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Victoria & Albert’s Does it Again: AAA Five-Diamond Award for 14th Consecutive Year

posted on June 3rd, 2013 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

It’s an elite bunch, with only 10 restaurants in the U.S. who can say they’ve been at the top of the AAA Awards for 14 consecutive years. And Victoria & Albert’s is again one of the country’s finest places to dine, joining just 53 restaurants nationwide who made the AAA Five Diamond list. With 28,000 restaurants approved by AAA, fewer than one-quarter percent achieve this prestigious distinction.

So we again congratulate Chef Scott Hunnel, Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, Maître d’Hôtel Israel Perez and their team for earning the coveted award for the gem of a restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

“Haute cuisine at its best” defines the AAA criteria. Add cutting-edge menus, the finest ingredients and “food prepared in a manner that’s highly imaginative and unique” and you’ve got the extraordinary combination that defines a winner. But beyond the kitchen, the maître d’ must lead an expert service staff “that exceeds guest expectations by attending to every detail in an effortless and unobtrusive manner.”

Victoria & Albert’s wows guests every single night of the year with a fabulous “Contemporary-American” menu and refined touches such as Italian Sambonet silver, fine Royal Doulton and Wedgwood china, and Italian Frette tablecloths (hung, not folded, to avoid creases). Women get a small stool for handbags and a rose to carry home – and if you’re chilly, they’ll offer a cashmere wrap.

The restaurant offers three dining experiences: the dining room, the elegant Queen Victoria’s Room and the Chef’s Table in the kitchen.

For reservations, call 407-WDW-DVNA (939-3862). Visit for more information. Dining room is $135 per person for six courses and $65 for wine pairings. Chef’s Table and Queen Victoria’s Room are $210 for 10 courses and $105 for wine pairings.

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Geoff from WI on June 3rd, 2013 at 10:45 am

Congratulations to Victoria and Alberts! I’m looking forward to having a dinner there in a few years when the kids are older.


Mitchell from IL on June 3rd, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Congratulations on another fine accomplishment! This review makes my wife and I want to dine at V&A even more now!


Dustin on June 3rd, 2013 at 7:30 pm

That this is no surprise doesn’t make this achievement any less awesome. Big congrats to V&A.


Jessica on June 3rd, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Congratulations! I was lucky enough to have dined there 2 years ago and it was such a fantastic experience, not to mention the delicious food. It was perfection!


Elaine on June 4th, 2013 at 7:51 am

What do you possible get in a 10 course meal – wow! Or even 6 courses. Congratulations to Victoria and Alberts as this is no small feat. I imagine this would be quite an experience to eat here.


Lisa from MB on June 4th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Congratulations! I can’t wait to try the Queen Victoria room on our upcoming trip!