*This dining experience took place in December 2016.
Raglan Road Irish Pub, located at Disney Springs, is one of my favorite table service restaurants on Disney property. Though not owned & operated by the Disney Company, celebrity Irish chef Kevin Dundon and his team do an amazing job at accommodating guests with special dietary needs.
Plus, where else can you get proper gluten free and dairy free fish & chips?! If it’s gluten free and deep fried, you know I’m in! Of course, Raglan Road has some other amazing dishes too, and I’m partial to their sandwiches. But, if you’re a first-time visitor, you simply must get the fish and chips.
On this particular visit, I went to Raglan Road with my friend Ron, who is visiting from out-of-town. We both love Cookes of Dublin and Raglan Road and decided on getting dinner at the main table service restaurant for dinner.
Before we ordered, we both got a pint of Magners Irish Cider. It’s available on draft at Raglan Road and is oh so delicious. It’s one of my favorite hard ciders, and there’s something about getting it straight from the draft that makes it even better. You can also get Magners Pear Cider from the bottle.
Because we both can’t resist gluten free and dairy free deep-fried foods, we decided to order the onion rings as an appetizer to split. All of the gluten free and dairy free fried foods use the same batter, so if it’s available deep-fried at Raglan Road, chances are you’ll be able to get it gluten free.
Along with the onion rings, I asked for a side of sweet chili jam and the mustard sauce. I’m such a fan of condiments that I couldn’t imagine eating the onion rings without them. The sweet chili jam is still my favorite with the onion rings, but the mustard sauce was also really nice too.
We both also opted to order the gluten free and dairy free fish and chips as our entrees. It’s such a classic Raglan Road staple, that sometimes I have a hard time NOT ordering it when I go. It’s that good.
A word of note on fried foods. A lot of people say that the fried foods at Raglan Road are a bit bland. I think this is because they don’t tend to overly salt the dishes. If you find the flavors too bland, simple add more salt. It’s easy to do and makes a world of difference. I always add a bit of salt to my fish and chips immediately after it arrives to the table.
The fish and chips on this night were piping hot and well cooked. The fries, as always, were outstanding. Dip your fish and chips in the gluten free and dairy free house-made tartar sauce, and you have a real winner on your hands. If you’re like me, you may need to ask for more tartar sauce too!
Overall, I can’t say enough good things about Raglan Road Irish Pub. I really appreciate the quality of the food and the level of care that Chef Kevin and his team put into providing safe gluten free and special dietary needs options for guests that are just as good as the gluten-filled versions!
Have you been to Raglan Road Irish Pub? What’s your favorite thing to order when you dine there?