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Food Type: British
Dining Plan: 1 Table Service.
Cost: Lunch appetizers: $6-$13, entrées: $11-$16. Dinner appetizers: $4-$13, Entrées: $16-$25.
Setting: Located in the United Kingdom Pavilion, Rose and Crown is modeled after a traditional British pub. As you might expect, there is a lot of shiny wood and alcohol. The restaurant also houses a bar where you can order beer and drinks. Ideally, you want to sit outside on the patio during Illuminations as this is one of the best and most comfortable places to view the fireworks. If Illuminations is scheduled for 9pm then you’ll want a reservation around 7:45-8PM to make sure you get seated. If you do get seated inside, tell your waiter that you would like to step outside to the viewing area for Illuminations and they should be able to time your meal so your food isn’t sitting cold while you’re outside.
Advantages: This is one of the more consistent options at Disney both in terms of food quality and service. Most everything is good, from the bangers and mash, to the pot pie, to the fish and chips, to the sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Beer and alcohol are abundantly available. Prices are relatively inexpensive. A solid sandwich at lunch is around $12 and most entrées are under $20 for dinner. The opportunity to sit outside and enjoy a Guinness and a Shepherd’s Pie during Illuminations can’t be beat.
Disadvantages: Officially, the Rose and Crown will not guarantee a patio seat and you have to take the table they offer. My recommendation would be to tell the person checking you in that you would like to sit on the patio and will wait as long as it takes. In practice, this usually works since many people aren’t even aware that patio seating is available. The menu is somewhat limited and changes more often than others. We miss several past entrées and desserts.
Value: Above average to excellent. This is one of the cheaper sit-down restaurants at Epcot. A $12 sandwich at Rose and Crown beats an $8 bacon double cheeseburger at counter service for lunch by a long shot. Those looking to “maximize” the Dining Plan can also get the $25 steak and fish combo at dinner. Although it’s cheaper than other restaurants, I don’t think affordability should be held against it on the Dining Plan.
Reputation: The Rose & Crown is a great spot for lunch or dinner, on or off the Dining Plan. If you can get a table on the patio during Illuminations then this is probably the best meal at Epcot. There is also indoor air-conditioned seating on hot or rainy days or during lunch. The bar is a convenient and fun way to pop inside and enjoy a beer with other like-minded adults. I recommend the Rose and Crown to anyone. It’s a great meal and if you can get outside on the patio for Illuminations it is truly magical.
Overall Rank on The Best Epcot Sit Down Restaurants: 1st out of 15