Disney’s pandemic shutdown gave it time to redesign and reconfigure many of its biggest attractions, and the reopening of most of the park still left quite a few old haunts closed as the House of Mouse reworked. its offers.
The latest piece of the park to come back online is Victoria & Albert’s, the swanky eatery inside the resort town of Grand Floridian.
Victoria & Albert is reopening today with a redesigned dining room to the delight of Disney customers. The AAA Five Diamond Award and Forbes Travel Guide Star Award restaurant is ranked among the best fine dining restaurants in the United States, and the redesign reflects that.
Although the restaurant has been closed since March 2020, it has undergone some changes. Before, it was a darker space with classic paintings and chandeliers hanging above patrons. It is now modernized with light gray walls, blue carpeting and white chairs.
For the modest sum of $295, you can enjoy the chef’s prix fixe menu. (If you want wine pairings, it’s only a small $150 extra.) There are two chef’s tasting menus with options like carrot tikka masala, heirloom tomatoes with balsamic centenary and a chocolate tasting.
Don’t expect to waltz here after a long day in the parks, drenched in sweat and battered sneakers. This beautiful establishment has a dress code and even an age restriction, as only children 10 and older can feast on the century-old balsamic.