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Old 01-25-2014, 12:34 PM   #1216
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We are planning to take my 11 year old daughter to Victoria and Alberts in August. She likes her food and is quite adventurous and keen to try new things.

Has anyone taken a child and how did they get on? Will the chef cater for a less mature palate?

Here's a family's review of V & A's chef's table. Sounds like the children & the adults had a wonderful time!
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http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2010/0...-table-review/
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:25 PM   #1217
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Here's a family's review of V & A's chef's table. Sounds like the children & the adults had a wonderful time!
Bon Appetite!!!
http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2010/0...-table-review/
Since the age restriction was established in 2008, we have dined there eight times and have never even seen what appeared to be a teenager or someone in their young twenties. [Ah, the "young twenties!"] To be sure, we do not know the ages of the guests who dined there during those other multiple seatings over 2,000 additional evenings at V&A.

The posted family experience/review at the chef's table noted that that children were able to "walk around" in the private room, since the group of five appeared to be the only ones in there. In the main dining room or even the QV room, such activity would not resonate well with fellow guests (or the multiple staffers who weave in and out of tables with choreographic flair).

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Hi We are planning to take my 11 year old daughter to Victoria and Alberts in August. She likes her food and is quite adventurous and keen to try new things. Has anyone taken a child and how did they get on? Will the chef cater for a less mature palate?

We took our son over Thanksgiving and he was blown away. He has been to some special events, chef's tables, but by far he said this was the best meal he ever had.

If your child is used to fine dining they will do fine.

They can substitute items per course. My son is not the biggest fish eater, so he asked for the vegetarian dish for that course. I was pleasantly impressed how the staff treated him throughout the evening really making him feel special.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:00 AM   #1219
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Since the age restriction was established in 2008, we have dined there eight times and have never even seen what appeared to be a teenager or someone in their young twenties. [Ah, the "young twenties!"] To be sure, we do not know the ages of the guests who dined there during those other multiple seatings over 2,000 additional evenings at V&A.

All the best.
We've had the same experience. We've dinned four times in the last year and haven't seen anyone under 25 or so. I'm sure that people will bring their children from time to time. It's a pricy meal for a tween if they don't like it. But if your child is used to this type of dinning and food, they may really like it. You can request to see the vegetarian menu as well, and order some courses off it.

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Old 02-26-2014, 10:05 PM   #1220
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Anyone have any thoughts on differences between the Queen Vic and regular room? We are currently booked for the regular room on April 30 but are thinking about upgrading to the Queen Vic room. Queen Vic seems like it might be more "stuffy" but the 10 course is a bit more appealing to me than the 7.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:16 PM   #1221
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Anyone have any thoughts on differences between the Queen Vic and regular room? We are currently booked for the regular room on April 30 but are thinking about upgrading to the Queen Vic room. Queen Vic seems like it might be more "stuffy" but the 10 course is a bit more appealing to me than the 7.
We have dined in the QV room twice and have determined that there is simply too much food to consume...at least for us. A split wine pairing, to say nothing of a regular wine pairing, will make it even more challenging. Of course, there is a semi-privacy factor that makes the room special.

We prefer the main dining room and have booked it a half dozen times. And we have reservations in April.

Ultimately, it's a question of quantity. The quality, of course, is remarkable...in either of the three room options.

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Old 02-27-2014, 06:34 AM   #1222
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totally agree with the above poster. it was simply too much food with the wine pairings, the bread, the coffee, the dessert....

I think when we do it again it will be the regular service. Sure the individual courses are not that large, but there are sooooo many of them.

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great! Thanks for the prompt replies. I think we'll stick with the regular room.
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great! Thanks for the prompt replies. I think we'll stick with the regular room.
This is where we're eating for our August trip. We've eaten at the Chef's Table and in the QV room. The food was fabulous, but it was sooo much to eat. By the end, I wasn't appreciating much of anything I was so stuffed.

weebabes - if your daughter is adventurous and likes to take her time at a meal, I'd absolutely take her. I'm taking my 11-year-old when we go. She loves to try new things (the one restaurant she was dying to try this past trip was Spice Road Table). I'm going to discuss it with her beforehand, though, and mention that it will be a long meal and if she thinks it will get boring, she can go to the Sandcastle Club with her siblings. And she has to wear a dress.
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Beware the wine pairings!

on Saturday night, a young woman departed the GFR after dining (and drinking!) at V&A's by doing a series of circular spins until her shoes fell off! The man in her life, who was holding her rose and the V&A menu bag, looked a bit astonished.

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Beware the wine pairings!

on Saturday night, a young woman departed the GFR after dining (and drinking!) at V&A's by doing a series of circular spins until her shoes fell off! The man in her life, who was holding her rose and the V&A menu bag, looked a bit astonished.

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If I ever get to go to V&A I will be twirling into the place!
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That is exactly why I do not do the wine pairings!!! I want to be able to walk out of there on my own feet! We usually just pick two courses to have a wine with, but not all of them!
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We have seen other behaviors caused by the standard wine pairing and have learned from those experiences. We prefer to split a wine pairing these days. It works well for us.

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