Our first evening at Disneyland Paris we had dinner booked at Blue Lagoon with some friends in the Disneyland Park. If you’ve ever been to the Blue Bayou in Disneyland, my understanding is that this restaurant is quite similar (I haven’t been to Blue Bayou yet so I can’t personally compare).
It’s located in Adventureland and is adjacent to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, so that you’re actually looking out at the boats passing as they start the ride. It’s dimly lit but has a cool atmosphere to it.
The menu is full of Caribbean inspired dishes, with lots of seafood and fruits. I’m a big fan of this type of food so I was rather excited. They have several set price menus that include the starter, main, and dessert, as well as an a la carte menu. Jason and I both decided to order off the set menu. I did the less expensive one, at around 40 euro per person, and he did the pricier one which was 50 euro per person.
For my starter I went with the Caribbean salad (romaine lettuce, avocado, kidney beans, palm heart, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and mango vinaigrette). It sounded quite tasty and like it had many different things in it, but it actually turned out to be rather one-note. It was drenched in the dressing and there weren’t really any crunchy elements to the salad, so everything was just a bit mushy and the same flavor. It was all right but not something I would get again.
Jason’s menu offered a seafood trio as an appetizer so he went with that. It was definitely a bit odd. (lobster in a shellfish jelly, cream of beetroot with a coconut foam, and citrus marinated tuna). He said it was pretty good but I don’t think he ate it all, which is a pretty big sign for Jason. I think it was the sort of thing that would be interesting just to try or get a taste of, which is why it was nice that it was a trio.
For my entrée I went with the crayfish and scallop ravioli. I love seafood and pasta so it sounded right up my alley. Unfortunately again I was a bit disappointed. The ravioli was overcooked and bit dry/chewy. Again the flavors of the filling and the small bit of sauce on the plate were very one-note. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. For a place serving Caribbean inspired dishes I expected a burst of flavors and I definitely didn’t get that here.
Jason got the Gambas, which is basically like shrimp. While he ate it all he didn’t say much about it and I could tell he was underwhelmed as well. I had a bite and my impression was that they threw on a bunch of dry spices to try and give it flavor rather than working the flavor into the dish, if that makes any sense.
Luckily, dessert made up for the not so great food we had previously. I ordered the crème brulee, which came flaming. Sorry for the poor quality photo but I haven’t yet mastered the “flaming dessert” photos yet. Very cool effect and it tasted quite good too. I split it with Jason, who also shared his dessert with me.
Thank goodness he did, because I was in love with his dessert. He had the coconut mousse, which sounds simple enough. It was served in a dish that looked like a coconut shell. At the bottom of the dish was bits of pineapple, and it was covered in the light coconut mousse. Everything about this tasted so good when you combined the mousse with the pineapple. I was basically licking the bowl afterward I enjoyed it so much.
The food was rather mediocre except for the really tasty desserts. The only reason I would come back here would be to get that coconut mousse again. It’s not even that the food is bad, just overpriced for what it is. I would be fine paying $15 for that main course at Applebee’s, but for 26 euro (which is around $30 – not including the appetizer or dessert) it just didn’t live up to the price.
What do you think of Blue Lagoon? Would it be worth it to eat here?