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The Three Broomsticks & Hog’s Head (quick-service) at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

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Location
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade

Style
The 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 the eatery, and it serves Butterbeer and pumpkin fizz, a selection of draft beer, and a few spirits.

Three Broomsticks at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade.
The Three Broomsticks at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade

Two-sentence insider summary
The 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!

Prices
Entrees are $8 to $14 per person.

Sample breakfast menu
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

The Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head – extended review
Three Broomsticks is the quick-service restaurant (and only restaurant) inside Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, located right in the heart of Hogsmeade Village. And to answer a very common question up front: no, there are no reservations for lunch and dinner – it’s first come, first serve.

Three Broomsticks: Snowy entrance.
The Three Broomsticks: snowy entrance

To be perfectly honest, eating at The Three Broomsticks is not about getting incredible food. The 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 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 wondrous world.

Three Broomsticks: Today’s specials.
The 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, 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.”
The Three Broomsticks: “Make your choice between what is right… and what is easy.”

Fun fact: The Three Broomsticks did not appear in the films until after the restaurant was designed for Hogsmeade. As a result, the Broomsticks set in the movies is based off the one in the Wizarding World, not the other way around.

Three Broomsticks: Interior photos.
The Three Broomsticks: interior photos

Breakfast at The 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 The Three Broomsticks
Breakfast at Three Broomsticks.
Breakfast at The Three Broomsticks

Hog’s Head: this pub is located in the same building as The 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 World), and a couple of generic mixed drinks, such as pumpkin fizz and cider. But, of course, it’s a must-stop no matter what you’re in the mood for.

Hog’s Head: Interior photos.
Hog’s Head: interior photos
Hog’s Head: The brews on tap.
Hog’s Head: the brews on tap

The Three Broomsticks and 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.
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 the wizarding establishment.

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The Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head – real guest reviews

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Wonderful atmosphere and cheaper!
Date Of Last Visit: May 24,2014

Spent this past weekend in Orlando at Universal and IOA and had a wonderful time (only thing better would've been a DA soft but what can you do). Absolutely love the decor and atmosphere of the Three Broomsticks, it (along with most everything else ) looks like it stepped right off the pages of the Harry Potter books. Be sure to check out the bar where the Hogs Head actually moves. And if you fall in love with butterbeer (like my family did, we even trekked over from the Universal side to get another one and the walked all the way back!) be sure to get it here, it's actually a little cheaper! Outside at the carts a frozen BB is $5.50, but inside the Three Broomsticks it's $4.99, after tax that comes to $5.31. While not much cheaper, if you start to down those babies like family it certainly adds up! Also if you purchase the day meal plan at the park (where you get an entree, drink and snack) you can sometimes get someone to charge it as a drink (instead of a snack which it is considered) allowing you In essence to get 2 snacks!

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good...
Date Of Last Visit: September 2013

While visiting the most magical place in Universal Studios Island of Adventure, be sure to stop by the most magical eatery the Three Broomsticks & Hogs Head! If you struggle with being a muggle as I do, spend a day immersed in the life of a wizard. Adults and children alike will enjoy what Three Broomsticks has to offer. From a rustic turkey leg to a refreshing frozen butterbeer, the Three Broomsticks has all you need to keep you full while you gather your wizarding supplies and enjoy adventures along the way!Personally, I found the prices reasonable and comparable to any amusement park! My recommendation would be to grab a butterbeer for a little break and sit inside the restaurant to simply soak up the genuine atmosphere! I cannot wait to return this June for another adventure!

JK Rowling's Cafeteria
Date Of Last Visit: July 15, 2013

Three Broomsticks and Hog's Head is awesome! I visited there for breakfast and was impressed with the cavernous ceilings and attention to detail they gave the walls, furniture, and workers. They thought of the sounds too which I really appreciated. The biggest issue I had was that there was a park attendant at the door directing me to the line area but then you were on your own. I felt a little confused and unsure the ordering process as I happened to be there when no one else was. It felt like a cafeteria but set in the amazing world of hogsmeade. The food was great and the atmosphere is authentic. Overall, this place is great and I would definitely return. Maybe I was still half asleep?

Back patio for the win
Date Of Last Visit: 4/26/2014

I can't add much to what has already been said about the Three Broomsticks or Hogs Head Pub. It's a great, detailed space which any Harry Potter fan would love. I do want to share that there is a back patio area, which is mostly shaded, where you can sit down and catch a quick respite from the crowds. Why is it never crowded on the back patio? I don't know. Maybe most visitors don't know that the patio is even there? Anyway, it is hardly ever crowded back there, and you can sit and take a break and drink your butterbeer in relative peace and quiet while enjoying panoramic views of Hogwarts and Hulk. Get your butterbeer from the Hogs Head pub or the Three Broomsticks rather than at the busy carts in the heavily trafficked areas of the Wizarding World.

Delicious (and safe for celiacs!)
Date Of Last Visit: Dec 2013

Before our first trip to Universal, I contacted the resort chef to learn where it would be safe for me, a person with severe gluten allergy, to eat. A single crumb of bread could leave me sounding worse than moaning myrtle in a bathroom for days! One of the Chef's recommendations was Three Broomsticks and I was thrilled it was on the safe list. As a HP enthusiast I wanted the whole experience and the setting was truly magical. I had read on orlandoinformer.com that the movie set was based of the restaurant which made it feel so authentic.My favorite spot to dine was on the patio with a scenic view of Hogwarts. The food was good. So. very. good. I was impressed with the staff handling my allergy-free food. They were very conscientious, made sure to wear fresh gloves and not even put gluten items on the same tray as my food. I could not believe I could have a whole plate of food (such as chicken, corn on the cob, and roasted potatoes) all in one easily ordered meal. After the first day of safe eating, I made sure to eat there every single day! Therefore, I might not be able to review many restaurants but I can definitely vouch for how brilliant this one is!

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