nice meal for the grown-ups

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by grannyed, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. grannyed

    grannyed Mouseketeer

    May 3, 2005
    hello again - thanks for all your help on previous threads.

    we have booked a couple of character meals for the children but we woild also like to book somewhere really nice for their mum and dad. We are planning to send them off to have a nice dinner - just the two of them - and we (ie gran and grandad) babysit and then another evening we'll do the same.

    anyone recommend somewhere - perhaps a little bit upmarket - more for couples than families (is that possible in WDW) it will be a one-off treat so we don't mind if it is a little expensive. or maybe there is somewhere off WDW.
  2. KayleeUK

    KayleeUK Still here.....

    Oct 9, 1999
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  4. SammieG

    SammieG <font color=royalblue>I think i will have a teenag

    Feb 4, 2001
    Can I start by saying what GREAT grand parents you are! How wonderful!

    I cannot recommend highly enough Arthurs 27 at the Wyndham palace hotel. (now called Buena Vista palace?)

    its an amazing panoramic view from the 27th floor.. over downtown Disney (its right opposite DTD) - the food is amazing... it has won the best restaurant in orlando (including all the Disney ones) many times, and is MUCH cheaper than V& A's (and apparently much nicer, although i have to say ive not been to V & A's) - its romantic and elegant... it was about $70 for 6 courses or something like that.. not overpriced, but expensive... and goodness it was WORTH every penny!

    The food we had there was one of the best meals I have EVER eaten and ive been to many top restaurants in london... the ivy, anthony worrall thompsons, gary rhodes, the savoy, etc....

    They have picture window and each table is in its own little section, so perfect for a couple. at 9pm you have a perfect view of the Epcot fireworks from one side (but you can always go and view them from the bar area if your table is facing the other way)

    I really thought it was amazing...
  5. Obi Wan Kenobi

    Obi Wan Kenobi DIS Veteran

    Sep 30, 2004
    As someone who has eaten at V & a's many times, I would reccommend it every time. its very romantic and the wine pairing/food match is superb!
  6. Miffy2003

    Miffy2003 <font color=orange>I've got Saratoga Springs - mak

    Aug 13, 2003
    We really like Flying Fish Cafe at the Boardwalk for a nice meal for adults :)
  7. Claire L

    Claire L <font color=blue>Enjoys a good broadway show<br><f

    Apr 13, 2002
    The Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney's Yacht Club is very nice for anyone for who likes their steaks :)
    Claire ;)
  8. misskrystal

    misskrystal <font color=deeppink>For me, it was the first time

    Aug 23, 2005
    If they are willing to venture off-site, the Peabody on I Drive has two really great restaurants. One is a reasonably priced steak place and the other is quite expensive ($300 for 2 people), but is the nicest place I've ever eaten at. It was a wonderful experience and worth every penny.
  9. Frances999

    Frances999 DIS Veteran

    Feb 6, 2004
    The setting, service and food are all 10/10 at V&A. It's a wonderful atmosphere, and great for a romantic meal for two.

    DH and I also enjoy having a meal at Bistro de Paris in Epcot. The restaurant is above Chefs de France and there are wonderful Illuminations views from the window tables. Delicious Foie Gras and exceptional service!

  10. Amyrlin

    Amyrlin DIS Veteran

    Jul 20, 2005
    On site I waould also recommend V&A, it is really great. Off site Arthurs 27.
  11. mark&sue

    mark&sue <font color=teal>I keep trying to convert everybod

    Nov 8, 2004
    I loved V&As. DH thought it was too stuffy though! We put DD into kids club. She is getting too old now but I can't wait to go back.

  12. Eljay

    Eljay DIS Veteran

    Oct 20, 2002
    Here is more dining info.

    One of the most memorable restaurants is Jiko in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. It's unusual & romantic.

    The Flying Fish on the Boardwalk is glorious, especially if you love great seafood, but the other offerings are wonderful too.

    Another vote for Citrico's at the Grand Floridian. The wine pairings are perfect!

    California Grill at the Contemporary, amazing view of Magic Kingdom.

    Victoria & Albert's at the GF, world class, but, gentlemen need a jacket, ladies, evening attire. Not something I usually pack for WDW!

    Enjoy! :sunny:
  13. SimonV

    SimonV Proud to have called Bob Varley 'friend'

    Aug 18, 1999
    Sadly, Arthur's 27 closed a few months ago, and we are still waiting to see what will replace it. I would certainly endorse the recommendation for Jiko, while the Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck's is also excellent, as is Portobello Yacht Club (both at DD). You could also try Salt Island Chophouse on I-Drive, or any of the following on Sand Lake Road - Timpano, Seasons 52, Roy's, Moonfish and Christini's. You're certainly not short of choice!
  14. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family disney on my mind....

    Jan 31, 2002
    I've never eaten at V&A so i can't comment on that, but we do love Citricos (also at the Grand Floridian)....that would be my choice......

    definitely NOT the california grill....way too noisy....
  15. gilld

    gilld <font color=deeppink>Will just have the butler ope

    Oct 23, 2003

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