If you are like most Universal Orlando guests, you start your morning by running to the back of Universal Studios or Islands of Adventure to beat the crowds to see all of the Harry Potter attractions. After some playing, you are bound to feel hungry. Good news! You can continue to feel the magic of the Wizarding World with meals and snacks inspired by the series.
On the Universal Studios side, immerse yourself in London, get all of your Wizarding supplies and grab a meal at the Leaky Cauldron. This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the setting of the famous pub right out of the movies. I prefer to grab breakfast at the Leaky Cauldron just after my ride on the Escape From Gringotts and before heading over to Hogsmeade on the Hogwarts Express. On the Islands of Adventure side, head over to Three Broomsticks from some traditional English fare. The ordering stations are laid out to look just like you are checking in as a guest of this famous inn. This restaurant does a fabulous job of immersing guests into the movie while they enjoy a tasty meal.
Do I need to make reservations?
No! Both of these restaurants are considered counter service locations so simply decide when you want to eat, walk up and order. Prices range from a reasonable $9.99-$16.99 or 1 counter service credit on the Universal Dining Plan. Both of these restaurants are pretty busy all day, but don’t let a line deter you. They move people very quickly and there is always room to sit.
If you are having way too much fun to take time to sit and eat, but still want to experience some Harry Potter treats, there are plenty of options. If Butterbeer is what you crave, there are plenty of Butterbeer carts in both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley served regular, frozen or my personal favorite, Butterbeer ice cream. If you want a more magical snack to take home as a souvenir, visit Honeydukes in Hogsmeade. You can fill your own bag of Bertie Bott’s, take home some Butterbeer fudge or surprise your friends with some Exploding Bon Bons!
Universal does an excellent job of immersing guests in the magic of Harry Potter. Eating like a wizard here is a magical experience for both adults and kids.
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