Came here for breakfast/brunch and absolutely loved it! Just like the Leaky Cauldron, the food was great, but the venue is the main attraction for Harry Potter fans like myself. All the wooden furniture and antlers on the walls makes you believe you’re in a hunter’s cabin, and yet, with the added asymmetric and winding staircases and hanging lights, it’s as if you’re in the scene of a Harry Potter movie! It is a fantastic recreation! Oh and check out the adjacent Hog’s Head Pub too!
There aren’t many options for breakfast. I had the Traditional English Breakfast, which consisted of scrambled eggs, sausage links, black pudding, English bacon, baked beans, grilled tomato, sauteed mushrooms, breakfast potatoes (red potatoes), and a croissant for $16.99. I thought the breakfast was absolutely delicious, but unnecessarily expensive. The price is really for the venue itself, not the food that gets served there. It was interesting to try the black pudding though, which is not an actual type of pudding, but rather, a type of blood sausage. I thought it would taste dry and dense. Quite honestly, it reminded me of liver. However, the taste was nothing like how it looked, and in fact, it turned out to be quite tasty! The veggies were done well too!
I had a Frozen Butterbeer with my meal, because my first tasting was so phenomenal that I had to have a second before my Universal trip was over! It was every bit as amazing as the first cup that I had – frothy at the top, a little bubbly at its core, and entirely sweet all over! Yum yum yummm….
One of the staff members, who was very good about being in character, went around from table to table, informing customers about the outdoor scenic patio area. [She forgot that she had already informed us and actually told us twice.] We checked this out at the end of our meal, and it was disappointing. There was hardly anything to see! Oh well, just an old witch gone bonkers I suppose…..