Taylor Strickland - Jan 31 2015 01:25 AM
Three Broomsticks & Hogs Head at Universal's Islands of AdventureOI Center
Three Broomsticks at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade.
Three Broomsticks is a quick-service restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving traditional British fare. (Please note that Three Broomsticks is the only restaurant inside Hogsmeade.) Hog’s Head is attached to Three Broomsticks, and it serves butterbeer, a selection of draft beer, and a couple of spirits.
Two sentence insider summary
Three Broomsticks is Hogsmeade’s restaurant, and its immaculate theming is second only to Hogwarts Castle. While the food is fairly standard in terms of taste, the real treat here is the immersive atmosphere and, of course, the butterbeer!
Entrees are $8 to $14 per person.
Traditional English Breakfast (farm fresh eggs, sausage, black pudding)
Porridge Breakfast (old fashioned steam oats)
Continental Breakfast (fresh fruit, croissant)
American Breakfast (scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon)
All breakfast entrees are $14.99 for adults and $11.99 for kids
Sample lunch/dinner menu
Shepherd’s Pie with Garden Salad $9.99
Fish & Chips $11.99
Cornish Pasties and Garden Salad $7.99
Rotisserie Smoked Chicken Platter $13.49
Three Broomsticks menus
Below you will find images of all the menus at Three Broomsticks. Click any image to view it full-screen.
Three Broomsticks breakfast menu.
Three Broomsticks adult menu.
Three Broomsticks & Hog’s Head – extended review
Three Broomsticks is the quick-service restaurant (and only restaurant) inside Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade. It’s located right in the heart of Hogsmeade Village. And to answer a very common question up front: there are no reservations for lunch and dinner – its first come, first serve.
Three Broomsticks: Snowy entrance.
To be perfectly honest, eating at Three Broomsticks is not about getting incredible food. The Three Broomsticks experience is about enjoying a meal inside what is perhaps the most detailed, authentic, better-than-movie-quality set and atmosphere inside Hogsmeade. So while your Shepherd’s Pie, Cornish Pasty, and cold drink are going to taste like the food from any quick-service restaurant in Universal, the striking decor and decorations in Three Broomsticks are like nothing you can see anywhere in the world! Other than Hogwarts Castle, this restaurant is as close as you can get to being in Harry’s magical world.
Three Broomsticks: Today’s specials.
It is also important to note that Three Broomsticks is the only venue you can go into, sit down, and take your time looking at all the visual details in relative peace. All the other venues inside Hogsmeade – Honeydukes, Dervish and Banges, etc. – are far too busy most of the time. For example, you cannot go into Honeydukes, stop, and really examine the set decoration. You’ll be constantly knocked left and right by other guests. But you can do this at Three Broomsticks, and you can do it sitting down! Better yet, Three Broomsticks is more impressive than any of the other shops (except perhaps Ollivander’s, but that’s a whole different discussion).
Three Broomsticks: “Make your choice between what is right… and what is easy.”
Fun fact: Three Broomsticks did not appear in the films until after the restaurant was designed for Hogsmeade. As a result, the Three Broomsticks set in the movies is based off the one in the Wizard World, not the other way around.
Three Broomsticks: Interior photos.
Breakfast at Three Broomsticks: for the first two years that Hogsmeade was open, breakfast was offered as an exclusive perk for guests who booked the official Harry Potter vacation package (learn more). However, nowadays anyone can walk in and get breakfast. Just keep in mind that vacation package guests have the opportunity to make reservations while everyone else is first come, first serve – so there is a slight possibility that, as a walk-in guest, the restaurant could be sold out for breakfast on very busy days.
Breakfast at Three Broomsticks.
Breakfast at Three Broomsticks.
Hog’s Head: this pub is located in the same building as Three Broomsticks. It is fairly small compared to the restaurant, and its selection is limited to butterbeer, a few real beers (including an exclusive draft beer only sold in the Wizarding Worlds), and a couple of generic mixed drinks such as pumpkin fizz and cider. But of course its a must-stop no matter what you’re in the mood for.
Hog’s Head: Interior photos.
Hog’s Head: The brews on tap.
Three Broomsticks & Hog’s Head Pub have a large seating area outside, behind the building. If you are just looking for a place to sit, whether you’re eating a meal or not, there’s almost always empty tables back there. Also, you get a great view of Hogwarts Castle and the rest of Islands of Adventure.
Butterbeer on the Three Broomsticks patio.
Is Three Broomsticks too busy? Head down to Thunder Falls Terrace in Jurassic Park. They sell many of the same menu items (rotisserie chicken, corn on the cob) as Three Broomsticks.
I hope you enjoyed our extended look at Three Broomsticks and Hogs Head.
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