Hong Kong Restaurant Review: Enchanted Garden at the Disneyland Hotel

Enchanted Garden is one of four food and beverage outlets at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, which is located near Hong Kong Disneyland on Lantau Island. A buffet style restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner daily and lunch on weekends and holidays.

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Entrance of the Enchanted Garden Restaurant at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

Where to Eat at Hong Kong Disneyland

Enchanted Garden is the premier food and beverage outlet to have breakfast at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort.

With a garden-like setting, the stylish eatery serves breakfast the dinner buffets daily and lunch buffets on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.

But there is more to the restaurant than food.

One of the key draws for many Disney fans is getting the chance to get up close and personal with their favourite Disney cartoon characters.

Mickie Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, or Pluto – you never know who is going to show up.

The Breakfast Buffet …

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Cold dishes at the breakfast buffet of the Enchanted Garden breakfast buffet. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.
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Hot dishes at the breakfast buffet at the Enchanted Garden Restaurant. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.
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Waffles shaped like Mickey Mouse at the Enchanted Garden Restaurant. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

On the morning of our second day, we had a buffet breakfast at the Enchanted Garden, one of four food and beverage outlets at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel.

There were several buffet stations serving both hot and cold dishes. There were salads and cold cuts, fruits and fruit juices, cereals and noodles, breads and pastries.

Chinese, pan-Asian, and international favourites were also in ample supply.

But surely among the tastiest tidbits at the buffet tables were the waffles shaped like Mickey Mouse.

Disney Friends Character Breakfast

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Photo opps with Minnie Mouse at the Character Breakfast at the Enchanted Garden. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.
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Minnie Mouse poses with journalists, food critics, and travel bloggers at the Enchanted Garden Character Breakfast. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.
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Here I am posing with Minnie Mouse at the Character Breakfast. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.
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Here I am posing with Mickie Mouse at the Character Breakfast. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.
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Here I am posing with Goofy at the Character Breakfast. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.
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Here I am posing with Pluto at the Character Breakfast. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.
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Pluto posing with journalists, food critics, and travel bloggers at the Enchanted Garden Restaurant. Photo Credit: Accidental Travel Writer.

The highlight of having breakfast at the Enchanted Garden was the chance to take photo shoots with classic Disney cartoon characters.

It really was more fun than any of us had expected!

Mickie Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto all made an appearance during our visit to the restaurant, entering the dining room one by one and stopping at each table.

Disney characters will strike characteristic poses for Disney fans. But they will also give fans a chance to pose with them, usually doing group shots with everyone at a table.

Disney characters are accompanied by professional photographers, who will take photos of your party posing with the characters, using your own camera or mobile device.

The photographers also take photos with their own cameras and post the photos on line. The photos can be accessed and purchased using a QR code.

The Ambiance …

In keeping with the Victorian theme of the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, the Enchanted Garden Restaurant has a Victorian-era ambiance in a garden-like setting, with a fountain, arbours, trellises, and lots artificial flowers.

The Verdict …

The breakfast buffet was extensive, with a wide selection of local, pan-Asian, and international dishes.

The real attraction was getting to interact with the Disney cartoon characters, which Disney refers to as “cast members”.

Many of them had great personalities, especially Minnie Mouse, who interacted especially well with guests. She actually coached me, gently helping me to strike just the right pose.

The Hours …

  • The Enchanted Garden is open daily for breakfast from 7.30 am to 9.00 am (first seating) and 9.30 am to 11.00 am (second seating).
  • The restaurant is open for lunch only on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. The first seating is from 12 noon to 2.00 pm. The second seating is from 2.45 pm to 4.15 pm.
  • The restaurant is open for dinner from Monday to Friday from 5.30 pm to 10.00 pm. It is open on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm.

Always call ahead to double check times before visiting food and beverage outlets.

The Other Outlets …

Enchanted Garden is one of our food and beverage outlets at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. Other restaurants include …

  • Crystal Lotus – serving contemporary Chinese dishes inspired by the traditional cooking styles of the provinces of Guangdong and Sichuan and the cities of Shanghai and Beijing, Crystal Lotus is a fine-dining Chinese restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner daily.
  • Walt’s Cafe – serving international classics, Walt’s Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Sea Breeze Bar – overlooking the swimming pool, Sea Breeze Bar serves light Western-style dishes and signature cocktails. It is currently under renovation.

Where

Enchanted Garden –  Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Tel: (852) 3510-5000.

A complimentary shuttle bus operates frequently to and from Hong Kong Disneyland, the other two Hong Kong Disneyland hotels, and the Sunny Bay Resort Line of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR).

MICE Showcase Media Tour

I was part of a MICE Showcase Media Tour, which was organized to familiarize journalists with the world-class facilities that Hong Kong Disneyland has to offer organizers of meetings, incentives, conferences, and events (MICE) as well as wedding planners.

Both the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park and the three Walt Disney Hotels located nearby were included in the tour.

Our group comprised journalists, food critics, and travel bloggers from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

We spent a total of three days and two nights at the Hong Kong Disney resort.

This is the third in a series of Hotel Restaurant Reviews at Hong Kong Disneyland.

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