Call me a creature of habit, but every time the mister and I visit our beloved Disneyland Paris, we tend to visit the same dining establishments. Over the years we’ve come to find some spots we always enjoy. So today I thought I’d share our favourite restaurants at Disneyland Paris, just in case you’re looking for some suggestions for your next trip.
Restaurant Hakuna Matata
It has become a bit of an unspoken tradition that our first stop for food on any trip is always at Restaurant Hakuna Matata. It’s a firm favourite and no trip is complete without a visit to this beautifully themed, and Lion King inspired, counter service restaurant situated in Adventureland. I highly recommend their chicken strips and corn fries (menu 2). Just thinking about their slightly spiced fries is making me hungry!
Casey’s Corner is a close second. Eating a hot dog is a pretty rare occurrence for me, but at Disneyland Paris, it’s a must. Their cheddar and crispy onion hot dog is really tasty. This American themed counter service restaurant is situated on the corner of Main Street so it gets really busy, particularly before the evening Disney Illuminations show.
If you’ve got a couple of evenings and aren’t planning on seeing the fireworks that night, you’ll get served quite quickly after the fireworks have just begun (it’s worked for us anyway!). Otherwise, I’d suggest allowing 45 minutes before the show so that you’re served before it begins.
Earl of Sandwich
Earl of Sandwich is a great budget option that doesn’t get overly busy (at least not in the five or so times we’ve been). Situated in Disney Village, it’s the perfect stop for lunch if you’re splitting your day between the studios and main park. They have a really good selection of hot, fresh, generously sized sandwiches. My personal favourite is Cannonballs!
Pizzeria Bella Notte
Pizzaria Bella Notte, as the name suggests, is an Italian themed restaurant serving pizza and pasta with Lady and the Tramp decor found in Fantasyland. I adore the wonky, pink building! I always tend to go for the star shaped three cheese pizza. Steaming hot pizza is so comforting after a cold day exploring the parks and the fact it’s star shaped makes it even more appealing. If we’re having an early dinner, we sometimes visit while the parade is on as there are usually less people.
It’s worth noting that the menu is also the same at Colonel Hathi’s Pizza Outpost in Adventureland – however the last few times we’ve visited Disneyland Paris it’s always been closed. When it’s open, it doesn’t tend to get quite as busy as it has a lot more space.
Bistrot Chez Rémy
Over the years we’ve tried most of the table service restaurants, more for the various experiences rather than the food. Bistrot Chez Rémy is the spot that I’d wholeheartedly recommend. Found in the Ratatouille quarter of Walt Disney Studios, this French eatery has the most incredible theming. It is inspired by the film, with larger than life kitchen utensils so that guests feel like the size of a rat, it is truly breathtaking. It is quite expensive with a starter and main costing from €31.99 per person, but both times we’ve visited, the steak has been delicious. I’d suggest booking a table in advance as it’s a popular option.
And a few dining tips..
I thought I’d share a couple of pointers we’ve learnt along the way;
- All of the restaurants tend to get busy in the parks during the usual lunchtime rush, but if you go at 12pm on the dot or a bit before you can beat the queues.
- If you like your ketchup (or other sauces), it’s worth knowing that they regularly run out, and when the restaurants do have sauces, they limit the number of sachets. It might sound funny, but we always pack a mini bottle of ketchup in our park bag, that way we always have some handy.
- If you need to find something to eat for breakfast or are ever a little hungry but don’t want a full meal, the nutella crepes sold at various stands and carts around the parks are delicious.
What are your favourite restaurants at Disneyland Paris?