Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Earns Prestigious Michelin Star

Victoria & Albert's Earns Michelin Star

In a landmark achievement for the Walt Disney World Resort, Victoria & Albert’s, located within Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, has been honored with its first Michelin Star. This recognition not only highlights the exceptional culinary artistry and service provided by the restaurant but also marks a significant milestone as it becomes the first dining establishment within a U.S. theme park destination to receive such an accolade.

Culinary Excellence Recognized

Victoria & Albert's Cuisine at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Victoria & Albert’s Cuisine at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Victoria & Albert’s has long been celebrated for its exquisite multi-course dining experience, which features an array of global flavors and the finest ingredients. The restaurant’s commitment to culinary excellence is further exemplified by its impressive wine collection, boasting over 500 selections meticulously chosen to complement each dish. Under the leadership of Chef de Cuisine Matthew Sowers and Pastry Chef Ally Rogers, the kitchen team continues to uphold the restaurant’s legacy of innovation and quality.

Team Effort and Dedication

Sommelier Israel Perez, recipient of the 2024 Florida Service Award
Sommelier Israel Perez, recipient of the 2024 Florida Service Award

The awarding of the Michelin Star is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the entire team at Victoria & Albert’s. Chef Matthew Sowers expressed his pride in the recognition, emphasizing the collective effort that contributed to this success. Chef Matthew

It’s an incredible honor to be recognized by MICHELIN for the innovative dining experience our team brings to life here at Victoria & Albert’s. Everybody on our team earned this Star, from our stewards to our culinarians to our pastry chefs, and we hope to inspire future generations of culinary professionals to follow their dreams.

Chef Matthew Sowers - Chef de Cuisine at Victoria & Albert's

Also, Sommelier Israel Pérez has been awarded the 2024 Florida Service Award for his outstanding dedication to creating memorable dining experiences.

A Unique Distinction

Victoria & Albert’s Decor

Victoria & Albert’s unique distinction extends beyond the Michelin Star, as it also holds the AAA Five Diamond and the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star awards consecutively since 2000 and 2018, respectively. It stands as the only location in Florida and one of only 26 in the nation to boast such prestigious recognitions concurrently.

These accolades affirm the restaurant’s position as a culinary crown jewel within Walt Disney World and the broader hospitality industry.


The awarding of a Michelin Star to Victoria & Albert’s is a momentous occasion that underscores Disney’s commitment to offering unparalleled dining experiences. This achievement not only celebrates the extraordinary talents and efforts of the team behind Victoria & Albert’s but also sets a new standard for culinary excellence within theme park destinations.

As the restaurant continues to delight guests with its remarkable offerings, this recognition will undoubtedly inspire future generations of culinary professionals and enhance the prestige of dining at Walt Disney World Resort.

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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