Some of the Universal Orlando’s best restaurants are inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Each Harry Potter-themed land has one quick-service casual dining restaurant, several snack carts, and a few bars. Diagon Alley™ (at Universal Studios) is home to The Leaky Cauldron™, and Hogsmeade™ (at Islands of Adventure) has the Three Broomsticks™.
Which Harry Potter Restaurant is Better at Universal Studios?
The best restaurant in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the Leaky Cauldron. The Leaky Cauldron features traditional English dishes that allow you to be fully immersed in wizarding London. This popular pub from the series was a frequent meeting place for witches and wizards and served as Harry’s home for a few weeks before starting his 3rd year of Hogwarts, as detailed in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Try a Toad in the Hole with traditional English sausage, Yorkshire pudding, and onion gravy. Or, sample a cottage meat pie or beef, lamb, and Guinness stew.
Best Family Meal at Universal Orlando
While the Leaky Cauldron is the best restaurant for authentic English fare, the best family meal at Universal is the Three Broomsticks. Known as “The Great Feast,” this meal serves four people and includes a whole rotisserie chicken, corn on the cob, potatoes, and ribs.
Which is Better for Breakfast: Leaky Cauldron or Three Broomsticks?
The best restaurant for breakfast is the Three Broomsticks. It serves breakfast until 10:30 am daily and offers one price for adults or children. Breakfast selections include hearty pancake platters and continental breakfasts, with more variety than the Leaky Cauldron. Get your day started on the right foot with the Traditional English Breakfast, including scrambled eggs, sausage, black pudding, English bacon, baked beans, grilled tomato, mushrooms, and breakfast potatoes. Don’t forget to wash it down with Pumpkin Juice™!
Is Leaky Cauldron a Sit-Down Restaurant?
No. The Leaky Cauldron at Universal Studios Orlando is a quick-service dining location. You enter a queue line, place your order at the counter, and are given a magical candlestick that allows a server to find your table and bring your food to you in the seating area.
Do You Need Reservations for Three Broomsticks?
No. Three Broomsticks does not offer reservations because it is a counter-service dining location. Dining in the seating area is first-come, first served.
Can You Eat in Hogwarts at Universal Orlando?
There’s no dining inside Hogwarts Castle. Since Hogwarts Castle is the line for the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™ attraction, there isn’t a place to sit and eat a meal, at least the way Harry, Ron, and Hermione do in the books and films. However, you can bring a Butterbeer to enjoy while you wait in line—so that’s something, right?