What is The Three Broomsticks?
The Three Broomsticks is the only restaurant inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade. This quick-service locale is open for breakfast (served until 10:30 am), lunch, and dinner, dishing out popular options as well as some traditional British fare. You can find it off on the left-hand side of the street upon first entering Hogsmeade Village (when using the main entrance, from The Lost Continent), across from the Owlery.
Connected to Three Broomsticks is the Hog’s Head, a small pub that specializes exclusively in drinks, such as Pumpkin Fizz and Butterbeer (even the frozen variety). You can also find wine, mixed drinks, a few spirits, and a selection of draft beers, some of which are brewed exclusively for the Wizarding World.
Both sections of the venue feature truly impressive theming, from the faux-upstairs to the moving hog’s head behind the bar – Three Broomsticks really is second only to Hogwarts Castle when it comes to total immersion. While the food here is fairly standard in terms of taste (it features some of the same dishes, for instance, that Thunder Falls Terrace carries over in next-door Jurassic Park, such as rotisserie chicken and corn on the cob), what makes the eatery a must-do experience is the magical atmosphere; there’s nothing quite like enjoying a meal inside what is one of the most detailed, authentic, better-than-movie-quality sets in all of Orlando.
Where is The Three Broomsticks located?
The Three Broomsticks – hours and reservations
The Three Broomsticks opens and closes with Islands of Adventure itself. However, there are two caveats to this: firstly, the restaurant may not immediately open its doors when Early Park Admission is at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade (for more on Early Park Admission, including a full description of what it is and how it works, please see our complete guide). And, secondly, it may stop serving shortly before closing time, just to ensure that all patrons can be cycled out in time for the theme park to shut down. Note that no reservations are available – it’s first come, first serve.
Breakfasts, however, are something of an exception. Universal sells vacation packages, a feature of which is a breakfast at both Hogsmeade’s Three Broomsticks and Diagon Alley’s Leaky Cauldron. For the first two years that the Wizarding World was open, when the area was constantly jam-packed with throngs of muggles, these reservations were absolutely critical to securing your spot for a morning meal; now, however, anyone can generally walk in and nab a seat.
(You can view Islands of Adventure’s hours in our FREE 12-month crowd calendar.)
How does dining work at The Three Broomsticks?
When you first enter, a team member will typically be stationed at the front door, handing out menus for you and your party to peruse while waiting in the short queue that is situated inside the building. Here, you’ll find mock-ups of the various meals, giving you a better chance to examine and weigh your options. When you reach the end of the line, another employee will direct you to a counter to place your order (note the full-size, moving-image versions of the menus here), after which you’ll be directed to go to yet another counter to pick up your food and drinks.
When you’re finally armed with your tray of goodies, you’re free to pick your own seat (don’t worry – you can find napkins, condiments, and utensils neatly tucked away at almost every table). Each section has its own particular charm and collection of Easter eggs, but we suggest an area that you might not normally think of: the large back patio behind The Three Broomsticks. There are almost always empty tables back here, and (when the areas surrounding it are not under construction) this section provides a great view of Hogwarts Castle and the rest of Islands of Adventure.
The Three Broomsticks – theming and backstory
The decor and decorations of The Three Broomsticks are nothing short of striking. In the Harry Potter source material, the pub doubles as an inn – don’t forget that Hogsmeade Village is the only entirely non-muggle settlement in all of Britain – and Universal has made good on this fact by hinting at a fictitious upstairs where all the wayfaring witches and wizards reside, replete with (inaccessible) staircases and walkways. If you keep casting your eyes upward, you can’t help but notice the beautifully detailed rafters and chandeliers, which are augmented with the shadows of house-elves being cast on the upper walls as they go about their daily housekeeping chores.
What truly makes Islands of Adventure’s rendition of Three Broomsticks so amazingly faithful to its big-screen counterpart is the fact that it served as the model for the films instead of the other way around. That’s right – Stuart Craig, the art director for the movies, had only built the smallest of sets for the pub prior to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade’s opening in 2010, and when it came time to properly feature the location for the sixth installment (in 2009’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), he ended up using the theme-park blueprints as the basis for the newly expanded sets. So that means, yes, that exact table you were sitting at next to the giant fireplace with all the mounted antlers is precisely the same one that you’re now looking at on screen.
What’s on the menu at The Three Broomsticks?
All breakfast entrees are $17.99 for adults and $12.99 for children.
Traditional English Breakfast – fresh scrambled eggs, sausage links, black pudding, English bacon, baked beans, grilled tomato, sauteed mushrooms, and breakfast potatoes
Porridge Breakfast – old-fashioned steam oats with fresh fruit and butter croissant
Continental Breakfast – a colorful array of fresh fruit, served with croissants and accompanied with assorted jams
American Breakfast – fresh scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, crisp bacon, and link sausage with butter croissant
Pancake Breakfast – three fluffy buttermilk pancakes, crisp bacon, and link sausage with butter croissant
Breakfast drink menu
Pumpkin Juice – $4.99
Hot tea – $3.29
Fresh-brewed coffee – $3.29
Apple juice – $2.49
Orange juice – $2.49
Milk – $2.99
Lunch and dinner menu
The Great Feast
First course: fresh garden salad tossed with a signature vinaigrette dressing. Main course: combination of rotisserie smoked chicken and spare ribs, corn on the cob, and roast potatoes
Platter for four – $69.99
Each additional serving – $17.99
Shepherd’s Pie with Garden Salad – $15.99
Ground beef, lamb, and vegetables crowned with potatoes
Fish and Chips – $16.99
Fresh North Atlantic cod battered and fried with chips and tartar sauce
Beef Pasties and Garden Salad – $10.99
Flakey pastry pies filled with ground beef, vegetables, and potatoes, served with a side salad and choice of dressing
Rotisserie Smoked Chicken Platter – $13.99
Served with corn on the cob and roasted potatoes
Spare Ribs Platter – $17.99
Served with corn on the cob and roasted potatoes
Chicken and Ribs Platter – $16.99
Served with corn on the cob and roasted potatoes
Smoked Turkey Leg – $15.49
Served with wedge fries
Soup and Salad Combo – $11.49
Leek and potato or split-pea soup, side salad, and choice of dressing
Rotisserie Smoked Chicken Salad – $11.49
Over a bed of fresh greens with choice of dressing
Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes – $3.49
Baked Potato – $3.49 – topped with butter and sour cream
Corn on the Cob – $3.99
Seasoned Wedge Fries – $3.49
Fresh Garden Salad – $6.99
Fruit Cup – $4.29
All meals served with grapes and applesauce
Fish & Chips – $7.49
Chicken Legs – $7.49
Chicken Fingers – $7.49
Macaroni & Cheese – $7.49
Butterbeer (Non-Alcoholic) – $7.99
Frozen Butterbeer (Non-Alcoholic) – $7.99
Pumpkin Juice – $4.99
Pumpkin Fizz – $4.99
Lemonade – $3.99
Sparkling Water – $4.00
Gillywater – $4.50
Cider (Non-Alcoholic) – $3.99 – apple or Pear
Iced Tea – $3.99 – sweet, unsweetened, raspberry, lemonade mix
Hog’s Head Brew – $10.50
Dragon Scale – $10.50
Butterbeer Ice Cream – $5.49
Butterbeer Potted Cream – $5.79
Freshly Baked Apple Pie – $3.99
Cup of Ice Cream – $5.99 – strawberry and peanut-butter, vanilla, or chocolate
Chocolate Trifle – $3.99 – layered chocolate cake with fresh berries and cream
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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!
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!
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?
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.
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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