New details on Leaky Cauldron fare and Fortescue’s ice cream flavors revealed

We have just received information on some of the brand new delicious food coming to the Diagon Alley expansion at Universal Orlando, thanks to Jim Hill over at the Huffington Post.  You won’t believe what delicious dishes and mouthwatering ice cream flavors are coming.  We are drooling just thinking about it!

Visitors to the park can find the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron, which has been designed to give the park-goers a brand new modern dining experience while still remaining true to the “grubby-looking pub” that we all know so well from the Harry Potter books and films.  Hill described a brand new digital order-taking system that will help make the dining experience quick, modern, and efficient… all of which is behind-the-scenes, of course.  Ric Florell, the senior vice president of Universal Orlando, talked about the differences between the Leaky Cauldron and the Three Broomsticks, saying,

Here, we wanted a very different dining experience than guests get over in Hogsmeade Village at the Three Broomsticks. There, people order their food, it’s then handed to them on a tray and they have to carry all that out into the restaurant by themselves as they’re being led to their table. Here, we wanted to marry the speed of quick service dining to the table service experience. So as soon as you’re finished placing your order, you’re handed a candle with a number on it. You’re then led into the main dining area at the Leaky Cauldron to be seated. And it’s that candle [that] helps the Universal team member who’s actually got your food find your table and then deliver your order.

In addition to the new dining experience, there will a virtual cornucopia of brand new delicious dishes that will stay true to the English roots of the Leaky Cauldron experience, but will also be tweaked slightly with a “healthful American twist.”  Steven Jayson, the vice president and corporate chef at Universal Orlando, described a new dish called the Ploughman’s Platter:

In our effort to keep thing authentic as possible, this features three cheeses that we’re having flown in from Britain as well as a traditional Scotch [e]gg. Which would probably be the richest part of this meal, given that it’s a hard-boiled egg wrapped with sausage, which is breaded & then fried. But in an effort to make our Ploughman Batter as healthful as possible, our Scotch [e]gg is flash fried. It’s not in the deep fryer for very long, plus the coating that we use on this item is kind of thin. We supplement that with a beautiful apple & beet salad, some Branston [p]ickle [r]elish, plus a field green kind of salad and some roasted tomatoes. So you’ve got some lighter items in there alongside the authentic British pub fare. You’ve got some protein with the eggs & the cheese, some carbs with the peasant bread. So in the end, it’s a balanced meal.

Keeping in mind the stark contrast in climate between England and Florida, the chefs at Universal Studios have created meals designed to be delicious but not terribly heavy so that people can still enjoy the park and the food in the hot weather.  Chef Steven Jayson said,

Take — for example — our Fisherman’s Pie, which has three different types of fish in it. Some beautiful Scottish salmon, some of the fresh cod we have flown in every day from Alaska and some shrimp. It’s topped off with a crust of potatoes, and we have some peas mixed in with it. We then pair this dish up with a salad to kind of get that balance and then add a nice oven-roasted plum tomato.

In addition to these delicious meals, Hill mentioned that there will also be traditional English dishes such as Toads in a Hole (sausages in Yorkshire pudding batter), bangers and mash with minted peas, and a sampler platter of pies, including a Fisherman’s Pie and a Cottage Pie.  Here are some mouthwatering images of the food in the Leaky Cauldron:

Now don’t worry; you won’t be going thirsty with all of this delicious new food to eat.  The Leaky Cauldron will feature new beverages as well!  Florell described a few of the new additions:

Now we knew that we were never going to be able to top Butterbeer. Which is still going to be served here at the Leaky Cauldron. So we thought that we’d try and create some other new beverages, which would then take their inspirations directly from the ‘Harry Potter’ movies. So we have things on tap here like Peachtree Fizzing Tea, Tongue-[T]ying Lemon Squash and Fishy Green Ale.

Hill described the Fishy Green Ale as “a mint-flavored beverage that you have to sip through a huge black straw,” and at the bottom of the glass you will find “a handful of faux-fish eggs, which are actually these small gelatin balls filled with this blueberry-flavored liquid” that “immediately bursts in your mouth.”

In addition to the heartier fare, the Leaky Cauldron will feature some new desserts, which Hill also described as delicious:

As you might expect, the Leaky Cauldron does feature a few dessert offerings. These include a sticky toffee pudding, which will be served warm with a scoop of ice cream on top as well as a chocolate potted cream with a bit of black cherry sauce that chocoholics are just going to die for.

Thanks to the Universal blog, we also have a brand new menu listing of food in addition to Hill’s tips:

  • Bangers and Mash (traditional roasted sausages with creamy mashed potatoes)
  • Toad in the Hole (traditional sausage baked into a Yorkshire pudding and served with onion gravy)
  • Cottage Pie (a savory combination of meat and vegetables in a potato crust)
  • Fisherman’s Pie (salmon, shrimp and cod baked together under a potato crust)
  • Beef, Lamb & Guinness Stew (served in a bread bowl)
  • Ploughman’s Platter (a feast of English cheeses, crusty bread, cornichon pickles, apple beet salad, Branston pickle, and a Scotch egg)
  • Split Pea Soup
  • Banger Pub Style Sandwich
  • Fish and Chips
  • And more!

As well as a listing of the beverages offered:

  • Fishy Green Ale (it’s Fishy Green Ale, use your imagination!)
  • Otter’s Fizzy Orange Juice
  • Tongue-Tying Lemon Squash
  • Peachtree Fizzing Tea
  • Wizard’s Brew (draught beer)
  • Dragon Scale (draught beer)
  • Gillywater
  • Pumpkin Juice
  • Butterbeer

And now, as if we don’t already have you drooling enough by this point, Hill went on to describe some of the delicious new ice cream flavors that will be served at Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour, such as clotted cream, Earl-Grey and lavender, chocolate and chili, and, wait for it…soft-serve Butterbeer ice cream!  That’s right, just as we thought there could be no topping the delicious Butterbeer served in Hogsmeade and the Leaky Cauldron, now comes this brand new and park-exclusive ice cream treat.

Universal has also revealed the following flavors:

  • Earl Grey and Lavender
  • Chocolate-Chili
  • Clotted Cream
  • Apple Crumble
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Salted Caramel Blondie
  • Chocolate and Raspberry
  • Strawberry and Peanut Butter
  • Orange Marmalade
  • Butterbeer

Out of all the delicious food here, what are you most excited about trying?  We think you can guess what we’re looking forward to most.  Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Toni Cooper

    OMG! Can someone please fly me to Orlando or send me a money tree so I can fly to Orlando just for this amazing food?! Sticky toffee pudding AND Butterbeer ice cream? Yes please!

    • Sophie

      I know right – it all sounds INCREDIBLE. I want to go right now!

      • Toni Cooper

        Me too, I vote we go!! Right, where’s that money tree?

        • Sophie

          Haha, yes – let’s go. ONE DAY WE SHALL!

          • Toni Cooper

            YES, yes we will!!

  • Carol

    Well reading all of that definitely had my mouth watering, and it all sounds absolutely scrummy, especially the fishy green ale and the sticky toffee pudding x

  • Toni Cooper

    Also, the Fishy Green Ale sounds well intriguing!

  • Molly Wobbles

    Chocolate and Raspberry ice cream 🍦 …a Wizard’s Brew…and I gotta try Toad in the Hole!

  • Victoria91

    This all sounds AMAZING! I would love to try Banger Pub Style Sandwich, Guinness Stew, Split Pea Soup… ok there is just too many delicious things on this menu. oh and I really want to try Salted Caramel Blondie and Strawberry and Peanut-Butter… together!

  • Jenni

    I was hoping for some better vegetarian options that we have at The Three Broomsticks, but it doesn’t look like it.

  • Adam

    This sounds wonderful! Its sad that the food in the HP theme parks is better than most of the food you can get at a pub or restaurant in London.

  • XPhoenixXHeartX [DF]

    I hope they have vegan options.

  • Jessica

    I can’t WAIT to use my season pass to visit and try all these amazing flavors

  • Euan

    Absolutely want to try all of these flavours aaaah

  • Maggie Martino


  • The Earl Grey and Lavender flavor at Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour sounds INCREDIBLE!

  • Nora Wilde

    !!! In dire need of all of these delicious sounding foods/ bevvys!!

  • Megan


  • Cambear

    Mouth watering — which is pretty hard for British food!

  • Eru

    Just reading this stuff makes me want to book my tickets NOW…forget finishing work!

  • Michelle Harrison

    This sounds really neat, but I don’t know if I’m brave enough to try some of those drinks!

  • Eva lujan

    I can’t wait to go

  • Yazz Matthews

    I’m so glad they have split pea soup at the leaky cauldron, “and hey, if you have the pea soup, make sure ya eat it before it eats you” hahahahah :’) xxx

  • Michelle Doetsch

    Sigh. Once again, little to nothing for the vegetarians to eat 🙁 I still wanna go sooooo badly, though. I would starve for a day to go to Diagon Alley!

  • Brenda Suckow

    OMG I cant wait to go back and try all this!

  • Steph

    This sounds amazing!

  • Casie Case

    Mmm….so excited to try all the new food! Headed to WWoHP at the end of June!

  • Kaleigh Lauren Curtis

    I cannot wait until LeakyCon to try all the new garb! It really is going to be the experience of a lifetime.

  • jake22

    Sounds good!

  • Jess Kaminsky

    I want to go back! My mom and I want to try the butterbeer haha.

  • Ashley Currey

    I’ve never been so excited for anything in my entire life; I want to go back so badly!

  • keellis

    This sounds so good!

  • Sounds super yummy aaaaa

  • nyxcrawler

    We ll be there this summer! Wish they would set an opening date!

  • Mara

    Can’t wait to go and experience the new section of the WWHP.

  • Brookek711

    Hope I get picked for one of the WWoHP sweepstakes so I can try some of these!!

  • HogwartsAlumni

    Good luck to everyone who entered the WWoHP sweepstakes, but if I win I’m trying all of these!

  • Glen

    This is just too exciting

  • Dakota Brown

    Butterbeer is the most exciting, but I want to try all of them!

  • Butterbeer ice cream seems the most unique. I cannot wait to try it! =D

  • RUTH

    Would absolutely love to try all of these foods! Hoping to take a vacation with my family!

  • Julie Jordan

    All I can say is…yum!

  • bagginsindeed

    Butterbeer soft serve sounds about as close to heaven as Florida gets. And the other stuff doesn’t sound bad either! 🙂

  • Caitiecakes

    I would love to try the salted caramel blondie ice cream!

  • WanderingWand

    I can feel that Scotch egg going straight to my arteries! But that fishy ale sounds strangely delicious!

  • Becky Potter

    Bangers and Mash is soooooo good!

  • Carly Tubridy

    Holy shenanigans I want to try everything. Peachtree fizzing tea sounds awesome O.o

  • Monica

    Clotted Cream Ice Cream….. well that’s different.

  • Kym Min

    Ploughman’s Platter sounds so yummy! Everything sound very delicious. Ahhh. I want to go there so badly!

  • Rob

    All the food looks delicious, and I can’t wait to try all of the different ice creams!

  • zachary_ling

    I hope the food is as good as it is in the UK! Butterbeer ice cream though!!! YES!

  • Leah Bickett

    Im so excited for the scotch egg and lavender ice cream

  • Heatherrrrm

    So excited to be able to try Harry Potter’s favourite foods!

  • visualdestini

    I can’t wait to try this!

  • Sthoma04

    This sounds so amazing!

  • Abby Oh

    Whoa, my mouth is watering 🙂

  • salina

    i love how much effort is being put into all of this! definitely hope to get there someday 🙂

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  • CinematicSky

    Getting it brought to us will be super nice, I ate at the Three Broomsticks and somehow getting a tray with food and carrying it back to the table took out of the experience a little bit. I like the sound of Gillywater being offered too, I wonder if that’s just regular water or if there’s something special to it.

  • Rona Recommends

    I got to taste probably half the Leaky Cauldron menu last week, including four of the beverages–which aren’t sold anywhere else on property. The big surprise: fishy green ale, which has an odd, but truly not bad, combination of mint and blueberry. Here are details on a whole bunch of the foods and drinks. (I can’t seem to post the link. Google Rona Recommends, then scroll down to “Dig Into British Fare at Leaky Cauldron.”