Located in the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World you find one of the most amazing culinary and dining experiences ever imagined. Only the freshest ingredients are served to you in the highest level of service. Since the year 2000 Victoria and Albert’s restaurant has received one of a restaurant’s highest achievement, the AAA Five Diamond award. However, this dining experience does come with a heavy price tag and reservations usually must be made months in advance since there is only one seating per evening.
As you walk into the dining room you immediately feel like you have stepped back into time. The draperies, chandeliers and dining tables are that of an 18th-century elegant style.
There are 3 different dining experiences to choose from.
Main Dining Room
The least expensive option is the main dining area where you will be one of the only 14 tables in a warmly lit, intimate setting.
A dress code is strictly enforced so if you do have reservations make sure to pack an outfit for the occasion. Men must enter the dining area wearing jackets.
You will be surrounded by gorgeous fresh floral arrangements and enjoy the lovely harpist in the corner of the room playing popular Disney songs.
Once you are seated you will be greeted and asked to select your entrees. For my large dinner party, we were taken care of by 2 amazing waiters. This husband and wife duo treated us like royalty and they knew the menu as if they would be the ones preparing each dish for us.
Guests may choose their own entrees on the prix fixe menu or leave it up to the chef to pick them for you. Any food allergies you may have will be taken into consideration. There are also extra items to choose in addition to the normal entrees such as exquisite caviar or Kobe steaks. These will be at an additional price and the waiters will advise you of this.
I’ve dined both ways by selecting my entrees and also leaving it up to the chef’s choices. Whichever way you choose you will not be disappointed.
This table put you right in the kitchen where you are able to watch everything being prepared.
Begin your meal with a champagne toast and then indulge in an 11-course meal while you mingle with the chefs and sommeliers.
However, once again this experience is a little more pricey than the Main Dining Room at $235 per person but absolutely worth it.
Queen Victoria’s Room
You will definitely feel as if you stepped back into 18th century Paris while dining in the Queen Victoria’s Room. With only seating for 8 people and behind closed doors, your entrees will include items from the special Chef’s Degustation Menu.
The most amazing thing I had while dining is at the end of the meal they bring in a turn-of-the-century coffee service and prepare it at your table. It was the freshest coffee I have ever had in my entire life.
After the coffee service, you will be presented with a personalized menu highlighting what choices you have made throughout the evening.
No matter which dining experience you choose I guarantee it will be the best meal and service you have ever had.
Make sure to add Victoria and Albert’s restaurant to your bucket list.
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