Aloha my wonderful merfolk!
I love Disneyland Paris. If this wasn’t already made clear by my social media. However, one place I very rarely eat, is Toad Hall Restaurant. At first, this was because I knew it to be a fish restaurant, selling traditionally British fish and chips. However, from having a better look at the menu, I now know that I can eat there. Yay!
So, I thought I would have a better look at this restaurant and what I believe to be a small hidden gem in the far end of Fantasyland.
Halloween 2016 was the first time in well over ten years I set foot in Toad Hall. It was the Halloween Soiree, we had just seen the incredible Villains Cavalcade and we were peckish. Being very unsure of what I could eat in Toad Hall, I just bought some chips. Which I have to admit, were great. They’re not the skinny fries you get everywhere else in the Disney park, these are proper chips. Sadly, I didn’t get a photo of these chips but trust me when I say they’re good and they’re filling.
The outside of the restaurant is beautifully themed. I love how beautiful and elegant it looks. Disney Imagineer, Tom Morris thought that allowing guests to dine in a restaurant based on J. Thaddeus Toads mansion would be a different way of presenting the story.
This is why the restaurants design is so close to that seen in The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad. There also Tudor influences with twisted chimneys an the Toad family crest above the entrance to the restaurant.
The interior of the restaurant is grand and is perfectly in line with grand stately homes. There is even a copy of the portrait of Toad from the film in the restaurant.
When you are standing in the queue, no matter how long you have been waiting, there is enough to look at and admire to keep you occupied. There is plenty of seating inside and outside on the little courtyard that looks out onto Fantasyland.
To read more on the Imagineering process for this restaurant, visit the Designing DLP website here.
Now, lets discuss the food that Toad Hall Restaurant offers park goers.
Toad Hall offers three menus, like most other counter service restaurants in the Disneyland park. Menu 1 is simply fish and chips with a drink. Like other counter service restaurants, menu 1 is the smaller and cheaper meal option. Menu 2 is a chicken burger with a drink and you can get either a fruit cake or a magnum bar. Menu 3 is the biggest meal deal choice with double fish and chips with the choice of a fruit cup or a Greek yogurt and a drink.
Of course, with being a vegetarian, non of these meal deals apply to me. I have to buy my burger and chips a la carte and then buy a drink separate. I’m not complaining too much though as this ends up being roughly the same price as meal deal 3, I just don’t get the fruit cup or the yogurt, which again, I don’t mind. There’s also the option of a salad if you’re feeling particularly healthy that day.
For more information on the menu of Toad Hall and other restaurants in Disneyland Paris, check out the DLP Today website here.
I feel that from visiting this restaurant briefly during my Halloween trip to Disneyland Paris, it is definitely on my list for my December visit. Although I eat the same things when in Disneyland due to not having as much choice as those who choose to eat meat and fish, it’s more about the surroundings and the theme of the restaurant that draws me to it. Toad Hall has definitely drawn me to it and I can’t wait to visit again in November.
a mermaid be waiting for you, in mysterious fathoms below