It is often said that eating at Disneyland Paris is extortionate, and that you need a small fortune to pay for food there. This isn’t entirely true. While food is certainly not cheap at Disneyland Paris, I do not feel it is any more expensive than any other theme park, or tourist destination. I recently visited the Harry Potter Studio Tour and was surprised to find their prices more expensive than Disneyland Paris prices.
If you are on a budget then I would certainly recommend checking out some of the Counter Service restaurants. They do both a range of set meals and also an A La Carte menu.
My favourite reasonably priced place to have lunch has to be Earl of Sandwich in the Disney Village. They have set meals that include a hot sandwich, drink and either crisps or a cookie and also have a range of pizzas, soups and potato wedges. The adults set menu is 11.50 euros, while the childrens menu is 7.50 euros, and includes a sandwich, pizza, pasta or hotdog as well as a drink and fruit salad or chocolate mouse.
EARL OF SANDWICH
The photograph above is of the childrens menu
Inside the parks there is a good variety of different Counter Service Restaurants offering a good range of different foods. I do plan to do a separate report on each of them featuring menus and photographs but will just mention a few of my favourites for now.
COLONEL HATHI’S PIZZA POST AND PIZZERIA BELLA NOTTE
Both Colonel Hathi’s in Adventureland and Pizzeria Bella Notte in Fantasyland have a similar menu. They serve good sized portions of Pizza, Lasagne and Pasta as well as, the ever popular, Mickey Pizzas.
Set Adult menus start at 11.99 euros for pasta, garlic bread and a soft drink and range to 14.99 for a large pizza, garlic bread, soft drink and desert.
The Mickey pizza is part of the children’s menu and costs 8.99 euros and include the pizza, salad, drink and desert. I think this is great value and is more than enough for most adults at lunchtime.
Top Tip: If it is warm enough to sit outside at Colonel Hathi’s you will see lots of characters walking past as they leave and enter the park.
Toad Hall in Fantasyland is themed on Wind in the Willows and is a very popular restaurant. It has several set menus based on fish and chips and includes the double fish and chips for 14.99 euros, which I have shared with my 3 year old Grandaughter several times. It includes 2 pieces of fish, chips, soft drink and desert.
Due to Toad Hall being situated in Fantasyland, it does get very busy. I would advise eating early or late if you wish to visit this restaurant.
Casey’s Corner is an iconic landmark in Disneyland Paris. It is situated right at the end of Main Street in a prime location. It is the home to the famous Casey’s hotdogs and also my Grandaughter’s favourite star shaped chicken nuggets. There is a limited amount of seating inside and also some outside with a perfect view of the castle. We will often stop for chicken nuggets and fries to eat while waiting to watch Illuminations.
I cannot visit Disneyland Paris without going to Cookie Kitchen. It doesn’t serve meals but does do some amazing snacks. The star shaped donuts are enormous and delicious! If you want just a quick snack to keep you going, this is the perfect place.
RESTAURANT EN COULISSE
Restaurant En Coulisse is in the Walt Disney Studios Park in Studio 1, which is the large covered area that you walk through as you enter the parks.
It is a large area with lots of seating and a good amount of counters to get served at. Restaurant En Coulisse serves a range of burgers. I have only eaten there once but the burger meal I had was delicious.
Eating in the parks does not have to cost the earth. As you can see from the menus, most places have something to offer for less than 15 euros. Generally, I find the meals to be large portions and because of how busy the parks get, the food tends to have a quick turnover rate meaning it is freshly cooked.
Tags: counter service, Counter service/quick service restaurants