Thinking about dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table and wondering what the vegan lunch and dinner options are? We’ve got you covered in our review.
Cinderella’s Royal Table is unarguably the hardest reservation to come by in the Magic Kingdom. We had to book our lunch reservation six months in advance.
Cinderella’s Royal Table Vegan Lunch Review in Disney’s Magic Kingdom
This signature dining location is popular due to its location and character dining experience. The restaurant is located inside of Cinderella Castle and includes visits with Snow White, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel and yes, even Cinderella.
We recently brought you a comprehensive review of breakfast with tons of atmosphere photos, you can see that post here: Cinderella’s Royal Table Vegan Breakfast Review in the Magic Kingdom
Our lunch experience was similar in a few aspects and drastically different in others.
We arrived a bit earlier than our scheduled time and inquired if we could be sat early. Nope. Cindy’s adheres to a pretty strict schedule. We took a seat on one of the benches outside the entrance to the restaurant to wait our turn to be called. When our time to be seated finally arrived we were handed a card and escorted into the castle for our meet and greet with Cinderella.
After meeting with her royal majesty guests are called to venture further upstairs to their table.
During breakfast we were seated at a table on the upper level near the entrance of the restaurant along a banister which looked down into the sunken dining room. It was chaotic! This was the area where servers were bringing out food and we had cast members weaving in and out and around our table.
For lunch we were seated on the opposite side of the room. Still on the upper level, but up against a wall tucked in a corner. My oh my…what a much different experience it was over there. So calm and serene. If given the option asked to be tucked away.
Cinderella’s Royal Table Lunch Options
Much like breakfast service, lunch and dinner here are both prix fixe. Everyone pays the same set amount and each guest is given their choice of beverage as well as an appetizer, entree and dessert. Not advantageous for those eating plant based as most plant based options are the least expensive options on the menu.
The vegan lunch and dinner options are the same. Alcoholic beverages are available for an upcharge.
Lunch ran us $91.00 per person. This price included tax and gratuity. Although extremely expensive, if you break down the cost of an appetizer, entree and dessert plus tax and gratuity in a comparable signature dining location the price would be almost the same.
It also felt like a much better value than the $75.00 avocado toast and fruit bowl we were offered for breakfast here.
We started our lunch off with the Castle Salad.
This was a substantial portion size and was composed of hearty mixed greens, tossed in a maple balsamic vinaigrette. The greens were topped with pink lady apples, riesling soaked golden raisins, toasted pumpkin seeds, thinly sliced red onion, paper thin radishes and golden beets.
My dining companion and I both agreed that it was the very best salad we had ever had on Walt Disney World property.
Vegans have their choice of two entrees. We of course ordered them both. We couldn’t pick a favorite because they both had their own merits but I’d have to say that the Chickpea Panisse won by a slim margin.
The Chickpea Panisse is a unique dish. Plated you’ll find panisse, a French word for a sort of fried chickpea flour cake, tomato jam, chermoula spiced garbanzo beans, roasted carrots, chive powder, radishes and micro greens.
The chickpea cakes tasted similar to polenta and were creamy with a fantastic seasoning throughout. The tomato jam and hearty carrots lent a nice earthiness to the dish and the chive powder just melted in your mouth.
The second option was the Plant-based Protein Bowl.
This offering was a generous portion size. It started with a base of farrow and quinoa that was topped with fennel, beets, frisee salad, fresh dill, radishes, toasted hazelnuts and tofu in a grain-mustard herb dressing.
The tofu was baked and had fabulous texture and the dressing was outstanding with a punch of tang. The beets were prepared two ways, one version was cooked and the other was raw and sliced paper thin. The frisée and toasted hazelnuts added just the right amount of texture.
This dish was hearty and was definitely more elevated than a salad.
For dessert, the plant-based option is the Coffee Pots de Creme.
It’s served in a large coffee mug and starts with a thin base of passion fruit gelee which is then topped with an ample serving of coconut infused coffee custard.
The dish is garnished with crumbled chocolate and a single edible flower.
I had the opportunity to sample this dish at a plant-based preview event last year and thought that the passion fruit and chocolate were a weird combination.
That sentiment still rings true. The dish has a pudding/flan consistency and is wanting of some additional texture.
Lucky for us the fabulous chefs brought us out a second dessert…a Banana Sorbet!
We loved it! The sorbet was topped with a bit of caramel, candied peanuts and some gingerbread crumble (we were dining right before Christmas).
This is actually one of the components from another dessert, but we felt it could totally stand on its own. It reminded me of banana nicecream.
If you’re looking for something a little bit lighter there is also a Lemon Sorbet with fresh blueberry garnish.
Both my girlfriend and I raved about our meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table. I wouldn’t hesitate to dine here again. If only it didn’t have to be booked six months in advance.
Curious about the breakfast experience at Cinderella’s Royal Table? Check out our review here: Cinderella’s Royal Table Vegan Breakfast Review in the Magic Kingdom
For ALL of the vegan offerings in the Magic Kingdom reference our comprehensive guide: What’s Vegan in the Magic Kingdom?