When it comes to Epcot table service dining, there’s only one thing better than the Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room. What is that, you ask? Why, it’s visiting that very dining room with good friends!
Oh, Mrs. All in WDW and I have enjoyed the Rose & Crown plenty of times. Whether escaping the heat in the pub or relaxing in the dining room, we find it’s always money well spent.
Getting the chance to spend an evening with WDW Main Street’s Dennis Conroy and his lovely family, however, was utterly fantastic! We had a great time and a fabulous dinner!
Of course, when it came to Dennis and myself, our “menu” for the evening was already chiseled in stone. You see, Mr. Conroy’s podcast partner, Doug Davis, is a huge fan of the Rose’s Bangers and Mash. In fact, we think he gets a royalty for every plate sold!
Anyway, in spite of the fact that we both craved a healthy serving of the restaurant’s true signature dish – their Fish and Chips – we knew we were destined to order the Bangers and Mash. It was the only way for us to “keep the peace”!
Actually, I have to admit. It is pretty good. Mrs. All in WDW and I had tried it once before and I was looking forward to a return engagement. When compared to other Epcot table service entrees, it’s up at the top of my list!
Of course, we had to have an appetizer first. Golden-fried, hard-boiled, wrapped in sausage meat, and served with mustard sauce, for the first time ever, we all tried the Rose & Crown’s Scotch Egg. The group “voted” it a big hit!
But, then came the main course. At dinner, it’s described as “Traditional English Sausages with Colcannon Potatoes (think potatoes and cabbage), Roasted Mushrooms, Caramelized Onion Jam, and Red Wine Demi.”
The fact that it was delicious came as no surprise. However, the discovery that this delight actually has a double-identity? Now, that was a bit of a shock. What do I mean? Well, this is how the Rose describes lunch’s Bangers and Mash …
“Traditional English Sausages with Braised Cabbage and Bacon served with Mashed Potatoes and Shallot Gravy.” Similar to dinner’s recipe, for sure, but there are clear differences.
Like I mentioned, Mrs. All in WDW and I shared a serving several months back. It was the lunch version. My previous “Dining Recon” holds more detail. That’s also where you’ll find the Fish and Chips, by the way!
Anyway, compare this portion to the one in the dinner photo above. See the differences? Interesting.
Hey, when it really comes down to it, you’ll “score” whether you go for lunch or dinner. The dinner version is a bit more demi. Lunch is a bit more cabbage.
In the end, Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room’s Bangers and Mash are one of the best-tasting meals and best values on Disney property. Only $15.99 at lunch, folks. $17.99 at dinner! In other words, regardless of the time and price, you’ll love it! Right, Dennis?!