This week Rose & Crown Pub in Epcot started carrying a new vegan item. Rose & Crown is in the UK pavilion of World Showcase and offers great views of IllumiNations in the evening as well as a nice view of World Showcase Lagoon during the day. The dining is both inside and out, we were fortunate enough to be seated in the air conditioning on this super humid day.
Once seated we told our server of our vegan diet and our sons peanut allergy. We mentioned having seen someone get the fish and chips vegan this week and she went to confirm with the chef about the allergies.
Once she returned she told us that they did have the vegan fish, but it is fried in the same fryer as the non-vegan fish. We told her that was okay with us, I bet you could ask for it to be baked if you are not okay with shared fryers. The chips are cooked in their own fryer here. We asked about swapping the kids fish dish and the chef said that was fine. (We have encountered some chefs who are not okay with swapping the kids proteins.)
We ordered 2 big fish and chips and 1 little one. Our food definitely took longer to come out than others. We noticed everyone around us get their food who had ordered after we did. Eventually our meals came out.
The adult portion of the fish and chips comes with two gardein Fishless Fillets and a ton of chips. The chef quickly came out and asked if we were interested in a mustard dip he had made. He said they are currently working on a vegan tarter sauce, and once it’s approved they will offer that. We accepted the mustard dip offer and he came right back out with it.
The meal was very good. The fishless fillets were very crispy and surprisingly less oily then they are when we make them at home. I was a little nervous as these usually don’t sit well with us because of their oil, but we were surprised how they seemed to have less when fried. The entree comes with a lemon wedge to squeeze over the fish. If you’ve never had the gardein Fishless Fillets, they are definitely similar to flaky white fish but not overly fishy flavored. As someone who never liked eating fish, I enjoy these.
The mustard dip was great, it was the right amount of vinegar for tang and really complimented the fish. The chips here are always great, thick cut and crispy. They needed some salt, but the tables had none. They do have vinegar on the table, so that helped the fries.
The kids portion is one fillet and a ton of chips. Little dude ate his fillet and munched on chips for a long time.
As a whole, we really enjoyed our meals. For the money, I’d rather have the Tofu Curry Masala, but we are stoked this is an option. They charge the same price ($22) for the vegan fish as for the non-vegan option, which is the same portion size. I hope this works its way over to the quick service eventually!
Review from September 2018.