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Earl of Sandwich now open at Disney Village – first impressions, facts & photos!

Friday, 3rd June 2011 at 18:23

Earl of Sandwich Disney Village

One year of heavy construction and several years of planning later, Earl of Sandwich is now open at Disney Village! The new counter service restaurant overlooking Lake Disney officially opened on Wednesday, 1st June after a special preview event on Monday. Photos here come courtesy of Xavier Triquet (full album), while you can see even more via NewsParcs, Matthieu Bernet and Disney Gazette. Stepping inside the huge glass box building, you’re welcomed by a warm wooden floor and a thoroughly modern interior — with plenty of nods back to the 18th Century. The ground floor has an airy double-height dining area with a suspended globe and a ring of modern ball lights, leading through to the ordering and serving area underneath the first floor mezzanine.

Here, you first join the queue to order your sandwiches and hot snacks, with a novel timer handed to you to indicate when they’re ready. You’re then free to pick up any extras such as desserts or potato chips, all well-presented on the counter, before paying and enjoying your meal. At the centre of the upper floor is a unique circular bench with two semi-circular tables wrapping around it –sure to become a popular dining place, especially with that stunning view across the lake to the hotel district. The outdoor terrace is more basic, with more modern furniture and a rather industrial-looking awning canopy.

Earl of Sandwich Disney Village

Earl of Sandwich Disney Village

Official figures cite the investment by Earl of Sandwich here, for its 15th restaurant overall, at 5 million euros with 80 jobs created. They hope to serve between 2,000 and 2,500 sandwiches a day, with a threshold of around 3,000 on busy peak days. The restaurant offers a choice of no less than 16 hot sandwiches — including three new creations for Disney Village such as the delightfully named “Le Frenchy” — all priced at a flat €5.50, while special breakfast sandwiches and kids sandwiches are priced at €3.50. Intriguingly, there’s no set-price “menu” that the Disney counter service restaurants are so fond of — where you have a choice of two meal combinations giving a slight saving — with the Earl instead preferring everyone to piece together their own meal for now, which can also include hot soup, salads and wraps. With this level of choice (roughly four times as many sandwiches as Market House Deli or Blockbuster Café), great presentation and cheaper prices, we hope the Earl also handed out a few free sandwich coupons to Disney’s own restaurateurs.

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  • Wow! next time i go to disney, ill HAVE to go in there!!!!!!

  • good news ! :

  • Wow! It looks so cool! I can’t wait to go!

  • I just got back from Disneyland (I loved it! Didn’t want to leave!!) And it was a shame I didn’t get chance to go in here as it wasn’t quite ready to be opended when I went to the Disney Village.

  • I looks a lot like the Starbucks show to me…

  • gailytennant  5th June 2011, 12:39

    Looks great! Cant wait to visit on my next trip. Does anyone know if theres a lift to the first floor? Thanks.

  • @gailytennant — Yes, there is a lift!

  • this looks great, cant wait too try some, only 8 weeks to go.

  • Going in just over 5 weeks for my birthday, can’t wait to try it out!

  • Thanks for the news and great photos. Useful to know that there is a lift to the first floor. I thought I read that there was a price of € 10/11 for a sandwich, drink and dessert.Was this news incorrect?

  • Is it true that its only open 7am till 7pm when most guests will be in the village from 6pm onwards each day.

  • we just got back from disney and ate here everyday. The sandwiches are nice and big, delicious and a really resaonable price. freshly made with fresh ingredients makes a pleasant change from the rest of the fast food available. would recommend it to anyone. I have a pretty fussy four year old and he loved the pizza sandwich.

  • it looks rearly nice,but one question from a cheese hater,do they do any sandwiches without cheese or can you order one without.

  • I panini sono buonissimi! Un posto di ristoro elegante e confortevole. Il servizio ottimo! Un’organizzazione perfetta che evita le file. Bravi!

  • Been here last week. Very tasty sandwiches, also big thumbs up to the 2 girls cleaning the tables. Very clean, very nice place. Hope they keep it up, comparing to McD’s which was filthy with sticky tables…

  • hi just returned from disneyland paris ate in the earl of sandwitch on 16.6.11. Very impressed fresh ingredients had no problem changing the order to suit my fussy family members. Well worth a visit and made a nice change to eat fresh vegetables and salad rather than the usual chips and burgers.

  • I’ve been eating there this week and the sandwiches where exelent!!
    In fact they where so good that I went there every day and I tryed 3 different ones.
    At 5.50euro, it is cheaper then any where else in the Village!
    I will be going back!!!

  • just come back from disney and ate at the Earl of Sandwich.the food was amazing and my family and i were pleased to find out that it was all fresh ingredients.also the restaurant was very clean and the staff were extremely helpful.i would recommend this restaurant to all of my friends.
    when we go back to disney we will definitely eat at the Earl of Sandwich again!!!

  • Scenery looks lovely! I cannot wait to go with my mum in May time.

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