*This gluten free dining experience took place in June 2019. It includes information about dairy free options and modifications.
Brunch at Raglan Road
Raglan Road Irish Pub, located in Disney Springs, has been one of my favorite places to dine at Disney World for years now. Serving up classic Irish fare for lunch and dinner daily and brunch on the weekends, I always find that there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Raglan Road. On this particular visit, I had brunch at this table service restaurant with a friend.
Raglan Road is all about its Irish roots. You’ll feel like you were transported to an Irish pub from the moment you walk into the restaurant.
One of my favorite things about Raglan Road is how authentic it is. They actually shipped in wood from Ireland to build the bar and other areas of the restaurant. How cool is that?
During our brunch, we were seated in a cozy back area of the restaurant, near their second bar. This area was charming and has lots of nods to Ireland with photos of famous Irish folks. The restaurant also features live Irish bands and Irish Stepdancers on the weekends too that starts at noon. We were having brunch a bit before the live music, so it was nice and quiet throughout our meal.
Of course, my favorite reason for visiting Raglan Road is the food. This restaurant is not owned & operated by the Disney Company, so they do not have an allergy-friendly menu. But, your server will discuss options with you. And, the restaurant is very special diets friendly. In fact, the first thing our server asked was if anyone had a special dietary need.
While we were looking over the brunch menu, my friend and I decided to enjoy a pint of Magners Pear Hard Cider. It’s a great boozy way to start a brunch. And, the pear cider is very light and bubbly — making it a great brunch drink. Currently, Raglan Road has Magners plain hard cider and pear both on tap. You can also order bottles of several types of cider too.
After some debating, I decided to order the Happy Marriage Omelet. This included Slow braised chicken, bacon jam, sautéed spring onions and crispy diced potatoes. This is a gluten free dish, and though I didn’t ask on this visit, I think it’s probably easily made dairy free too.
Overall, I enjoyed this omelet. I would say that I was a bit surprised by it, as I expected the potatoes to be served on the side and not in the omelet itself. The chicken was very tasty and the bacon jam provided a good bit of acidic punch throughout, which was really nice. I am pretty sure the jam was made using balsamic vinegar because that taste was pretty strong when you got bites of the jam.
The overall omelet was actually much milder in taste than I expected. But, it was a huge portion. So, if getting a lot of for you money is important or you’re really hungry, this is a great. option. In the future, I might skip this and order the Pork Hash Tagged, which I love, or the classic gluten free & dairy free fish and chips. It’s not that this dish was bad. It just wasn’t my favorite thing I’ve ordered at Raglan Road.
I am always really happy when I get to eat a meal at Raglan Road. The food is always excellent, the service great, and the special diets options extensive. If you’re gluten free (and even dairy free), you’ll find a lot of choices in this classic Irish pub themed restaurant.
Have you been to Raglan Road Irish Pub? What was your experience during brunch like?