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The Dining Room Restaurant - Butchart Gardens

800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
250-652-8222
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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: One of two restaurants (the Blue Poppy is the other, more casual style) in the renowned Butchart Gardens. The Dining Room Restaurant is located in the former residence of the Butchart family and is surrounded by gardens. Fresh local ingredients and local wines make for exceptional experiences. Afternoon Tea is served in the warmer months and High Tea during the rest of the year. Patio seating is available during the warmer months.Dining Room reservations can be made on The Butchart Gardens website or via OpenTable.
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Fredericton
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

My family came here for dinner on the 22nd of December after viewing the christmas lights. The dinner started wonderfully as the building was beautiful. The bread served was very good and we needed seconds. We ordered the mussles and sea scallops while both were excellent the scallops were truly a treat. For dinner we got the rack of lamb,... More 

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Glen Waverley, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Very well served good set up. Credit must go to the fine chefs who provides excellent dishes. May be require an extension as the demand is so high for a table. Once you're in it's marvellous.

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Courtenay, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Went back to the gardens for our anniversary and was very disappointed. We ordered the steak (6oz) that was very small. We had trouble seeing the menu as it was darkly lite in the area they put us after we had reserved another table, and didn't get. The steak came with a macaroni and cheese pattie topped with only something... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Very nice place to eat, the food is good and service is good also. Prices are fairly reasonable. It's in a beautiful setting of the gardens.

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Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Amidst the exquisite beauty of Butchart Gardens which attracts throngs of visitors from around the world, is the Dining room Restaurant which is heavily meat based. 66% of the world is now vegetarian - 40% by choice. This restaurant needs to mature in terms of creating a menu that is mostly vegan. This honours everyone's health because the vegan diet... More 

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Courtenay
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

High Tea, exceptional service and very fresh interesting and tasty food. Organized and comfortable and very clean.....so important these days.

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Whangarei
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

After a full day exploring the gardens it was great to sit down and relax and order a meal. Fantastic food!

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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The standard of service was top notch, we had a wonderful experience, with an abundance of tea choices, we were served sherry trifle to start off (which was delicious) while we waited of the High Tea to arrive, everything we were served was beautiful, a treat in every bite, well worth a visit as the restaurant is as outstanding as... More 

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Petal, Mississippi
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

With the high tea, there was not quite enough tea to go around our table. Still I enjoyed myself and can highly recommend this experience.

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Bonsall, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Such a great experience! We passed on high tea at the Empress and spontaneously participated in high tea (no reservations) in the gardens. Great decision! I would suggest making a reservation, OUTSIDE - the views are spectacular and so very peaceful!

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Address: 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Central Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 250-652-8222
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Central Saanich
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Contemporary

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