We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good but so expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Three Broomsticks

The Three Broomsticks
Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 363-8000
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #389 of 3,263 Restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Memphis, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good but so expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had fish and chips, it was very good, but I spent $50 for two of us to eat. The butterbeer was too sweet for mee, but it was ok and unique. They don't serve soda in WWoHP, but the lemonade was very good. Its a cool place to eat for the novelty, but I wouldn't do it again.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

658 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    228
    263
    106
    34
    27
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Worst food for breakfast”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Upon arrival, we asked if there was a restroom available and was told be an abrupt and rude worker that the only bathroom was blocks away (was actually next door) and we should go now because if you sit without food the manager would kick you out. So I decided to NOT go and order my food first. So you order your food and then go to another line to wait for it. My daughter had the American breakfast, I had the pancakes, and so on and so forth. ..everything was cold...microwaved and plain terrible. Its beyond me how anyone would ever go back. Not worth the money and not worth the wait!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shelby Township, Michigan
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Food quality was disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

When my husband and I visited Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, we were excited to try lunch at the Three Broomsticks. We each ordered the shepherd's pie and he had the butterbeer. I was severely disappointed in the quality of the food, which was expensive and a little cold. Since the place was slammed, not much could be done. I make this dish a lot at home, so I was walking in knowing it couldn't be as good as home cooked, but the flavor was severely lacking and the potatoes tasted grainy. The butterbeer was too sweet for my husband (words I never thought I would say) but after a few sips, I became addicted.

I may try this one again if only because I just read the Harry Potter books for the first time (after this trip) and am planning another visit to see the world from a fan's eyes. For someone who wasn't caught up in the Harry Potter hype at the time, I would say eat somewhere else.

Visited February 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
berkeley Hts, nj
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great Location/Environment, Food was OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a reservation for the Three Broomsticks and we ordered before waiting ten minutes to be served. Restaurant is impeccably themed and it really feels like you are in the Harry Potter books. Food was average, similar to the food served in the Leaky Cauldron but slightly better here. Butterbeer was again the highlight of the meal. We ate here as part of our package from AAA and it was altogether a fun dining experience simply for the realistic theming.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
St. Louis, MO
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Quality Food for a not terrible price at Universal Studios - Islands of Adventure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate a late lunch at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmead at Universal Studios Island of Adventure during our stay in early August. While you're not going to find value pricing at any of Universal's restaurants, this one was by far the best we tried for the quality of the food, overall value, and the decor.

We had a minimal wait (5 minutes) to order & pay, then were directed to a numbered spot at a counter to get our salad and drinks. We were given a numbered card to display on our table, as they bring the rest out to you. Despite it being about 3:00 pm, it was still crowded for indoor seating, so we had to wait several more minutes for our table. (There was no wait for outdoor seating, but it was 95 & humid out, so we wanted the air conditioning.)

We got the Family Platter for $50, which comes with a large salad to share, four chicken quarters, four sections of ribs, four ears of corn, and a heaping pile of community vegetables to share. The veggies included carrots, potatoes, broccoli, and peppers. When you add if the drinks we got (2 butterbeers, one soda, and one Hogshead Ale), our total was about $75. We got a 10% discount on everything but alcoholic beverages with our AAA card.

The salad was good and portioned to serve 5-6, not 4. The chicken was tender and juicy, very tasty. The ribs sections were 2 ribs joined. The sauce appeared to have been applied early on and allowed to dry, so it wsan't really messy eating. It was a sweet sauce and good, but not award winning. the ribs were tender and the meat nearly fell of the bones. The corn and veggies were cooked perfectly and were delicious.

The interior of the restaurant is decorated to resembles the inn from the movie and is done well, although we didn't really look around at any of the smaller decorations. The section we sat in was high-ceilinged and airy.

I'm glad we ate there, and would recommend it, especially compared to some of the other restaurants inside the parks.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Three Broomsticks also viewed

 

Been to The Three Broomsticks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Three Broomsticks, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.