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The Dining Room Restaurant - Butchart Gardens
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 23 - USD 38
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Wallace Drive
Transit: 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 http://www.bctransit.com/regions/vic/?p=1.txt
Description: Located in the former Butchart residence, this cozy atmosphere is sure to complete your experience at The Butchart Gardens. See The Butchart Gardens' website for hours and menu details. Reservations are highly recommended and required in many cases. Currently serving high tea in the afternoons.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

High tea was lovely. Tea eas excellent and the sampling of high tea goodies was superb, fresh, with just the right amount of food if you have a good appetite

Thank Linda D
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

There is no better spot to have afternoon tea service...none. The conservatory room is perfect on a rainy day. Tea service is attentive and the offerings are very tasty and feature local sourced foods such as salmon. While expensive you don’t feel at all rushed and can enjoy your time while viewing the gardens, and crowds that didn’t make a reservation, right outside the window (hint: do reserve ahead of time).

Thank Mark107
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

A quiet place for lunch in beautiful surroundings. The entrees and soup were delicious, but the salads did not have much flavor. The dessert chocolate torte was excellent. Presentation was very nice. Portions are what you would expect for fine dining. Service was mediocre. You pay more for the ambiance than for great food.

Thank Harley W
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

OMG! This picnic! Everyone knows about how Butchart Gardens is a Gorgeous, Wondrous place and it completely lives up to the hype - it has been on my bucket list for some time and I am really Grateful to have gotten to see it. The highlight, however, that I had to write about is the picnic that you can order through the Dining Room. I ordered it by phone many months before our visit and the lady I spoke with could not have been more Lovely, spending time answering every question I had and explaining how to arrange my full day visit. On Saturday nights in the summer (June 30 through Sept. 1), you can order the Most Beautiful picnic basket full of Wonderful delights (shrimp, candied salmon, pesto chicken salad, etc.). The lawn in front of the dining room is set up with picnic tables overlooking the Most Magnificent view. My husband and I had a whole picnic table to ourselves and we each had our own picnic basket to enjoy. We loved every bite (he with his lemonade and me with some Wonderful grapefruit mojito-like drink) and saved our Lovely dessert bites to enjoy while we watched the fireworks at the end of the evening. Pure Pleasure!!

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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Such a perfect afternoon tea overlooking the garden. They had a vegetarian tea menu and everything was delicious. Would highly recommend and it’s about half the price at Tea @ the Empress.

Thank amw58ca
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