There are several ways to pick which restaurants you want to eat at during your trip to Disney World. You may flock to the dining options your friends are suggesting, or the ones listed as the most popular. But it’s also a good idea to take note of how expensive each of the restaurants you’re dining at are. You can do this by looking at the menus of the restaurants you reserve at, this will give you a ball park of your final bill. Over the last several months, we’ve been researching which restaurants at Disney World are the MOST expensive. We discovered the most expensive restaurant at Epcot is Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. At Hollywood Studios, the most expensive restaurant is Hollywood & Vine. Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella’s Royal Table comes out on top and at Animal Kingdom, Tiffins is the most expensive. Last month we pulled together the 5 most expensive restaurants found at the Disney World resorts, for more on that click here. To finish off this series we’ve compiled a list of the 5 most expensive restaurants found at Disney World. This is between all the restaurants in the parks, resorts, Disney Springs. If it’s found on Disney World property, it was in the running for the most expensive. How we figured out which restaurants were the most expensive was to look at the least expensive item on the menu. The restaurants that had the highest price for the cheapest menu items made the list.
Storybook Dining at Artist Point is a character restaurant open only for dinner. It’s found in the Magic Kingdom resort, Wilderness Lodge. This is a prix fixed menu. Guests will be paying a minimum $60, you then slap on an alcoholic beverage, you’re looking at a total bill of $70 per adult guest. Even though the price is fixed, there are several options to choose from for your entrees: rib roast, pork shank, fish, roasted chicken, beef stew. The table also gets a share of all the appetizers on the menu as well as the desserts. I think this is a beautiful restaurant with delicious food but it is not a great spot for children. For more on that click here.
Be Our Guest restaurant is found in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland. The restaurant is found inside the Beast’s castle and serves a prix fixed lunch and dinner menu. The meal includes three courses: appetizers, entrees and desserts. That’s part of the reason for the higher price, because your meal is including more than just an entree. A meal here costs $62 per adult, that’s without adding on an alcoholic beverage. Guests will dine in either the ballroom, the West Wing or the castle gallery.
Cinderella’s Royal Table is a restaurant found inside Cinderella’s Castle at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. This is another prix fixed menu, guests will pay a flat fee of $62 per guest. The meal comes with an appetizer, entree and dessert. Any alcoholic beverages are extra. This restaurant is stunning, the stain glass windows, the vaulted ceilings. It’s a truly magical experience. And the food is top notch. Any meal I’ve ever had here I’ve dreamed of months and years later. The service is also excellent with several cast members clearing tables, bringing out food and refilling beverages. It’s a must for any Disney fan. The high cost is explained by the incredible experience of dining inside the castle, the high end food and excellent service. For more on the restaurant click here.
2. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. Epcot.
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is found in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion. It hosts breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is a buffet style meal, whereas lunch and dinner is a prix fixed menu. You pay a flat fee of $63 per adult, which covers the Taste of Norway appetizer, entree and dessert. Any alcoholic beverages are additional. This is a character experience, hosting four princesses. What’s being paid for here is the character interaction that comes with dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. For a full review of the restaurant click here.
- Victoria & Albert’s. Grand Floridian Resort.
The most expensive restaurant by far is the exclusive Victoria & Albert’s located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. A meal at Victoria & Albert’s runs $185 per guest. It is a 7 course meal that is ever changing depending on the season and what ingredients are the freshest available. This restaurant continues to receive a AAA Five Diamond Rating, along with other accolades. Dining here guests are required to adhere to the dress code of dinner jackets for men and dress wear for ladies. A meal at Victoria & Albert’s is a cut above the rest of the dining options available at Walt Disney World.
Now that we’ve exhausted the most expensive restaurant topic, we’re going to explore the cheapest restaurants over the next couple of months. I can’t wait to see which dining experiences turn up as the best deals to be had at Walt Disney World. For more on dining at Walt Disney World, check out these previous posts: