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Victoria & Albert’s Receives Prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Awards

Alex Dunlap

by , Food & Beverage Communications Coordinator

Two prestigious awards have just been bestowed this month on Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. For the 18th consecutive year, the restaurant has received the AAA Five Diamond Award and, for the first time ever, the coveted 2018 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award.

Interior dining room from Victoria & Albert’s restaurant, the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Central Florida

There are only 68 Five Diamond restaurants in North America, and only 64 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurants out of over 1,600 restaurants across the globe. Victoria & Albert’s now stands as the sole restaurant in the state of Florida to receive both the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star awards.

Lobster Zellwood Corn Espelette with Peppers, from Victoria & Albert’s

AAA Diamond Ratings represent a combination of overall food, service, décor and ambiance. A Five Diamond restaurant provides leading-edge cuisine of the finest ingredients, uniquely prepared by an acclaimed chef, served by expert service staff led by a maître d’ in extraordinary surroundings.

Forbes Travel Guide Star Ratings verify luxury and represent outstanding, iconic properties with virtually flawless service and amazing facilities. Using the most exacting standards in the industry, this year’s list evaluates properties in over 160 destinations across 50 countries.

Lamb Loin Rainbow Carrots with Banana Curry, from Victoria & Albert’s Ahi Tuna Salsify Bavarois, from Victoria & Albert’s
Alaskan King Crab and Compressed Watermelon, from Victoria & Albert’s Hamachi Watermelon and Radishes with a Lemon Emulsion, from Victoria & Albert’s

Every night, Victoria & Albert’s brings guests the ultimate in fine dining with classic Victorian elegance, haute American cuisine and an atmosphere of refined opulence. The esteemed restaurant features three unique dining experiences: the main dining room with the choice of a 7-course menu or 10 course Chef’s Tasting Menu; the intimate Queen Victoria’s Room offers a 10-course Chef’s Tasting menu with tableside presentation and optional wine pairings; and the highly sought-after 8-seat Chef’s Table located in the restaurants kitchen, where guests can get an exclusive look at their dishes being crafted by the culinary team. Victoria & Albert’s also has an incredible wine cellar with over 700 wines from over 35 regions.

Onion Ash Dusted on top of Wild Texas Boar, from Victoria & Albert’s

Green Apple Sour Cream Ice Cream, from Victoria & Albert’s Peruvian Chocolate Orange Milk Chocolate Gelato, from Victoria & Albert’s

Congratulations belong to Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef de Cuisine Aimée Rivera, Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, Maître d’Hôtel Israel Pérez and the entire Victoria & Albert’s team for earning these illustrious awards.

“This has been a monumental year for the entire Victoria & Albert’s Team. They have developed a culture of success, which is over twenty years in the making. Every single member of the team is fully invested, combining the perfect formula of creativity, knowledge and passion for service. Our focus remains: Aim for perfection and settle for nothing less than excellence.”

–Cosmo Kapoor, General Manager, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Victoria and Albert's Cheese Cart Bread Service, with various typed of baked bread, made by Victoria & Albert’s Team

For reservations, call 407-WDW-DVNA (407-939-3862) or go online to book the Dining Room or Queen Victoria’s Room up to 180 days in advance. For more information, visit


  • Every dish here looks like a work of art. Simply incredible. Hearty congratulations to all at V&A!

  • Top of my bucket list!Pperhaps for our 20th anniversary in September!


    We got the chance to enjoy the Chef’s Table for my wife’s 40th birthday in December 2015. We absolutely enjoyed it and loved talking to the chefs about food and cooking. We still talk about that dining experience to this day. So, THANK YOU for a wonderful evening from that night and again…. CONGRATULATIONS!

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