Location

Epcot in World Showcase, Norway Pavilion

Entree range

Breakfast $44 (child $27), lunch $45 (child $27), dinner $50 (child $30)

Summary

Akershus has never been on our “you’ve just gotta try this” list, but if you have kids who love princesses, they won’t be disappointed. There was a time when the buffet was noteworthy, but these days all the attention in the kitchen goes to feeding families fast. As for the prices? You’re paying for that princess face time.

Setting and Atmosphere

The inside of Akershus looks like every child’s vision of a fairy-tale castle: high ceilings, stone archways, sumptuous purple carpets, regal banners flying. What’s mildly surprising, given the attention to authenticity elsewhere in Epcot, is that it doesn’t look more like the real Akershus Castle in Oslo, which has plain wooden floors; flat, simple ceilings; and painted brick arches. Disney’s version is almost as ungodly expensive as the real thing, though, and you’re apt to hear norsk spoken by your servers. Close enough for us. The saving grace is that most visitors don’t realize it is in fact a restaurant and walk by.

House Specialties

Breakfast: smorgasbord of smoked salmon, herring, mackerel, and goat cheese. Lunch and dinner: koldtbord (“cold board” of meats, cheeses, seafood, and salads), roasted chicken with potatoes, pan-seared salmon, house-made goat cheese ravioli, and kjottkake (beef-and-pork dumplings served with mashed potatoes, vegetables, and lingonberry sauce). For kids: macaroni in cheese sauce, pasta with grilled chicken, cheese pizza, salmon with rice, and meatballs with mashed potatoes.

Other Recommendations

Carlsberg beer on tap, wine, Aquavit cocktails.

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Details

Requires Credit Card to Reserve: Yes
Requires Pre-payment in Full: No

Discounts

Type Discount Valid Weekdays Valid Meals
Tables in Wonderland 20% All All

Disney Dining Plan

2016

Requires 1 credit