February 2017 – present
Fantasyland – If you enter Fantasyland through the castle, keep left. You’ll see the Taverne around the first corner, beyond the exit for Pinocchio. If you are coming from Frontierland, you’ll see the patio on your right, after the bathrooms. And if you’re coming to Fantasyland from the Matterhorn side, you’ll spot the restaurant on your left, after the castle forecourt narrows.
- Service Type – quick service
- Seating – indoor dining room or semi-enclosed outdoor patio
- Reservations – no
- Entertainment – none
The Red Rose Taverne is Disneyland’s answer to the famous hall where Gaston spends his free time. Inside, the walls depict classic moments from Beauty and the Beast, and you’ll find antlers in ALL of their decorating. If you’d prefer to dine outside, you’ll find a lovely courtyard overlooking the carousel and Casey Jr.
MY RATING – ★★★★☆
Though I was initially skeptical of this restaurant’s transformation (because I love my Pinocchio!), I have to admit this version is an upgrade. The food is much better, and I love all the antler details inside and out. The restaurant has the right feel for Beauty and the Beast, and I’m slightly obsessed with the stained glass roses in the windows.
- Beast’s Burger
- Grey Stuff Gateau (I kind of eat around the middle though – it’s raspberry in case you didn’t know!)
- Gaston’s Famous Brew
In the spring, the Red Rose Taverne was the only place in Disneyland to buy the coveted plastic red rose sipper cups. Lines for the restaurant (both for the sippers and the grey stuff) exceeded two hours in February and March.
The Village Haus signs have not been taken down, suggesting this may not be a permanent restaurant theme. Disneyland hung drapes over the original signs to switch the name over to the Red Rose Taverne.
Disneyland’s brew credits Gaston, but in the Magic Kingdom, the Beauty and the Beast brew is known as Le Fou’s brew.