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Old 01-12-2010, 09:09 AM   #151
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I called V&A today to find out about the new Queen Victoria room. The woman I spoke with seemed kind of confused about the new dining experience (since it doesn't begin until Feb 1). Either she is wrong, or the website is wrong. She said that every person will be charged $295, whether they want the wine pairings or not. She also said there is a set dining time for the Queen Victoria room (she thought it was 5:30 but was not sure). We won't be doing this if they force everyone to buy the wine pairings.
Woah, um, that's pretty expensive, per person, if you don't drink wine. Also, 530 is pretty much lunch time.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:18 AM   #152
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Woah, um, that's pretty expensive, per person, if you don't drink wine. Also, 530 is pretty much lunch time.
Agreed. The woman told me that you'd pay $295 per person no matter what, just for "the experience of dining in the Queen Victoria room." This doesn't match up with what's on the website (website says $195 menu, with $95 wine pairings). Plus, when I ate in the Queen Victoria room in December, it was COLD (I was freezing all night), seemed far removed from the "action" of the main room, was not decorated as nicely (with holiday decorations), and we could not hear the harp music well.
Doesn't make much sense to me, b/c I am pretty sure that at the Chef's Table, the wine pairings are an optional add-on charge.
I also dislike the seating times at V&A (either very early, around 530, or very late, around 830 or 845). I am just kind of disappointed overall with V&A right now - it appears that they launched the new website without really figuring out the details of the Queen Victoria room, or making sure the website was correct, or that the reservation staff knew what was going on. Plus, they apparently have not changed the menu at ALL since early December. For a restaurant that supposedly serves seasonal foods, selected on a daily basis by the chef....not impressive.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:06 AM   #153
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Dumb question, but when does the reservation line open?
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:07 AM   #154
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$295 or $195? http://www.victoria-alberts.com/pdf/chef_qvrmenuf.pdf Lists it as $195 (Very bottom of the page)

ETA - I see that it's already been addressed. I missed the discussion when I was replying. :
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:55 AM   #155
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Queen Victoria's Room at V&A is for real!

This is so cool! I was hoping it wouldn't be just a myth. Now I just have to figure out what I'm ordering... and how we're paying for it... Queen Victoria's Room menu
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This is so cool! I was hoping it wouldn't be just a myth. Now I just have to figure out what I'm ordering... and how we're paying for it... Queen Victoria's Room menu
Going by their website, it seems like this is basically the chef's menu in a more elaborate setting. Am I missing something? We were able to get the same menu in the regular dining room.
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Yeah, that's what I'm seeing - about half those courses I've already tried in the main dining room. I guess I was expecting them to serve something different.
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Yeah, that's what I'm seeing - about half those courses I've already tried in the main dining room. I guess I was expecting them to serve something different.
Same here, you can already get the chef's menu in the regular dining room, so Im' not sure why getting it in this new room make it worth that much more.
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Hm. It looks like the main difference is, there is somewhat more tableside preparation with Vicky's Room - so you get a little entertainment, yet it's more intimate than going for the Chef's Table.

However, I would NEVER pay that much just to see somebody flambe something that I could get more affordably just a room over. I think this is a case of Disney expecting people to pay more for perceived exclusivity (which, of course, some will).

If they were going to go through all the hassle of creating a new level of dining, I do wish they'd also done a different menu.
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It seems that just about everything on that menu is on the menu I just had in October. I was hoping there were a few new original items.
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But if you have to eat at 5:30pm, that throws the whole day off, halfway between lunch and dinner.
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Same here, you can already get the chef's menu in the regular dining room, so Im' not sure why getting it in this new room make it worth that much more.
No kidding? Then what makes it special? I had no idea you could get the chef's menu in the regular dining room...
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No kidding? Then what makes it special? I had no idea you could get the chef's menu in the regular dining room...
Yep, let them know when you make your reservation and again when they call 10 days out to confirm it. We did this in October. Personally, I'm going to try for the Chef's table next time for something different. If I can't get it, I may try this new room only because we are definitely going to get the wine pairings and the cost is only $5 more than the Chef's menu with the wine pairings, and I won't miss the additional $10.

If you aren't getting the wine, this seems like a rip off.
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I called V&A today to find out about the new Queen Victoria room. The woman I spoke with seemed kind of confused about the new dining experience (since it doesn't begin until Feb 1). Either she is wrong, or the website is wrong. She said that every person will be charged $295, whether they want the wine pairings or not. She also said there is a set dining time for the Queen Victoria room (she thought it was 5:30 but was not sure). We won't be doing this if they force everyone to buy the wine pairings.
This is what I have been told as well. It is odd that it isn't listed that way on the website.
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