Victoria & Albert's at Disney World exemplifies just why Orlando has been gaining attention as one of the top fine dining destinations in Florida. While the Michelin team haven’t included the city yet in their prestigious guide, if they were to, Victoria & Albert’s would probably be the first place they’d visit.
This is the sort of place where reservations need to be made weeks in advance, you won’t get in without a dinner jacket, and six or more courses from their modern American/French-inspired menu (with wine pairing) will probably set you back the price of a couple of tickets into one of the nearby theme parks for the day.
- Gatorland Admission
- Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show
- Eat and Play Card – 1 Card for 4 Travelers
- Crayola Experience Admission
- Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
- Boggy Creek Airboat Ride
- Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
- Blue Man Group
- Walt Disney World® Resort Magic Your Way Ticket
- Universal Orlando™ Theme Park Tickets
Fine dining and Disney haven’t always gone hand-in-hand, with restaurants here historically specializing in burgers, fried chicken, ice cream and tacos. Victoria & Albert’s, however, flips this now out-of-date stereotype on its head, offering the polar opposite of the old-school Disney fast food joints.
With six courses served over the space of two hours, guests are treated to the likes of ‘Masago-crusted Maine Scallop’, ‘Quail with Cardamom and Sunchokes’, ‘Veal with Black Truffles and Sauce Périgord’ and ‘Onion Ash-crusted Niman Ranch Lamb’. Prices start at $150 per head – which on the face of it seems quite reasonable for what has been dubbed ‘Orlando’s best restaurant’. However, add on extra charges for certain dishes (such as their caviar or Kobe beef), as well as wine, tax and service and you could be looking at a bill topping $500 (for two people) at the end of the night.
Victoria & Albert’s has long been recognized as one of Florida’s best restaurants, having been awarded the prestigious AAA Five Diamond award every year since 2000. Inevitably, reservations are normally needed in advance, especially as they’re only open for dinner (from 17:00 daily). The restaurant is open to all, located in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (no theme park day passes needed). Jackets, long pants and closed shoes are a must.
Victoria & Albert's Restaurant
- Opening Hours: Dinner reservations available from 17:00
- Location: Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 4401 Floridian Way, Orlando, FL 32830
- Tel: (407) 939-3862