The Everything Victoria & Albert's Thread

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by *NikkiBell*, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. lovemy3girls

    lovemy3girls DIS Veteran

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    We are locals (well, an hour from the parks) and I want to surprise my husband with dinner at V & A. My first question, about how long does the meal last? We will be leaving our little ones home with a sitter so we need to know how long we will be gone. I need to figure out if I should wait until I wean my 9 month old. Also, does it book up 180 days in advance, or do I have a shot at getting a reservation in early December? Thanks!
     
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  3. DrGaellon

    DrGaellon Disney Fan - Westgate Owner

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    The main dining room is six courses and lasts two to two-and-a-half hours. The QVR/Chef's Table is 10 to 12 courses and lasts about four hours.
     
  4. Pygoplites

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    My dinners at V&A have ranged from a bit over 2 hours (main room, dining solo) to around 4 hours (QV Room birthday dinner). The average has probably been about 2 3/4 hours. I've had good luck booking the main dining room on fairly short notice (30-45 days or less), but I tend to go to WDW during less-busy seasons. Early seatings seem to fill faster than the late ones. December is a good time to go...truffle season!! Their truffle brioche is the best bread I've ever had.
     
  5. hardlabor

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    We have a reservation in the main dining room for 12/13. We are celebrating our DDs 16th birthday as well as our 25th anniversary.:cool1::cool1: The three of us are really looking forward to it! Anyone else scheduled the same time?
     
  6. ehagerty

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    First of all, I had no idea there was such a thread - but here is link to a table of VnA reports for those looking for pictures of a sample meal: Click Here

    That said, obviously, you can see that I have been taking pictures - but there was a patron in the dinng room in March who sent the waitress over to ask that I stop taking pictures. Just FYI, it is a hot topic these days and you never know for sure what will be accepted!

    A puzzled diner at the adjoining table asked me why I thought they had made that request. My response = "Because they can." I have read various articles in restaurant blogs. pro / con. Whatever. I can go with th flow.
     
  7. BC1836

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    If we are the only guests in the QVR, we'll take several photos; however, if we are not, we don't. Still, a single photo at the end of dinner taken by a CM is understandable and unobtrusive.

    Enjoy.

    All the best. :thumbsup2
     
  8. SonomaCountyDad

    SonomaCountyDad Earning My Ears

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    We got some great news today. A few months ago (180 days before our trip), I got up at 4am (CA time) and tried to make a V&A reservation in the Chef's Table, but it was already taken. I had us put on the wait list, but I didn't have much hope. Earlier today, we were contacted by Disney and told that the original party had canceled and we were next in line for the Chef's Table. Now, we will have our dream dinner when we go in November. I know it would have been a fantastic experience in the Queen Victoria's Room, but I'm thrilled to get the chance to be at the Chef's Table.
     
  9. Pygoplites

    Pygoplites Mouseketeer

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    Wow, that's great! You'll have to tell us all about it.
     
  10. jmkst58

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    THAT IS MY BIRTHDAY TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    **sorry I just had to post & tell you. And I was in WDW for 6/30/12 this year for my very 1st visit on my birthday ever!!!!!!!!! I ate at California Grill that night though. We've been to V&A for our wedding anniversary before- but never my birthday- that would be SO GREAT!!

    ***sorry- just have to post & tell you that we share a birthday!!!
     
  11. AirGoofy

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    Congrats and enjoy.
     
  12. t_daniels

    t_daniels <font color=deeppink>They'll NEVER be replaced<br>

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    Late to this thread. But the coffee....is what made me want to go . Haven't discussed it with DH though, yet. But I'm a barista & a coffee snob. So!:)
     
  13. t_daniels

    t_daniels <font color=deeppink>They'll NEVER be replaced<br>

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    Was there a charge for the harpist learning the song?! That's fantastic !
    Good to hear...

    :)

    yay!

    They had shawls? Wow...
     
  14. JenKatt

    JenKatt Geek in training

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    Yes, they have pashmina shawls for the ladies
     
  15. t_daniels

    t_daniels <font color=deeppink>They'll NEVER be replaced<br>

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    That's so neat!

    I think I have DH convinced.
    :)
     
  16. DrGaellon

    DrGaellon Disney Fan - Westgate Owner

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    I'm figuring two dinners plus one wine flight, with tax and tip, is about $400-425. Can anyone confirm?
     
  17. Cheshire Figment

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    $135 x 2 = $270 + $65 = $325. Add tax at 6.5% and tip at 20% = $325 x 26.5% = $86.13 + $325 = $411.13. And that is without any of the add-ons.

    But if you have a TiW card you will save $69.23 for the 20% reduction in the bill and the reduction of the tax, as that is calculated after the discount for a final price of $341.90.
     
  18. DrGaellon

    DrGaellon Disney Fan - Westgate Owner

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    Thanks. It was the tax rate I was missing.
     
  19. MoonFaerie

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    Does anyone know how it works if I have an ADR for 4 and we end up only having 2. We have V&A booked as our celebratory dinner after the Princess Half Marathon. Right now, it's going to be me, my BFF, her mom, and her sister. Only now it looks like it might only be 2 of us. What should I do?
     
  20. DrGaellon

    DrGaellon Disney Fan - Westgate Owner

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    Just call and tell them. Fewer guests should never be a problem...
     
  21. Beka

    Beka Goes to 11

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    Yes. I think it was $400 for us. I did do the Kobe and we also had coffee.
     

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