Lunch in EPCOT
Walt Disney World:
Need lunch advice from those in the know.
What are your thoughts on the best place to have lunch at EPCOT? We have always just done the grab a burger and keep moving thing but we'd like to sit down and enjoy a meal now. I have reservations for the Rose and Crown but have been reading how they have changed the menu for the worse. Any opinions would help. Thanks!
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A pizza and an Italian soda at Via Napoli might be my favorite meal at all of WDW.
I recently ate at the Rose and Crown since the menu change. I had the fish and chips and my wife had the Cottage Pie. Both of us cleaned our plates and found the service to be wonderful. I was disappointed that the removed the bangers and mash from the menu, but I would still recommend going so you can judge for yourself. Personally, I thought it was just as good as before.
The Rose and Crown is an excellent choice for lunch. Enjoy the fish and chips and good lager too!
Another great Epcot lunch idea (and this only works in the fall) is the Epcot Food and Wine Festival where you can nosh around the world and try a little bit of everything.
From Tim Odom
Posted May 4, 2012 at 6:48 AM
I would be one AGAINST the Rose and Crown. The one time I went there the fish and chips were massively greasy (as a New Englander, I know my fish and chips) and the service was, well, lackluster. Now, I am not one to be all 'the service sucks' cause I realize things happen. But when you go up to the front counter and ask for a table for 3, and the response is 'People?', yeah, the service had issues. But at least we got a few laughs.
Personally, I have always enjoyed Totto Italia, but that's cause I like a nice sit down meal in the middle of the day to recharge the batteries. That, and I love Italian food.
Via Napoli, or Germany are my top picks for full service. If you want a nicer quick service, Seasons in the Land is far superior to most quick service.
From Justin M
Posted May 4, 2012 at 8:31 AM
I like San Angel Inn inside Mexico, its really cool inside and you get to watch the boats pass by. It is kinda pricey but so is everying in WDW.
We loved the Fish and Chips in the Rose and Crown pub. I also loved eating at the Boulangerie Patisserie in France. We split a ham and cheese croissant (fantastic),choclate mouse, cheese cake and coffee. We sat in a lovely outside cafe courtyard.
From Dan S
Posted May 4, 2012 at 3:51 PM
It's more of a dinner place, but Le Cellier has amazing steaks. You can't beat good old Canadian food.
Tutto Italia is a great place to eat and Tokyo Dining is brilliant too.
You did ask about sit-down lunches but a counter service that is good is Tangerine Cafe at Morocco Pavilion. As long as you like bolder tasting food. Or as bold as Disney gets.
I think All the Dinning Options At The Land Are Awesome
A big thanks to all of you for taking the time to respond. Gives us a lot to think about.
Here are my favorites (In order) for a great lunch at EPCOT:
5. France- The food is much more lax for lunch including (gasp) a cheeseburger! I felt bad about ordering that, but it comes with bernaise sauce and authentic french cheeses on the burger. Its a good taste of France without totally going overboard.
4. Japan- I put this here because you can get very similar meals to what you get for dinner at a lower price
3. Germany- The lunch buffet is tasty and casual enough to enjoy food, drink, and some dancing! I always felt this was a better place for lunch than for dinner.
2. Via Napoli- I have been to the actual Naples, between the Pizza and Soda, this is the real deal. It is the best pizza in Disney World (not much of a competition, but hey!)
1. Nine Dragons- Ok, before I get a big WHAT? from everybody, Nine Dragons lunch menu is the most underrated menu in all of Walt Disney World. The servings are huge for lunch, the prices are fair, and the place is pretty much empty for lunch. I am not sure why this place never seems to make it on anybody's list. I think its some of the best Chinese food out there.
San Angel Inn inside the Mexico pavillion.
In the park, I like the bakery in Norway for lunch (ham and apple sandwich) or the counter service joint in Japan (its recent name change escapes me). For a sit down meal I like Tokyo Dining. The food is high quality and the prices are not outrageous.
However, for lunch I prefer to step outside the park and go to Beaches and Cream at the Disney Boardwalk. Pick up a burger and fries, then finish up with a No Way Jose or Milky Way sundae.
Try the rail of tequila shots at Mexico.
TH, that's my kind of lunch. I also enjoy a beer and pretzel at Germany, or a few pints at the English Pub...;)
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