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The Dining Room Restaurant - Butchart Gardens
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $39
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 September 3, 2013

Not to be missed food in a magical setting. Edible flowers grace some salads. Perfect pairing wines. The servers are super, too.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Once again we went to Butchart for the Gardens first, then for tea a close second. And really you get both. The gardens are the best in the world, from my experience, and the high tea at the restaurant is the perfect compliment. This time my wife and I both ordered the high tea service so we got twice the choices of sandwiches, scones, sweets, and combos in the stack that is served. We also each enjoyed a wonderful and flavorful pot of tea that was perfect in flavor and presentation. We sat in the windowed garden room overlooking the flowers and the whole experience said: enjoy, take your time, bask in the flavors, and talk about what you are experiencing. And we did just that. And the wait staff did not rush us but allowed us the peace we needed.

When possible, and when weather allows, we most enjoy sitting outside on the verandah. And next time, I think we will share a tea service with an extra pot of tea and another scone. The double service was more food than we could eat. Please note to make reservations ahead on busy days; we did so from our hotel early that morning and that helped a lot.

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Thank orth1
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

The dinner was outstanding & service super. Special anniversary dinner for our daughter & husband, with my wife and I. Had outside table on veranda. Early evening dinner overlooking the gardens with evening light turning into twilight. Appetizers were excellent as where the main courses and desserts. Service was attentive but not over bearing. Nice selection of wines, many from BC. Would definitely go again. Only down side was to get to restaurant you have to purchase a ticket to the gardens but with a season's pass (which I will be purchasing) you can get into the dining room plus enjoy the flowers and entertainment. My wife said it was one of the best meals she has had (rack of lamb). A wonderful way to top off gardens.

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Thank admiral929
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Having tea in the dining room after touring the gardens is a great way to end a wonderful day. The tea was very good and the various items served with it were excellent. It was crowded so reservations are a must on most days.

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Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We are repeat customers at The Dining Room and have never been disappointed. The setting is perfect and the food exceptionally good and beautifully presented and the staff very knowledgeable and attentive.

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Thank OldbonesH
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