The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is my favorite thing about the Universal theme parks! As a huge Harry Potter fan, I love the feeling of being immersed in those stories. One of my favorite places to eat in the Wizarding World is Three Broomsticks. So, I’m here to share with you the things I love about this restaurant as well as my tips for getting the most out of your experience there.
What I Love About Three Broomsticks
Three Broomsticks is a quick service location in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Hogsmeade, which is located in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. This restaurant is right next to Honeydukes (which is super convenient if you want dessert after your meal) and right across from Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure (which is the best ride EVER). If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter series, then you know that Three Broomsticks was one of Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s favorite places to visit during Hogsmeade weekends. From the moment you enter, you feel like you are truly walking in the footsteps of Hogwarts students. From the soaring ceilings to the mismatched tables and chairs that seem to be handmade, to the decorative elements you’ll discover all around you, the attention to detail and theming is apparent. And that theming extends to the food options too!
Three Broomsticks serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the choices available sound like options that would have been enjoyed by Harry and his friends. Breakfast is served until 10:30 am daily and options include a traditional English breakfast including scrambled eggs, sausage links, black pudding, English bacon, baked beans, grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms and breakfast potatoes. If English breakfast favorites aren’t your thing, you can opt for the American breakfast which features scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, crisp bacon, and link sausage with a butter croissant. You can also opt for the pancake breakfast, the porridge breakfast, or the continental breakfast. Beverage options include pumpkin juice, fresh coffee, orange juice, hot tea, apple juice, and milk.
The lunch and dinner menus include traditional British favorites such as beef pasties, shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, and beef roast with Yorkshire pudding. You can also opt for a spare ribs platter, a rotisserie chicken platter, a chicken and ribs platter, or a smoked turkey leg. Soups, salads, and children’s menu items are also available. If you’d prefer a more family-style approach, the Great Feast would be perfect for you! This feast can be shared by at least 4 people and includes a first course of a fresh garden salad tossed with signature vinaigrette dressing, and a main course of a combination of rotisserie smoked chicken & spareribs, corn on the cob, and roast potatoes. There are also delicious desserts to choose from, including Butterbeer potted cream, apple pie, chocolate trifle, or a cup of your choice of strawberry, Butterbeer, peanut butter, or vanilla ice cream. Beverage options include Butterbeer, frozen Butterbeer, pumpkin juice, pumpkin fizz, lemonade, apple or pear cider, sweet or unsweetened tea, Gillywater, sparkling water, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, milk, or draught beers.
My personal favorite menu item here is the beef pasties. These pasties feature beef sautéed with vegetables and spices and baked inside a flaky, golden pastry. The pasties are served with a generous side salad, which is very refreshing on a hot day in the parks. My husband always opts for the fish and chips, which he says are some of the best he’s ever had. The portion size of this option is very generous, making it great for guests with good appetites or for those who want to split an entree for a lighter meal. I always get a frozen Butterbeer to enjoy with my meal. If you’ve never had frozen Butterbeer before, it’s essentially a cream soda slush with butterscotch topping. It’s very sweet, but delicious!
Tips for Enjoying Three Broomsticks
Because it has so much to offer, Three Broomsticks is a very popular place to eat. That’s why I personally like to avoid peak meal times when I eat there. Most people will eat lunch between 12:00 and 1:00, so I try to go either a little before or a little after that window. The same principle applies to dinner: most people eat between 5:00 and 6:30, so an early or late dinner will allow you to get through with your meal faster and easier.
Speaking of easy, the Universal Quick Service dining plan makes meal times so easy! This pre-paid meal voucher comes with one quick service meal with beverage, one snack, and one additional beverage such as a soda or Icee, etc. The quick service meal credit can be redeemed for any single entree at Three Broomsticks and it can be a great value if you use it for one of the more expensive meal options. I also like to use my snack credit for my frozen Butterbeer! When I place my order, all I have to do is swipe my meal card and go: no fumbling with cash, entering pin numbers, etc. It’s quick and easy! Plus, I love the convenience of having my meals already paid for when I get to the parks.
You can also save yourself time and hassle by including a breakfast reservation for Three Broomsticks in your vacation package. This allows you to preselect a date and time to eat at Three Broomsticks so you aren’t subject to standby wait times. The Harry Potter Exclusive vacation package includes breakfast at both Three Broomsticks and The Leaky Cauldron, but you can add a single breakfast reservation to any Universal vacation package.
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