One of the experiences I really wanted to try whilst we were in Disney was to eat in the Beast’s Castle, Be Our Guest restaurant. Located in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom, the theming of the beast’s castle is amazing. You check in at the drawbridge and walk over the bridge to the gates of the castle. Inside the restaurant is split into three sections, the Grand Ballroom, the west wing and the castle gallery. Our table was in the Grand Ballroom which I was so pleased with as I really wanted to sit here. We had a great table which was near the main walkway through the restaurant and this meant that when the beast did his walk through the restaurant we saw him every time.
The beast only makes appearances at dinner time, and you are able to meet him in the study after your meal. The reason it has to be after your meal is because when you have met the beast you are direct out of the restaurant. It’s a well laid out restaurant to keep the flow of guests moving without feeling as though you are missing out on anything.
As with Tusker House and Garden Grill, we were paying for our meal. During 2016, you are able to use the dining plan to eat at Be Our Guest, however it looks like this option is being removed for 2017.
I had already looked at the menus online and pretty much decided I was going to order the steak after reading so many good reviews about it. We were given the food menu and also a wine menu. Be Our Guest restaurant is the only place in Magic Kingdom you can order alcohol, and we had decided that we would have a couple of glasses with out meal.
Our server was amazing, he really did a great job and I couldn’t fault his service. I could spot him being attentive to each of his six tables during our meal and no sooner had our cutlery gone down, he was there checking if everything was OK. Some people may say this is to rush us out, and I know they have a schedule to keep to but we never felt rushed at all. I even played a little trick on him and put my cutlery down when I hadn’t finished my meal. I kept him in my peripheral vision and watched him round the corner to see our table, realise I hadn’t finished and subtly walked away again. I was very impressed with this, attentive but not over bearing.
There was so much on the menu to choose from and we all decided not to have appetizers as I wanted to enjoy my dessert from the trolley. Of course I was going to choose the grey stuff. The children’s menu was one of the best I had seen as yet, and great value. Miss A chose to have steak, which came with green beans and fries, basically a mini version of the adult portion, yet hers was just $10 whilst mine was $35.
I couldn’t fault any of the food, I do wish I had asked more about how the steak would be cooked as I asked for it to be cooked medium and it was more like well done. Still it was still lovely, and I should have checked a little more about the difference in countries and how the steaks are cooked.
Whilst we were enjoying our meal, we were able to look outside to see it snowing which was an amazing feature of the restaurant. We were also invited to look around the castle before we left and I have to say everything was amazing, each room so different, yet it all flowed together very well.
When the dessert trolley came round, I was hoping everyone would order something different so I could try them all as everything looked so nice. Miss A’s children’s meal came with a fruit cup rather than a cake from the trolley but we ordered her a cake and was only charged a potion of the cost which again I thought was brilliant service.
I think we spent around 90 minutes enjoying our meal and wandering around the castle afterwards before we met the beast. This meal ranks in the top three of meals for our Disney 2016 holiday in my opinion and I would love to go back again.
We had a quick photo with the beast before going back out into the sunshine to enjoy the rest of our evening. Our whole meal including two alcoholic drinks came to around $125 including the tip.
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