Read on for my experience having lunch at the Rose and Crown!
I’ve eaten at the Rose and Crown in Epcot several times, and it’s always a good experience. Somehow it just feels reliable and comforting. I know the British aren’t always known for the food, but I’m a sucker for a good shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, or a scotch egg. Not to mention a few good beers or ciders! Most recently we had lunch at the Rose and Crown on the last full day of our trip for my Dopey Challenge weekend.
Maybe it’s because I studied abroad in England for a semester and visited so many British pubs – even though Epcot’s version isn’t quite the same it still brings back a lot of good memories. I love the inside with all of the dark wood (and at this point there were still some Christmas decorations up!). There’s a lot of seating here in the dining room as well as an outside patio. You can also walk up to the bar and eat in that area if you’d prefer.
One of the best things about finishing a long run or a race is getting a beer and a burger. Even if it was two days after the Dopey Challenge I had just done 48.6 miles so I figured I still deserved it! And since I like to try a bit of everything, I went with the Imperial sampler (Bass Ale, Harp, Boddingtons English Pub Ale, and Guinness Stout):
And speaking of that burger, for my meal I had the Welsh Pub Burger (Angus Beef Patty with Beer Cheese Sauce, Bacon and Beer-battered Leeks served with a side of Branston Mayonnaise):
This is a fairly typical burger with cheese and bacon – the big thing that stands out is the beer cheese that’s used! The beef of the burger itself is nothing special but that cheese makes it delicious. Paired with some perfect, crispy fries (“chips”) and this absolutely hit the spot.
For his meal Jason had the Chicken Masala Curry (with Seasoned Vegetables, Basmati Rice, and Raita):
This was a pretty large portion for lunch but it’s Jason, so he had no problems eating it up! It was a really nice curry with some good flavors. Glad that it came with a side of naan bread so you could dip that as well.
Though this trip was for lunch, we’ve also done dinner here and timed it so that we were eating outside during the fireworks. You can’t guarantee outdoor seating, but you can get there early and request it and be willing to wait for it. Even if you’re not seated outside they let you come out to the patio area to watch the fireworks. The views here are pretty great!
Overall I find the Rose and Crown to be a good, reliable spot for lunch or dinner. They have dishes that should appeal to most people, it’s not usually too hard to get a reservation, and it’s a fun spot. I know I’ll be back in the future!
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Have you done lunch at the Rose and Crown? Or dinner? How was your experience?