Bistro Chez Remy is a table service restaurant situated in La Place de Remy, in the Walt Disney Studios. The restaurant is themed on the Pixar Movie, Ratatouille, and gives the illusion of being shunken to the size of a rat. Oversized cutlery and crockery, giant cocktail umbrellas and cork chairs all add to the atmosphere.
Our reservation was for 1.30pm on a snowy February afternoon. I didn’t expect it to be busy as the parks were quiet, however, we were told on arrival that the restaurant was fully booked and it was reservations only. I did wonder if this was due to staffing issues caused by the snow, as there seemed to be plenty of empty tables once inside.
We were using half board plus vouchers which covered the price of the Emile Menu including a soft drink. One of my companions didn’t like anything on the adult menu and was allowed to chose from the Little Chef (children’s menu) instead.
We all chose soup for starters, it arrived very quickly and was very nice. There was also bread on the table to share. I also asked for the free cocktail (non-alcoholic) that I get for having an Infinity Annual Pass and was brought this shortly after.
I had previously been told that the service can be very slow and we did have quite a long wait between our starters and main courses. We didn’t mind, as the weather outside was awful, and it was nice to enjoy the experience, while keeping warm. I could see that if you had limited time, this could be an issue.
The main courses were delicious. I had read reports of the steak on the plus menu being tough, but didn’t find this at all. We were brought a selection of different sauces to share between everyone including Cheese and Bearnaise. I am not a huge fan of ratatouille (the food, not the film) but my friend loved it and finished mine off as well as their own!
The deserts were much quicker to arrive than the mains. They were all delicious, my only complaint would be that everything is served cold. I would have much preferred for the chocolate cake with custard to be served hot. The chocolate eclair is from the children’s menu but was chosen by a couple of the adults.
Overall, we really enjoyed our experience at Bistro Chez Remy. The food was very nice, although maybe not worth the 39.99 euro price. I would definitely recommend people to visit if they get the chance, just for the theming, and the overall experience. I would also recommend watching the film and going on the ride first to add to the experience.
I haven’t tried the premium menu but it does sound very nice. The menu is shown below. You can also use your plus vouchers and pay the difference, although this wouldn’t include the cost of a drink.
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