Victoria’s Home-Style Restaurant

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Victoria’s is in keeping with the theme and era of Main Street USA.  It is a counter-service restaurant where you can find American-style sandwiches and snacks.

 

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The decor is really lovely, and as with some of the other restaurants, if you look closely you will find some clever little details.

 

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Boot Hill Ted’s Review of Victoria’s

We are here at about 1:30pm and there was a small queue. It did get longer after we sat down. There was just enough seats, but there are extras outside the restaurant if it’s very busy.

The selection of sandwiches was limited (3 options) but they were all quite nice. May not suit fussy eaters as there was salad, mustard etc. on them. I don’t think you can order them plain as they appeared to be pre-made.

I ordered a ‘Victoria’s Menu’ which is a sandwich, side of salad or crisps, and a drink. This was €12.

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Fuente del Oro Restaurante

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See the current menu here.

Fuente del Oro is an American South-West themed Counter Service restaurant situated in Fronteirland in Parc Disneyland.  Here you can have some Mexican-inspired dishes such as Enchiladas and Fajitas.

When you walk into this restaurant you’ll be greeted by lovely colourful themed decor, some of it based on the movie ‘Coco’.  There is seating provided both indoors and outdoors.

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The set menus include a main, side, dessert and drink.  I can highly recommend the Loaded Fries!  The Churros are very popular and can be bought separately.  You can also visit Fuente del Oro for an ‘Instant Délice’ (drink and snack), with an option of a souvenir mug.

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Colonel Hathi’s Pizza Outpost

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Colonel Hathi’s is a counter service restaurant, with three set menus plus a kid’s menu. As far as I’m aware, there is not an A La Carte menu at present. Menu 1 (12,99€) is pasta, a side and a drink, Menu 2 (13,99€) is lasagne, a side, a dessert and a drink, and Menu 3 (14,99€) is a pizza, a side, a dessert and a drink.

The pasta is delicious; either Neapolitan or Bolognese. I’ve had the Neapolitan and it was yummy – it didn’t taste artificial or like it had been sitting around for ages and was piping hot. My only gripe was that my sauce was on top of the pasta and mixing it through in the little box was a pain.

The pizzas are my go-to; big enough to share, or great if you’ve got a late dinner reservation and need to keep yourself going all afternoon. Both the Royale and 3-cheese are delicious, loaded with cheese, and the ham on the Royale is so nice – thick and yummy, not watery or artificial. They’re filling and well worth the money, even more so if sharing!

The sides are salad, or a large slice of garlic baguette, which I always go for! My knowledge of the desserts is limited due to my allergies, but I can definitely recommend the Greek yoghurt!

Setting;

I love it in here, it never seems too busy and I’ve always found a table easily. Quite often there is a live band playing drums and singing and they are excellent! However, it is quite loud and so if you fancy a quieter counter-service lunch this probably isn’t the ideal place.

Location-wise, it’s good too! Based in Adventureland, but right by the other entrance to Frontierland, it is very easily accessible if you’re over that side of the park, but still tucked away enough to always be crammed full. If you want the same food as Bella Notte but it’s busy or closed, head to Colonel Hathi’s!

Allergies

Being allergic to both nuts and some fruits can make the set menu counter services a little difficult, as I can’t have the brownie or the fruit cup which is often the dessert on offer. I mentioned this to the CM serving us, and he offered any of the other desserts. The only thing I sometimes find when getting a dessert switched is that they don’t always put it through the till, and so I’ll sometimes be given the wrong dessert when I collect the food, but a quick explanation and it’s all sorted and I’ve never had an issue.

Market House Deli

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Without fail, the first thing I do when I arrive at Disneyland, after my luggage has been put in Guest Storage and I’m back in the magic, is head to Market House Deli for one of their Croque Monsieurs. I’ve never had one I’ve enjoyed as much as I have at Disneyland (the same ones are sold in Blockbuster Café so if you’re in the Studios you can still get them!) The ham is thick and succulent, the emmental cheese melty and rich, and the bread thick and soft. Honestly, my mouth is watering right now, and yours should be too!

On top of Croque Monsieurs however, they do offer other food. Small pizzas (they call them bruschetta in there but it’s not what I’d call a bruschetta) with rocket and plum tomatoes, sandwiches, salads, wraps and a whole host of little desserts. You may think it is quite expensive, especially when some of the other places may be cheaper, however the food is filling in there. I’ve been with some friend’s children who shared a bruschetta or Croque Monsieur, so they are definitely worth the money!

The only downside is that although technically there is a lot of seating, a huge portion is outside and so in the winter it is very hard to find a seat in there. Other than that, I love it and it’s now my tradition to start my trips in there!

Earl of Sandwich

Earl of Sandwich is a counter service restaurant located right by the lake at the hotel end of the Disney Village.

It’s a large building with plenty of seating, and often (like most of the village eateries) is nice and quiet at lunchtime.

This is when we’ve always eaten there and never had a queue or to wait too long for our food.

You queue and order your sandwiches as a desk,  follow round to pick up extra bits/drinks and then pay at the counter.

You’re given a pager which then lights and buzzes once your sandwiches are ready. That’s what makes EoS a standout for me, everything is made to order, so it’s always hot and fresh.

The menu can be found on the official site – Here

I pretty much always have the Hawaiian BBQ (chicken, BBQ sauce, pineapple, cheese and ham.) and it’s amazing. But have also tried the Chipotle Chicken, Earl’s Club and Original and all are super yummy. If you like sandwiches you’ll love this place.

The kids menu is good too, with ham and cheese toasties and hot dogs it’s always a hit with my little one.

Special mention for the brownies and brownie pudding – very yummy.

 

Restaurant Hakuna Matata – Review

Probably my favourite Counter Service in DLP is Hakuna Matata.

Located in Adventureland it serves amazing fast food with a slight African twist.  (Click Here for menu)

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I’d love to say we’ve tried it all, but when I’m in there it’s for two things:
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1 – The chicken strips (slightly spicy, very yummy) with Hakuna Fries (also slighty spicy and REALLY yummy.

The spice really is very mild (my daughter has eaten them happily since she was a baby and she’s not that into spicy food.) but give it all a nice flavour and makes a good change from regular fast food.

Now if you look towards the top of that photo you’ll see the second (and if I’m honest, more important) reason a trip to Hakuna is always on the cards for me when I’m in DLP…

Pineapple and Coconut tart!

Hakuna1My favourite sweet treat in all of Disneyland Paris.

They’re baked fresh onsite and are so delicious.

Soft coconut sponge with chunks of real pineapple.

They’d be great accompanied by a Pineapple Whip……

This I just made a plan for my next visit!

Cowboy Cookout

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Sadly, I’ve neglected this wonderful restaurant for far too long, but upon rediscovering it last year I can honestly say it’s one of my favourites! The food here is delicious, and I love that it’s a little bit tucked away around the back of Frontierland. The interior is lovely, a big barn with huge wooden beams, hanging lamps and often a live band, which I think is great.

Food

4 menus are on offer, and as far as I’m aware there isn’t an A La Carte menu. The menus range from 12,99€ to 15,99€, with only the 12,99€ menu not including a dessert. I absolutely love the 13,99€ Menu 2, which is half a roast chicken with barbecue sauce, salad or potato wedges, a dessert and a drink. The chicken is well seasoned, has never been dry when I’ve had it, and they neither overload or scrimp on the barbecue sauce.  Menu 4 is 15,99€ and consists of barbecue ribs with salad or potato wedges, a dessert and a drink. The meat really falls off of the bone and is so succulent and delicious! On top of this, the portions are big and I never leave feeling anything less than full to the brim!

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Left – Menu 4 main course; barbecue ribs with potato wedges. Right – Menu 2 main course; half chicken with barbecue sauce and potato wedges

Allergies

Much like in other restaurants I’ve eaten in, the CM’s were very happy to swap my dessert from the brownie and fruit cup which I’m allergic to, to the Greek yoghurt. Furthermore, I visited Cowboy Cookout once with a friend who doesn’t eat cheese, and they were happy to take the cheese out of her burger – we just had to wait a few minutes extra for them to cook a new burger for her as all they ready to go ones had cheese in, but it was great. Originally, they thought she was lactose intolerant, so proceeded to tell us what she could have that’s was good for those who are lactose intolerant, so that’s good to know for anyone who can’t have lactose. (Apologies as I can’t remember what they actually said was safe for those who are lactose intolerant as we were only interested in the cheese)

Coming soon…

Lucky Nugget Saloon

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I ate in the Lucky Nugget Saloon last year, and really was pleasantly surprised. I’d not researched it whatsoever, and was expecting the usual counter service style place; queue up and pay, collect your food and then find a seat, but the Lucky Nugget is actually more of a counter service and table service hybrid! It is located on the left as you pass through the entrance to Frontierland that is near Casey’s Corner, and offers a Tex-Mex style cuisine.

Setting

Upon entry, you are handed a menu from which you order right at the door. Once you’ve ordered and paid, you are shown to a seat – the inside of this place really is stunning! It’s like a theatre, and throughout the day they have puppets on the stage, and a Toy Story show at certain times. The puppets tell the story behind the Lucky Nugget Saloon; I won’t spoil it but it focusses on Diamond Lil, who stumbled on a lucky golden nugget and decided to spend it on building the saloon. It’s really good entertainment – not too loud or intrusive but nice as a background to a nice lunch.

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Inside the saloon, seating consists of tables in the centre and also a long bar all around the edge which is slightly raised higher than the centre area with tables

 

Food and service

Once ordered, this is where Lucky Nugget varies from other places. Food is served in little baskets, and your drinks and mains are brought to your table, as opposed to you collecting them. Once done your baskets of food are cleared for you, and desserts then brought over. The food was exquisite – I had the ribs and the meat really does fall off of the bone, which for me is absolutely perfect. The ribs come with onion rings and chips, as well as a drink and dessert, for 21,99€. Yes, it is expensive, and subsequently, I wouldn’t eat there every day, but it is reflected in the sort-of table service you receive, the show you watch, and the portions you receive. I would definitely recommend it, and if you’re looking for something between a sit-down table service meal, and a quick counter service meal, and you’re happy to pay the price which also sits between table and counter service, I’d definitely pay the Lucky Nugget Saloon a visit.

Pizzeria Bella Notte

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I absolutely love Bella Notte, for a whole multitude of reasons; the portions are great, the food is delicious, the location is brilliant, and the prices are wonderful!

Bella Notte is a counter service restaurant, with three set menus plus a kid’s menu. As far as I’m aware, there is not an A La Carte menu at present. Menu 1 (12,99€) is pasta, a side and a drink, Menu 2 (13,99€) is lasagne, a side, a dessert and a drink, and Menu 3 (14,99€) is a pizza, a side, a dessert and a drink.

The pasta is delicious; either Neapolitan or Bolognese. I had the Neapolitan and it was yummy – it didn’t taste artificial or like it had been sitting around for ages and was piping hot. My only gripe was that my sauce was on top of the pasta and mixing it through in the little box was a pain.

The pizzas are my go-to; big enough to share, or great if you’ve got a late dinner reservation and need to keep yourself going all afternoon. Both the Royale and 3-cheese are delicious, loaded with cheese, and the ham on the Royale is so nice – thick and yummy, not watery or artificial. They’re filling and well worth the money, even more so if sharing! My only wish is that they were Mickey-shaped, like the kid’s ones are!

The sides are salad, or a large slice of garlic baguette, which I always go for! My knowledge of the desserts is limited due to my allergies, but I can definitely recommend the Greek yoghurt!

I had the Hotel Meal Plan in February, and vouchers can be used at Bella Notte. To ensure we had food for both the first and last day, the group of 4 I went with used 2 vouchers on the day we arrived, and shared pizzas, garlic bread, a dessert and drink, and saved the other 2 vouchers for our final day. I can assure you despite only having half a pizza each, we definitely did not go hungry either!

Setting

I personally think the location of Bella Notte is brilliant; it’s at the entrance to Fantasyland, so not on the edges of the Disneyland Park and can hence be reached quickly from wherever you are really. Also, it’s a brilliant place to nip into before or after the parade as it’s right at the end/start of the route (depending on which way it’s going). It is a little dark inside, the place would definitely benefit from more lighting, but the servers are efficient and I go back time and time again, so would definitely recommend it!

Allergies

Being allergic to both nuts and some fruits can make the set menu counter services a little difficult, as I can’t have the brownie, the ice cream or the fruit cup which is often the dessert on offer. At Bella Notte, I normally get Menu 3 and cannot have either dessert. On multiple occasions, I’ve explained this to the CM serving us, and they have offered any of the other desserts. The only thing I sometimes find when getting a dessert switched is that they don’t always put it through the till, and so I’ll sometimes be given the wrong dessert when I collect the food, but a quick explanation and it’s all sorted and I’ve never had an issue.