First look inside the new-look Victoria and Albert's dining room at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Jul 18, 2022 in "Victoria and Albert's"

Posted: Monday July 18, 2022 1:!5pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World's fine-dining restaurant Victoria & Albert's makes its return on July 28 2022, and Disney has shared a first look inside the updated dining room.

The dining room has been refreshed, 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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RoadiJeffAug 11, 2022

Thanks for that assessment of the Chef's Table. I've only eaten in the main dining room but at $800+ for a dinner for two I think I'll stick with the ambiance it offers rather than the smells and sounds of the kitchen.

OurayAug 09, 2022

The one time I dined at V&A's was at the Chef's Table. The food was quite good. It was a good dining month, as I had V&A's and Le Bernardin within two weeks of each other. While I'd say it's hard to compare the two as they're stylistically so different, when I asked myself the question, "Which was fundamentally more delicious?", I had to give V&A's the edge. Perhaps the service wasn't quite as polished, and the wine choices not as unique, but it won the all around. Back to the Chef's Table; while unique, it's kind of loud and smells kitchen-y. Understand that a large restaurant kitchen doesn't smell like your kitchen at home when you're making boeuf bourguignon. A restaurant kitchen is in constant churn, so not only do you smell the food being prepared, but you also smell the dish machines, the sanitizing sinks, the garbage being taken out, etc. Just something to consider. I will return to V&A's, but I'll take the dining room.

TheGuyThatMakesSwordsAug 07, 2022

Yup, "back".... the WDW way. Grateful for our past trips. No more.

LuvtheGoofAug 07, 2022

We were hoping to grab the Chef’s Table for our anniversary in March. We’ve done it before and loved it. Guess we’ll have to eat with the rabble in the Queen Victoria room.

Hockey89Aug 06, 2022

Def for the guests and not extra rev stream

DCBakerAug 05, 2022

Apparently the minimum number of guests for the Chef's Table has increased to 4 - "Victoria & Albert’s recently reopened, and now if you want to book the Chef’s Table, you’ll need to have at least 4 people in your party — you can no longer book the Chef’s Table for parties of less than four. That means if you were hoping to have a date night at the Chef’s Table, you’re going to have to make it a double date!"

My95cobrasAug 02, 2022

Ahhhhh, ok. I misunderstood.

LuvtheGoofAug 01, 2022

Yes, additions have always been there. In the past, some of the courses had multiple options for different dishes. They no longer do that, but still offer additions.

My95cobrasAug 01, 2022

we went a month before the pandemic and you could add caviar service, turbot and a5 wagyu for a supplement In the queens room and chefs table

MinthorneJul 31, 2022

No matter what you eat, it all ends the same in the end 😉

LuvtheGoofJul 30, 2022

They haven’t had choices in years. ETA: If you tell them that you don't eat certain foods, they do customize it for you.

TCarboneJul 30, 2022

I didn't see it on the "What's Changed" list, but in the past for each course you could select from 2 or 3 dishes.... customizing the experience. From a photo of the menu I saw elsewhere, selections are no longer offered. The menu is fixed (not just in price). Can anyone confirm?

DCBakerJul 29, 2022

Reopening night review from Touring Plans -

LuvtheGoofJul 29, 2022

You'll love the Chef's Table! We were able to get it for our anniversary a few years ago, and it was awesome. Being able to chat with the chefs while they were preparing the meal was just the best. And Chef Amy explained in detail all that went into each dish that we were served. We'll be trying for the Chef's Table for our next anniversary, and we are hoping for luck, as it falls on day 8 of our trip. We were in the Queen Victoria's room for our last anniversary prior to COVID, and it was great as well. We've done the main dining room as well a few times, and have no issues with that either.