Cinderella’s Royal Table was our most desired reservation restaurant of the entire holiday. At a cost of two dining credits each, it was also the most expensive. Did the food, atmosphere, and characters make it worth the cost? Read my review and watch the vlog to find out.
The main reason for us wanting to dine here was because we had never been inside the castle before. Sadly, to get inside the walls and turrets of Cinderella’s Castle, cash needs to be flashed – unless you’re incredibly lucky enough to stay in the coveted Dream Suite, which isn’t available to buy. Since we’re too old to go for a makeover at Bibbidi Bobbity Boutique, the restaurant is the only option available to us.
As soon as you check in, the atmosphere feels special. Walking into the castle, you are immediately greeted by Cinderella and post for photos by the fireplace. We waited in the holding room here for quite a while. Eventually, bells are rung and we are called up to our table.
Unfortunately, we had one of the worst tables in the house; it was right by the door and far from the windows. In hindsight, I would have requested a table in the centre of the room when we checked in.
A royal greeting announces every princess as they step out. There is also a wishing ceremony, where everyone gets a wand and a ‘wishing star’. Proper instructions are read out, but we mostly waved the wands around happily.
The menu here is unlike anything else you are likely to find in Disney World. It’s a set menu with three courses. The first is a platter of meats and cheeses which is the same for every table. This certainly helped settle our hunger and was great to nibble on as we looked excitedly around the room.
The main courses are far more gourmet than other Disney restaurants, both in flavors and presentation. We were told that a new head chef is designing a more adventurous menu than previous kitchens here have contended with. I think it’s a great change to make this restaurant worth the ‘signature dining experience’ label that it has.
We both chose the chicken for main. It didn’t look like a lot on the plate, but it was surprisingly filling. The whole plate was very creamy. The mashed potatoes were so pureed that it was more like a sauce, and so proved surprisingly filling.
The dessert menu comes out after the main is finished. I was so distracted by the princesses coming around the tables that I panicked and ordered a sorbet. As I should have guessed, even this simple-sounding item was delicious. Alice picked ‘When the clock strikes twelve’, which certainly looked more impressive.
Overall, the menu was very enjoyable. Even picky eaters will find something that they enjoy here, while those looking for a signature dining experience will not leave disappointed. The real highlight was getting to be in this exclusive location with incredible character interactions.
Would I go back? Without a second of hesitation.
Have you been to Cinderella’s Royal Table, or are you dreaming of going?