Be Our Guest is both a quick service and table service restaurant located in New Fantastyland at Magic Kingdom. Be Our Guest is a quick service location for breakfast and lunch and a table service location for dinner. Unlike other quick service locations, you do require an Advance Dining Reservation (ADR) to eat here for all meals. They do accept walk ins but it is so popular that there is a very high chance you will be turned away or face an extremely long wait time.
TIP: when booking an ADR for breakfast, check the time the park opens and try to book your breakfast for an hour or so before park opening. That way, you get to walk around Fantasyland with no one else around and it makes for some amazing photos. You also will just be finishing your breakfast just as the park opens so you don't take any time out of your day!
For those on the Disney Dining Plan, breakfast and lunch is one quick service credit and dinner is now two table service credits due to recently changing over to a signature dining location. If you are not on the Dining Plan, breakfast is set at $24 plus tax for an adult and $14 plus tax for children aged 9 and under, lunch being priced fairly similar but is not operated on a prix fixe menu, and dinner will set you back over $60 per person.
You are also able to pre-order your meal before your arrival at the park and can even order your meal a fair amount of days prior to arrival. If you are able to do this, I highly recommend doing so. You are able to skip quite a big line and tend to have a smoother experience.
Be Our Guest is an incredible themed and photogenic restaurant with three different rooms for you to choose from: the ballroom, the West Wing and the library. Each come with their own decor and experience.
For breakfast and lunch, you check in outside the restaurant at a small kiosk towards the left of the bridge where they scan your Magic Band or ticket and give you either a magic rose if you have not pre-ordered or just send you in if you have.
If you have pre-ordered you by-pass a fair amount of the queue and head straight to a Cast Member who confirms your meal. If you have not pre-ordered you are sent through a longer queue to self-service touch screen menus where you submit your order. On both of these options you are given a receipt which must stay visible on your table at all times until your order has arrived.
Once you have submitted your order, you are then left to choose your seat. My preferred place to sit is in the ballroom at the back next to the long windows where you can watch the snow fall across the grounds of the castle, no matter how hot it is outside! I do also enjoy the library which tends to be a bit quieter, I do find the tables seem closer together in here than in the other two areas which may just be because it is a bit smaller. The West Wing is my least favourite place to sit, although I do still enjoy it. It is darker and definitely harder to see in there than the other two rooms and it is louder, with lightening effects going off. Having said that, this room also has the magic rose and the lightening effects bring some other surprises!
Unlike other quick service locations, your food is actually brought to your table in a very fancy delivery trolley. You do, however, have to pick up your own cutlery - which is metal - from the trays dotted around near the beverage stations. Both hot and cold beverages are unlimited and you help yourself to cups etc.
I can't talk for dinner because I have never been, but I think both the breakfast and lunch options are pretty good. Breakfast is my favourite of the two, and I would always recommend it over lunch. Unlike other quick service locations, your food is served on china plates rather than paper ones.
For breakfast, each order is given a tray of pastries. Now, a quick tip, if you have more than one order at the table they can be a bit reluctant to give you the second tray of pastries. Ask for them! They have to give you them!
My normal breakfast order is the Feast a la Gaston which includes sausages,, eggs, bacon and spiced potatoes. Each breakfast meal also comes with a side fruit salad which usually includes melon and grapes and is usually served cold, but can get warmer if left next to your meal for too long. Another menu favourite from my family is the croissant doughnut which is a cronut with caramalised bananas. One thing to note if you are coming from the UK, they don't tend to serve ketchup with their breakfast and I did get a few very funny looks when I asked for some, but just check in with a Cast Member and they can get you some.
For lunch, I tend to go for the carved turkey sandwich but I ask for it without arugula (rocket) which is an option if you pre-order your meal. The sandwich itself is essentially a half baguette and is very filling! It is also served with a side of fries with a ramekin of ketchup. Lunch is good, the food is pretty standard, but you can make it a bit "fancier" by ordering something like the braised pork which looked amazing!
A small fun fact is that the faces of all the cherubs on the ceiling of the ballroom are the baby faces of the Imagineers who worked on the Be Our Guest restaurant!
On our last visit, a Cast Member challenged us to find the Hidden Minnie in the clouds of the ballroom. It took me a while but I found it! Hidden Mickey's are a huge thing around the parks, but I have not yet spotted a Hidden Minnie so whether this was an accident or a purposeful hide I will never know!
Overall, Be Our Guest is a fantastic use of a quick service dining credit if you have the Dining Plan and is an absolute must-do for my family when we visit. The Cast Members are always incredibly helpful and always greet you with a cheerful "bonjour" when you speak to them!
Kids and big kids alike will love this restaurant, even for just the theming on its own - it's an Instagram dream!