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Victoria & Albert’s Reopening July 28 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Over the last few months, many of the closed restaurants have reopened at Walt Disney World, and now one of the last ones is coming back. Starting July 28, 2022, Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is finally reopening.

Victoria & Albert's Reopening

In this post, we are going to explain everything you need to know about Victoria & Albert’s restaurant. We will share with you all the info about the reopening, the menus, prices, dress code, reservations and more.

We’re excited that Disney’s flagship fine dining restaurant is back as it offers an incredible dining experience like no other. Whether it’s in the Main Dining Room, Queen Victoria’s Room, or at the exclusive Chef’s Table, you are in for the meal of your life.

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Victoria & Albert’s Overview

  • Location: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (Walt Disney World)
  • Reopening: July 28, 2022
  • Type: Signature Dining
  • Price: $$$$
  • Cuisine Type: American Fine Dining
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Dress Code: Formal
  • Age: Guests age 10 and up
Victoria & Albert's Chefs and Culinary Team working in the kitchen

Victoria & Albert’s is not only the best restaurant in Walt Disney World, it’s one of the best in the entire state of Florida. It has won the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award every year since 2000, and right now it is one of only three restaurants in the state to receive the award.

If you are looking for an amazing dining experience while visiting Walt Disney World, look no further. It’s a great location for an anniversary or other special event and one of the most romantic restaurants you will ever dine at.

Even though it’s American cuisine, don’t come here expecting to find burgers and pizza. This menu at Victoria & Albert’s is one of the most unique and refined that you will ever come across with fresh ingredients flown in from around the world and with exceptional detail given to both taste and presentation.

It’s Disney’s premier dining venue and will likely be one of the best dining experiences you will have in your life and something we strongly recommend to anyone who enjoys fine dining.

(UPDATE) – Victoria & Albert’s Reopening July 28

Victoria & Albert's Reopening Menu

The famous Victoria & Albert’s restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is finally reopening on July 28, 2022, with reservations starting June 20, 2022.

Even though Victoria & Albert’s has won the AAA Five Diamond Award every year since 2000, that doesn’t mean they’ve been resting on their laurels during the closure over the last couple of years. The menu has been enhanced and the space refreshed.

The newly reimagined dining room brings guests into “a Victorian-styled setting with murals and wall coverings that showcase a timeless elegance and subtle inspirations of a whimsical garden.”

Guests can still dine in the Main Dining Room, the private Queen Victoria’s Room, or the coveted Chef’s Table with a front-row seat to some of the best culinary masterminds in the world.

Victoria & Albert's Culinary Team

The menu at Victoria & Albert’s is always evolving and coming of the dishes you can expect to try on the Chef’s Tasting Menu include 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.

The world-class wine collection found within its wine cellar, with over 500 selections, perfectly pairs with your dishes by the sommeliers on staff. If you’re interested in zero-proof cocktails, there are delicious beverage pairing options for you as well. 

Victoria & Albert’s talented culinary team is headed up by Chef de Cuisine 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. 

Also, 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.

The talented chefs are led by Executive Chef Kevin Chong, who oversees all culinary operations at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. We can’t talk about Victoria and Albert’s without mentioning the legacy of Culinary Director, Chef Scott Hunnel. The James Beard award nominee provides direction and mentorship to chefs across multiple resorts, including the team 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.

All of these changes at Victoria & Albert’s are part of a multi-year transformation of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa which is currently going on as we speak. Disney is trying to update the resort while keeping its iconic Victorian charm and elegance.

The renovation started with the addition of the Enchanted Rose lounge as a Beauty and the Beast theme, and the reimagining of Citrios to a subtle Mary Poppins theme. The expansion of the Grand Floridian Villas will be complete in Summer 2022 and will add additional DVC rooms to the property. Disney is also working on a remodel of the Main Lobby of the Grand Floridian but they have yet to reveal exactly what it will look like when complete.

Price

Victoria & Albert’s is a signature dining restaurant and the most expensive restaurant at Walt Disney World. This is fine dining at the highest level, and the exquisite food and impeccable service don’t come cheap.

The Chef’s Tasting Menu starts at $295 per person, and the optional wine pairing starts at $150 per guest on top of that. For many people, this is the most expensive meal they will have in their lives.

Hours of Operation

Victoria & Albert’s is only open for Dinner and it is closed for Lunch and Breakfast. This is how it’s always been and it will remain that way when it reopens.

Victoria & Albert’s hours:

  • Breakfast: Not Open
  • Lunch: Not Open
  • Dinner: 5:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Location/Directions

Victoria & Albert’s is located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa on the second floor of the main building. The address is 4401 Foridian Way, Orlando, FL 32830.

When you walk into the main lobby at the Grand Floridian, head to the elevators and go up to the second level. Turn left out of the elevator and start walking toward Citricos restaurant. The entrance to Victoria & Albert’s is found on the left, right near the waiting area for Citricos.

Reservations

More than all other restaurants in Walt Disney World, advanced reservations are absolutely required when dining at Victoria & Albert’s.

Reservations are available for The Dining Room, the Queen Victoria Room, and The Chef’s Table.

  • To make a reservation for Victoria & Albert’s call (407) WDW-DVNA or (407) 939-3862 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

Dining reservations sell out extremely quickly at Victoria & Albert’s due to the limited seating and the restaurant’s popularity. That means you need to make your dining reservations far in advance if you want a chance to dine here.

If you are trying to get a table at Victoria & Albert’s make sure to read our post on Disney World Advanced Dining Reservations first. There we have the best tips to get a table during your next trip.

Cancellation Policy

Of course, at times your plans may change and you may have to cancel or modify your reservations. If you need to cancel your reservation, please call by phone or send an email at least 5 days in advance of your reservation date.

There are 4 different ways you can modify or cancel your reservation:

  • Online: Find your reservation under My Plans in My Disney Experience and then modify or cancel it.
  • My Disney Experience App: Find your reservation under your “Future Plans” and then modify or cancel it.
  • Phone: Call (407) WDW-DVNA or (407) 939-3862 between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM Eastern Time.
  • Email: Send an email to WDW.Victoria.and.Alberts@disney.com.

There is a $100-per-person cancellation fee for cancellations within 5 days of your reservation. If you cancel within 24 hours of your reservation or if you are a no-show, the full price will be charged to your credit card. So if your plans have changed, don’t delay.

Dress Code

Victoria & Albert’s is the most elegant and upscale dining experience in Walt Disney World and guests are expected to dress in semi-formal/formal attire that respects the restaurant’s luxurious and opulent aesthetic.

Gentlemen are asked to wear a dinner jacket with a collared shirt, dress pants, and shoes. Ties are optional. Ladies should wear a cocktail dress, skirt/blouse, elegant pantsuit, or a nice dress.

Theme park attire is NOT accepted at Victoria & Albert’s, so don’t arrive wearing shorts, a t-shirt, a tank top, jeans, capris, flip-flops, sneakers, sandals, or anything else you might normally wear to the parks.

Dining Plan

The Disney Dining Plan is not accepted at Victoria & Albert’s. Even when the Disney Dining Plan comes back, don’t expect to be able to use it here. The restaurant has never used it and will likely never will.

Discounts

  • Tables in Wonderland – No. Since August 1, 2014, Victoria & Albert’s no longer accepts the Tables in Wonderland discount.
  • WDW Annual Passholder – No
  • Disney Vacation Club – No
  • Disney Rewards VISA – No

Victoria & Albert’s is not the type of restaurant that offers discounts on its meals. This is the pinnacle of fine dining and no discounts are given.

Victoria & Albert’s FAQs

Is Victoria & Albert’s Open?

No, not yet. Victoria & Albert’s is reopening on July 28, 2022.

Do I Need Dining Reservations?

Yes, absolutely. Dining reservations are required for Victoria & Albert’s and they sell out far ahead of time due to the small location and popularity of the restaurant.

What Kind of Food Does It Serve?

Victoria & Albert’s serves modern American cuisine crafted from exquisite ingredients from around the world. The menu showcases seasonal ingredients presented in breathtaking ways.

Is Parking Available?

Valet parking is available to guests dining at Victoria & Albert’s at no additional cost.

We hope you enjoyed this look at Victoria & Albert’s restaurant. Keep checking back here at Ziggy Knows Disney as we will be adding any new info as it comes out as well as a full review soon.

In the meantime, check out our Disney World Restaurant Review page for a closer look at all the restaurants. Be sure to read our list of the Best Disney World Restaurants for our full rankings of all the top places to eat on your trip.

If you are going to Disney World soon, make sure to read our Disney World Planning Guide for all the tips and info you will need to cover everything! Also, check out our Disney World Crowd Calendar so you know when the best time to visit is!

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about Victoria & Albert’s returning to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort…

  • Are you looking forward to going to this restaurant?
  • What has been your experience dining here?
  • Is it worth the money?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Saturday 18th of June 2022

About 25 years ago we went to V&A, chefs table. Yes, it was an amazing experience. But the same thing now, for a couple, at about $900 plus tax and tip, is beyond insane.

marion

Friday 17th of June 2022

While usually on a budget when traveling to WDW it looks like this a place for a truly special occasion. Sounds great for our 50 wedding anniversary which is not far off. :)