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The Dining Room Restaurant - Butchart Gardens
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $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: --The Dining Room restaurant is currently closed, re-opening January 15-- 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 August 8, 2015

This was our second time having dinner here, but our third time in the dining room (the other time was for tea). Dinner never ceases to impress. From a well curated wine list to amazingly fresh and well crafted entrees, you will not want to miss this stop in the gardens. Book ahead so you're sure to get a seat! This tourist-attraction dining room is on-par with the quality of food put out by Disney's Club 33. Otherwise there are no other dining rooms like this in tourist destinations that match the quality.

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank AcdntlPoet
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Reviewed August 7, 2015

I was here recently with family members. We wanted to enjoy the Brit tradition of "afternoon tea". The tea at Butchart Gardens was fabulous! Wonderful tasty food, both sweet and savory, plenty of it, elegant but not stuffy setting in lovely garden room and less than half the price of tea at the Empress Hotel. The gardens are a delight and then to have tea in this beautiful setting was the cherry on top. Make sure to get reservations in advance as they are often booked up in the summer.

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed August 5, 2015

Loved the afternoon tea experience. Visited with my wife and three teenage children. Everyone enjoyed and the location is gorgeous.

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed August 1, 2015

We have been lucky to have tea at wonderful gardens and restaurants in so many places. But high tea at Butchart is our favorite. We made reservations a few days in advance, and asked to be seated at a table on the patio overlooking the gardens. You cannot imagine how wonderful it is to have perfectly prepared whole-leaf tea, multiple tiers of absolutely wonderful mini-sandwiches, baked goods, and sweets, freshly made scones, gentle but helpful service, and then look out over the grounds of this beautiful garden. We spent over 2.5 hours just relaxing and enjoying the full experience. This is a must-do when you visit Butchart in our minds.

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank orth1
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Reviewed July 31, 2015

Wonderful location and menu. Food prices are high but food quality and service is very good. If you go for high tea, you will need to sit indoor due to the wasps. Regular lunch can be taken either indoors or on the porch. The porch seating is fantastic as there is full shade, usually a slight breeze, and an amazing view of the garden grounds.

Date of visit: July 2015
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