This is a halfway house between a Quick Service and a full service, the food is towards the quality of a full service place, but the atmosphere is quite noisy, and definitely more quick service in style. You order at a counter, but then the waiter delivers your food. It’s very good, and a great option on the QSDP.
We had Chicken Alfredo, Penna Bolognese, Salmon, and a Kids Spaghetti. I have a note that this would have been $85, which makes it a great choice on the dining plan but a little pricey as a quick service option if you are paying cash.
This has the same name as the restaurant at the Marketplace, but it has a completely different menu. There are 2 full service restaurants here, and the express seems a bit of an after thought. I was quite disappointed with our meal here, and wouldn’t rush back. The kids had pizza, which was nice. I had chicken and Mash which was ok, and Phil had meatballs.
We fancied some familiar comfort food, so we tried this for ‘authentic fish and chips’, it was fish and chips, but it wasn’t particularly authentic. Moll’s pie was the best option, if we went back I think we’d all have pie.
For breakfast, it’s a buffet and you can have whatever you want from each station. This is very very good. There’s an omelette station, pancakes, bacon, sausage, etc. You can have as much as you like. It was very good, and it’s just a quick service credit.
This is a lovely option if you aren’t in a park at lunchtime. Katie and I tried the Design your own pasta and it was lovely. It was also enormous, you could easily share it. Phil let the side down and had a burger, and Molly had some pizza, and some of our pasta. (She really didn’t need the pizza, and we could have saved her credit, but we had no shortage of credits.) We shared a couple of drinks, and took a few bottles of water away with us.
Pizza from the Boardwalk Window
This is 2 credits which is a bit of a bargain for a large pizza, with drinks and desserts.
This was the best counter service meal we had. I had Salmon and rice, Molly had chicken and salad, Katie had a pitta bread, I think Phil had Salad. We were all craving some salad by this time. We had some zebra domes for dessert, as well as lots of fruit salad.
I didn’t take any photographs, but we had sweet and sour and beef lo mein, and it was lovely. I really like the food here, but I do wish you could sit inside. It’s very hot, and some of the seats have no shade at all.
We tried the mexican place. This was the only meal I didn’t enjoy. We had tacos, and they were awful, they were very dry and accompanied with extremely salty chips. This was probably my worst meal of the holiday.
I don’t know if we would do the dining plan again. I like knowing all our food is paid for, and I really liked being able to get snacks and meals in the parks without worrying about the cost. We found that it limited our plans a little bit, we didn’t want to pay for food offsite when we knew we could eat ‘for free’ onsite, so we would change our plans accordingly. And, it is a lot of food, we ate significantly less in the weeks that we weren’t on the dining plan, and we weren’t skimping, just eating what we fancied.