What better time to tell you about my favourite restaurants at Disney and surrounding area. I am looking forward to visiting these next month (much sooner than I had anticipated a few weeks ago)
Victoria & Albert’s – Disney’s Grand Floridian
Victoria & Albert’s is a very exclusive, awarding winning, fine dining establishment located inside Disney’s Grand Floridian, it has an AAA Five Diamond rating. As expected the dress code is much more formal than most other dining in Disney, men must wear a Jacket and a posh frock would not be out of place for us ladies. Throughout the evening a Harpist places gentle music in the background which sets the scene beautifully. The meal itself is a seven course meal (including bread with each course – I love bread and the selections are amazing) in the main dining room (more course are available in Queen Victoria’s room or at the Chef’s table), you can also add Wine Pairings (if you enjoy your wine I would highly recommend), each course comes with a wine specifically chosen for that course. I love the dessert, I am sure I have the same one each time we go…Hawaiian Kona Chocolate Soufflé, you have to order this particular dessert at the beginning as they need the time to prepare it…and it is delicious, my mouth is watering just thinking about it 🙂
At the end of the meal you can enjoy coffee…not done your usual way.
At V&A’s they use a Cona Vacuum Coffee Maker, I think it is amazing how this works and just have to have coffee…eventhough it is late at night…who cares if you can’t sleep…you’re on Vacation!
At the end of your meal you receive a personalised menu and the lady receives a red rose. Reservations are a must.
Bubba Gump Shrimp – Universal City Walk
If you like Shrimp you’ll love Bubba Gump, it is a great place for a ‘light’ bite or a big evening meal. They do great Smoo
The Shrimpers Net Catch (Appetizer) is delicious
If you still have room the Dessert samplers are lush…probably best to share though!!
They have a great system for getting the attention of the wait staff, on your table you have 2 license plates…Run Forrest Run and Stop Forrest Stop…the first time we visited I got confused and picked Stop Forrest Stop…lo and behold the waiter came by…but I didn’t actually want anything!!
Tip: Watch the Forrest Gump film before you go!
Raglan Road – Downtown Disney
You can either sit in the main restaurant which may involve an ADR or a wait, or you can sit at the Bar, the food and service is great either way.
I love the Dalkey Duo, battered cocktail sausages presented on forks with extra ones in a bowl on the side and a mustard dip. A favourite of the other half is Kevin’s Ham
Shula’s Steak House – Walt Disney World Dolphin
If you like Steak this is a great restaurant, reservations are a must, however you can sit in the lounge area without one. Here you can catch the game whilst enjoying delicious Steak & Seafood.
Beaches & Cream – Disney’s Yacht Club
Although a restaurant I have only experienced take out. I usually go for Delicious Ice Cream Sundaes and Milkshakes. They are also famous for their ‘Kitchen Sink’ dessert…I am yet to try this particular delicacy!
Thai Thani – I-Drive (near Seaworld)
This is our favourite Thai restaurant, we discovered it many years ago and try to make time for at least one visit each trip. It has a very authentic feel, they have cushions on the floor for sitting at the lower tables and lots of Thai antiques, statues and carved tables. The first time we went I did not know what to order and was recommended the Phad Panang…this is my favourite dish (although I do pick out the string beans!!)…and I always have Sticky Rice.
I hope to add to this list after our New Year/Anniversary trip 🙂