I am curious how the food is in Harry Potter though I am not a big English food fan.
The Cornish pasties are small and the shepards pie, while good, is still shepards pie. It's a hearty dish with meh taste that works best when it's cold outside. Which almost never happens in Orlando. The side salads are nothing special.
The pumpkin juice tastes like a liquid mixture of pumpkin pie and apple cider - it goes best with the meat dishes. But the Butterbeer is outstanding with the fried fish.
Confisco Grille provides an alternative to Mythos, notably for its fajitas. I'd also recommend it.
Basically, your best options for value are inside the park. We tried NBA City, outside the park, in CityWalk, again on this trip and hated it. Way overpriced for inattentive service and subpar food. I've liked Emeril's in the past, but the $30-$50 entree prices were more than we wanted to spend, given that we'd splurged on the hotel.
I also love the presentation of the steak. Are those potatoes mashed? They appear to be roasted or boiled and whole.
I hate to always ask this, but are they licensed? What drinks do they serve? I've eaten there before but don't recall their drink selection.
As for your brief mention of NBA City, Robert, I hope your latest visit was an aberration. When I visited in 2007 I felt NBA City was the second best option on Universal property - huge portions, great food, fun atmosphere, and reasonable pricing. I hate to think they have dropped off so much in just three years!
Also, I'm a fan of Margarita-ville. U should try it. We have one near where I live. Good Stuff.
But I have to admit we ate two times at the 3 broomsticks -- the 2nd was tonight, my kids were tired and stayed home while my wife and I got out for an evening, and we capped it with dinner at the 3 broomsticks; I had the fish and chips again, which were really pretty good, and she ate the chicken salad.
I had another butterbeer -- my 4th in two days, one of which was frozen. That stuff will kill me. My wife liked the pear cider and the pumpkin juice as well, and there apparently was a truffle my wife and daughter ate yesterday while my son and I were doing water rides.
I've always wanted to try Mythos. (I personally think the Frenchies at EPCOT are expensive and over rated). My WDW favorites are Jiko and Kouzzina.