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a great time for father day brunch, food was good and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sumptuous dining and GF available!
    GFdiners
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atrium buffet dinner
    nonagirl
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 40 reviews are from the Villa de Flora at Gaylord Palms Resort reviews archive.
  • Wonderful
    TheBO
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    Mearls
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Always enjoy eating here. Food and service are great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't miss this one!
    littlebit2disney
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sunday Brunch Around
    swillie
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    TrishInFL
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mothers day Brunch
    Eatoutallthetime
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was more than just eating it was set in a wonderful environment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day brunch
    Alif
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive for okay food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day!
    Court
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day brunch
    Disappointed
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating a Birthday
    1255
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food is served buffet style. It's just OK, but not spectacular by any stretch.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Easter Brunch
    Sophiecat79
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.