Bistrot Chez Remy Restaurant Review – Disneyland Paris

Megan standing outside Bistrot Chez Remy

We visited Bistrot Chez Remy during our November 2019 trip – I have no idea why I didn’t post a proper review at the time,  but better late than never!

Although we experienced Bistrot Chez Remy pre-COVID-19 –  I’ve decided to go ahead and post. I have included a paragraph at the bottom of this review which highlights the changes to Bistrot Chez Remy post COVID-19 in case you have a trip coming up in the near future!

The Basics

Bistrot Chez Remy is a table service restaurant in the Walt Disney Studios Park, themed to the film, Ratatouille. It is currently the only table-service restaurant in this park.

We went to the 5pm sitting and we were there for around 2 hours. As it was our last activity of the day, we were able to relax and take our time to enjoy our meal.

Theming

Bistrot Chez Remy has the best theming of any restaurant in Disneyland Paris –  HANDS DOWN! It’s so unique!

Chairs are shaped like champagne corks and jam jar lids. You’re surrounded by giant cutlery, cookbooks and cocktail umbrellas. We really felt like we had been shrunk down to the size of a rat!

I think it would be really fun to ride the Ratatouille ride and then go straight into the restaurant, while you’re still in “rat mode”! We had planned to do this but ended up getting stuck on the Tower of Terror and nearly missing our reservation! But that’s a story for another day!

Giant Fork Bistrot Chez Remy

Cocktail Umbrellas at Bistrot Chez Remy
Credit to @DisneyCatts on Instagram for this image – thank you!

The Price

Although the restaurant operates on set menus – there are several different price points to suit your budget.  Some have starter and main course, some have starter, main and dessert and some even have specially paired wines for each course!

There is also a children’s menu available which serves plainer dishes.

Pasta and Ratatouille Bistrot Chez Remy
Pasta with tomato sauce served with Ratatouille. Thank you to @DisneyCatts on Instagram for this photo

Our food was ordered from the three-course “Emile” menu – which was €41.99 each (with another 10% off with our Magic Plus discount). We thought the price was extremely reasonable for the amount of food that we got and its high quality.

We also ordered a bottle of red wine with our meal. It was absolutely delicious, but at €37 – it was pretty pricey! We’ve had wine at a few restaurants at Disneyland Paris, I can confirm it isn’t cheap at any of them!

Can I eat at Bistrot Chez Remy with a Meal Plan?

You can eat at Bistrot Chez Remy if you are on the Plus or Premium meal plans without paying a top-up.

You can eat at Bistrot Chez Remy if you are on the Standard Meal Plan but you will have to pay a top-up.

The “Plus” and “Premium” menus are highlighted on the menu, which you can download from the official  Disneyland Paris website.

We did not have a Meal Plan but as we are Magic Plus Annual Passholders, we got 10% off our bill and a free mocktail each.

The Food

As I mentioned earlier, Bistrot Chez Remy operates with a set menu (although there are options within these menus).

Amy and I got basically the same meals apart from the desserts.

Soup and Bread Bistrot Chez Remy

To start, we both ordered the “seasonal soup” which we THINK was carrot and parsnip with creme fresh and bread. It was a big hit.  Someone had told me that the soup they serve in Bistrot Chez Remy is served cold but thankfully this was lovely and warm!

steak and chips Bistrot Chez Remy

For our main course, we both got steak and chips with a side of, of course, ratatouille! The steaks were served with “chefs” sauce and cooked to perfection (medium rare!). The chefs sauce had a strong mushroom taste, which we both loved but it’s worth noting that it’s not your traditional pepper sauce!

TOP TIP: In France, a “well done” steak isn’t really a thing. Their version of well done is still a little pink. You have to specifically ask for it to be virtually cremated if you want a “UK well done”.

Gusteau Dessert Bistrot Chez Remy

For dessert I ordered “Gusteau’s Dessert” – this was a “surprise” dish but I was intrigued so I decided to give it a go.  It was an eclair with a cream and custard filling. I have a huge sweet tooth so this was perfect for me.

Amy got the tiramisu and she really enjoyed it. She’s not normally a dessert person so this is high praise!

Any improvements?

A Later Closing Time – As I mentioned earlier, we had to eat pretty early. The Walt Disney Studios park closed at 6pm while we were there, so the latest sitting we could get was 5pm.

With that being said, the park was already closed when we finished our meal so a Cast Member escorted us through a completely empty and beautifully lit park! This was a strangely lovely experience which more than made up for the early reservation.

Due to the limited dinner reservation times,  I think Bistrot Chez Remy may be better suited to lunchtime bookings. Personally we tend not to book sit-down meals for lunch at Disneyland Paris because it eats into our park time but, of course, it’s down to the preferences of your own party.

Characters? – I know I say this about every non-character dining experience at Disneyland Paris. BUT I feel like it would be really fun to have Linguini on his roller skates flying around the restaurant from time-to-time. I can dream!

Megan standing beside a giant copy of Anyone Can Cook

COVID-19 Restrictions

1. As with all Disneyland Paris restaurants, Bistrot Chez Remy is operating at a reduced capacity. This means that having a table reservation is more important than ever. You can now book your dining reservations 60 days in advance using the Disneyland Paris app!

2. There are currently no physical menus – you have to scan a QR code on your phone to access the menu. Make sure you have plenty of battery!

3. As with everywhere else on resorts, there is a sanitiser station and you are expected to sanitise your hands on arrival.

I want to say a huge thank you to @DisneyCatts for helping me out with this post and sharing their experience at Bistrot Chez Remy!

Amy and Megan at Bistrot Chez Remy
Amy enjoyed her experience at Chez Remy so much that she bought the sweatshirt!

Overall

We both agreed that the food we had at Chez Remy was the best we’ve ever had on Disney property.  We’ve booked a table there for the last night of our October 2020 trip and we’re already counting down the days!

Have you ever been to Bistrot Chez Remy? I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments below!

If you’re interested in reading some of my other Disneyland Paris restaurant reviews, you can look here:

Cafe Mickey Review – Disneyland Paris
Plaza Gardens Character Breakfast Review – Disneyland Paris

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