The Be Our Guest Restaurant at Disney, Orlando, is a sumptuous table-service dining experience like no other. Encompassing an indulgent mix of French and American cuisine, the eaterie is extremely popular, with visitors keen to sample some upscale fare in a beautiful and unforgettable setting.
If you are considering sampling the delights at Be Our Guest Restaurant, located in Magic Kingdom, there’s a lot you need to know. We’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to all things Belle and Beast-related, including what food is on offer, the best times to go, and how you can even bag a photo with Beat himself.
Let’s get into it!
The Lowdown On Be Our Guest Restaurant
Have you ever watched the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast and thought to yourself, I’d love to live in a castle like that? Well, we can’t promise you a brand-new home in the Beast’s lair, but you can get the chance to dine in one of the rooms in the infamous castle!
This table service restaurant is packed with stunning and elaborately decorated theme dining rooms that come straight from the classic 1994 film.
Set at the foot of Beast’s Castle in Fantasyland, this is one place that will be sure to have you and the family creating memories that will last for a lifetime.
First opened in 2012, Be Our Guest meticulously recreates Beast’s castle. Diners have the choice of 3 mesmerizing rooms to dine in:
- The Ballroom
- The West Wing
- The Rose Gallery
The three rooms can cater to a total of 550 guests, and each is regularly full to capacity.
The first of the three enchanted rooms is The Ballroom, which is beautifully decorated and perfect for smaller parties. It’s got a magical feel that kids, both big and small, will love.
The West Wing
Directly after the Ballrooom on your left is the West Wing. Out of all three dining rooms, this one is undoubtedly the showstopper of the trio. Although small and more intimate than the other two rooms, it’s dimly light and atmospheric and makes for an extra special dining experience at Disney.
Be on the lookout for Prince Adam’s portrait, which eerily changes into a picture of The Beast. Also in the West Wing is the enchanted rose, which is nothing short of spectacular. Ensure you have got your camera to hand – The West Wing provides as much of a visual wonderland as it does an incredible eating experience.
The Rose Gallery
From the Ballroom, if you turn to your right, you will see the entrance to the Rose Gallery. There is a lot to see here, including a huge spinning music box that shows both The Beast and Belle dancing together.
Be Our Guest Menu Highlights
The menu at Be Our Guest restaurant is packed with some of the most spell-binding, high-quality recipes in the entire resort.
One thing is for sure: Prepare to be pampered and enjoy an experience like no other!
When it comes to dinner, the table service restaurant offers a range of tasty delights. Appetizers include French onion soup or caviar and escargot. For mains, there’s the center-cut filet mignon with seasonal vegetables or fresh fish. For dessert, there’s the dessert trio platter or the lemon jam macaron, or the dark chocolate truffle.
Kids under 9, can also take advantage of their very own 3-course meal. For appetizers, there are salads, seasonal fruit, and even a cheese plate to choose from. For mains, the younger members of the family can feel like grown-ups with a grilled beef tenderloin served with a range of sides, or they can opt for something simpler, such as mac n cheese.
For dessert, there’s chocolate tart or the famous ‘grey stuff.’
What’s the grey stuff?
There’s one thing that a trip to Beast’s castle in the Magic Kingdom would not be complete without…
Any fan of Beauty and the Beast is going to be aware of the famous line in the song ‘Be Our Guest’ that goes:
“Try the grey stuff; it’s delicious!”
Sung by Lumiere, the line has produced a real-life ‘grey stuff’ menu option that guests at the Be Our Guest restaurant can sample for themselves.
We’ll be honest; it certainly doesn’t look the most appetizing. Yet, this thick brownie-like dessert (only available at dinner) tastes truly delicious!
Be Our Guest Price Range
The Be Our Guest restaurant is one of the most sought-after eating experiences in the entire Disney Florida resort. This, coupled with the high-end food it serves, means it doesn’t come cheap to dine here.
Breakfast and lunch are usually the cheapest options. For adults, the average price for either breakfast or lunch can set you back $30-$35, and for kids, it can be somewhere in the region of $10-$15.
For dinner service, the restaurant has recently introduced a 3-course Prix Fixe menu, similar to what the resort does at Cinderella’s Royal Table. For $55 for adults and $35 for children aged 3-9, you can choose anything on the menu to eat.
If you are on a Disney dining plan, breakfast and lunch will each count as one quick service credit. Dinner, however, counts as two table service credits.
Be Our Guest: To Visit Or Not To Visit?
While Be Our Guest is undoubtedly an amazing experience for many visitors to Disney, it might not be for everyone. We’ve compiled a few reasons why it’s an absolute must-visit destination, alongside some reasons why it may not be the ideal spot for others.
Reasons to visit
- If you are a Beauty and the Beast fan, this restaurant has to be on your Disney buck list. Even if you only have an hour to spare, try to book in. The decor, theatrics, and food will make for some incredible memories for die-hard fans.
- If you are having a celebration, then Be Our Guest is perfect for a special occasion.
- If you are looking for an upscale meal packed with delicious French food, then there’s no other place quite like this restaurant.
Reasons not to visit
- If you are on a tight budget, Be Our Guest can prove to be expensive. Although the food is most definitely worth the price tag it comes with, there are other eateries where you can get good quality food for less.
- If you don’t have the time to spend 90 mins eating, you might want to consider one of the many other restaurants in Magic Kingdom. Much of the price you pay at Be Our Guest is for the theatrics and ambiance. So, if it’s just a quick bite to eat you want – without the bells and whistles – consider looking elsewhere.
- If you are vegan, there isn’t the variety that many of the other eateries have. Plant-based eaters certainly aren’t the best catered for at Be Our Guest.
Be Our Guest opens for breakfast at 8 am and finishes serving at 10.30. Lunch service begins promptly at 11 am and runs until 2.30 pm. Dinner service starts at 4 pm and runs until 10.30 at night. However, during off-peak times of the year, these times are subject to change.
Are there any discounts available?
If you are a Disney World Annual Passholder, you’re in luck. Everyone who holds a valid pass is entitled to an impressive 10% off their meals at the Be Our Guest restaurant.
Do I need to make reservations at the Be Our Guest restaurant?
The Be Our Guest Restaurants is one of the most sought-after dining locations in all of Disney. Therefore, unsurprisingly, making a reservation is an absolute must! Currently, reservations are required to be made 60 days in advance of your visit – this goes for both lunch and dinner.
If for any reason, you don’t show up or you have to cancel within 24 hours of your reservation, there’s a fee of $10 per head.
What characters are at Be Our Guest restaurant?
During both breakfast and lunch, there aren’t any characters to meet. However, at dinner service, you can land a meet and greet with Beast himself! After you have eaten, you’ll be taken through to the Master’s Library, where you can have your photo taken with Beast and share a hug – if you are brave enough.
Is alcohol served?
The Be Our Guest Restaurant is one of only a few places in the entire Walt Disney World resort where alcohol can be purchased.
Considering it is a French-themed restaurant, the planners understood that it should be customary to serve wine and other forms of alcohol alongside such delicacies like center cut Filet Mignon and Dark Chocolate Truffle filled with Dark Chocolate Grand Marnier Ganache.
Is Be Our Guest restaurant worth it?
In our opinion, Be Our Guest is definitely worth it if you want to treat the family to something upmarket and you have the budget to do so.
If your budget isn’t as flexible as you would like, there are lots of other excellent restaurants in Disney to choose from that are much cheaper. However, if you want to splurge the cash, there’s no place quite as good as Be Our Guest.
Does Be Our Guest accept walk-ins?
While walk-ins are discouraged, there are times that you might get lucky and be able to grab a table on the off-chance. However, bookings are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment, with waiting lists often as long as six weeks.
If you want to treat yourself and your family to something special at Disney, look no further than Be Our Guest. With a stunning selection of food and an ambiance that’s hard to beat, it’s not surprising that the restaurant is by far the most popular eatery in the entire Disney resort.
In no time at all, you’ll be singing:
“Be our guest! Be our guest! Put our service to the test.
Tie your napkin ’round your neck, Cherie, and we’ll provide the rest!”