You may remember my review of dinner at Be Our Guest (if not, check it out here) from our Thanksgiving trip. On our last visit to Disney for the Princess Half Weekend, we snagged a fast pass plus reservation for lunch at Be Our Guest. I thought it would be fun to compare lunch (when BoG is quick service) to dinner (when it is a table service restaurant).
We were able to check in at the reservation stand and then just walk right past the long, long, long line to the front and we were escorted in right to an ordering kiosk. It’s pretty fun, we just tapped my magic band to the screen and ordered what we wanted for each member of our party.
We then got a printed out receipt and got to wander around and pick whatever table we wanted. Eli’s not a big fan of dark, ominous rooms, so we picked a table right next to the magical snowing windows in the main ballroom.
A server came over and checked our ticket. We got our own drinks at the drink station and within just a few minutes, our food was delivered by a server/cast member using the same dessert carts that display the cupcakes at dinner. Creative dual use!
I ordered the ham and cheese (yes it had some fancy french name, but it was toasted ham and cheese and it was delicious!!!), Erik ordered the roast beef (he liked it but thought the bread was too crunchy) and Eli got a turkey sandwich. We all had french fries and they tasted pretty good. We saw some tables with the french onion soup which we had at dinner last time. Very good and very rich and cheesy.
We all got different desserts, but mine was the winner, the Master’s Cupcake (see, I remember its official name!). It not only had a bunch of grey stuff as icing, it was stuffed with grey stuff too! The candy pearls are imported from France. Oh, I am in love with this cupcake. All other cupcakes are dead to me. It was that good.
The magical snow was falling outside the ballroom windows and it was just as gorgeous. We enjoyed looking at some of the small details, like the Knight and Princess logos on the restroom doors:
The food was very good for a quick service restaurant and the ambiance is unbeatable. Magic snow flurries. The West Wing. Murals. Soaring ceilings. The details will blow you away if you take the time to explore and really look.
I’ve heard the lunch line goes pretty quick even if it is long. I love that you can pick your own table in any of the three rooms available and the cupcake…the cupcake… You must try the cupcake.
Dinner is a lot of fun here, especially when the Christmas decorations are up, but you’re not missing much (except the chance to drink wine or beer in the Magic Kingdom) if you go for lunch instead of dinner. We’ll definitely be going back next time we visit.
I’ll leave you with some of my favorite photos that show how the Imagineers did an amazing job with every little detail.
Have you been to Be Our Guest for lunch or dinner? What did you think?