The Three Broomsticks reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for The Three Broomsticks, a counter service restaurant in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure.
Written by Robert Niles
Designed during the filming of the Harry Potter movies, the look Three Broomsticks restaurant at Islands of Adventure actually inspired the design of the pub in the films, according to production designer Stuart Craig.
The Three Broomsticks is a counter-service restaurant, serving Shepherd's Pie, Fish and Chips, Cornish Pasties, Rotisserie Chicken, Ribs and Turkey Legs. And, of course, Butterbeer!
You can't say you've been to the Wizarding World unless you've eaten here. The theming is brilliant and the queuing is fantastic. As someone said the shepherd's pie is not too brilliant but the rest of the food is. I particularly recommend the split pea soup and the corn on the cob. The drinks of course are tops; if only I could have a butterbeer right now! - Katya Glanville Vella
If the weather permits sit outside, the view is pretty cool back there. - Panagiota Shaw
Good food. Great theme. 9/10. - David L.
As much as I wanted The Three Broomsticks to be as wonderful as the rest of the WWoHP, I can't deny that the food was pretty bad. The theming is awesome and the queues for ordering and picking up your food are well done. The attendants are very helpful. But the food is mediocre at best. We ate breakfast and dinner there. Breakfast was cold and nothing to write home about. The shepherd's pie was weird tasting and had been sitting so long the mashed potatoes on top were crunchy. The rotisserie chicken was very dry. I'm sorry to say that I won't go back. - Chris Hall
This diner knows what it's doing! The assistants here are GREAT! SIDENOTE: This is the best line set up I have ever seen. The line stops when you see the registers. The registers are numbered 1-7or8 and so are were the pick up lanes (Which were separate from where you order). The attendant points you to a register with no one at it so you can order your food and hear what they're saying then they point you over to the same numbered pick up line which at most has one person in front of you. From here you are directed to a small hallway which leads into the dining hall. One of the attendants then helps you to an empty table which is been wiped off and is ready to sit down at. This eliminates the hassle of finding the table, tripping over kids trying to get to your table, not being able to sit at a sanitary place, not having enough chairs, etc! Will eat here at every opportunity! Oh, and of course the food was AMAZING. One of, if not the, best theme park meal I have ever eaten. GET HERE EARLY! It's a must. They open 10 and we got there at 11:30 no problem. - Terri Pierce
Loved the pumpkin juice fizz. We ate here twice during our visit & both times we were impressed with the food & how fast we were served. Very impressive considering the line-ups for everything else in WWOHP. - Shari Lockyer
The theme is fun for fans: the restaurant serves food named in the books in a setting described in the books and seen in the movies. Our family had Butterbeer (we liked frozen better than regular but both were good), Fish and Chips, Cornish pasties, and Shepherd's Pie. Of the three entries, we all liked the Cornish pasties the most. The food quality is typical for a Universal theme park. Be sure to watch the hog's head move its head in the adjacent Hog's Head Pub! - Devra Small
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