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Red_Rider
04-15-2010, 12:54 PM
Hi All,

So due to some scheduling restrictions we're going to have to do Akershus for lunch instead of breakfast. I was looking for opinions on their lunch menu. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!! :)

Thanks!!

eelkmj01
04-15-2010, 01:23 PM
We're doing Akershus for lunch for the first time on 5/19. The menu looks great and we can't wait to try it!

PrincessAlways
04-15-2010, 01:28 PM
one word......YUCK!! :scared:Of course, we are not very adventurous when it comes to food!! We did lunch there one time because breakfast times were all gone.

Love the breakfast though!!

eelkmj01
04-15-2010, 01:35 PM
one word......YUCK!! :scared:Of course, we are not very adventurous when it comes to food!! We did lunch there one time because breakfast times were all gone.

Love the breakfast though!!

Considering it's a specific cultural type of cuisine and by your own admission you're not adventurous, is it really fair for you to say YUCK? Most reviews rave about the quality of food.

tpettie
04-15-2010, 01:45 PM
Considering it's a specific cultural type of cuisine and by your own admission you're not adventurous, is it really fair for you to say YUCK? Most reviews rave about the quality of food.

We did it for the first time last Dec. Our group enjoyed it the buffet appies were nice cheese,lunchon meats, shrimp. our group was very reserved american style eaters but everyone other then the teen daughter who needed french fries was happy. I wouild do it again for sure.

DISNEY1975
04-15-2010, 01:46 PM
I had breakfast there and I agree....YUCK!

I was almost glad though. We were on the deluxe dining plan and over- stuffed ourselves for days. It was a nice relief to leave breakfast and not want a wheelchair carrying us around the parks for the day.

eelkmj01
04-15-2010, 02:02 PM
I had breakfast there and I agree....YUCK!

I was almost glad though. We were on the deluxe dining plan and over- stuffed ourselves for days. It was a nice relief to leave breakfast and not want a wheelchair carrying us around the parks for the day.

The OP was asking about lunch and PP that didn't like lunch did enjoy breakfast. What are you agreeing with?

itchin2go
04-15-2010, 02:04 PM
My husband had this:

Soup and Sandwich
A Jarlsberg cheese and leek soup paired with pan-seared salmon
served open-faced on toasted multigrain bread,
lettuce, tomato and topped with a roasted garlic caper mayonnaise

He wasn't hungry at all (darn DxDDP), but he liked it a lot. I remember it being plated nicely too.

At the time when we went (Jan. 2009), there was no vegetarian option on the menu. They gave me a crappy plate of Mickey shaped cheese ravioli topped by a lackluster tomato sauce and some watery vegetables. Blech. Like I said, we weren't hungry so I wasn't overly upset about it, but it's the worst thing I've had on Disney property. (BTW - Allears is showing a vegetarian option on the menu now, so it may be good.)

The dessert sampler was just ok. Not too bad, not too good.

I will say that the "cold bar" was more extensive and appealing than I had expected. It was actually my favorite part of the meal. Lots of cold cuts, salads, cheeses and some odd fishy things that my husband enjoyed trying.

If you're going for princess interaction, it was great. They were attentive and animated. GREAT character experience; so-so food.

eelkmj01
04-15-2010, 02:15 PM
I have read so many times that the cold appetizer bar is the star of the meal and could be a meal by itself.

Red_Rider
04-15-2010, 02:24 PM
I'm ok with some more adventurous food...sometimes having the same meal time and time again can get boring so I'm always open for more of a variety..

The PP mentioned the cold appetizer bar, is that open during lunch or just dinner?

Thanks!!

HunnyJar
04-15-2010, 02:27 PM
I'm ok with some more adventurous food...sometimes having the same meal time and time again can get boring so I'm always open for more of a variety..

The PP mentioned the cold appetizer bar, is that open during lunch or just dinner?

Thanks!!

It's available for both those meals. That's the best part of the restaurant in my opinion. :)

Swimalie
04-15-2010, 02:45 PM
We ate there for dinner a few weeks ago and the menu is slightly different but my dad and I had the salmon plate and I see they have a salmon sandwich. Our salmon plate was yummy! My mom and husband had the kojattkake and they really liked it. They both said they were like spicy meatloaf.

Honestly, I could have filled up on the appetizer buffet. It was super yummy - shrimp, cheese, bread, etc.

PrincessAlways
04-15-2010, 03:04 PM
Considering it's a specific cultural type of cuisine and by your own admission you're not adventurous, is it really fair for you to say YUCK? Most reviews rave about the quality of food.

The OP was asking about lunch and PP that didn't like lunch did enjoy breakfast. What are you agreeing with?

As your posts indicate, you have a lot of opinions!! So why am I not entitled to mine????? :confused3 The OP asked for opinions.....I think it's fair to say opinions have been given.

I stick with YUCK! But did like the breakfast! :goodvibes

eelkmj01
04-15-2010, 05:46 PM
As your posts indicate, you have a lot of opinions!! So why am I not entitled to mine????? :confused3 The OP asked for opinions.....I think it's fair to say opinions have been given.

I stick with YUCK! But did like the breakfast! :goodvibes

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. My comment was specific to you stating you are not adventurous. You can choose to dislike anything you want, but I stick with my opinion that if you are closed minded, maybe you shouldn't stray from food you're familiar with. I also stick with my statement that it's not fair for you to disway someone from eating somewhere when "again by your own admission" you don't like anything out of "your" norm.

LONES
04-15-2010, 06:25 PM
We were there for lunch in January '09 and January '10, and we thought the quality of the food improved greatly from the first trip to the 2nd.

PrincessAlways
04-15-2010, 06:53 PM
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. My comment was specific to you stating you are not adventurous. You can choose to dislike anything you want, but I stick with my opinion that if you are closed minded, maybe you shouldn't stray from food you're familiar with. I also stick with my statement that it's not fair for you to disway someone from eating somewhere when "again by your own admission" you don't like anything out of "your" norm.

So had I not specified that I wasn't adventurous, you would have had no difficulty with my statement? By adding that I wasn't adventurous, I made it clear to take my post as you like. Closed minded????? Don't like anything out of my norm??? You don't know me! We tried something quite different, didn't like it....end of story!!! Asked an opinion, I gave mine! Perhaps you should hold on to yours a little better unless you can be a little kinder in your reply. In all the times I have been on these boards, this is the first time I encountered anyone as rude as you.

OP.....sorry that your question has declined into this "discussion". :sad2: Please, go to all the different places you would like to visit. Take all opinions lightly & knowing that everyone will have a different opinion! Use your own judgment.....it will be best! You know your family & what they will like. :goodvibes

itchin2go
04-15-2010, 07:52 PM
So had I not specified that I wasn't adventurous, you would have had no difficulty with my statement? By adding that I wasn't adventurous, I made it clear to take my post as you like. Closed minded????? Don't like anything out of my norm??? You don't know me! We tried something quite different, didn't like it....end of story!!! Asked an opinion, I gave mine! Perhaps you should hold on to yours a little better unless you can be a little kinder in your reply. In all the times I have been on these boards, this is the first time I encountered anyone as rude as you.

OP.....sorry that your question has declined into this "discussion". :sad2: Please, go to all the different places you would like to visit. Take all opinions lightly & knowing that everyone will have a different opinion! Use your own judgment.....it will be best! You know your family & what they will like. :goodvibes

I am not the poster you are arguing with, but I will say that a post that simply says "Yuck" is not that constructive. I actually appreciated that you said you're not adventurous. It kind of qualifies your "yuck" and gives a bit more information as to why you might have arrived at the "yuck" conclusion. If I were the OP, I *think* I'd like to know what you found to be "yuck" (but I don't *know* because I'm not the OP ....)

I am not the posting police, but I had that thought and so I'm throwing it out there.

Truthfully, most folks don't RAVE about the food at Akershus. Since the OP is going to try it out, it might help if people steer them to or away from certain dishes. Taste is a very subjective thing. One person's "yuck" is another person's "yum". Sometimes. And sometimes "yuck" is just "yuck". But you know what I mean.

That is all.

*crossing my fingers I don't regret posting this*
*also thinking the massive doses of allergy medicine are affecting my judgment*

MouseEarsJenny
04-15-2010, 08:57 PM
We had lunch at Akershus and enjoyed the food very much. My daughter had a pasta dish which was small but tasty. My husband raves about his salmon sandwich. I enjoyed the mutton stew, though it was a bit heavy. The cold buffet was a meal in itself, and several other members of the party really enjoyed the kjottkake, which are like giant meatballs with mashed potatoes and asparagus.

The desserts were also delicious. The chocolate mousse and school bread were universally popular. Only dh liked the rice pudding, but the rest of us always hate rice pudding, so no surprise there.

Actually, our unpopular opinion about Akershus is that the princesses are vaguely creepy. (Which is not a personal reflection on the CMs, but rather a reflection on our inability to suspend disbelief with face characters.)

If they'd lose the princesses, we'd happily eat lunch there again. :rotfl:

wildirishrose
04-15-2010, 09:10 PM
I have been there 4x times for lunch and we enjoy it. My husband loves the spicy meatloaf thing, my MIL thinks the salmon is great and I have had the chicken dishes (BBQ, the open face sandwich and one other thing). And yes we love the cold bar because if you have kids you can get a plate of food in them fast before they start seeing the Princess (and then trying to get my kids to eat is nearly impossible). I think you will enjoy it

Red_Rider
04-16-2010, 07:43 AM
Wow....I was initially a bit concerned regarding the food choices but I'm feeling much better about us going there now. For some reason I had no idea that the appetizer bar was available during lunch, I thought it was only there for dinner -- I'm excited to try all of the food. Thanks again to everyone for sharing their opinions of the food -- both good and bad :) it was a great help!

eelkmj01
04-16-2010, 08:01 AM
Wow....I was initially a bit concerned regarding the food choices but I'm feeling much better about us going there now. For some reason I had no idea that the appetizer bar was available during lunch, I thought it was only there for dinner -- I'm excited to try all of the food. Thanks again to everyone for sharing their opinions of the food -- both good and bad :) it was a great help!

I hope you enjoy it! We're hoping we will too!!!

katieandemismom
04-16-2010, 08:00 PM
It's one of our favorites, and I've got some pretty strict food constrictions. I always order the chicken and veggies off the kiddie menu only adult sized. The dessert was awesome, and we got a second plate when we asked. The cold bar has a lot of nice "safe" choices including meat, cheese, and fruit. We also like the rolls there.

The wait staff has always been accomodating and helpful. We'll be back again this trip (I think it's our 6th time) only we're doing dinner instead of lunch.

Minniemama350
04-16-2010, 08:06 PM
one word......YUCK!! :scared:Of course, we are not very adventurous when it comes to food!! We did lunch there one time because breakfast times were all gone.

Love the breakfast though!!

Yes it is fair if that is your opinion and the op asked for opinions. If you like the food I am happy for you that you have found what you enjoy. My family hated the food also. I only recommend it to folks who want a princess meal but can't get the Castle. (I do feel the necessity to share my opinion about the food when I tell them about it.)

itchin2go
04-16-2010, 08:15 PM
Yes it is fair if that is your opinion and the op asked for opinions. If you like the food I am happy for you that you have found what you enjoy. My family hated the food also. I only recommend it to folks who want a princess meal but can't get the Castle. (I do feel the necessity to share my opinion about the food when I tell them about it.)

What did you have? What was yucky about it?

djp0630
04-16-2010, 08:44 PM
We really enjoyed lunch. I loved the cold buffet and desserts. I had the Traditional Kjottkaker and it was ok. DH had the venison and really enjoyed it. The kids had ravioli & pizza and they ate well. I was pleasantly surpised by how much I enjoyed the lunch. I could have just eaten from the cold buffet and would have been happy. I celebrated my birthday there, and they gave me a signed card & cupcake. Overall, I would do it again for lunch, however, we are trying breakfast since it fits better with our touring plan (before park opening).

Minniemama350
04-17-2010, 11:02 AM
I had the meatball thing. Dh and both DS had something different, though I don't recall what at this point, we did try each others, and all of us thought it all was yucky. As for the cold bar, it was OK. I understand that different cultures eat different flavors and textures. I am italian-american and my idea of italian food is very different from most americans. I do not get offended when someone thinks that authentic italian food is yucky. I also don't get offended when folks from other places think american food is bland. The reason I caution folks about the food is because many folks are not thinking that it is a different culture when you say "Princess". I am not saying all people should find it yucky at all, just to realize that it is very different. Bottom line to me is, OP asked for opinions. Had op asked for what they should try/avoid they woud have gotten more explanation.

itchin2go
04-17-2010, 11:55 AM
I had the meatball thing. Dh and both DS had something different, though I don't recall what at this point, we did try each others, and all of us thought it all was yucky. As for the cold bar, it was OK. I understand that different cultures eat different flavors and textures. I am italian-american and my idea of italian food is very different from most americans. I do not get offended when someone thinks that authentic italian food is yucky. I also don't get offended when folks from other places think american food is bland. The reason I caution folks about the food is because many folks are not thinking that it is a different culture when you say "Princess". I am not saying all people should find it yucky at all, just to realize that it is very different. Bottom line to me is, OP asked for opinions. Had op asked for what they should try/avoid they woud have gotten more explanation.

OP asked for opinions on their lunch menu. I took that to mean opinions on dishes. :confused3 I could be wrong. Happens all the time. Just ask my daughter. :sad2: :rotfl:

I just remember looking for opinions on 1900 Park Fare and people would say it was gross or the food wasn't good or whatever, and I couldn't figure out what it was about the place that people weren't into. We kept the ADR and were pleasantly surprised. Actually, I prefer the food at 1900 to the food at Akershus. Strongly. But I bet my husband would disagree!

Ctsplaysinrain
04-17-2010, 01:29 PM
This meal is ALL princesses ALL the time right???? I would love to try it but my 12 and 14 yr old sons would die- actually, I can hardly get them to accompany me to the bakery in Norway anymore nor walk by the Castle...LOL

Is there a time when perhaps the "princess quotient" is not that high??? Maybe, the latest dinner??

The boys would have problems with the characters but I think it's all the Bibbity Bobbity girls that scare them the most...

vitamingirl
04-17-2010, 09:36 PM
we ate there for lunch in nov and was hestitant after so many bad reviews.
It actually was one of our favorites. We kept plain entrees, like the chicken sandwich and I had the chicken over risotto. But it was great. The whole party liked it. I dont like seafood or fish but there was enough cheese, fruit etc at the cold bar to keep my happy and some pasta salads. I guess it also depends on what your order. I can say that we all liked our chicken and we were all pleasantly surprised.
Other places I liked alot: teppan edo, flying fish. tutto italia
places i would not go back to is chefs mickey.
not crazy about 1900 park fare food but it was the end of the night, it was just okay. just giving you that info so it tells what types of food we like.

HunnyJar
04-17-2010, 10:02 PM
This meal is ALL princesses ALL the time right???? I would love to try it but my 12 and 14 yr old sons would die- actually, I can hardly get them to accompany me to the bakery in Norway anymore nor walk by the Castle...LOL

Is there a time when perhaps the "princess quotient" is not that high??? Maybe, the latest dinner??

The boys would have problems with the characters but I think it's all the Bibbity Bobbity girls that scare them the most...

No, this meal is all princesses all for all meals. Our family went this February.. That includes our 14 year old son. Mostly the princesses pretty much ignored him. Snow White was really the only one who interacted with my son at all. The others said, "Hello" to the whole table but mostly just stayed long enough to take a picture and head to the next table. My daughter took a liking to Snow White so she stayed a little longer and talked with everyone. She also noticed that my son was wearing a Grumpy sweatshirt so it opened up a conversation for the two of them. :)

Serling126
04-17-2010, 10:07 PM
We are going for lunch there in August and I am looking forward to it :)

For those of you who have gone, how long did the meal take, from the time you sat down to the time you walked out? Thanks!

itchin2go
04-18-2010, 03:48 AM
we ate there for lunch in nov and was hestitant after so many bad reviews.
It actually was one of our favorites. We kept plain entrees, like the chicken sandwich and I had the chicken over risotto. But it was great. The whole party liked it. I dont like seafood or fish but there was enough cheese, fruit etc at the cold bar to keep my happy and some pasta salads. I guess it also depends on what your order. I can say that we all liked our chicken and we were all pleasantly surprised.
Other places I liked alot: teppan edo, flying fish. tutto italia
places i would not go back to is chefs mickey.
not crazy about 1900 park fare food but it was the end of the night, it was just okay. just giving you that info so it tells what types of food we like.

Good to know - especially about Chef Mickey's. I keep wanting to book that one, but the reviews make my hesitant. My daughter wants to do CRT again for breakfast, but we've done this before and the prices make me go :scared1:. I kept thinking Chef Mickey's would be a more fun alternative, since we've never been. I don't know. Maybe we'll try Akershus for breakfast ....

This meal is ALL princesses ALL the time right???? I would love to try it but my 12 and 14 yr old sons would die- actually, I can hardly get them to accompany me to the bakery in Norway anymore nor walk by the Castle...LOL

Is there a time when perhaps the "princess quotient" is not that high??? Maybe, the latest dinner??

The boys would have problems with the characters but I think it's all the Bibbity Bobbity girls that scare them the most...

Yep - all princesses all the time. Never heard it said better. :thumbsup2

Swimalie
04-18-2010, 06:46 AM
We are going for lunch there in August and I am looking forward to it :)

For those of you who have gone, how long did the meal take, from the time you sat down to the time you walked out? Thanks!

It took us about 90 min to eat and relax, too. We don't rush but we were also doing dinner at the end of a long day.

Serling126
04-18-2010, 09:14 PM
It took us about 90 min to eat and relax, too. We don't rush but we were also doing dinner at the end of a long day.

Thanks! :goodvibes

mmtska
04-18-2010, 09:52 PM
I agree about the cold bar being enough in itself! We went for dinner, not lunch, but since it's there for both.... The salads, meats and cheeses were really good ( I steered away from anything with fish in it though....kinda scared me) but the shrimp were amazing! They were just peel and eat, but had a spice on it-not hot, just flavorful. I almost was too full for the meal! And the desserts?? I'd go back just for them!