Reviews of Rose and Crown Lunch/Dinner
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Full Service - Lunch/Dinner
United Kingdom - World Showcase - Epcot
Reviewed by againandagain Review Date: 02/12/2014
Rating: (5) Not Recommended
On a recent trip we thought we would try this restaurant. We arrived 15 minutes early and were seated at our reservation time. I got the steak and my wife got Fish and Chips. Both were good but the price was a little high for what we got. However, here is where my gripe is. The whole meal took 3 hrs. Wow were they slow. Since the food was just ok, I probably will not go back again.
Pros:took way to long
Cons:Food was good
Reviewed by LucyKate0811 Review Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: (3) Not Recommended
We ate here on our final night in Disney World. My parents had eaten here 2 years ago and raved about the food, however, none of us had that experience this time. We were seated about 30 minutes after we checked in for our ADR. Menu choices are very limited, I settled on the steak and it was average. My husband and mother ordered the fish and chips, both felt they were very salty. Dessert was a tasty surprise, as when we were presented the menu no one was sure what to order. The highlight of the meal was the alcoholic beverages with the glow cubesâ€¦ Our server was very kind and helpful, however, the food definitely marred the experience.
Pros:The adult beverages
Cons:Food choices, food in general
Reviewed by wattage Review Date: 02/18/2014
Rating: (5) Recommended
My wife, 14yo daughter and I ate dinner here on Friday, February 14, 2014. We had a 5:40 reservation and we checked in at 5:30pm. We had about a twenty minute wait before we were seated on the covered outdoor patio with great water views. All three of us got the fish and chips for our main meal. We did not get any appetizers.
The fish & chips meal was $19.99 each, and was very similar to what you get at the Yorkshire Fish Shop for $9.00 â€“ which was only about 25% less food than what we were served and R&C. I was able to finish the large piece of fish that was presented, but my wife and daughter could not finish their meals â€“ they said it was too greasy for them to eat.
While the view and our server were very good, I think weâ€™ll stick to getting our fish and chips from the Yorkshire Fish Shop. Weâ€™ll not be back.
Reviewed by lisakb22 Review Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: (8) Recommended
We ate here for the second time and were so pleased. The food is well prepared and the service is excellent.The restaurant has a beautiful view of the lake and if you time it right you can watch Illuminations from your table!
Pros:good food,great service,lovely view
Cons:small selection on menu
Reviewed by wdwgrandma Review Date: 04/04/2014
Rating: (9) Recommended
I ate 2 mid afternoon meals here during my March week long visit. I love this restaurant and this time it was wonderful. I was seated outside each time; once closest to the water and it was unbusy and quiet. Being by myself, I really appreciate friendly and talkative cast members. I had great ones this trip; and the salmon dish my last day was scrumptious!! So glad I got to walk up and get a seat. Mid day was a good time, even in the "spring break" time.
Pros:great cast members, and great food
Reviewed by Ncdj2013 Review Date: 04/16/2014
Rating: (9) Recommended
One of our favorite places. We just love the atmosphere here . I highly recommend the scotch egg, bangers & mash and cottage pie which we have had on previous visits.
This visit hubby had the fish & chips which he raved about. I had the ploughmans lunch as I wanted something simple and high in protein and this fit my needs. I will have to say that the chicken was dry and I did not finish it.
Pros:Great atmosphere - Love the scotch egg
Reviewed by girldrgn8 Review Date: 05/07/2014
Rating: (9) Recommended
My husband and I ate here on May 3, 2014 for dinner. Our server, Nate was attentive and welcoming. We had the Scotch egg for an appetizer. I loved it (he didn't but since he doesn't like eggs that is ok). We both had Guiness for our drinks. For dinner, he had the Shepard's Pie and liked it. I had Bangers and Mash. I thought it was good. This is definitely on our list of places to return and try again.
Reviewed by maze4 Review Date: 07/13/2014
Rating: (7) Recommended
Ate here May 21. I made a mistake and thought our ressies were for 535. We arrived and they couldn't find our ressie. After I found my information realized that we were 20 min early. they wrote our names downand told us it would only be a short wait. We asked to be seated inside as we weren't there to view Illuminations and it was hot. We were seated outside right along the water in bright sun. Now if I wanted to sit outside like in the past we would of ended up inside. This was our 3rd visit and as far as I am concerned our last. I have tried and tried to get this restaurant to work for us since this is a restaurant that my husband loves to visit as this is a fond childhood memory for him. But really, a simple request cannot be met? Then to only find out that there were plenty of seats available inside since you had to go through the restaurant to use the restroom. Our waitress was not friendly at all and when my dd5 asked what country she was from she gave a smart comment. I am sorry you aren't happy working there find another job.... the food was okay, the fish and chips were greasy, the steak had grissle on it and my son said that he makes a steak better which we agreed. my husband does love the bloody Mary's there and did drink one but asked for a refill and never got one. My son asked for the potatoe leek soup even though it was 95 degrees outside and never got it either, the waitress finally brought it out as we were about done with dinner. She took the soup off of his bill. Not sure if I will give this one another try. Maybe visit the bar for drinks next time.
Pros:bloody mary's, food
Cons:inconsistant, not friendly waitress
Reviewed by xxjess10 Review Date: 08/21/2014
Rating: (7) Recommended
We have eaten several times at the Rose and Crown pub. This time around, we made our ADR as per the rules of our dining plan and on the evening of our dinner, checked in a little earlier than our 5:55 reservation. We watched the British Revolution show (love it!) to bide our time, and when we got called, our server tried to seat us in the outdoor section of the restaurant. This is not something we were interested in in the dog days of summer, in Florida no less! We quickly explained to him that we would wait for a table inside, of which there appeared to be many (although I know that they were all probably reserved as well). We had never experienced this problem before, and were sad to do so this vacation. Our food was very good as usual, and we love the pub-like atmosphere as well as the pleasant staff.
If you are making a reservation for this restaurant and do not want to eat outside, I suggest you specify your wants when doing so! It could have saved us 45 minutes of waiting.
Reviewed by LISAE Review Date: 08/23/2014
Rating: (10) Recommended
we booked here kicking and screaming at our daughter's insistence as we have always refused to take a nine hour flight and then eat in the 'UK'. She felt that after ten days in Florida she would need a taste of home and as we all choose a percentage of our reservations we went along for the ride. Suffice it to say that we weren't looking forward to this in the least - big mistake.
The only negative as per the previous poster is that we were automatically sat outside in the sun on a very hot August day.
Typically British we sat there without even considering asking to be moved but in hindsight we ought to have done so.
The view from outside however is beautiful and if like me you enjoy the heat you will love it.
We had soft drinks to start with (all served in pint pots - my Dad would be horrified to see a woman drinking out of a pint glass but hey when in America...............)
I then succumbed to a nice glass of English Lager and it was certainly as delicious as it is at home.
My husband ate the fish and chips and said it was as good as at home.
The other three of us had the surf and turf. A bizarre concoction of half fried fish and the other half roast dinner with steak instead of a normal roast beef but all was cooked to perfection. This was accompanied by an English 'Aunt Bessies' type of Yorkshire pudding.
For dessert my son had the trifle which was actually more like an old fashioned jelly and custard dessert rather than a traditional English trifle. The rest of us had an amazing sticky toffee pudding.
Rose and Crown you did us Brits proud. Our only suggestion is that you offer the choice of indoors or outdoors at the podium.
As an additional mention our server took lots of time to explain to my very interested twelve year old daughter exactly the details of her time working at Epcot, the interview procedure and all about her time in the USA. Fantastic!!