Raglan Road re-opened its dining room earlier this month along with its outdoor patio bar.
But more recently, the restaurant began offering its special weekend brunch menu once more, so you know we had to stop by and check it out!
Is Raglan Road’s weekend brunch still a must-do? We’re giving it a shot to see how it stacks up to some of Disney Springs’ other breakfast menus!
Raglan Road’s dining room is a little fancy (and…well…huge) by typical Irish pub standards, but not stuffy at all! It’s a bright, spacious, and inviting spot to have breakfast (or a pint Guinness)! There’s even a stage in the center of the room where you might spot Irish Dancers showcasing their talents in the evenings!
And that’s not even the main stage! There’s a much bigger stage set up for music and dancers on one side of the main room. It just so happens the performers weren’t scheduled for the time we stopped by, but we were told by the staff performances have resumed and that live Irish music and dancing were on the books for the day after our visit.
The restaurant has quieter, cozier dining rooms off of the main one as well. Depending on where they’re seating when you arrive, be sure to ask for your preference of location!
On a side note, Raglan Road has some really cute dishes, too! We love these vintage-looking blue transferware dishes our server brought to our table before our food arrived.
And speaking of food, it’s time to get to the very reason we came here!
First up, let’s check out the drink offering at brunch!
The Brunch menu is broken into appropriately “Brunchy” and “Lunchy” stuff! The Lunchy Stuff is great if you’re not the biggest fan of eggs or pancakes and still looking for something hearty. We won’t knock eating Fish & Chips at any time of day!
For us, there were a few exciting meals under those Brunchy selections to choose from so we quickly settled on a few entrées!
Our meal started with Raglan Road’s Irish Brown Soda Bread with butter and their AMAZING olive oil and Guinness dipping sauce!
This is one instance where we will happily tell you to skip the butter — that Guinness reduction is straight-up addictive. It’s sweet, tangy, and bitter all in one. Sounds strange since it’s hard to describe the flavor but trust us — you’ll be going back for seconds (and thirds…and fourths…).
Our food arrived under cloches that were removed as our food was placed in front of us.
First up, we ordered the Anglo Irish for $17. It’s an Eggs Benedict-style dish served with poached eggs, sliced Irish ham, and wilted spinach piled up on a brioche muffin pullman bread topped with a creamy, rich hollandaise sauce!
This was one of the best Eggs Benedicts we’ve ever had. The eggs were cooked perfectly and the portion size was enormous! The ham was thick and juicy, plus there was even a little sprinkling of edible flower petals over the top which made for a lovely little addition! Lots of spinach made this option taste really fresh despite all that meat and hollandaise that was loaded up on top!
Next, we ordered the Pork Hash Tagged for $17. This is comprised of braised pork belly, scallions, and potato hash topped with two fried eggs. Once again, the sunny-side-up eggs were cooked perfectly. We wished the potatoes had a little more seasoning since they weren’t very flavorful on their own.
The pork, however, was PACKED with flavor. We loved how it was crispy on the edges and tender towards the center!
And now that we’ve sufficiently STUFFED ourselves with all these tastes of Ireland, it’s time to relay our Raglan Road findings to you!
Nosh or Not?
Jig on over to Raglan Road if:
- You’re looking for a relaxing and authentically Irish start to your day
- Prefer breakfast items that aren’t found on every Disney World breakfast menu
- Cocktails and breakfast pairings are something you’re into (or aspire to have that happen more often on your Disney World vacations!)
Avoid Raglan Road if:
- You don’t have time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast with all the things you’ve got planned at the parks (in which case, you probably WON’T be starting your day at Disney Springs)
- Good ol’ standard fare is your go-to Breakfast of Champions
- You don’t really care about alcoholic beverages since it’s way too early in the day to start thinking about that kind of stuff!
While you can’t go wrong with any meal at Raglan Road, there’s something extra-magical about enjoying this Celtic-inspired brunch. Maybe it’s because their food is so unique compared to Disney World’s more traditional offerings like Mickey Waffles, eggs and bacon — all of which we LOVE (don’t get us wrong!) — it’s just that sometimes you just want something a little more “Old Country” and that’s where Raglan Road never disappoints!
Did we make you hungry with our weekend excursion to Raglan Road? To keep a good thing rolling, check out when Homecomin’s Rise & Shine weekend brunch will be returning here!
Have you ever had brunch at Raglan Road? Tell us what your experience was like in the comments below!