I was fortunate enough to dine at this fabulous quick-service restaurant on a recent FAM (familiarization) trip to Universal Studios and I will proudly recommend it to ANY Harry Potter fan I meet who will be visiting Diagon Alley! The food is truly very good — not your typical theme park fare at all. I enjoyed a wonderful lunch consisting of Cottage Pie, Sticky Toffee Pudding, and Fishy Green Ale to drink. Yes, I said fishy when referring to a drink! Don’t worry, dear reader, I haven’t lost my ever-loving mind…’twas just a cheeky name for bubble tea. The “bubbles” were blueberry flavored and the drink itself was a super sweet cinnamon-mint concoction. It was quite tasty but proved WAY too sweet for my liking. I was only able to drink a tiny bit of it. The Cottage Pie was incredible. Large chunks of veggies and tender beef in a delicious gravy were topped with buttery, flaky pastry. YUM! The Sticky Toffee Pudding was also wonderful but, again, too sweet for my palate. I wasn’t able to finish it, even with a child-size portion of the Cottage Pie. My Cottage Pie (child portion) and Sticky Toffee Pudding both rang in at $6.99, while my Fishy Green Ale was $4.99. I would absolutely skip the Fishy Green Ale on a return trip, and stick with my absolute favorite, Pumpkin Juice ($3.99).
I’ll definitely visit Leaky Cauldron again with my own family. I have 2 sons who would be absolutely delighted with all of the wonderful details in this restaurant. I feel they did an excellent job of staying true to the Wizarding World and skimped on no detail!
Side note: If you’re a beer lover, be sure to hop around the corner to The Fountain of Fair Fortune and try a Wizard’s Brew or Dragon Scale. Being a stout fan, I ordered the Wizard’s Brew and cannot wait to return and have another!