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“delightful setting and superb food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Abkhazi Garden Afternoon Tea

Abkhazi Garden Afternoon Tea
Ranked #8 of 90 Coffee & Tea in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Gonzales
Ladysmith, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“delightful setting and superb food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

Three friends drove down to see the garden and have lunch. It was a treat for all of us. The gardens are wonderful and it was lovely to see a large area which was a shade garden and thus we got to see many unusual plants. The residence is now a dining room/giftshop/office. It is set high on a rock outcropping which afforded us a spectular view of the surrounding area. We ate on the patio as is was a nice day. I had the smoked salmon plate served on artisan bread with an accompanying salad of greens and quinoa, one of my companions had the crab cakes with salad, and the other two had scones with clotted cream and fruit preserves. Various teas and coffee was also served. The food was beautifully presented, fresh and imaginative. We all cleaned our plates. The service was knowedgeable and attentive. I just wish that it was possible to go the restaurant alone without paying the entrance fee to the garden as that makes it a bit pricy. I would even pay a small cover charge but the cost of entrance on top of the food prohibits me from going more than once or twice a year. Pity.

  • Visited July 2012
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English first
Regina, Canada
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3 reviews
“Small Wedding Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

We had our wedding ceremony in this amazing garden, and decided to have a lunch in their restaurant. Beautiful interior and view on the garden, delicious food and very good choice of it. The owner and staff were very helpful and nice, we all loved it! Definitely will come back for anniversary!

  • Visited June 2011
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Toronto
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11 reviews
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“Hidden gem - foodie delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2011

Some of the best food in Victoria served in a beautiful, serene setting. Amazing salads, soups, quiches and scones.

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2 Thank imaging54
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