Review: Disneyland’s Beauty and the Beast-themed Red Rose Taverne
Red Rose Taverne is a quick service restaurant located in Fantasyland in Disneyland. We first reviewed this Beauty and the Beast-themed eatery back in 2017 when it opened. It’s been four long years and a few menu changes since then, so it’s time to revisit it and take a look at the current menu. Does it live up to the fantastic selection from when it first opened, or has it taken a turn for the worst since then? Keep reading to find out.
The Garden Mozzarella Flatbread is topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, balsamic glaze, and tomato sauce. The balsamic glaze gave this flatbread nice sweet and unique taste compared to other pizzas and flatbreads sold in Disneyland. At only $9.99 it’s a good value due to its size and taste. My one complaint is that it’s very flimsy. Don’t get this thinking the the flatbread will be crispy in any way. In terms of pizza, this is much better than the pies served over at Alien Pizza Planet. If you’re not a fan of these toppings you can get it topped with pepperoni instead for the same price.
The Enchanted Cauli-Flower Sandwich was my favorite item on the menu. It includes grilled cauliflower steak, vegan spicy lime aïoli, lettuce, and tomato, and is served with french fries or Cuties oranges. Everything about my original review from 2017 still remains true:
“I was still skeptical about the Enchanted Cauli-Flower Sandwich, even after most of the Red Rose Taverne cast members said it was their favorite item on the menu. But wow was it good. Even Tom Bricker, who feeds his vegetables to his dog when Sarah isn’t looking, thought it was delicious. Speaking of Tom and Sarah Bricker, you can read their Red Rose Taverne review here.”
Now we reach the bottom of the barrel. The Classic Angus 1/3 lb Cheeseburger ($12.79). This is the kind of thing people are thinking of when they talk about bad and boring theme park food. It’s the same style and quality burger as the McDonalds across the street from Disneyland, but this one is over $12. What’s most disappointing is that Red Rose Taverne opened with a very good quick service burger, The Beast’s Burger topped with shredded beef, gruyère cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, and horseradish aïoli. It was fantastic. It’s also worth mentioning the fries at Red Rose Taverne received a major downgrade. Previously, Pommes Frites (aka garlic fries) came standard with every meal. They were delicious, but have now been replaced by the usual bland standard Disney fries.
There’s no way to photograph and make this look appetizing!
For dessert, there’s the Grey Stuff for $6.49. From my original review:
“I was expecting this to be sickeningly sweet, but was pleasantly surprised to find it smooth, not too sweet, and overall very tasty. The cookies and cream-flavored frosting compliments the red velvet cake inside and I especially enjoyed the drop of raspberry filling. Overall a great dessert.”
A look inside the Grey Stuff.
This is fun, for the Halloween season Disney offered the Halloween Grey Stuff. It’s exactly the same flavor but it’s got a great little cookie tomb stone.
Before I wrap this up let’s take a look around the restaurant.
Mrs. Potts makes an appearance.
Gaston, antlers, you know the drill.
The ordering and food pick up area has always given me major Epcot vibes.
Red Rose Taverne has a disappointing menu with no standout items that make it worth spending your hard earned money on. Previous favorites from the menu, including the The Slow-Cooked Beef Poutine, the Poutine Flatbread, and the aforementioned Beast’s Burger are long gone. In their place are standard theme park fare. For better food at roughly the same price, make the short walk to Docking Bay 7 in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, or French Market in New Orleans Square.
Have you eaten at Red Rose Taverne recently? Are we being too hard on it? Let us know in the comments.
5 thoughts on “Review: Disneyland’s Beauty and the Beast-themed Red Rose Taverne”
Dad to here this restaurant has ha day has had such downgrade, used to be one of my favorites. Thanks for the updated review so we know it’s probably not worth a special stop (except fir the grey stuff!). I don’t know why so many of the Disney restaurants have slashed their menus so dramatically. Is it a supply chain issue? Or labor? Are they just simplifying menus because they’rr having a hard time finding experienced cooks?
It could be any one of those things or that they are just being cheap and putting in the minimum amount of effort.
*Sad to hear (auto text eye roll)
What a bummer. I thought some of the old dishes were great.
They really were. It was one of the better quality quick service restaurants in the park.