Universal Orlando reveals the menu for the Leaky Cauldron
Universal Orlando this morning revealed the menu
for The Leaky Cauldron
restaurant inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, opening next month in Universal Studios Florida.
Beef, Lamb & Guinness Stew, served in a bread bowl. Photo courtesy Universal
The selections will include many popular items associated with British pubs
- Bangers and Mash (sausages and potatoes)
- Toad in the Hole (sausage baked into a Yorkshire pudding
- Cottage Pie (meat and vegetables under a potato crust)
- Fisherman’s Pie (seafood under a potato crust)
- Ploughman's Lunch (an appetizer platter with cheese, bread, pickles and a Scotch egg)
- Fish & Chips
The restaurant also will serve breakfast, as well as several new beverages, including Fishy Green Ale and Gillywater. The beloved Butterbeer will be available, too.
If you're really, really into Butterbeer, a Butterbeer-flavored ice cream will be available at the nearby Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour, which also will serve Earl Grey and Lavender, Clotted Cream, and Chocolate Chili flavors, among others.
Perhaps the most intriguing new food and beverage location in Diagon Alley will be the Eternelle’s Elixir of Refreshment cart. Here's how Universal describes it:
You select from a variety of elixirs like Draught of Peace, Babbling Beverage, Elixir to Induce Euphoria and Fire Protection Potion, and then add the elixir to Gillywater. By mixing them, you’ll see your drink transform before your eyes and experience a delightful flavor surprise.
For more detail, check out the Universal Orlando blog post about dining in Diagon Alley.
Fisherman's Pie, Fishy Green Ale, and a Butterbeer ice cream, please.
Man I'm in Heaven!! It all sounds sooooo good. I knew the food would be special but I didn't know it would be THAT special. And just shut up about Butterbeer ice cream!
I'm really hoping this new land pushes Universal's attendance way up. The themeing looks excellent and as many have speculated this might be the gentle shove that is needed for Disney to start paying attention to the parks in Orlando not named the Magic Kingdom.
And by having the special drinks at a cart, passholders won't get a discount on them. (Just like they did with butterbeer in the other park.)
Tracy, the drinks will be at the Leaky Cauldron, where you will get a discount.
I'll be enjoying my pub food (aka bangers and mash) over at Finnigan's where the line will be shorter.
Looks 3 steps up from the regular theme park food.
I am glad to see they will be serving breakfast. I think that theme parks should have more breakfast options available as guests who get into the park at 8 or 9am basically have no food options until typically 11am.
At least half of the items mentioned are already on the menu for
Good catch, James... I have never eaten there, but USF does tend to "borrow" food items. You could get a giant donut at Emack & Bolios (Hard Rock Hotel) for years, but now they come in a graphic covered box at the Simpsons area / Lard Lad..
The nice thing is we can sneak away from the crowds and go get the same food at Finnegan's with probably zero wait since everyone will be in Diagon Alley!!! Maybe catch a quick ride or two on the Mummy as well! ;)
James : You are so correct. Last week we had the Seafood Pie and Guinness Stew at Finnegans while listening to an Irish troubadour. Both those dishes are very good & well above theme park standard fare so they'll be a nice addition to Leaky's menu.
The Leaky Cauldron will be a counter service restaurant, while Finnegans is a sit-down restaurant.
^Just one more reason why Finnegan's will be the better option! You're gonna be charged table service prices at the Leaky Cauldron, so you might as well get table service treatment! Besides, Finnegan's is an under-appreciated treasure. I for one am glad more folks will sample their wares, even if it is at another restaurant.
Fishy Green Ale, eh? Reminds me of an old Monty Python bit where they are trying to get a bishop to do an ad voiceover for a British ale. Something fishy happens:
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