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Victoria & Albert’s restaurant has reopened at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

by Susan and Simon Veness

Victoria & Albert’s fine dining venue at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort reopens today, July 28, 2022, after a lengthy closure, with a luxurious, reimagined interior inspired by Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Celebration.

victoria & albert's interior
Photos courtesy of Disney. Photoby Kent Phillips

Walt Disney World’s culinary crown jewel now boasts crystal chandeliers, fanciful murals, and delicate scroll work amid a palette of ivory, taupe, and light blue, accented by silver, gold, and pewter and inspired by the theme of an English garden.

Victoria & Albert’s cuisine

Victoria & Albert’s has earned the AAA Five Diamond Award each year since 2000 for its exceptional American cuisine and flawless service. Ever-changing menus feature ingredients that are sourced world-wide, including delicacies such as Glacier 51 Toothfish with charred mushroom and sambal, and Danish Hiramasa with carrot and Okinawan potatoes.

Guests who choose plant-based diets are well catered for with selections such as Heirloom Tomatoes with gazpacho and 100-year balsamico, or Carrot Tikka Masala with cilantro and puri bread, while carnivores can indulge in dishes like Wagyu A-5 Miyazaki with potato rösti and romesco.

Dessert offerings end the meal in lush style with choices such as Spectrum of Chocolate, with its specialty sourced chocolates highlighted by accents of vanilla, Champagne, and Grand Marnier.

Each of the restaurant’s tasting menus can be tailored to guest’s tastes and dietary requirements.

Wine parings and more

With more than 500 wine selections from 35 regions, each dinner or course can be expertly paired with a vintage that sets it off perfectly, through the assistance of sommelier Israel Perez’s 20 years of experience at Walt Disney World.

Cocktails and zero-proof cocktails can also be paired with each dish, including such fantastical beverages as the Guajillo Spice, smoked tableside to showcase the deep flavors of roasted guajillo chilis, charred jalapenos, and black peppercorn.

Victoria & Albert’s exclusive dining rooms

Victoria & Albert’s Chef’s Table
Photo by Kent Phillips

Those seeking an even more intimate dining experience should seek out the private Queen Victoria’s Room, which offers a prix-fixe tasting menu personally crafted by the Chef de Cuisine. The setting boasts a fireplace, intricate embroidery, lace details, and artwork featuring European royalty.

The Chef’s Table option allows guests to interact with the chefs as dishes are prepared, and can accommodate up to six guests. There is only one seating per night for this option.

Meet the team

Photo by Steven Diaz

Chef de Cuisine Matthew Sowers has led Victoria & Albert’s culinary team since 2006, and has curated menus for the Remy restaurant abord the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy cruise ships, while Executive Chef Kevin Chong oversees operations and Pastry Chef Kristine Farmer’s tenure dates back to her time on the opening team at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Semi-formal or formal attire is required at Walt Disney World’s signature restaurant, and seating is open to guests ages 10 and up. Advance reservations are required up to 60 days in advance on DisneyWorld.com.

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