Opening date set for the return of Victoria and Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort this summer

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Posted: Friday June 10, 2022 9:05am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World's fine-dining restaurant Victoria & Albert's will make its return on July 28 2022, with reservations available starting June 20.

During the closure, Disney has refreshed the dining room, which Disney describes as a "Victorian-styled setting with murals and wall coverings that showcase a timeless elegance and subtle inspirations of a whimsical garden." Alongside the new dining room, the private Queen Victoria’s Room and the coveted Chef’s Table continue to be available.

Make reservations online or by calling (407) WDW-DVNA or (407) 939-3862. Space is extremely limited; advance reservations are required. Guests must be 10 years or older, and guests are expected to dress accordingly in semi-formal/formal attire.

Upon reopening, you’ll savor your way through the Chef’s Tasting Menu, starting at $295 per guest, with the optional wine pairing starting at $150 per guest. Each dish balances elegant ingredients with unique flavors. With the ever-evolving menu at Victoria & Albert’s, you will be able to indulge in dishes such as Colorado Lamb with pickled blueberry and violet mustard and line-caught turbot with fennel fondue, and Pernod beurre blanc. Those who enjoy the finest of beef can experience the Wagyu A-5 Miyazaki with sauce romesco and potato rösti. Chocolate lovers will revel in the Spectrum of Chocolate, an ombré featuring specialty sourced chocolates with accents of buttermilk, Grand Marnier, and vanilla.

Victoria & Albert’s Chef de Cuisine is Matthew Sowers. He has been working at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts since 2006, with over 15 years of culinary experience at Victoria & Albert’s, in addition to curating menus for Remy on the Disney Dream and Fantasy. With more than 30 years of experience, Pastry Chef Kristine Farmer was part of the opening team at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and currently leads the pastry team of the resort, including its three signature restaurants, Disney’s Fairytale Weddings, and even the production of the gingerbread house.

Leading the talented chefs is Executive Chef Kevin Chong, who oversees all culinary operations at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. 

Sommelier Israel Perez serves as the maître d’hotel where he and his award-winning team pay special attention to every detail of the dining experience. For over 20 years, he has created memorable experiences for guests at various signature restaurants across the Walt Disney World Resort.

The reopening of Victoria & Albert’s continues to the updates to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, with the recent addition of Enchanted Rose lounge and the reimagining of Cítricos, and continued with the reopening of The Grand Floridian Spa. Victoria & Albert's and the newly enhanced and expanded accommodations at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will open this summer. 

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Benjamin_Nicholas12 days ago

Capa is fantastic. And that they always hold three tables nightly for Four Seasons residents is a huge plus in my book.

TheGuyThatMakesSwords18 days ago

So the "new" V&A.... 1) New Head chef. 2) No current reviews (how could there be?). 3) Prices totally reasonable - for the OLD V&A. But we have ZERO data on the NEW V&A. Could be great, could be a bust. Not booking until it's reviewed by Fine Dining Organizations. Meanwhile.... we have a recognized Fine Dining Establishment :).

Hockey8919 days ago

I'll cut and paste a few items that we have had over the years.... All very good. Apps Beer Brined Pork Belly, Apple Butter, Pistachio Jazz Octopus, Black Bean Hummus, Cilantro Fried Cauliflower, Culantro Sofrito, Caper, Cage-Free Egg JAMON DE BELLOTA Acorn Fed Black-Hoof Jamon Iberico Dinner *A-5 WAGYU BEEF - MIYAZAKI WAGYU BEEF (MIYAZAKI, JAPAN)32/OZ LAMB RACK - (OPAL VALLEY, AUSTRALIA)14oz, Grass Fed, Piquillo Salsa Chilean Seabass, Zucchini, Garlic Crumbs, Garbanzo Bean Tomato Ragu Side Yukon Gold, Brown Butter Broccolini, Capers, Chili Flakes, Garlic The lamb is oustanding.... Of course, they A5 steak is next level..... The mashed side is Joel R level mashed... All those apps are wicked tasty for us.

Sans Souci19 days ago

I've seen you mention Capa before. I'm looking the the menu, what do you recommend?

Hockey8919 days ago

Haven eaten in the four table place as well, I would say it may not have been an off night. I've been there 7 or 8 times with excellent food, but the last time I went which was the end of 2019, it was terrible. Food didn't come close to the old days and our waitress should have been at the 99. My wife and I couldn't believe the decline to the point we will never go again. We will do Capa now....

TheGuyThatMakesSwords20 days ago

Menu, and staff. I know what V&A WAS. Now I must determine what it IS.

Minthorne21 days ago

I suspect it was an off night and it was beginning of March 2020 so maybe the bad mojo was already in the air. We are trying Remy Brunch on the Dream at the end of the month, expecting good things.

RoadiJeff22 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime dinner there several years ago. It was around Christmas and a harpist was playing Christmas carols in the main dining room. Quite nice. I didn't think I would ever be full when they started bringing out the early small servings but by the time they'd brought out 15 or so courses (if you count the in-between official course tidbits) I was stuffed. It was a unique and nice experience but probably not something I would do again.

Tony the Tigger22 days ago

That’s a shame, to spend so much and be disappointed. We enjoyed our night there 5 years ago (in the room with 4 tables) with the wine pairings. When done right, those can really elevate a dining experience. With that said, just last night I mentioned a memorable meal with wine pairings at the Flying Fish 6 years prior was at least as good an experience for less than half the price. But an experience like that is hard to duplicate. The closest we’ve come is the pairing luncheons at Food & Wine.

Minthorne22 days ago

Went for my 50th birthday. To me it was not worth the price. I was served food I had told them I didn’t like (cilantro) in the first course. The waiter served the first course without cilantro to the wrong person even after confirming with me just before. That lovely soapy taste lingered. At the end of the meal the waiter forgot the chocolates and served us the bill instead. We had to ask for chocolates. There was definitely a high roller at the next table and our service suffered as the waiters focused much more attention there. Food was tasty but not at all worth the price. Just a disappointment for the 4 figure bill.

TheGuyThatMakesSwords22 days ago

Waiting for reviews. Not the same Head Chef.

lewisc23 days ago

I thought Disney was delaying the re-opening to avoid a Michelin non rating zero star. Reviewing a restaurant a few weeks after a reopening might not be favorable. The announcement timing emphasizes the fact that V & A wasnt eligible for rating

Tony the Tigger23 days ago

Woo hoo!

trainplane323 days ago "We missed our Michelin star!!" *Rushes to open V&A* *I know that's not the reason but the coincidence is there