Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in Walt Disney World

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World

Wondering what the vegan options are on the prix fixe dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom? Here’s our review.

Perhaps one of the hardest reservations to score in the Magic Kingdom, outside of Cinderella‘s Royal Table, would be Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Beast’s Castle in Fantasyland.

This weekend I had the opportunity to try out the new prix fixe vegan dinner option here.

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in Walt Disney World

You can find Be Our Guest Restaurant in between Enchanted Tales with Belle and Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid in New Fantasyland.

The themeing here is magnificent with piney evergreen trees, waterfalls trickling over steep stone facades and a bridge lined with gargoyles that leads you over to a rock wall where the entrance to the restaurant is carved into the mountain side.

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in Walt Disney World

The entrance into Beast’s castle is grand.

The large wooden doorway is flanked on either side by magnificent beasts with ornate stained glass windows overhead.

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in Walt Disney World

Guests check in with attendants outside before being given the option to be seated immediately or meet the master himself.

The line to meet the Beast takes you through a hall lined on either side with armored guards who chat incessantly with one another.

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in Walt Disney World

Our wait was fairly short and in no time we had made it into the Beast’s study for photos.

You are able to take images on your own and a Photopass photographer is on hand as well.

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in Walt Disney World

After meeting the Beast we were escorted to the entry hall to await our table.

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

Be Our Guest Restaurant Atmosphere

There are three dining areas within Be Our Guest Restaurant.

The Grand Ballroom is the first dining room guests encounter when being seated. The ballroom looks as if it was plucked right out of Beauty and the Beast with its high 20-foot domed ceiling and ornate, golden chandeliers.  The rounded ceiling is adorned with paintings depicting white doves, fluffy clouds and cherubs

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in Walt Disney World

The rear of the ballroom has floor to ceiling faux windows looking out over a dark wintery scene.

To the right of The Grand Ballroom is The Castle Gallery.

This dining room is the most well lit of all of the rooms in Beast’s castle.

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

The centerpiece of the room is a large Belle and Beast music box which spins as guests dine around its perimeter. Walls are adorned with framed portraits and candle sconces. Seating options include tables and banquettes.

We were seated in the smallest and darkest room at Be Our Guest restaurant.

The third and final dining space is The West Wing. This room is home to the enchanted rose. You’ll also find a tattered tapestry hanging on the wall that had been clawed by the beast which magically flickers from the face of the prince to the face of the beast when the lightning strikes.

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

Dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant is a set $60.00 per person. Pricing includes an appetizer, entree and dessert as well as a non-alcoholic beverage.

Be Our Guest Restaurant Vegan Dinner Options

Dinner starts with complementary bread service.

The bread here is vegan friendly and our server brought me out a cup of Vegan Earth Balance Butter to go with it.

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

I found the bread to be slightly stale, like it had been cut up the night before and left out. An omen of things to come?

If you’re looking for a vegan wine to pair with dinner go for the Kurt Russell GoGi Goldie Chardonnay. It was lovely.

The bread service was the only thing besides dessert that was vegan as-is. Everything else must be modified.

Your appetizer option is the Mixed Field Greens salad.

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

The salad starts with a base of mixed greens which are topped with shaved radishes, asparagus and stone fruit. You have to omit the goat cheese and hazelnut brittle.

The dressing is a mild stone fruit vinaigrette. I had to ask our sever for salt and pepper to make it palatable.

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

Your one and only entree option is the modified Roasted Corn and Spinach Tortellini.

Our server assured me that the chefs pre-make vegan tortellini for this offering. The dish is described on the menu as being composed of tortellini with a roasted corn and peppadew relish, rainbow cauliflower, and asparagus with a corn-infused nage.

Nage is an aromatic bouillon or stock.

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

If I had to describe this dish, here’s how I’d do that.

Imagine taking a pot and filling it with some tap water. Put that plain water on to boil and then throw in some vegan tortellini and some cauliflower.

When the tortellini is cooked, pour the plain veggies and pasta in a bowl with the unseasoned cooking liquid. Top with chopped peppers, uncooked corn, asparagus, greens and corn shoots. Serve.

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

Honestly, this was the worst plate of food I have ever been served at a Disney restaurant. Second only to a bowl of unseasoned vegetables and potatoes I was offered on New Year’s Eve at the old Artist Point Restaurant in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort.

Dessert should have some thought put into it right? Dining… in a castle… at a signature restaurant… that’s $60 per person… that will take up TWO of your table service credits if you’re on the dining plan…

Well thankfully, at a recent media event, we were able to sample a brand new dessert that was added to the dinner menu.

Here’s what the option used to be… a plain scoop of vanilla Toffuti.

Rice Dream and sorbet could be counted amongst the other inventive dishes offered for dessert.

Vegan Dinner Review of Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

Now guests are able to indulge in Vanilla Cake with Lemon Curd. This offering is delicious! The plate is composed of three small squares of glazed cake alongside lemon curd, berry compote, fresh berries and strawberry aquafaba meringues.

Vegan Lemon Curd Cake at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

Vegan Lemon Curd Cake at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

If cake isn’t your thing you can also opt for the The vegan Creme Brulee which is also available on the lunch menu.

Vegan Lunch Options at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom

Final thoughts. Stay FAR AWAY for dinner!

The only thing that saved this experience for me was the great company I was in and the wine. The service was excellent too.

Of course the atmosphere is also a selling point, but is it really worth $60 to peek inside the Beast’s castle and take a picture with him?

Be Our Guest Restaurant is doing fabulous things during lunch.  Lunch is more affordable and you still get the same ambience. I would definitely skip dinner here and opt for lunch instead.

Curious about the lunch options? See her full review here: Vegan Lunch Options at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom

Vegan Lunch Options at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

And here’s our review of the updated vegan breakfast option: Vegan Le Fou Festin Breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant Magic Kingdom

Vegan Le Fou Festin Breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

For a complete list of vegan options inside the Magic Kingdom see our comprehensive guide here: What’s Vegan in the Magic Kingdom?

What’s Vegan in the Magic Kingdom? - The Complete Guide to Every Vegan Food Option in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

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6 Comments

    • Looks can be deceiving. The wrapping looks nice but what’s inside definitely doesn’t match. Save your bucks for something better until they change the menu here.

  • I ate at Be Our Guest last October and was sooo disappointed. Our salad looked so amazing but the dressing was so SALTY…funny that you needed salt to add taste to yours. Then the meal…honestly was so sad. Our waiter was so nice but I had to voice my opinion to the night manager. My sister and I will not be returning until the menu is fixed. I have not had any issues at other Disney restaurants.

    • Our waiter was amazing as well. Here’s hoping they develop a dedicated vegan option and put it on the menu soon.

  • I went there for lunch and they have a lot more options during lunch time. I’m only dairy free, but they still had so many more options during lunch and probably breakfast too and the foot was beyond amazing. It had so much flavor. I would never go there during dinner because of the slim choices you have since it’s a prefixed dinner.

    • I was the only vegan at our table for dinner. Everyone else seemed to enjoy their food. Glad to hear you had a good experience.

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