Le Bistrot Chez Rémy is the finest themed restaurant in Disneyland Paris. As we approach the entrance, we see something quite minimalist; it’s a very French, classy introduction to our dining experience. To the right of the door, we can catch our first glimpse of the dining room through the veranda. As we enter, we are once again seemingly in a classy establishment. Chef Rémy’s various accolades adorn the walls including Anton Ego’s review from the film as well as Rémy’s first €5 note. This waiting room oozes class, everything from the lampshades to the softas to the wallpaper screams of sophistication. Make sure you take lots of time to look around and take in all the treasures that you might find. I could happily wait an hour in there, that is the sign of a great waiting room.
Much like Ratatouille: L’Aventure Totalement Toquée de Rémy, as we move down the corridor we are gradually shrunk. This is done by enlarging the wallpaper. The sight that greets us in the dining room is extraordinary. We immediately see an oversized colander as well as those giant hand-painted leaves on the ceiling. Tables are given cocktail umbrellas whilst chairs are champagne bottle tops. This is a fun, Disney environment at its finest. The slow Ratatouille music loop adds a touch of class and a Parisian feel to the restaurant. Yet there is an element of refinement in this fun and festive atmosphere: The waiting staff have a classy look to them, enhancing the idea of high Parisian gastronomy. The eleven different table designs all offer a culinary theme with decoration such as olive oil bottle wrappers and jam-jar lids. Giant plates offer separation between some tables with giant forks at their side as a coat-hook; there are also giant cookbooks across the restaurant. This 370 seater restaurant has been spaced in such a way that even at capacity, it will still feel spacious. It is obvious to the eye that guest comfort has played a key role in its design. A special mention must go to the champagne cork chair which is available upon request. The oversized Christmas tree lights offer a well lit and themed dining environment. In this restaurant themeing is king, and it is a restaurant you’ll be wanting to explore; and so, therefore, it fulfils its goal. We spent approximately one-and-a-half hours in the restaurant and we were still finding new details.
Moving onto the food and drink – we got to sample a range of food, not all of which you will find on the final menu. However, it will still be useful to detail quality, as it is expected that it should remain the same. As an Apéritif we got the chance to try Champagne Lanson Black Lable Brut. This champagne has been bottled especially for Disneyland Paris and is gorgeous. I don’t think I’ve ever had the chance to have had a nicer champagne – There are no indications of price yet, but I would happily pay for this. Our starter was a Vegetable Seasoned salad, croutons of breaded Brie de Meaux – this was not very good. I am not much of a salad person, but what I did eat was not enjoyable. The croutons especially, despite not being on the regular menu, were tasteless and had very little Brie de Meaux in them at all.
The main, however, was a difference story: Beef Fillet with Point-Neuf potatoes and Ratatouille, served with Chef’s Sauce. The steak was a beautiful cut and was cooked to a perfect medium. A very good bit of steak. Chef’s Sauce was a secret recipe but was also very tasty. I would not hesitate to order this again. The fries were nice and the Ratatouille tasted good – again, it was full of things I don’t really eat, but what I had was tasty.
Moving onto the cheese course we had Brie de Meaux with Fruit Bread and Jam. This was fantastic. I’m a huge fan of Brie and this did not disappoint. The presentation was also very good. Combining all elements of this dish left me wanting more – the good news is that it is on the desert menu!
Our final course was Giant profiterole filled with vanilla ice cream. The first thing I noticed was the presentation – WOW! It was beautiful; it is a real shame that this is not on the standard menu – it should be! It was delicious, the taste was just right. My only regret is that I could not finish it.
As for the wines, we had three different wines served, the standard red and white were: Cuvée Disneyland Paris, Château l’Hospitalet “Grande Réserve” both of these were delicious. Our final red wine was created for the Bistrot Chez Rémy and was: Cuvée Bistrot Chez Rémy, Cheval Quancard, Saint-Émilion Fleur de Roc. Again, this was very good – and ask to see the bottle, the design is beautiful.
To conclude, dining in Le Bistrot Chez Rémy is an exciting experience. The food on offer is delicious and its selection of drinks carefully selected. The real treasure here though, is the décor and ambiance which is one of the finest in any Disney Park in the world. I would not hesitate to recommend it and I will certainly be going back soon!
Sample the atmosphere in the Bistrot Chez Rémy with this video from CafeFantasia:
Le Bistrot Chez Rémy opens at 11:30 on Thursday 10th July and can be reserved by calling 00 33 1 60 30 40 50 or by visitng City Hall, Studio Services, your hotel concierge or in restaurant.