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About The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room
Enjoy the stunning floral display gardens, plus the restaurant's historic surroundings and contemporary, fresh local foods. Located in the original Butchart family residence, you can experience spectacular views of the Private Garden, the Italian Garden and Tod Inlet. Indulge in Afternoon Tea in our Spring and Summer seasons, or our High Tea which offers more warm savories from October through the winter months. Lunch and dinner are served seasonally with a strong presence of local sustainable ingredients. Choose from our award winning showcase of Vancouver Island wines. Enjoy adding to your awareness and appreciation of local grapes and vintners. Please note that admission to The Butchart Gardens is required in order to access The Dining Room Restaurant. Our current admission rates are at www.butchartgardens.com
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8
Northwest, Afternoon Tea, Canadian
Hours of Operation:
High Tea 12:00pm - 3:00pm
April 1 - September 30
October 1 - November 30 & January 7 - March 31
December 1 - January 6
March 1 - September 30
June 15 - September 15 &
December 1 - January 6
CAN$31 to CAN$50
The Butchart Gardens Entertainment Calendar can be found at http://www.butchartgardens.com/activities/calendar/
The Dining Room Restaurant is located within The Butchart Gardens, so admission to The Gardens is required. You will be guided to your complimentary parking spot.
During the busiest holiday season dates (December 1-10 and December 16 to January 1) those arriving between 5 pm and 7 pm may have to wait 30 minutes or more to pay and park. Please plan your visit accordingly.
From downtown Victoria, you should take bus #30 or #31, then transfer to bus #75 (at the Royal Oak exchange) which comes right to The Gardens. For BC Transit schedules visit
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room Ratings and Reviews
I brought my parents because my mom loves the idea of having tea like the English do and Butchart Gardens did not disappoint. The atmosphere, food, and service was perfect! Also, finding a restaurant that provides a complete menu for gluten intolerant people is not something found very often, but with the proper notice Butchart Gardens does just that and we were all thrilled!!
It is always a treat to have afternoon tea at the Butchart Gardens' Dining Room. The scones and savouries are really delicious, the sandwiches are real tea sandwiches, the desserts are pretty and quite tasty, and the selection of teas is interesting.
A delightful way to enjoy a meal while at Butchart Gardens. We did the high tea in October; high tea in the dining room is only available in the Fall and Winter, and made reservations. The dining room is very quaint and is in what used to be the Butchart residence. While there were a few men there, high tea is probably appreciated more by women. This was my first time to go in October, and while there were a lot of people roaming the gardens, it was nothing like the huge crowds during the summer. Lots of flowers were still out and the Fall colors were beautiful.
My friends and I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the high tea set but because the heater was broken (according the the very nice lady helped our table), the whole time spend in the dining room was uncomfortably warm and hot, which really effect our appetite........ had to wrap the foods up and finish at home. Otherwise would enjoyed better!
The tea is a good value and the ambiance is gracious,relaxed and elegant, an unusual combination to achieve. Situated in the heart of a world class garden, this is how you should complete your tour of the grounds. Some might say that having to pay the gardens entry fee and then the cost of the tea is too much but I would argue that, in combination, this tea is less expensive and is a MUCH better value than tea at the Empress when delivering that Vancouver Island experience.
We paid a visit to Butchart Gardens and had a wonderful afternoon Tea to celebrate my wife's Birthday whilst we were in Canada. What a wonderful afternoon. I cannot say enough about it except when you are at the Gardens have the Afternoon tea you will NOT be disappointed
While the Butchart Gardens is a world class venue, the restaurant at the former home of Jennie Butchart is a welcoming setting with professional staff and a limited, but excellent menu. The Okanagan wines are superb and the menu selections are varied enough to suit a wide variety of tastes and all are cooked to perfection. It is always a very full house and reservations should be made well in advance. A nice cap to a visit to these beautiful gardens.
A lovely evening overlooking the gardens at the end of a busy day. We had a chance to wander the gardens first for about an hour without the usual crowds which was very special. My only problem was with the booking. Open Table kept losing its internet server contact. So I called the restaurant directly. The hostess said there was no availability at the time we wanted despite the website saying there was. I went back on the website and the time was still available. Shouldn't have been so difficult to make a booking.
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