REVIEW: New Traditional English Breakfast from Rose & Crown Pub is a Tip-Top Way to Start Your Day at EPCOT
We’re up bright and early (in the middle of a tornado watch, no less) for a new breakfast platter that has just arrived at the World Showcase in Epcot. The Traditional English Breakfast Platter is available at the Rose & Crown Pub in the U.K. Pavilion every Saturday morning from 9-11 a.m., so put on your trench coat and let’s go grab some brekkie!
While most of World Showcase is closed around this time, you can drop into the warmly-lit pub for some piping hot breakfast. Today, the dreary weather made it particularly… authentic.
There’s signage outside the pub advertising the new breakfast platter, as well as when it’s available. You don’t need a reservation for this offering as it’s walk-up only.
Inside, there are plenty of seats for bar patrons.
You could even order a pint of ale if you were feeling so inclined… but first, let’s get some food in you, shall we?
Traditional English Breakfast – $9.99
We walked in and had the food in about 3 minutes, which is great if you arrive hungry and don’t want to wait long. The food is served in a plastic to-go container, but despite that, it’s fairly well packaged and presented for a quick-service meal.
The beans are nothing special here, and the eggs have an… interesting texture. (Definitely liquid eggs, but again, quick service breakfast.) In lieu of a halved tomato, you get a cute, tiny roasted cherry tomato.
The mushrooms were a standout, as they were sautéed beautifully and were very soft and flavorful. If you aren’t used to savory items like these this early in the morning, it will seem odd at first, but the mushrooms are really good. The fried bread is super crunchy and delicious. As for the bacon, it was very crispy and has a great classic bacon flavor. The sausage is exactly what you would expect from an English breakfast sausage (also known as bangers), with the outside having a good snap to it and a juicy interior, albeit a little salty. (No hint of spice as you’d normally find in some American breakfast sausages.) The brown sauce is the tangy, malty HP Steak Sauce.
The Traditional English Breakfast is expected to run through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, so this offering is set to end on November 23rd. However, Cast Members said it will probably extended or brought back since they expect the Disney Skyliner (and the upcoming Cherry Tree Lane themed neighborhood) to draw more people to the UK Pavilion area of the park.
Will you be dropping in for some bangers and toast?