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Unread 5 Jan 19, 10:49 PM  
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Brilliant - have loved reading your report - thank you
Thank you for reading it! I enjoyed writing it.

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Completely agree - when I dined at V&A it was fine but far from mind-blowing, and at this price, it should be! I enjoyed dinner at Flying Fish, Monsieur Paul or Yachtsman much more, for instance.
Yes, every dish at V&A needs to be a wow! I still enjoyed dinner there but definitely got more enjoyment per $ elsewhere.

Flying Fish was on my list, but I decided to go with Narcoossees on the seafood front. Maybe at some future point Ill try FF!
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Thanks for the report, it's a great read
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Great report, thanks for sharing. I was there for some of the time you were, towards the beginning of your trip, and those cold days we had were awful. So disappointing about your experience at California Grill. I had been considering it for our 15th Wedding Anniversary meal this month, but having read your experience, that has somewhat pit me off. I think we'll stick with Yachtsman.
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Thanks for the report, it's a great read
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Great report, thanks for sharing. I was there for some of the time you were, towards the beginning of your trip, and those cold days we had were awful. So disappointing about your experience at California Grill. I had been considering it for our 15th Wedding Anniversary meal this month, but having read your experience, that has somewhat pit me off. I think we'll stick with Yachtsman.
Just dont order a drink at the Cali Grill bar and youll be fine!

Ive never realised Disney might hand out handwarmers at dessert parties before; the weather was so up and down the whole time.
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Ive added quite a few of your eateries to my off-site dining wish list.

Your scallops dish at Narcoossees looks and sounds delicious; Ive never tried gnocchi but I love heavy sauces, mushrooms and scallops so Id be all for giving it a try. In my experience Disney never get halibut right, very disappointing. Watching the MVMCP made for a lovely ending to your evening though.

You had much better luck at Tiffins than we did, I absolutely should have ordered the steak and lobster dish, and the mushroom soup sounds fantastic.

My mouth is watering at your Yachtsman review, we had a wonderful meal there last year and I would consider paying OOP for it.

I was disappointed by your breakfast at Yak & Yeti as it sounded very nice but neither dish looks enjoyable.

Getting a Minnie van to the GF for your V&A meal was a great idea, a lovely relaxing way to start the evening. The repeating of the pricing at V&A would have made me feel so awkward, Id get paranoid they were insinuating I looked like a pauper and couldnt afford to eat there. Very disappointing for them to run out of the turbot, you are right, that should not be happening at a high-end restaurant, and it is embarrassing for the waiter to have to deliver that news. I really enjoyed your review, its somewhere Id love to try in the future, its disappointing to hear it didnt live up to the price tag though!

What a fiasco at California Grill, how embarrassing for you, the entire night would have been soured for me. I am glad to hearing your credits were refunded, but saddened to hear Disney didnt have the courtesy to call when they said they would.

I loved seeing all the pictures of your festive goodies.

Oh, you must do Food and Wine, it is wonderful!

Thank you for sharing, this was a wonderful report!
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Ive added quite a few of your eateries to my off-site dining wish list.

Your scallops dish at Narcoossees looks and sounds delicious; Ive never tried gnocchi but I love heavy sauces, mushrooms and scallops so Id be all for giving it a try. In my experience Disney never get halibut right, very disappointing. Watching the MVMCP made for a lovely ending to your evening though.
As much as I loved WL and RPR, I did miss our offsite dining faves. I cant believe I never made it to Dennys for breakfast and I only went to Chilis once.

I love gnocchi but then I think Ive made my position on potato clear through this report!

You had much better luck at Tiffins than we did, I absolutely should have ordered the steak and lobster dish, and the mushroom soup sounds fantastic.

My mouth is watering at your Yachtsman review, we had a wonderful meal there last year and I would consider paying OOP for it.

I was disappointed by your breakfast at Yak & Yeti as it sounded very nice but neither dish looks enjoyable.
Im pleased we went to Tiffins in the end as I really liked it, but I think Yachtsman was ultimately the best Disney table service meal in terms of my enjoyment.

Getting a Minnie van to the GF for your V&A meal was a great idea, a lovely relaxing way to start the evening. The repeating of the pricing at V&A would have made me feel so awkward, Id get paranoid they were insinuating I looked like a pauper and couldnt afford to eat there. Very disappointing for them to run out of the turbot, you are right, that should not be happening at a high-end restaurant, and it is embarrassing for the waiter to have to deliver that news. I really enjoyed your review, its somewhere Id love to try in the future, its disappointing to hear it didnt live up to the price tag though!
I wish now Id got a picture in front of the Minnie van but it just didnt occur to me.

The weirdest thing about the turbot was that it appears to have been on the menu for a while, so its not that it was even a one night only special!

Re the pricing, I can only think past guests have perhaps expected signature-level pricing and been surprised.

What a fiasco at California Grill, how embarrassing for you, the entire night would have been soured for me. I am glad to hearing your credits were refunded, but saddened to hear Disney didnt have the courtesy to call when they said they would.
I think we all have the expectation that Disney is always going to be magical, so when it falls short its so disappointing.

I loved seeing all the pictures of your festive goodies.

Oh, you must do Food and Wine, it is wonderful!

Thank you for sharing, this was a wonderful report!
I really want to do Food and Wine now, but I think itll be a couple more years yet. Thank you for reading!
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Your report was fab, loads of delicious looking food. I have always fancie V&A, its a shame it wasn't quite up to its hype, imagine a place like that running out of something...

Your experience with the CM at California Grill was shocking, I would have been seething, its a shame it upset you so much and spoiled your night. We only had one encounter this trip with an obnoxious cast member and I too put in a complaint.

Not great about the connecting flight with BA, we haven't had that issue with them (touch wood) but at least I know what to look out for now. We have our next 2 flights booked with them.
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Your report was fab, loads of delicious looking food. I have always fancie V&A, its a shame it wasn't quite up to its hype, imagine a place like that running out of something...

Your experience with the CM at California Grill was shocking, I would have been seething, its a shame it upset you so much and spoiled your night. We only had one encounter this trip with an obnoxious cast member and I too put in a complaint.

Not great about the connecting flight with BA, we haven't had that issue with them (touch wood) but at least I know what to look out for now. We have our next 2 flights booked with them.
Thanks for reading! From your report I think we have quite similar tastes

On BA, the key thing is logging into the website after a change and checking you can see your e-ticket. If you can, youre grand; if you get an error give them a call! We always fly indirect with them though and its usually fine, not sure whats been happening recently.
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