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Victoria and Albert’s Review

Victoria and Albert’s Review

Magnificent! Charming! Absolutely fantastic! The only ways I can describe this ultimate Walt Disney World bucket list experience.

…and yes, it was an experience!

This is THE place!

Victoria & Albert’s is Orlando’s only AAA 5-Diamond award winning restaurant and one of only three AAA 5-Diamond restaurants in Florida.

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Victoria & Albert’s Review

Prior to my arrival I received a call from the concierge about three days out to confirm my reservation. They also wanted to know the name of each person in my party and if there were any allergies. When we arrived, we were warmly greeted and seated promptly.

Note the dress code:   For guys a jacket is required. Women must also dress up nicely.

As I walked through the grand doors, I was pleasantly welcomed by the ambiance and décor. My waitress and waiter were very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. They made me feel important and were not at all intimidating. They took their time and explained every item on the exquisite menu. The staff also made me feel comfortable doing my blogging thing (since I was taking lots of pics).

As we sat in the superb restaurant, we were treated by the talented harpist playing classic Disney songs. This was the most lavish dining experience I’d ever enjoyed. Each dish was skillfully presented combing a variety of complex layers of flavors. The wine pairing was also carefully crafted by the talented sommelier.

Victoria & Albert’s takes reservations up to 6 months (180 days) in advance, and they fill up INSTANTLY! I recommend booking as soon as possible if you are celebrating a special occasion on your next Disney vacation. I was super lucky to get a reservation within 7 days of my requested date. See the FastPass+ article to read my reservation hack.

Dining room at Victoria & Albert's

Dining room at Victoria & Albert’s

There are three areas within Victoria & Albert’s to enjoy your meal:
Queen Victoria Room

The Queen Victoria room features a 10-course meal, at $235, with the option for wine pairings (an additional $150).

The Chef’s Table

The Chef’s Table allows you get an up close and personal experience with the food and the great mind behind the cuisine. At the Chef’s Table, Chef Scott Hunnel generally starts the evening with a champagne toast as he and the team prepare an epic dining adventure just for you. The Chef’s Table currently costs $250 per guest. Reservations are even harden to get and book up quickly.

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Victoria & Albert’s Food Breakdown

Victoria & Albert’s showcases modern American cuisine with impecable ingredients sourced from around the world, including truffles from Italy, Russian Osetra caviar, beef from Japan, poulet rouge from North Carolina and shrimp from local Florida waters. Most of the ingredients are locally sourced or sustainable for fresh ingredients by Chef Scott Hunnel and his team.

Please note:   The menu changes often based on the season, so what I describe today maybe different during your dining experience.

At the time I was presented with two menu options, a 7-course or a 10-course meal. I chose the 7-course with a wine pairing. You can order a glass or bottle of a specific wine with your meal. They also provide three different breads, each with its own special butter.

Bread and Butter Course Victoria & Albert's

Bread course with unique butter

That’s right!

Three different butters were offered to compliment each bread course.

Our personalized menu was printed with the date, the occasion, and our names on it.

First Course:

Amus-Bouche Victoria & Albert's

Amus-Bouche Paired with Drappier Carte d’Or NV – A refreshing shrimp starter course meant to “entice” the palate.

Second Course:

Seared Duck Breast with Farro and Asian Pear Victoria & Albert's

Seared Duck Breast with Farro and Asian Pear Paired with Tablas Creek Cote de Tablas Blanc 2015 – Perfectly cooked duck with crunchy farro and sweet balls of pears.

Third Course:

Alaskan Halibut with Baby Artichokes and Parmesan Foam Victoria & Albert's

Alaskan Halibut with Baby Artichokes and Parmesan Foam Paired with Domaine des Baumard “Clos du Papillon,” Savennieres 2010 – Sweet fluffy fish with creamy Parmesan topping and my favorite dish of the evening.

Fourth Course:

Green Circle Chicken with Black Winter Truffles and Celery Root Puree Victoria & Albert's

Green Circle Chicken with Black Winter Truffles and Celery Root Puree Paired with Harford Court Land’s Edge Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2014- A terrific piece of tender chicken and the best tasting celery root puree I’ve ever had.

Fifth Course:

Australian Kobe-Style Beef with Rosemary Jus Victoria & Albert's

Australian Kobe-Style Beef with Rosemary Jus Paired with Groth Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2013 – I ordered my beef medium-well, which I thought the chef would frown upon, but he was wonderful at accommodating my request and created a delicious masterpiece. The velvety potato stick took the dish to the next level!

Sixth Course:

Cheese course Victoria & Albert's

Selection of Cheese from the market obtained from all over the globe and served in small amounts.

Seventh Course:

Chocolate Bar with Coffee Panna Cotta Victoria & Albert's

Chocolate Bar with Coffee Panna Cotta – A divine piece of chocolaty heaven accompanying a creamy, coffee flavored panna cotta.

Coffee Service:  Sulawesi Island Coffee from Joffrey’s served in a Cona Coffee vacuum coffee maker. A cool classic way of making coffee and exciting to watch.

Coffee at Victoria and Albert's

Coffee doing its thing in the cona vacuum

Remember before you go:
  • There is a dress code. A dinner jacket is required for men (tie optional) and dress or pants ensemble for women. If you show up without a jacket, a loaner will be provided.
  • You have two menu options: 7 or 10-course meal menu.
  • This will be a costly dinner. Budget for $200 minimum per person.
  • This place can be booked six months out, so reserve your spot early.
  • Dinner may take about 2.5 hours to do the 7-course meal and about 3 hours for the 10-course meal presentation.
  • Children under the age of 14 are not permitted.

 

Victoria & Albert’s accolade highlights include:
  • AAAFive Diamond Award
  • Forbes Travel GuideFour Star
  • Mobil Travel GuideFour Star
  • Wine SpectatorBest of Award of Excellence
  • James Beard Foundation– Nominee for Best Chef in the South – Scott Hunnel
  • SantéRestaurant Awards – Grand Award Winner Culinary Professional of the Year – Scott Hunnel
  • Florida TrendGolden Spoon Hall of Fame – American Regional
  • ACF-Certified Executive Chef – Scott Hunnel

Overall, it was quiet a memorable night ending with outstanding coffee and wonderful dessert! A chocolate tray also came around, in addition to the dessert, to cap the night.

Chocolate from Victoria & Albert's

Decadent chocolate to take home

They will pack the one-of-kind of chocolate to go for you and give the lady of your party a beautiful rose.

Once the 7-course dinner was over, my husband and I received a small Orange-Date nut bread to take home. This delicious dense nut bread is baked fresh daily by the Grand Floridian Bakery. Ingredients include, eggs, flour, sugar, sour cream, butter, orange peel, pecans, dates, dried cranberries, ripple sec, baking soda and baking powder.

Bread and rose to go Victoria and Albert's

Bread and rose to go Victoria and Albert’s

The final bill came to around $516.53 (plus a $100 tip) for the two of us. This is definitely a place you want to go to celebrate something special. Every single item presented was phenomenal. I was able to taste and explore the passion the chef placed into each beautifully prepared dish.

Sulawesi Island Coffee from Joffrey's served in a Cona Coffee vacuum coffee maker

Delicious coffee to end the night

You have to place Victoria & Albert’s on your Disney bucket list! I give this restaurant a 5 out of 5 stars.

Have you ever been to Victoria and Albert’s?

Do you want to go?

If so, let me know below.

Date night at Victoria & Albert's

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NikkyJ

NikkyJ
NikkyJ

I’m a writer who loves ALL things amusement park related. I was born and raised in Florida, which attributes to my Theme Park passion. Every since I was a child I had a natural affinity to the parks here that has now spilled over into adulthood. Instead of rushing over to the thrill rides, like I used to, you may find me in the Italy Pavilion at EPCOT enjoying a nice glass of wine and a delightful book!

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