Monday, May 12, 2014

Rose & Crown Pub - Epcot

Yesterday, we ate lunch at the Rose & Crown Pub in Epcot.  Since moving to Orlando, it has been our tradition to have lunch at Disney after we go to church on Mother's Day.  

The Rose & Crown Pub is situated on the World Showcase Lagoon in the United Kingdom Pavilion.  

At first, I wasn't too excited about eating outside because it was over 90 degrees, but the fans on the patio kept the air circulating, and we enjoyed the view.  

Our server Rob told us that the Rose & Crown just introduced a new menu.  

Chef Jason came out to discuss gluten free options with me.  He mentioned that I could get the fish and chips, but the fish would be baked instead of fried.  Other entrees that could be modified to be gluten free include the grilled New York strip steak, the Indian-style chicken masala, the English breakfast burger (minus the bun), and I am pretty sure he said he could make me a gluten free version of the shredded corned beef on toast.  I asked about the vegetable cottage pie, which has oats, and the Shepherd's Pie, which has a red wine sauce thickened with flour.  One of my blog readers mentioned getting Shepherd's Pie, which is why I visited the Rose & Crown yesterday, so I asked Chef Jason if it was possible to make a gluten free version.  He went back in the kitchen to check, then let me know that he could make me Shepherd's Pie, but it would contain ground beef instead of ground lamb.  

I was worried that it would take a long time to make, but Chef Jason assured me that our food would come out quickly, which it did.    

My Shepherd's Pie contained ground beef, mashed potatoes, McCall's Irish cheddar, and vegetables, including carrots.  

The mashed potatoes were nice and creamy, and I loved the cheddar cheese on top.   I was also impressed by how flavorful the beef and vegetables were.  My daughters had considered splitting a Shepherd's Pie, but were worried they wouldn't like it.  They both sampled my meal and asked for more.  

My husband really enjoyed his English Breakfast Burger, which is an Angus beef patty with Applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar, fried egg, and house-made HP sauce.  This would have been my second choice if the chefs had not been able to make me a gluten free Shepherd's Pie.

For dessert, I could have ordered a fruit cup or the trifle without the crumble on top, but we decided to go to Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney's Beach Club Resort.

Overall, we had a great dining experience at the Rose & Crown Pub.  We enjoyed the food and the lagoon views on the patio, and the service we received from our server Rob and Chef Jason was exceptional.

You can view Rose & Crown's menu, and make advance dining reservations on Disney's website here.

On my Facebook page, some of my blog readers have mentioned enjoying the chicken masala, the potato leek soup, and the strongbow cider.

May 24, 2015 Update - you can view Rose & Crown's new allergy-friendly menu here.

What are your favorite gluten free dishes at Rose & Crown?  


  1. I've had the Sheppard's Pie and it was great! I'll have to try the Beaches and Cream Soda shop later this week.