You can’t think of Walt Disney World without thinking about the iconic Cinderella Castle. But the Castle is more than just an attraction where you can snap a few holiday shots. It’s also home to Cinderella’s Royal Table. If you’re planning a vacation with friends or family, it’s a Disney faux pas not to enjoy a meal (or five) at this fine-dining restaurant.
Forget the quick fast food you can find in the parks. Cinderella’s Royal Table will change that hot dog and fries you got at the snack kiosk into a three-course meal. All you need is the flick of a wand and a Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!
Cinderella’s Royal Table History
The Royal Tabe restaurant originally opened in 1971. But back then, it was operated under a different name. King Stefan’s Banquet Hall was named after Sleeping Beauty’s father.
Guests were understandably a little confused at the obvious disconnect between the story of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, and Disney eventually corrected its mistake by changing the name to Cinderella’s Royal Table in 1997.
The restaurant is located inside Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle, which can be found in the Fantasyland district. So once you’ve taken your five (hundred) pictures outside the castle, be sure to head to the restaurant’s entrance around the back.
Cinderella’s Royal Table theme
As you may have already guessed, Cinderella’s Royal Table has a regal theme with elements of magic and fantasy scattered throughout the dining room. When you enter the Castle, you’re immediately greeted with the breathtaking Grand Hall, complete with mosaic murals and a spiral staircase that leads you right to the Banquet Hall.
In the dining area, there are tall ceilings with stone archways. The archways are lined with banners and emblems that really give the restaurant an authentic Castle feel. The best part is, you don’t have to have a Fairy Godmother to make your wish of dining here come true. And your table definitely won’t turn into a pumpkin after midnight!
So gather your family (and don’t forget the little ones!) and pull up a chair. This is one magical dining experience you don’t want to miss.
Cinderella’s Royal Table Menu
Cinderella’s Royal Table is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Because of its popularity, it’s recommended to make dining reservations. Otherwise, you may leave disappointed! Remember to include the reservation as part of your vacation booking checklist to ensure you get a seat at the Royal Table.
The breakfast has a set price for adults and children, and all of the menu items come with allergy-friendly alternatives. There’s no better way to start your day than dining at Cinderella’s Castle!
The adult breakfast includes:
- A pastry plate with tons of mouthwatering assorted pastries
- The traditional breakfast: A full breakfast complete with bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, and potato
- The baked mushroom quiche: Prepared with mushroom, goat cheese, and spinach. Complete with goat cheese cream served with roasted bell peppers and arugula
- Royal avocado toast: Includes plant-based eggs and cheese on toast, with radish, jalapeños, and – of course – avocado
- Shrimp and grits: Tasty smoked gouda cheese grits and buttered shrimp served with a fried egg, a garlic baguette, and tomato jam
- Beef tenderloin and egg: Served with potatoes and a cheese frittata with chive oil, cheese sauce, and broccolini
- Caramel apple-stuffed French toast: French toast filled with sweet cream cheese and topped with spiced apples drizzled with caramel sauce and bacon
Each kiddie’s breakfast comes with a choice of two additional side selections and a small low-fat milk or apple juice. Their breakfast menu is more limited than the adult menu but has fantastic options for picky eaters. If it’s your first time visiting the Magic Kingdom, we highly recommend letting them order the Mickey-shaped waffle. It’s a classic!
- Egg white frittata
- Fruit and seed oatmeal
- Mickey-shaped waffle
- Assorted cold cereals
- Yogurt parfait
- Seasonal fruit
- Homestyle fries
- Turkey sausage
- Pork sausage
There is a limited drinks menu included in the set breakfast price, and special drinks are typically charged as additional items on your bill. The drinks included in the breakfast are:
- Assorted fountain drinks
- Freshly brewed Joffrey’s coffee
- Hot tea
- Hot cocoa
- Apple juice
- Orange juice
- Chocolate or 1% milk
- Iced tea
Lunch and dinner
Lunch and dinner service offer the same menu, so you won’t need to wonder about what they’re serving for lunch if you’ve booked for dinner. And vice versa! The menu also includes allergy-friendly alternatives for almost all the menu items, so you can cater to your whole family.
- Soup of the day
- Steamed mussels: Mussels served with garlic toast, tomatoes, and cilantro with a rich and creamy white-wine coconut curry
- Charcuterie board: A selection of cured meats and Castle pickles
- The Castle salad: A selection of greens tossed in a passion fruit vinaigrette
- The Magic Carpet Ride: Roasted pork belly and spiced-crusted pork tenderloin. Served with a peppercorn Flying Carpet, curry couscous, and glazed carrots
- The When Will My Life Begin: Served as a limited 50th Anniversary meal, this item includes braised chicken with forest and moss flowers and a pine nut pesto served atop tangled pasta
- Sustainable Catch En Papillote: Served with chimichurri, seasonal veggies, and marbled potatoes
- Tenderloin: Grilled beef tenderloin served with seasonal veggies and whipped potatoes complete with bordelaise sauce
- Chickpea Panisse: Served with roasted carrots, spiced garbanzos, tomato jam, and chive powder
- Jaq and Gus: Classic creamy cheesecake with seasonal flavors
- Coffee pots de Crème: Coffee-infused coconut custard served with crumbled chocolate espresso beans and a passion fruit gelée
- The Clock Strikes Twelve: Dark chocolate mousse with caramel and crunchy praline center. Served with hazelnut Gelato and chocolate sauce
- Sliced apples
- Garden Salad
- Cheddar cheese and grapes
All kids’ entrees come with their choice of two sides and a small low-fat milk or apple juice.
- Fish of the day (seared)
- chicken nuggets
- beef tenderloin
- macaroni and cheese
- Seasonal vegetables
- Buttered corn
- Rice Pilaf
- Mashed potatoes
- The Sword in the Sweet: A cookies and cream cheesecake mousse with crumble chocolate cookies and crispy pearls on top. Complete with their own cookie sword!
- Yogurt parfait
- Seasonal sorbet
- Build your own cupcake: A vanilla cupcake base with Cinderella’s Blue Icing. Served with garnishes to decorate your own cupcake
What’s included in Cinderella’s Royal Table?
During the breakfast service at Cinderella’s Table, you can expect to enjoy a full breakfast meal complete with delicious pastries. The dinner and lunch services include an appetizer, entree, and dessert. There are also dedicated kiddies’ menus and allergy-free alternatives for all of their food offerings.
All of the meals at Cinderella’s Table have a fixed price, but you can expect to pay extra for special drinks and other beverages that aren’t listed on the set menu.
Is there princess cast members at Cinderella’s Royal Table?
Cinderella’s Royal Table is known for being a hotspot for photo ops with Disney princesses. Particularly Cinderella herself! But after 2020, social distancing stopped most character dining, and the princesses haven’t yet returned to grace guests in the dining hall.
Luckily, Disney announced that they should appear again in February of 2023.