Crystal Palace Food

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by 3xmom, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. 3xmom

    3xmom Earning My Ears

    Feb 4, 2010
    My 4yo is really into Pooh-so thinking this should be a meal stop. I am not a huge buffet person, so would like info on the meals. Is the food better at breakfast, lunch, or dinner? What food is served at each meal? Thanks!
  2. tpettie

    tpettie What's a tag and why do I want one...

    Feb 25, 2008
    We have eaten there twice enjoyed it both times everyone found something they liked even the picky eaters. Now that being said we didn't have high expecations as this was buffet eating.

    here is a like to look at the menu

    We got great photo with characters and enjoyed the interaction with them both times we did lunch at about 11:30 ADRs

    Hope this helps :)
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  4. curious3069

    curious3069 Mouseketeer

    Jul 28, 2009
    I've only had breakfast there, but it was absolutely fantastic. Terrific service, the food was very fresh, great characters, even with a ton of people there the check in was quick. All the food was very good with the vegetable fritatta being excellent. Can't speak highly enough of it!!!

    Plus it was really nice to be done with breakfast, then walk out into the World, ready for the day!

    Food wise, breakfast had a hot bar with things like bacon, sausage, different egg dishes, an omlette station. There was also fresh fruit, pastries, a kids station with the very delicious pooh's puffed french toast. I think there were even bagles, toast, donut holes, etc.
  5. Nadjalu

    Nadjalu DIS Veteran

    Jul 8, 2009
    We love CP, we go at dinner time. Have always wanted to go to brkfst too, but don't seem to plan it. I think either is fine.
  6. GrumpyCAdad

    GrumpyCAdad Mouseketeer

    Sep 21, 2004
    We ate at CP for our Thanksgiving meals in 2004 and 2009 and all 5 of us loved it! Great food and great service! Even my 2 smallest kids, the pickiest eaters in the world, found enough options to be happy. And my oldest, who eats everything not nailed down to the floor was in heaven!!
  7. Coach81

    Coach81 DIS Veteran

    Feb 14, 2007
    We always enjoy breakfast there..
  8. williamson_ja

    williamson_ja DIS Veteran

    Apr 28, 2009
    We've only had lunch there, but everyone loved it. I have no complaints. The character interaction was a little slow to our liking, but the food was great... and I love that it is right inside MK. Many of the other good character buffets, you have to leave the park for. I like this one because it seems to take up less time and the food is better than many others... seems to be more choices to me.
  9. luvdisney00

    luvdisney00 DIS Veteran

    Jan 11, 2007
    We've been for both breakfast and dinner and both are very good buffets. I really like the breakfast the best, so many choices all so good hot and fresh. Make an early ADR and they'll let you in to MK before the park opens, a great photo op on an empty main street! I don't think we'll be going there this year as my kids really don't like the pooh characters, but if yours are into them, go for it, it's great!
  10. Kitikat

    Kitikat Mouseketeer

    Jun 28, 2009
    this is my families favorite place to eat. Since going twice last yr i had to find the recipe for Pooh's french toast. I made it twice last week it was sooo yummy.
    For our upcoming trip in aug we have ADRs for dinner our last day. But decided just yesterday to surprise our kids with breakfast the first day. How do I not tell them. DH wants to get there and say oh we have to get to the Crystal Palace for breakfast and see the excitement on our kids faces. :rotfl:

  11. NorweJenNY

    NorweJenNY Always expanding my knowledge of the World

    Apr 5, 2008
    We've gone to Crystal Palace for breakfast lots of times. We've been to other character breakfast buffets, like Hollywood & Vine and Tusker House. But Crystal Palace is the best food-wise from our experices thus far. We've even gone to CP just as adults without kids along!

    And don't feel any shame getting food for yourself from the kid's bar - the breakfast pizza and puffed french toast are superb! (I think this is the only place to get puffed french toast, btw... though someone else chime in if there's another place that has this, with the same quality...)

    Omelettes made-to-order, the raspberry coffee cake, and the breakfast lasagna (fruity) are other great items to get here too... along with the usual eggs, bacon, sausage, Mickey waffles (they've got chocolate ones too), fruit, etc.
  12. Pooh&OurHunny

    Pooh&OurHunny DIS Veteran

    Jul 25, 2007
    My husband does not like buffet meals but he likes this one. We always go for lunch...we try to go when they have the first serving (I figure fresh food)...Great food selection (my husband loves the salmon and I love the salad bar selection)...My son loves the edemame and chicken and pasta from the adult side. This is a character meal that's a must every Disney trip. Next trip we are going for Breakfast and lunch.
  13. wisegal

    wisegal Mouseketeer

    Oct 12, 2008
    I went with 2 people who will not eat a buffet at home and both of them enjoyed CP and said they would like to go again
  14. Leota

    Leota DIS Veteran

    May 16, 2000
    We're not big buffet eaters either, aside from breakfast buffets. But, we had lunch at CP a couple years ago & were very pleasantly surprised. We booked it for our Grandsons, but all the adults wound up enjoying it too. So much so that we have gone without kids. We also try & book the first seating so the food is fresh & hot.
  15. jlk806

    jlk806 DanceDisneyGirl

    Feb 12, 2009
    I have done lunch and dinner, both good. But it seems a lot of people on here like the breakfast too! So I would say whatever fits best into your schedule!
  16. Hillbeans

    Hillbeans <font color=purple>If you're bored, please read a

    Feb 24, 2003
    We've had lunch at the CP twice and the food is fantastic. I also love the whole look and feel of the building. Enjoy! :goodvibes
  17. sapereaude

    sapereaude Mouseketeer

    Jun 30, 2008
    We had lunch there too. The food was so good, and there was so much selection you couldn't possibly try it all. Our server was extremely nice, and the my daughter LOVED the characters. My son doesn't like the characters, he gets upset and they were really great about not approaching or touching him, just making 'sad faces' by pulling their ears down over their eyes. :)

    I don't think any of the Disney buffets we went to were much like typical buffets, it was more like the entire menu of a restaurant, only all laid out for you to pick out.

    The only mistake we made was that we had reservations for Chef Mickey's for dinner and I had CP reservations for lunch. I meant to cancel CP but forgot, and we were glad I hadn't because it was pouring buckets out around that time and we were thrilled to be able to wait out the train eating lunch there. But man, two disney buffets in one day is crazy, we were bursting at the seams by the end. I'll definitely make sure that doesn't happen again!
  18. Dennfamily4

    Dennfamily4 Mouseketeer

    Feb 5, 2010
    It's always our very 1st meal we have when we go to Disney. We always start out with Breakfast at CP. Something for everyone and it's bright and cheery.
  19. Corwin

    Corwin DIS Veteran

    Apr 28, 2009
    We've been there twice in the last year. I didn't think the food was that great either time--just OK. (My son loved it, though, and my wife wanted to go back, too, so we went back a second time.)

    It wasn't bad for buffet food, but you could tell it was buffet food.

    The characters were fun, though.
  20. ncc1701

    ncc1701 Scotty I need Warp 10 to WDW

    Sep 21, 2009
    pooh: DH & I always do CP for the breakfast.Pleanty of food options and all of it quite good.:thumbsup2:We did it before the park opening and got some great photos last year of Main Street & the Castle area with Christmas decorations and hardly any visitors.:yay:
  21. Robbinsgirls3

    Robbinsgirls3 My Prince Charming is in the Marines! Semper Fi!

    Sep 6, 2009
    We went to Crystal Palace and Hollywood and Vine Little Einsteins/JoJo buffets. Both of the restaurants food was great, lots to choice from, I liked the Crystal Palace selection of dinner, have not tried their breakfast. Hollywood and Vine's Character interaction is so much more involved, both of my daughter's liked that one best. Crystal Palace they just come around pose for a picture then go on. Hollywood and Vine you get to dance with them, do the conga, sing songs and the Characters take a long time at each table. That one to us was our favorite interaction restaurant.

    Either one though the food is good and always fresh and replinished often.

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