Disney World has just announced that a Guest-favorite dining experience will finally reopen to Guests at the Walt Disney World Resort later this year!
There have been lots of exciting announcements coming from the Walt Disney World Resort today, and this is just one more magical part of the news!
Whether you’ve been more than once, or you’re planning a visit for a special occasion, there’s no more elegant or sophisticated option for dining at Disney World than the beautiful Victoria & Albert’s Restaurant located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
Fans of the elegant dining experience have wondered if the restaurant will reopen following its closure related to the coronavirus pandemic, but today, Disney Parks announced that the restaurant is slated for a 2022 reopening.
Though no specific date was given today, we are excited to share that the restaurant is indeed reopening and will feature all the beauty, elegance, and stellar Guest service for which Victoria & Albert’s has come to be known.
Per Disney World’s website, Victoria & Albert’s features a modern American cuisine with ingredients from around the globe, such as Italian truffles, Japanese beef, and shrimp from right there in the Sunshine State:
“Nestled in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, this restaurant is one of the Southeast’s most prestigious and has won AAA’s illustrious Five Diamond Award, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award, glowing Zagat reviews, and a host of other accolades. Enjoy your meal in the Dining Room, the Chef’s Table in the kitchen or the more private Queen Victoria Room—whichever you prefer, prepare for an extraordinary culinary adventure that hearkens back to a genteel era, when dining was a sophisticated ritual accentuated by service from seasoned maître d’hôtels and chefs in classic white toques.
Because each season yields signature flavors and fresh ingredients, Chef Scott Hunnel and his team source global markets daily for the finest fish, meats and produce available to create our Chef’s Degustation Menu. From Spanish Octopus with Iberico ham and sherry vinaigrette to a whimsical poached egg with Florida corn and crayfish, every dish shines as Chef Hunnel melds tradition with innovation—all for the pleasure of our Guests.”
There are various locations within the restaurant in which to dine. They include the Dining Room, Queen Victoria’s Room, and The Chef’s Table.
Victoria & Albert’s welcomes Guests to “revel in a setting replete with refined opulence, impeccable service, and world-class culinary creations. With just one seating each evening, the Dining Room offers an unforgettable epicurean odyssey.”
“[In the Dining Room], each detail bespeaks distinct levels of refinement—from the fresh-cut flowers and fine Italian table linens to the handsome Bernardaud china and Sambonet silverware. Our warmly lit rotunda boasts an amazing hand-painted dome, and the delicate strains of our harpist enhance the luxurious, romantic ambiance.
Settle in and let our knowledgeable service staff treat you to tableside touches like specialty cocktails, a champagne trolley, butter carving, and cheese gueridon. With Hunnel’s sublime skill and imaginative approach to our Chef’s Degustation Menu, you’re in for consummate culinary bliss.”
“Behind closed doors, discover an elegant, intimate private dining space that’s a world apart. The Queen Victoria Room accommodates just 8 Guests for an exceptional version of our Chef’s Degustation Menu.
Guests will learn how chef and sommelier work together in identifying the perfect vintage to accompany each delicious dish. With sumptuous décor inspired by the Old World dining rooms of London and Paris, the stage is set for a luxurious, leisurely evening. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply seeking sensational cuisine, Queen Victoria’s Room takes fine dining to new heights.”
“Gather around the coveted Chef’s Table in the heart of Victoria & Albert’s kitchen for an unforgettable meal.
Our Chef begins the night with a champagne toast as the culinary team prepares a unique, mouthwatering feast of up to 11 courses. Your gourmet exploration includes delicacies like caviar, Maine scallops, and Japanese beef—all expertly paired with the perfect wine and spirits. In-between courses, the Chef’s friendly, easygoing conversation with Guests makes the evening as entertaining as it is palate-pleasing.”
We are thrilled to learn that Victoria & Albert’s will be opening later this year, and we will pass along the news as soon as we learn a specific date!