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Old 02-02-2010, 12:01 PM   #196
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I will try and post my menu from our dining experience when we are there on Valentines Day..... we are in the regualr dining room.... can't wait... so far DH still doesn't know about the surprise!!
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Old 02-02-2010, 12:04 PM   #197
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There's definitely more than one person who answers the phone there. I've called twice, and never spoken to an older woman. Maybe you're just getting the wrong person.
I've spoken to several people, but the older woman is the one that is most confusing. She had to keep putting me on hold to check with people about my questions.
She has been at the one to check us in when we've eaten at V&A also.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:10 AM   #198
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Exclamation The problem solved!!!!

I sent an e-mail to an individual I know at V&A and received the following signed by the general manager of V&A:

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My apologies if the staff at the Victoria and Albert's reservations office were not able to answer the questions. The Information is part of their training material but I will use your comments for further training.

The answer to your questions are as follows:

1. There are two different price structures for the room.
*If someone is buying the room as a private room the contract price is 295.00 per person with a minimum price of $2,100.00 plus gratuity and taxes
*If multiple couples are seated in the room the price is 200.00 for Food and the wine pairing ($95.00) is optional

2. Cast and Tables in Wonderland discounts will not be accepted at the Chef Table or Queen Victoria Room

Package plans: The only package plan accepted at Victoria and Albert's is the Platinum plan. The value of this plan is 125.00 per person. Guest may opt to use the Platinum plan at the Chef Table or Queen Victoria Room and pay the additional balance with any other form of payment.

I hope this helps.

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Old 02-03-2010, 07:34 AM   #199
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Thanks, Cheshire Figment! Actually, I received a call from someone from V&A, saying the exact same thing. I left a message earlier in the day yesterday, and they called back in the afternoon stating exactly what you said (Buyout the room = $295...Share the room = $200 (+ optional Wine Pairing @ $95).

I'm sure any confusion before had to do with the newness of the room - can wait to go in August!

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Thanks, Cheshire Figment! Actually, I received a call from someone from V&A, saying the exact same thing. I left a message earlier in the day yesterday, and they called back in the afternoon stating exactly what you said (Buyout the room = $295...Share the room = $200 (+ optional Wine Pairing @ $95).

I'm sure any confusion before had to do with the newness of the room - can wait to go in August!

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I am glad this seems to be figured out. I am still really mad that b/c due to the fact that the staff didn't know the details of the room (or maybe b/c the details weren't finalized yet), I was not allowed to make a reservation for 4 people for the QVR. I was told that the price would be $295 per person regardless of whether we wanted the wine pairings or not. Now it is too late for us to change our plans and eat in the QVR b/c we have decided on a later reservation in the regular dining room. Oh well, maybe next time.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:50 AM   #201
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Yes, they called us to ask about any allergies or dislikes..if you tell them you don't like mushrooms, for instance, you won't see any on your menu.
We went a couple of years ago and opted for the wine pairing, my DH also upgraded couple of things (if I remember correctly, you get a couple of regular choices for each course and then one upgraded choice for an extra cost) - I think after tip we spent around $450. Not something I'd do every day, but I'm really glad we did it!
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:05 AM   #202
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Have they yet indicated exactly what the difference will be between the Chefs table and the QVR? Menu wise I mean. I understand there will be a bit more presentation, but is that it?
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:14 PM   #203
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Yes, they called us to ask about any allergies or dislikes..if you tell them you don't like mushrooms, for instance, you won't see any on your menu.
We went a couple of years ago and opted for the wine pairing, my DH also upgraded couple of things (if I remember correctly, you get a couple of regular choices for each course and then one upgraded choice for an extra cost) - I think after tip we spent around $450. Not something I'd do every day, but I'm really glad we did it!
How far in advance do they call you... we are 11 days out... I would think it would be about a week from when you are dining? I can't wait to surprise DH!!!
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:30 PM   #204
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How far in advance do they call you... we are 11 days out... I would think it would be about a week from when you are dining? I can't wait to surprise DH!!!
They call 7 - 10 days in advance. Have a great time, you'll absolutely love V&A. It is the most amazing meal we have ever had and we are major "foodies"

A word on dislikes though - I would recommend just stating allergies.

I *hate* tomatoes. I never eat them in their raw form and I rarely eat anything with them in it unless it is tomato sauce or ketchup. I told my parents that tomatoes were the only things I didn't want to try at V&A.

I simply listed our allergies (white fish & blue cheese for DDad, blue cheese for me).

When we arrived and our amuse bouche was delivered it was.......A celebration of TOMATOES

I was open minded and I ended up LOVING every last bite. I still don't *like* the texture of raw tomatoes, but this made me appreciate the flavor, complexity and versatility of the ingredient. I wouldn't have experienced that had I told them I disliked tomatoes.

Be adventerous and I guarentee you'll enjoy
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:26 PM   #205
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Indeed. V&A acknowledges allergies only, not "dislikes." If you don't like something, state it as an "allergy" and the professional V&A staff will note it...at least that was the policy last year when we dined there twice.

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Thank you.... there isn't anything we are allergic to so no worries there (DD is but she isn't going with us this trip).... looking forward to sharing this evening with my men!!!
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When is VDR starting up??? My son and his girl love V&A. They are getting married in September and will be going to honeymoon in Disney. They were thinking about doing the Chef's table but VDR sounds really special (perfect for the two of them). Also how far in advance will they take reservations for VDR???
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When is VDR starting up??? My son and his girl love V&A. They are getting married in September and will be going to honeymoon in Disney. They were thinking about doing the Chef's table but VDR sounds really special (perfect for the two of them). Also how far in advance will they take reservations for VDR???
180 days

Its started Feb 1st I believe.

I have a reservation at the Chef Table in a couple days & can report back after dinner that evening! (If I haven't had too much wine)
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180 days

Its started Feb 1st I believe.

I have a reservation at the Chef Table in a couple days & can report back after dinner that evening! (If I haven't had too much wine)
Thanks, Dis Yoda, Have a great Dinner and I will look forward to your report. How far in advance can you make Reservations???
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Indeed. V&A acknowledges allergies only, not "dislikes." If you don't like something, state it as an "allergy" and the professional V&A staff will note it...at least that was the policy last year when we dined there twice.

In any event, be prepared for Disney dining at its best.
You can tell them any food you don't want included. When I went to V&A a few months ago with friends, one friend has a serious condition that forbids nuts or seeds in her food. But, since I know she hates mushrooms as a personal preference, I made sure V&A knew "no mushrooms" for her, as well.

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Thanks, Dis Yoda, Have a great Dinner and I will look forward to your report. How far in advance can you make Reservations???
All reservations for V&A including Chef's Table, are 180 days. But for Chef's Table, I was told they wouldn't allow the +10 perk for onsite guests. Other people have posted contradictions to what I've been told, and I can't get a clear cut answer.

Maybe I need Cheshire Figment to ask about the 180+10 for Chef's Table...and if the answer is still 180 days only.
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