Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Leaky Cauldron

One of the things that is best about being on vacation is that you break out of your diet and look forward to eating all the goodies. Abbie and I were looking forward to dining at The Leaky Cauldron, the newly opened restaurant in the newly opened section of Diagon Alley. From the books we knew that The Leaky Cauldron had the hidden entrance to Diagon Alley and it was exactly the same way at Universal Orlando Resort too.

Right above the magical brick entrance was written, "Wayfaring Wizards Welcomed." Above that we admired the inn's rooms that had clothes hanging outside to dry, making it seem like somebody was really renting them out. What I love the most about both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade is that every single corner looks alive, each window you look at gives you the feeling that the room behind it is presently inhabited. The detail blows my mind away!

This entry belongs to the Bestie Times and the Potterhead label

The Leaky Cauldron's menu is displayed outside the entrance so Abbie and I could start our thought process before we even proceeded for the line. We'd had a long day roaming around in Diagon Alley and Knockturn Alley. Our vacation was more than halfway in and Abbie and I had decided to explore every possible corner without stopping to ensure we'd seen it all. All that excitement and walking and picture-taking had really made us hungry when we finally proceeded for The Leaky Cauldron with growling howling stomachs.

A sign inside The Leaky Cauldron

Another sign inside The Leaky Cauldron while we waited in line

As the line proceeded further and further in Abbie and I caught our first glimpse of The Leaky Cauldron. It was great! It really seemed like an inn and eating place combined and even though we knew nobody lived on the top floor inn, it still felt so real I could swear I saw a shadow moving!
Crazy brain playing Potterhead tricks on me, right?

Finally, two very hungry besties were next in line and while one of them (the wise Abbie) placed our order the other one (the overly-excited me) went wild taking pictures of every possible corner. There were barrels placed behind the people taking orders just like the butterbeer barrels at The Fountain of Fair Fortune, only smaller. I knew they had lots of Butterbeer goodness inside them! Yummmmmm!

A scene right across the place where you place your order. You're made to wait here while someone seats you according to a number you've been provided.

We were seated at the table nearest to the exit and it couldn't have been a more perfect location for us to be at. From this angle we could see and also take pictures of the entire pub-style restaurant. The details were (again!) spot on! The rickety woods that crossed from above our heads, the imperfectly aligned photo frames, the chandeliers ... oh my God we are in the movie?!

A teeny tiny bit of waiting later, during which we took pictures and sighed over how happy our lives were in this place, our food arrived and I think I died on the spot because of how delicious it looked!

The Fisherman's Pie
A super delicious potato crust with a creamy mix of deliciousness underneath and a hearty salad on the side with an extremely mind-blowing salad dressing to drizzle on top! This was delicious!

The Sticky Toffee Pudding
An extremely dangerously delicious sticky dessert with a scoop of melting vanilla ice cream dolloped over it that made our eyes pop out in delight. The flavors danced around on our tongues and made us madly fall in love with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter all over again.
I want this right now! No wait, need ... I NEED THIS RIGHT NOW!

We ordered a bottle of Gilly Water!
Because you can't find normal water in the Wizarding World! That's so Muggle-ish.

Finally, once we had devoured our delicious meal and swooned over the magic for a good long time, it was time to step out of The Leaky Cauldron back into Diagon Alley for some more Potter magic! Before we left Abbie and I made sure we had our picture taken against the giant cauldron! You can't just leave unless you've done that!

2 comments:

  1. The Leaky Cauldron sets a new standard for what theme park food should be. I was so impressed and amazed with how good it was! And that sticky toffee pudding was DIVINE. I also loved my Guiness Lamb Stew. YUM!

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    1. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I can almost feel the sticky toffee pudding in my mouth right now! :D You're right, they have awesome food! You must try the Fish and Chips, if not already. Coming from a person who usually does not order sea food this is a BIG recommendation :D

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