This was our second visit to Disneyland Paris and my daughter was now 3 years old. I knew that this was on the list we had to dine at, considering she adored Disney princess films! And of course, so do I! Auberge de Cendrillon is a premium character dining restaurant. You can find this located in the Disneyland park within Fantasy Land. It is a fine dining french restaurant that offers lunch or dinner in the company of Suzy, Perla and your favourite Disney Princesses. I felt it ticked all the boxes for our family of 5 and was a great way to meet Disney characters!
Auberge de Cendrillon
Our booking for Auberge de Cendrillon was for 1.30pm in the afternoon. After B and W got their faces painted (which is next door) we headed to our booking. The building is beautiful and magical looking and inside is imaginative, with a theme of Cinderella. The restaurant is inspired by the stately home owed by Tremaine, Cinders step mother. There is an elegant feel to the dining room, with stained glass windows and pumpkin chandeliers that add to its class and ambience.
TIP: Asked to be seated in the main hall area – this is where you will see the princesses float through the restaurant
The restaurant is rather formal (as formal as can be with a load of excitable kids!) and is waiter service. Before I talk about what we ate, let me explain about the dining plan for Auberge de Cendrillon. If you have purchased the standard or plus Disney dining plan, you can use your meal vouchers towards this meal and pay the extra. If you have purchased the Premium, this restaurant is included and will incur no extra charge unless purchasing extra beverages. You may not have opted for the Disney dining plan, therefore you will need to pay full wack. For a family of 2 adults, 2 children (1 infant is free under 3), the full price is around £250 for a three course meal.
TIP: You can book your restaurant reservations from 60 days prior to your holiday arrival. I would suggest doing this as all the restaurants get booked up fairly quickly.
Our food at Auberge de Cendrillon
Let me tell you, I was super excited to dine here. I love all cuisines and all styles of food. But I was really looking forward to a waiter service meal that was of the fine dining level! As we were visiting during the 25th Anniversary celebrations, we were lucky enough to be offered a set menu as well as the standard menu. Both Matt and I decided on the 25th anniversary special set menu as I had previously heard about the dessert and I was excited to try it! After ordering our food which admittedly did take rather long, we were brought over our non-alcoholic Prince cocktails and Amuse-Bouche. Our Amuse-bouche were cheese gougeres, which were enjoyed by all.
For us grown-ups, we then had seared scallops on a bed of leeks in a champagne sauce. I love seafood so this was right up my street and was really light and tasty. Matt and I both then had the Grilled beef fillet with star-shaped polenta and truffle jus. This was just sublime and melted in the month. I really enjoyed the polenta too – a different take on what I would normally choose. Finally, for dessert, we both chose the Praline chocolate crunch with chocolate ganache. I was in chocolate heaven and it was surprisingly not too heavy. The price per person for the 25th Anniversary meal was 75 euros per head.
As Baby K was only 7 months old, we brought some of his own food with us, but also shared some of his brother and sisters. W went for the salmon and creme cheese starter which she didn’t eat as she was far to excited! B went for the pumpkin soup. For their mains, they both opted for the spaghetti in tomato sauce with a side of veg (who ever says you can’t get much veg in DLP!) which was served on a Mickey Mouse shaped plate! B enjoyed his but again, W grazed. Not out of dislike, just that she barely sat down as she was waiting to greet all the Princesses.
They both finished off with a chocolate pudding – W being Cinderella’s glass slipper (this she did eat!) and B enjoying the same but in the style of a treasure chest. There wasn’t much left on their plates! The price per head for each child was 45Euros.
Princess Interaction at Auberge de Cendrillon
Of course, the main attraction of this restaurant is the Princess interaction. This is the only restaurant you can find in the resort where you can dine with the Princesses. At every meal you are pretty much guaranteed Suzy, Perla and Cinderella. Quite often Prince Charming is in attendance too. During our meal, we also saw Snow White, Ariel and Princess Aurora. W adored this experience and even though B claimed he didn’t, I think he did! Each character will come and visit your table where they will chat to you and spent time having photos taken and sign autographs. They were so interactive and didn’t rush off – they all spent a good amount of time with us. The mice visited us on several occasions!
For us, it was worth every penny seeing our children’s faces light up when the Princesses came to talk to us. At one point, W even danced with Perla…and I cried! Not only this, but it is fantastic food and will save you time! If you wished to meet the Princesses in the park, you are looking at approx 70 minute wait to just see one Princess! For us, we will 100% be returning to this restaurant in our future visits. To check the latest on this restaurant, visit DLP guide, as well as information on restaurant closures, menus and more about the Disney dining plan! I found this website so useful when planning my trips to Disneyland Paris.