Orlando offers diverse options for Easter Brunch that will take you on a culinary journey around the world
Good eating and holidays go together like ham and cheese and chocolate and peanut butter. When I hear “Easter” I think of “Brunch”. If you’re in Orlando trying to decide where to celebrate Easter Sunday, then look no further. The restaurants on my list of Best Easter Brunch in Orlando showcase the diversity of great restaurants you will find in Orlando.In fact, there are so many great restaurants to choose from I couldn’t limit it to just my usual Top 9 and decided to add more! Some are in resorts and near the attractions and others are local spots. All of them are fantastic. They are guaranteed to give you a feast of the senses and transport you to another world. What more can you ask for than an amazing feast which won’t require you to do any cooking or cleaning? All you have to do is bring your appetite, your love of food and your family and friends. No matter which place you choose, call ahead and make reservations because they will fill up fast.
Top Spots for Best Easter Brunch in Orlando
The Alfond Inn
This charming boutique hotel located in Winter Park offers an elaborate menu, classic entertainment, an Easter Egg Hunt and visits from the Easter Bunny. Make sure to leave some time to walk around the property and admire the gorgeous works of art on display. Easter Brunch in the Park Avenue Ballroom will feature an endless array of chef attended stations in the Conservatory. First seating is at 10 a.m., with Egg Hunt at 11:30 a.m. Second seating is at 1 p.m. with Egg Hunt at 2:30 p.m. Prices are $69 per adult and $29 per child, ages 5 to 12. Complimentary valet parking. For more information, go to www.thealfondinn.com. To request to be seated with another party at Brunch, please call (407) 645-6605. 300 East New England Ave, Winter Park FL.
Boma Flavors of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
I love to travel and doing it through food at local restaurants is a great way to “get away” at a fraction of the cost. How about an African safari adventure for your Easter Celebration? Boma – Flavors of Africa is repeatedly voted the best brunch on Disney property. The menu offers plenty of traditional favorites in addition to African inspired dishes to please all palates.The African inspired décor and the majestic setting of Animal Kingdom Lodge, where over 200 animals roam around four savannas, will make you forget you are in Orlando Florida. Start your brunch with the Jungle Juice, a mix of orange, guava and passion fruit juices. Sample the variety of breads and pastries including mini muffins where I guarantee you can’t have just one. Enjoy the African fruit salad, corn beef bobotie or South African quiche, carving station with meats roasted over an open fire, create your own omelet station and many more dishes. Save room for the French Toast Bread Pudding with Pecan Praline Sauce. After dining, head outside and enjoy the spectacular view of the savanna. A true get-away indeed. Adult $59.99 / kids 3-9 $29.99, menu and more info, 2901 Osceola Parkway, Orlando FL, 407-938-3000
Canvas Restaurant & Market
Celebrate at Canvas Restaurant & Market in Lake Nona with brunch on Saturday, March 31st from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. During brunch service on Easter Sunday, Canvas will be hosting a visit from the Easter Bunny! Call 407-313-7800 for more information or to make a reservation. 13615 Sachs Avenue, Orlando, FL.
Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen
Celebrate with culinary classics and holiday favorites in this Lake Nona favorite trendy hot spot. The menu includes Chuletas Can Can with roasted crispy pork, charred orange, chimichurri rojo and micro cilantro, and Lamb Porterhouse with mint chimichurri, caramelized carrots and micro celery. Call 407-955-4340 for more information or to make a reservation.
6967 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando, FL.
Chef’s Table at Edgewater
Consistently voted one of the top dining experiences in Orlando, Chef’s Table at Edgewater owners Kevin and Laurie Tarter will ensure a spectacular Easter Sunday farm to table celebration. A la carte menu includes choice of Slow Braissed Lamb Shank with goat cheese polenta and heirloom tomato jam, pork belly Benedict with homemade biscuits, and Monte Christo Crepe. Tasting Room will also be available. Website, 99 West Plant Street, Winter Garden FL, 407-230-4837. Email [email protected] for more info.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Take a journey to Havana at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar where Executive Chef Jose Gonzalez features an expansive Easter Brunch Buffet including signature dishes, omelet station, Cuba Libre favorites, raw bar, salad bar, carving stations, elaborate dessert displays. A complimentary mimosa or sangria will also be given to all guests over the age of 21. $41.95 for adults and $12.95 for children under 12. Located in Pointe Orlando on International Drive. Brunch Buffet: Sunday, April 16 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; A la Carte Dinner: 5-8 p.m. For Reservations check website or by call 407-226-1600. They also accommodate large groups.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
It’s Prime Rib all day for Easter at this legendary steakhouse! If you’re looking for elegance and that old-world ambiance, fine dining level of service and exceptional classic steakhouse menu, then Del Frisco’s Double Eagle is bound to be an epic celebration. Menu a la carte. Enjoy hand-carved prime rib and special brunch dishes only available on Easter Sunday, including Filet Benedict and Lobster Benedict. Opening early at 11am. 9150 International Drive, Orlando FL. Call for reservations 407-351-5074. More info: DelFriscos.com
The French-influenced brasserie in downtown Orlando serves a fantastic brunch and some of the best coffee and French pastries in town! Classic brunch menu by Chef Clay Miller includes a fantastic Croque Madame, Chicken & Sausage Cassoulet and Fine Herb Omelet, offered from 10 am to 3 pm. Check out the menu here. For reservations call 407-930-1700
Four Seasons Resort Orlando
On Easter Sunday, the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort offers two options for guests to indulge and celebrate.
The Resort’s modern Italian restaurant Ravello presents a lavish Easter buffet including raw bar/seafood station, antipasti and salad bar, a carving station with lavender honey glazed ham and braised lamb shank, and a hot entrée station with grilled salmon with lemon butter and capers, garlic marinated grilled chicken, and much more. Classic brunch favourites will be offered as well, such as beer-braised brisket hash, lobster benedict, eggs made to order, a waffle station with choice of toppings, raspberry Nutella-stuffed French toast, and much more. Guests with a sweet tooth will be delighted with the dessert station that includes mixed berry crème brulee, peanut butter chocolate pie, mixed berry truffle cinnamon coffee tiramisu, assorted macarons and more. A special children’s buffet will be offered including items such as “ants on a log” and “pigs in a blanket,” tater tots, chicken fingers, PB&J sandwiches, chocolate dipped Rice Krispie treats, miniature fun-fetti cupcakes, and assorted Easter candies. Ravello Easter brunch will be offered from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm for USD 105 per adult and USD 45 per child ages 5-12.
For a brunch menu with a Cuban twist, celebrate Easter Sunday at Plancha, the Resort’s Cuban American restaurant. Located at the Tranquilo Golf Club clubhouse, the lakeside restaurant offers a three-course brunch including bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys from an extravagant Bloody Mary Bar. The appetiser buffet includes artisanal meats and cheeses, assorted salads with fresh herbs from a living wall garden fresh fruits, smoked salmon and bagels, breakfast pastries and much more. Entrée choices include traditional brunch items such as eggs benedict with truffle hollandaise, very-berry French toast, shrimp omelet, chicken and white cheddar waffles, and oatmeal pancakes in addition to Cuban favourites such as el Cubano sandwich, the Plancha Burger with a chorizo and beef patty, churrasco with yucca fries, and Sunday fish with a tropical fruit salsa. The children’s buffet offers kids’ favourites such as pancakes, chicken tenders, mac n’ cheese, mini burger, grilled salmon, cookies and fruit. Plancha brunch is offered every Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for USD 68 per adult and USD 20 per child ages 5-12.
Hemingway’s at Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort
The legendary Hemingway’s at Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort serves up an elegant Easter Brunch with displays of Assorted Regional Artisanal Cheeses, Fresh salads, Jumbo Shrimp, Snow Crab Claws & Oysters on the Half Shell and smoked salmon. Choice of entree including Signature Ricotta Pancakes with Bourbon Pecan Syrup, Crab Cake Benedict with Poached Lake Meadow Farm Egg and Palmetto Creek Farms Bacon, Grilled Petite Filet, Guava Glazed Key West Prawns, Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops. Sweet treats include classic French Macaroons, Vanilla Panna Cotta with Strawberry, Berry Almond Tarts, Easter Chocolate Bark. $69.00 Adult and $34.50 Children (ages 4 to 12). Alcoholic beverages are a la carte. For more information or to make reservations email [email protected] or call 407.239.3854.
Hemisphere Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport
If you are looking for a bountiful brunch of thoughtfully prepared traditional dishes plus some travel inspiration, then head to Orlando International Airport. A variety of stations feature local bounty including local poached eggs on grits cake, fried green tomato and Chorizo Hollandaise, Florida heirloom tomato medley, Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Lavender Accompanied with Tomato-Mint Confit, Palmetto Creek Farms Smoked Ham, and salted caramel chocolate tart are some of the items you will find on their Easter Brunch menu. The beautifully refurbished space with view of the airport runway is a gorgeous setting for a special day. Watching the planes land and take off will inspire you to pack your bags and book the next flight for your travel adventure. Adults $44.95 / Kids under 12 $21.95. For more info visit website. 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando FL, 407-825-1234
Highball & Harvest at Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando
Easter Brunch, like their ongoing Sunday Brunch, at Highball & Harvest is an epic Southern-inspired spread featuring fresh locally sourced ingredients including spring vegetables from their own Whisper Creek Farm, omelet station, carved meats, a fresh raw bar with crab claws and cold water oysters, farm-fresh spring vegetables galore, desserts and most importantly, the Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. This bountiful harvest is available to guests for $115 for adults and $50 for children 12 and under. Brunch will be served from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (407) 393-4422 or visit OpenTable. 4012 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando FL, 407-206-2400
K Restaurant & Wine Bar
K Restaurant in College Park is now serving brunch on a regular basis and I couldn’t be happier! (It was the site of my Sunday Brunch Surprise wedding!) The garden and patio is wonderful during our Spring weather or you can sit inside the charming cottage-style home. Rose sangria and floral themed cocktails, brunch creations including Lamb Rack with roasted carrot puree, charred spring onion and fava beans ($38) and end with Pastry Chef Michelle Hulbert’s incredible desserts in an unlimited dessert bar for $10! Reservations highly suggested. Call 407-872-2332. 1710 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804
Luke’s Kitchen + Bar
Maitland’s newest hot spot has harnessed its flourishing enthusiasm to offer an exceptional lunch menu rife with brunch items and cocktails. Start Easter off right with some of Chef Brandon McGlamery’s farm fresh, American-inspired brunch creations. The menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (407) 674-2400 or visit OpenTable.
Luma on Park
Luma on Park unveils an Easter menu filled with delectable brunch items along with Bellinis and Bloody Marys this Easter. Kick off the festivities with Luma’s upscale and locally inspired cuisine. The menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Reservations can be made by calling (407) 599-4111 or book online.
MOOR at Gaylord Palms
Located in the Key West atrium of the Gaylord Palms Resort, you can dine aboard the sailboat anchored in the indoor lagoon or in casual retro chic dining room where Chef Philip Fisher creates a regionally inspired menu, thoughtfully procured from local farms and fishmongers. Tapas style dishes, a la carte entrees, mimosas and a make your own Bloody Mary bar await.
Website 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL. 407-586-1101
The Osprey Tavern
This is the tavern everyone wishes was around the corner. If you’re in Baldwin Park, it is! You’ll find fine steaks, seafood, fantastic pizzas from a stone hearth oven, fresh made pastas and artisan crafted house cured meats. The dishes from the signature brunch menu, such as Smoked Salmon Toast and Coffee Rubbed Pork Belly with beer glaze are not to be missed. Save room for any of the sweets coming from chef Krisy Carlucci’s pastry kitchen. Bottomless mimosas are also available. Brunch is served from 10:30am-2:30pm. Website 4899 New Broad Street, Orlando FL. 407-960-7700
Celebrate the holiday aboard the newly refurbished ‘Empress Lilly’ at Paddlefish Orlando (formerly Fulton’s Crabhouse). Chef Mark Boor is serving an Easter special of Dover Sole Roulades, stuffed with crab & chourico, fiddlehead ferns atop mango beurre blanc. Followed by a decadent Opera Cake made of layers of chocolate & espresso cake with a milk chocolate glaze, for $52 per person. The seafood-centric a la carte menu will also be offered. Don’t miss the lobster corn dogs! On Easter Sunday, restaurant will open from 11:30 a.m to 11 p.m. Make reservations at paddlefishrestaurant.com. Disney Springs Walt Disney World Resort, 1670 Buena Vista Drive Lake Buena Vista, FL.
Ready for a trip to Italy? Chef Barbara Alfano welcomes you to her authentic cucina inspired by her two nonnas and their love of food. She shows off her culinary skills in the open kitchen of this little restaurant in the Dellagio Town Center, a Tuscan styled shopping and dining complex in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando. The menu changes daily based on her inspiration and the freshest ingredients available. For Easter Sunday, be prepared for an amazing family feast. A four course menu including zucchini flowers and calamari, squid ink fresh taglioline pasta with swordfish in a red pepper sauce with wine pairings for $89 or a la carte dishes including their signature pizzas will be offered. Her goal is to take you on a tour of Italy through your senses. After you have thoroughly feasted, stroll the piazza and make a wish at the large fountain and you will surely be transported to Italy. This is a small restaurant so don’t delay to make reservations. Buon appetito! Easter Sunday open 12 noon – 3pm. For more information visit website. 7988 Via Dellagio Way, Suite 108, Orlando FL, 407-440-2856
If you love pizza, you’ll love brunch at one of the best pizza joints in Orlando! But Chef/owner Bruno Zacchini serves so much more during brunch. Every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., guests can enjoy an Italian-style brunch with a twist. Menu items range from sweet to savory and include the Dutch Baby ($9) with amish butter, sea salt and maple syrup; Eggs in Purgatory ($12)with farm eggs, arrabiata, polenta, and pecorino; Pizza Amatriciana ($14) with tomato, chili, red onion, guanciale, and pecorino, and more. Plus, guests can enjoy 2-4-1 Spritzers all day. For additional information and to view the full menu, visit pizzabrunofl.com. 3990 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806
Celebrate Easter at Prato with a lunch menu with brunch dishes, Bellinis and Bloody Marys. Complement a lovely Easter morning with a note of Italian-inspired brunch creations. The menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (407) 262-0050 or book online.
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant
A trip to Ireland for Easter sounds like a great idea! Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant transports you there at a fraction of the cost. The menu is from acclaimed Irish chef Kevin Dundon so the food is just as outstanding as the entertainment. The Rollicking Raglan Brunch, offers an authentic a la carte Irish menu with some American favorites for good measure. Served Saturday and Sunday starting at 10am. Plus, The Raglan Road Irish Dancers and Irish bands perform all weekend. It doesn’t get more fun than that! Website Disney Springs, 407-938-0300
Rosen Hotels & Resorts
The culinary teams at Rosen Hotels & Resorts led by Executive Chefs Mike Rumplik (Rosen Centre) and Jorge Oliveira (Rosen Shingle Creek) don’t hold anything back to bring you the most extensive holiday brunch buffets you will find in Orlando. With a variety of delicious dishes, Rosen Centre’s Café Gauguin and Rosen Shingle Creek Café Osceola are a foodie paradise. They are the perfect place for those that can’t make up their mind about what to eat. Do you want fresh-made sushi (my favorite), all types of seafood, carved lamb, an incredible antipasto display, a variety of salads, Eggs Benedict, waffles, omelets or pasta made to order? You can have it all. Don’t forget to save room for their flowing chocolate fountains and award-winning desserts. Unlimited champagne and mimosas are included for an added value. These brunches are so big they only offer them four times a year – Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas – so don’t miss out. Valet parking is complimentary.
Rosen Centre Hotel: Adult $45.95 / Kids 4-12 $17.95, 11am-5pm, menu & more info, 9840 International Drive, Orlando FL, 407-996-8551
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort: Adult $68.95 / Kids 4-12 $29.95, 11:30am-7pm, (25% discount for FL residents) menu & more info, 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando FL, 407-996-3663
For a taste of Hawaii, Roy’s is one of my favorite spots on the famous Restaurant Row of Orlando. On Easter Sunday, they will feature a three-course brunch menu featuring the popular Roy’s Benedict with choice of filet mignon or crab cake on cheddar bacon biscuit. Brunch entrée options also include Brioche & Eggs, Lobster & Shrimp Omelet, Misoyaki “Butterfish” and Wagyu New York Steak & Eggs – a Shoyu-charred steak with a killer short rib hash. You also get an appetizer and their Housemade Brioche Sticky Buns! In the mood for a cocktail, you must try the spicy Wasabi Bloody Mary, fruity Mango Mimosa and the Skinny Basil Lemon Drop. The Roy’s classic menu and a kids or “keikis” menu are also available. As a bonus, you will also receive a $20 dining card good for your next visit. I love a good deal! Aloha! Adult three course menu starts at $36 menu and more info, 7760 West Sand Lake Road, Orlando FL, 407-352-4844
Dig in to pasture-raised egg entrées and chef’s takes on traditional brunch dishes, endless light cocktails perfect for spring, and even an orange marmalade parfait mini starter at Seasons 52 this Easter. The Braised Beef Short Rib Hash, Brick Oven Brioche French Toast and S52 Eggs Benedict sound like winners to me! Enjoy endless brunch sips or choose your favorite by the glass – from Sangria, Prosecco Bellini, Mimosa & Bloody Mary. Brunch is served from 10am-1pm. For more information or to make a reservation visit: Seasons52.com
Soco Thornton Park
Soco stands for Southern Contemporary and Chef Greg Richie brings you an adventurous take on popular dishes with good ole’ Southern hospitality. Soco’s Thornton Park neighborhood brunch on the patio features dishes to tempt any foodie such as Truffle-Infused Steak Tartare with Quail Egg Yolk, Crispy Chicken Skin, Toasted Baguette and Lobster Eggs Benedict with Buttermilk Biscuits, Benton’s Ham, Lobster Hollandaise. The Brunch Libations offerings has more than your typical mimosas and bloody Marys with the Kentucky Cooler and the Peach Palmer, all available by the glass or pitcher. Sunday Brunch served 11am – 3pm, brunch menu, 629 E Central Blvd, Orlando FL, 407-849-1800
If Spain is your desired destination, Tapa Toro serves up Spanish specialties, one of the best Paellas in town, bottomless mimosas and sangrias with live Flamenco entertainment. Enjoy the Sunday Brunch from 11am-3pm, $35/adult ($50 including mimosas and sangrias) / $15 /children 10 and under, or the Surf & Turf Paella dinner menu in honor of National Paella Day with Lobster and Ribeye, plus Tres Leches dessert for $65/adult. Don’t be surprised if you’re dancing Flamenco around the restaurant. It’s been known to happen! Website Located at I-Drive 360 Complex 8441 International Drive, Orlando FL, 407-226-2929
Greece is a lovely destination with extraordinary cuisine. In Orlando, no other restaurant serves up the best Mediterranean menu and entertainment in town like Taverna Opa. Enjoy a signature Lamb entree like the Lamb Chops and Kleftiko, slow roasted lamb in parchment paper with carrots, potatoes, garlic and Greek cheese. The fresh made hummus table-side is always a treat. A complimentary glass of wine will be offered with each lamb dish on Easter. Website. Located at Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive, Orlando FL. 407-351-8660.
Texas de Brazil
I love how food helps you travel around the world without leaving town. For a Brazilian-Style brunch that is a carnivore’s dream, you can’t beat this favorite on International Drive. In addition to their extensive selection of signature cuts of beef, pork, lamb, chicken, and Brazilian sausage carved table-side and their amazing salad bar with over 50 items, they will also offer a full breakfast buffet until 3pm and Spring Mimosas with fresh Mango, Strawberry or Passion Fruit especially for Easter. Dessert and non-alcoholic beverage also included in the price of the dinner buffet. They are normally only open for dinner but on Sunday they will open at 11am. This is the ultimate “Brunch-er” or “Brunch-din” (get it? Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner combined!) Texas de Brazil you can use my new word if you want. You’re welcome. Full Buffet $46.99 / Mimosas $8, 11am- 9:30pm, menu and more info, 5259 International Drive, Orlando FL, 407-355-0355
Trattoria Del Porto at Universal Orlando Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
How about an Italian getaway while keeping the entire family fully entertained this Easter Sunday? The Portofino Bay Hotel is the place to be. Here you can pretend you’ve boarded a jet for a day trip to the Italian fishing village of Portofino. The strolling musicians will help you set the mood while you enjoy a full brunch buffet with a variety of stations including an amazing raw bar with snow crab claws, mussels, oysters and jumbo shrimp as well as a create your own pasta station worthy of this Italian themed restaurant. An Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, Universal characters, face painter, and balloon artist will entertain the kids and the kids at heart. Easter Ciao! Adults $65 / Kids 3-9 $22, 10am-7pm. 5601 Universal Blvd, Orlando FL, 407-503-1200. Reservations at OpenTable.
Celebrate Easter at the swanky 1940’s styled American brasserie, Urbain 40. The restaurant will be offering a prix-fixe menu for $68 (plus tax and gratuity) as well as their regular a la carte menu. Menu highlights include Roasted Spring Asparagus & Shaved Prosciutto with Cantaloupe, Local Arugula, Blue Cheese Crumbles & Champagne-Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette, Easter Plat du Jour: Molasses-brined Heirloom Pork Loin & Poached Lake Meadow Naturals Eggs with Marble Potato, Pork Belly, Tiny Peppers, Spring Onions & Salsifis “Hash” with a Piquillo-laced Sauce Béarnaise, Argentinian Wild Red Shrimp Pasta with Fettucine, Julienne Vegetables, Royal Mushrooms and Broccolini, Fines Herb-infused Olive Oil, and festively-Colored Madagascar Vanilla Marshmallow Easter Egg Beignets. For reservations call 407.872.2640. 8000 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando, FL 32819
1921 By Norman Van Aken
Taking a page from his “My Florida Kitchen” cookbook, Chef Norman Van Aken will be offering a special Easter-Sunday themed, Sunday Supper that will feature his “After Church” Ham, Mac ‘n’ cheese, and cola collards. Cost is $25 per person. This restaurant has become a Central Florida favorite and worth the drive to charming Mt. Dora. Call for reservations 352.385.1921. 142 E 4th Ave, Mount Dora, Florida 32757
I hope this list of the best Easter Brunch in Orlando inspires you to go share beautiful times around the table with friends and family. Wherever you choose to spend Easter Sunday, whether at home or at a great restaurant around town or around the world, make it a great celebration!
All you need is great food and family and friends to create beautiful delicious memories”