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“Best High Tea”

The Dining Room Restaurant - Butchart Gardens
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $39
Cuisines: Contemporary
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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: Open for High Tea only from January 7th to February 28th, 2017. Served from 12pm - 3pm. Reservations recommended. 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 during the Magic of Christmas season. 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.
Reviewed November 7, 2013

We went for the High Tea at the Dining Room after strolling the gardens. The service was attentive, the surroundings beautiful and the food delicious. It was the perfect end to our Butchart Gardens visit!

Thank Liz_Rich_11
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We just had pie and coffee, so I can't judge the meals at this restaurant. It was clean and the service was good.

Thank VOgirl
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

There is so much food served at their high tea that you will take half of it home with you. Excellent selection of food and tea. Good value and good service. The atmosphere is beautiful overlooking the garden. Stopped in for tea after walking around the lovely gardens, which are among the best in the world.

Thank Deborahjune
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

The High Tea they serve here is amazing! You pick what tea you want and all the other items on the menu come with it. Out comes your tea, and a three tier plate holder filled with goodies. One tier has several different little sandwiches, the next has several little cakes and sweets, and then it is topped off with scones, cream and strawberry jam. We could not eat it all. The price for the tea and entry into the gardens is about the same for the High Tea at the Empress Hotel, and Butchart's is better. Try to get a table looking out on the private garden.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

My husband and I ate here while visiting Butchart Gardens during our vacation in Victoria. I had planned ahead of time to have tea here due to the great reviews and the experience of eating in the garden setting. I called and made a reservation in the morning for 2:30 seating. We had the afternoon tea at a cost of $29.95 each. We each had our own pot of tea and the tea began with a dish of berry trifle followed by a three tiered tray which included a ginger scone with jam and devonshire cream, sausage roll, mini quiche, little sandwiches of egg salad, smoked salmon, ham salad, cucumber w/cream cheese and chicken salad. The sweet tray included a slice of poppy seed orange cake, marzipan wrapped cake slice, a slice of chocolate brandy napoleon, a French meringue and a small candy truffle. There was one of everything for us to each have. All of the food was delicious as well as the tea. The setting in the dining room was quiet, relaxed and very pleasant. Our table looked out on an expansive green lawn flanked by hedges of flowers and the Italian garden/courtyard on one side. It was a wonderful experience to have the fun of afternoon tea in such beautiful surroundings. The service was very good and attentive. The day we spent at Butchart Gardens was the highlight of our vacation as we had the great experience of viewing the amazing gardens as well as enjoying the fun afternoon tea!

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