Epcot is probably the place for you food lovers out there. With it being a park full of different countries, there’s a wide range of different foods available to try! For example you have the UK, Mexico and Germany. I will try to not touch in the food and wine festival within this post since I will do a separate post for this; there’s a lot about food in Epcot so I’ll stick to restaurants in this one…
*note to self* With the changes of Epcot, I would advise to check over what restaurants will be open when you go!
Garden Grill Restaurant: A restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served from 8AM-10:30AM, lunch is 11:30AM-3PM and dinner from 4:00PM-8:30PM. It’s an American cuisine which is a buffet, family, character dining restaurant. This means, you can meet the characters while you eat! Some of the characters you can meet include Chip ‘n’ Dale and Pluto! Personally I think this is one of the character dining’s I wouldn’t mind doing. Not only is it a character meet and greet opportunity, the restaurant actually MOVES! It revolves around the views of Living with the Land. So, yes, this restaurant has a lot to offer and to keep the family occupied and entertained.
I’d have the say, the menu isn’t particularly filled with a variety of foods, but there will most likely be something for everyone. Food dishes include, Macaroni and Cheese, Harvest inspired Garden Salad, Slices Turkey Breast and French Fries! But however, because of the style of dining it is, it does mean the price is fairly high. It will be between $35-$59 per adult. So do bare that in mind that for the experience you will be paying more compared to other restaurants. But if you are a family who loves meeting characters then I suggest this is a great choice for you!
Coral Reef Restaurant: This place looks so cool and it’s because of the look of it that I want to go! Disney like to describe it as ‘dine under the sea without getting wet’. Sounds great right? So by the name and that description, this restaurant is unique, themed dining experience. You’ll eat while be surrounded by the views of a coral reef with 4,000 sea creatures!!!! Amazing!!! To stick with the theme, the food options include a lot of different fish dishes. These include, Lobster, Shrimp and Crab. But if you aren’t a fish lover, or don’t simply fancy it that day, there are some other options for you. These include, Steak and Chicken. I think the prices are fairly reasonable for the food dish that you get and from photos it seems like it’s presented perfectly so again you will be paying for the quality and the experience. This restaurant serves lunch from 11:30AM-3:30PM and dinner at 3:45PM-9PM.
Funnel Cake: A slight difference is the cart/kiosk that serves the famous funnel cake! The funnel cake seems a great popular item from park visitors and so I needed to include it in this post to make you aware of it! This is something that myself and Joe have agreed to try (maybe share one because they do look quite big!). I’m fairly unsure how to actually describe the funnel cake but basically, prepare for a lot of sugar! You get to choose your toppings such as powdered sugar, chocolate syrup and ice cream! Sounds so yummy right…I can’t wait to try it! But, it probably is for the sweet sugar lovers! They vary in prices depending on the toppings but the cheapest funnel cake with just sugar is $7.
Lotus Blossom Cafe: We have a Chinese restaurant available in Epcot! Well actually this is one of a few Chinese restaurants, you’re spoilt for choice! It’s a quick service restaurant and a nice cheap option too! Obviously, this restaurant serves Chinese dishes such as Orange Chicken, Beef Noodles and Sesame Chicken Salad. There isn’t a lot to choose from and the lunch and dinner options are the same menu. But, for something different in the parks, it would be a good choice to visit here! The prices for the dishes are around $10.95…a nice cheap meal!
Yorkshire County Fish Shop: I had to throw a British one in there didn’t I! The good old classic, fish and chips! For $11.49 you can get a delicious fish and chips dish! By the name of this place, this counter service literally does just serve fish and chips as a main meal. But they also serve 2 desserts including a Victoria sponge cake and Fruit. I mean, this isn’t the most food filled restaurant but if you fancied some fish and chips, you know where to go!
L’Artisan des Glaces: This is another cart/kiosk to visit for some sugary snacks! Here they serve Ice cream and Sorbet which is perfect for the heat at WDW. This kiosk has so many amazing flavours of ice creams such as Coffee, Chocolate and Orange (OH MY GOD I NEED), and Coco-white Chocolate. The sorbet options include Lemon, Mango, Mixed Berry and Strawberry. For one scoop it costs $4.69 and two scoops is $7.04, which isn’t too bad and it’s most likely something everyone will want at one stage to cool themselves down! A item which may interest the adults is a Ice Cream Martini…interesting! This involves 2 Scoops, with a shot of Grand Marnier, Whipped Cream Vodka or Rum and is priced for $11.97. I love how random these prices are haha! This is open from 12PM-9PM and open during extra magic hours from 9PM-11PM.
Chefs de France: By the name, yes correct, this is a French cuisine restaurant. This is themed like Paris and is meant to make you feel like you are in the heart of Paris! How romantic. From the photos I’ve looked at, this restaurant looks really impressive inside and I can see it being enjoyed by a lot of people just based on the look of it. Here they serve lunch at 12PM-3PM and dinner from 4PM-10PM. Some food options include (okay so the menu is French named items so I’m just going to list a few options) Salmon, Beef, Salad, Roasted Chicken, and Duck. So there is a lot of choice here! The prices I think are very good for the presentation and vibe of the restaurant. It’s ranged between $15 to $35 per adult which is so reasonable! If you’re a dessert person like me then it may be a good idea to check out the desserts available here. They have a fairly wide choice to pick from, including Apple Tart, Chocolate Layer Cake and Creme Brûlée – sounds delicious!
As I said at the start, Epcot is filled with many different cuisines so you are bound to easily find something for everyone in your travel party. Plus, it may also be nice to have a meal that is from your country to remember home while you’re away. To me, Epcot is the park for food and I just know that die hard food lovers will be in their element here