Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room

We had a 7:50 dinner reservation at the Rose & Crown, located in the United Kingdom area of Epcot’s World Showcase.  When we checked in at the desk outside the restaurant, I asked if it would be possible to wait for a table outside on their deck.  Though it was a bit cool outside on this evening in mid-December, I believed that their portable heaters should keep us warm enough to enjoy Illuminations and for the most part, I was right.

But first dinner, which began with them granting my request and seating us outside on the deck, with a great view of the World Showcase lagoon.  We were seated at about 8:15 and presented with this menu…

 

We started by ordering some adult beverages.   My son ordered a Welsh Dragon and my daughter and I both got a Cider & Black…

Welsh Dragon – $10.75
Peach schnapps, melon liqueur, creme de menthe, orange and pineapple juice.  Served in a souvenir cup.

Cider & Black – $9.00  Hard Cider with a shot of Black Currant juice

My son didn’t really care for the Welsh Dragon, he said it was too sweet.  I’ve always enjoyed the Cider & Black here at the Rose & Crown and this time was no exception.  My daughter wasn’t too excited with it though so ended up switching drinks with her brother and both seemed more satisfied.

 

For our entrees, my daughter wasn’t very hungry so instead ordered this appetizer…

And a closer look…

Scotch Egg – $11.00

Golden-fried Hard-boiled Cage-free Egg wrapped in Sausage with Mustard Sauce

She enjoyed this very much.  Had she not ordered it, I probably would have ordered one myself…as I can’t imagine going to the Rose & Crown without getting a Scotch egg.

So instead I decided to try something new (for me) here and ordered the…

 

Crock of Potato Leek Soup  – $7.00

The soup was good, but I would still choose the Scotch egg over this for an appetizer.

I also tried something new for my entree…

Welsh Pub Burger – $19.00

Angus Beef Patty with Welsh Rarebit Sauce, Branston Mayonnaise, Bacon and Beer-battered Leeks

 

And another look…

This was a little too heavy on the leeks, but after removing about half I enjoyed this burger.  However, it was super rich and very filling.

As for my son, he ordered his usual, the Rose & Crown’s signature dish…

Fish and Chips – $21.00

He again enjoyed this.  My only complaint regarding this dish is that they keep raising the price.  I mean $21.00 for fish & chips?!?!
We were too full for dessert but I did take a photo of the menu…

 

I did order some Hot Tea though…

The hot water was served in a cute little tea pot along with a basket that held several different tea choices.  For $3.19 I thought this was a pretty good deal and the warm tea really hit the spot on a chilly night.

The Rose & Crown has received a rating of 4 stars from both Yelp and Trip Advisor reviewers.  Also it was ranked #94 best restaurant on Trip Advisor of the nearly 3,000 Orlando area restaurants reviewed there.  I too really like the Rose & Crown and based on the food only I would also rate it a 4.  However, if you are able to snag a table on the deck during Illuminations like we did this time, then I would bump up the rating to 4 1/2.

And speaking of Illuminations, here it is, as seen from our table on the deck of the Rose & Crown…

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