The Everything Victoria & Albert's Thread

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  1. BriarRosie

    BriarRosie <font color=blue>Creator of Tag Fairy Haiku:<br>Cl

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    Well, I called Monday and did not get Chef's Table. That's how fast it went. But I found it strange that the seating time they wanted for us was 5:15pm for the main dining room. They didn't have any other available times for first seating, and it's odd if Tricia's correct about 5:45pm being the first seating time.

    I didn't give the dining likes/dislikes yet, so I will call back soon to do that. I'll verify the time, because that doesn't make sense to me.
     
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  3. PNO4TE

    PNO4TE <font color=blue>DIS Musician<br><font color=red>P

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    Lori - I am sorry you missed out on the Chef's Table but got a reservation for the main room at least. :hug:
     
  4. BriarRosie

    BriarRosie <font color=blue>Creator of Tag Fairy Haiku:<br>Cl

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    Thanks, Elin. I'm completely fine with that, since they only take the Tables in Wonderland discount in the main dining room! :banana:
     
  5. PNO4TE

    PNO4TE <font color=blue>DIS Musician<br><font color=red>P

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    I am betting they don't take it on Christmas Eve though... ;) Although, last year the only location that did not accept TiW over the holidays was Jiko. Every other place we ate on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day opted to accept it. So, who knows! :confused:
     
  6. spayne

    spayne Earning My Ears

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    I called yesterday and could only get 5:15 on Tuesday Oct. 20. That's a little early for us to eat. I'm not sure I'll keep it. Sue
     
  7. scojos

    scojos <font color=peach>I want to be Tinkerbell and fly

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    omg!!
    hello from the uk, i have just been reading bits of this thread to dh, who is a french head chef, and so a massivvvee foodie!
    this will be our first trip and i would love to do the chefs table, i teach food and hospitality, so i think with our "background" we d get a massive kick out of watching them prep.
    we are travelling next aug, so i have alot of time;), but any tips for getting the chefs table?? can i 90+10 it??

    thanks
    tracy

    p.s as we are on the ddp, do you think the tow would be beneficila to us?
     
  8. nemmie

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    You are all making me SO excited for our 1st time at V and A next month!!!:goodvibes
    We are celebrating 2 wonderful years of being married and I think I shall call and ask them to play ''our'' song. Thanks :thumbsup2
     
  9. tiggr33

    tiggr33 DVC '97

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    V&A is booked at 90 days. It does not honor 90+10. It is 90 days for everyone. You will have to phone them at 90 days from the date you want.

    DDP has no bearing on V&A. The dining plan isn't accepted there.
     
  10. TheDISneyFamily

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    Really? You got lucky then. We ate at Yachtsman Steakhouse on Christmas Day and they did not take the TIW card. :confused3

    Sorry you didn't get the CT, Lori. :hug: How many of you are going to V&A that night? I hope you have a wonderful time! :dance3:
     
  11. bzelf

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    I'm not so sure about that. I called to book the Chef's Table yesterday and again this morning. Both times I was asked if I was a resort guest and they looked for a range of dates to see if the Chef's Table was available. The CM at Victoria & Albert's said since I was staying on property, they could book at 90+10. I was quite surprised. I'm not sure it this makes it more difficult to book the Chef's Table or easier if you have a long stay planned.
     
  12. PNO4TE

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    Every restaurant has the option of honoring it or not. We knew it was a long shot but the Sassagoula Food Court at POFQ, Martha's Vineyard Lounge at BC, Boma and Cape May Cafe all took it on the 24th and 25th. It has to be approved by a supervisor so I know it was not a quirk.

    By the way, we ate at Yachtsman on Christmas Eve 2006, and they took it that night too. You never know.... and it never hurts to ask, does it! :goodvibes
     
  13. TheDISneyFamily

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    They have changed their policy several times. Up until recently (before the online dining changeover), the Chef's Table was still a 180 day ADR, along with Cinderella's Table, and I think one other... :confused3 Maybe they are doing the 90 +10 now...

    For those of you who don't get the Chef's Table the 1st time - put yourself on a wait list. They do work. Just give them your info and they will call you if there is a cancellation, or if it becomes available to book. :thumbsup2
     
  14. Pinky166

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    I just called and made a reservation for the last night of our 3 week trip in September. We have never been to V&A's before as I am really picky eater but after reading this thread I thought why not go for it. My hubby will love it. :banana:
     
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    Interesting! ;) I never thought to ask for a supervisor's approval... I just took it at face value from our server, saying that the holidays were during the 'black out' period. I'll have to see what happens this year! Thanks for the tip! :thumbsup2
     
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    Every time we used our card in October and December last year the servers had to take it to get approval. That was new to me then, but with that one exception at Jiko, it was approved every time. Just for our December trip we saved almost $110. It is a great deal. :)
     
  17. donaldtutter

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    How much is the Chefs Table pre fixe? Can the table be reserved by only two people or do you need a larger party?
     
  18. BriarRosie

    BriarRosie <font color=blue>Creator of Tag Fairy Haiku:<br>Cl

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    I'm not changing mine! I guess they're seating earlier than 5:45pm now. Strange, but I guess I'll live with it.

    Just for future reference, Tables in Wonderland discount card can only be purchased if you have an annual pass or are a Florida resident. The annual pass price just increased to $75 for one card. If you weren't on the DDP and planned to eat more than $375 for your table service restaurants during your trip, the card will pay for itself. There's a list here that shows the valid places that accept it. The table services places will automatically add the gratuity.

    Christmas Day is a blackout date, so I agree that they normally should not have gotten a discount. There will be 6 of us going to V&A. :)

    I would be livid if that were the case. I called a couple weeks before my 90 day window just to ask what their 90+10 policy was, and I was told they only do exactly 90 days out. I would have called on my 90+10 window if I thought I could have gotten it.

    I did put myself on the wait list. I am not holding my breath that I'll be able to get in. But I'm happy enough to be going that it would be icing on the cake if some miracle happens and we get it.

    I checked a few sources that say that the per person price is $165 without wine pairings, and add $70 to that with the pairings.
     
  19. LisaInNc

    LisaInNc Succulent Wild Woman

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    I would tell anyone worried about not liking things to relax. If there is an allery that is one thing but for regular dietary dislikesI say give it a try. V&A isn't like a regular restaurant, everything they make it exquisite from the item itself, to the plate it's served on and the garnish. The wine is perfectly matched, even the breadis matched to that specific course.

    I can assure you that if they make brussel sprouts, they will be the best brussel sprouts you have ever had!

    I ama pretty picky eater. Favorite ice ceam flavor.....vanilla if that tells you anything and I have been told by more than on person in the 80's that I was more Sally than the Sally in When Harry Met Sally. That should give you a reference.

    I decided to just go with the flow, pick the best item at each course. I was so glad.I tried new things and it was all so delicious.

    I felt like Remy in Ratioullie when he was describing taste, my first course felt like a symphony in my mouth! We joked after the meal that it made all other food taste like dog food.

    I can't wait for our trip in October. I have my fancy smanchy little black dress all ready and already thinking of the new dress I am gonna buy for the December trip! Any excuse to get dressed up I jump at!
     
  20. bzelf

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    I found out for Friday and Saturday reservations, the per person charge is $145.
     
  21. ambgoph

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    We ate in the main dining room on a Sat. last month - it was $125 per person.
     

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