The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room
Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers
We are serving a set 5-course Christmas Dinner from 4pm-7:30pm. We will have gluten-free and vegetarian options available. Dinner is $99 + tax and gratuities. Admission to The Gardens is required. Reservations will go live on November 1 at 9:00am.
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
We are being asked about this restaurant. It really is a dining rooms. A fine dining room. Very fine dining.
The service was okay, the food failed to live up to expectations created by the prices.
Lovely atmosphere in this restaurant. There are many different rooms to dine in. Food was outstanding, beautifully prepared and served. Perfect sized portions. Service was excellent
Such a wonderful holiday treat. We looked at the crowds going through the Italian garden while we had an amazing dinner. My mushroom veloute was like eating liquid velvet, my husband's beef and my pork were tender, moist and accompaniments were great. Broccolini could have been cooked a smidgen more but that's a taste thing. Gingerbread tiramisu for dessert was excellent- I hadn't been sure about espresso anglaise with it but the pastry chef was right as it was perfect. My husband said his creme brulee was one of the best he has had. Our wait person was wonderful...very knowledgeable, cheerful, but relaxed and friendly. This was a wonderful and enjoyable meal. And the Unsworth prosecco was just right too.
We showed up 30 minutes late because of traffic, they were very gracious and we didn’t feel rushed at all during our dining experience. The food was delicious and service excellent!
Great selection for afternoon tea and very accommodating for gluten free. Will definitely be returning to this place in the future! :)
Good High Tea in a very beautiful setting surrounded by thousands of outdoor Christmas lights at dusk. The sight was more and more magical as dusk settled.
A great Holiday Tradition that we look forward to each year.
We absolutely loved the experience - very pricey but we anticipated that going in.
Absolute perfect ending to an afternoon/evening in the gardens. The food was beyond, the service lovely and kind, the atmosphere was holiday magic. 10/10 would recommend.
Very nice place to dine during Christmas with all the beautiful lights.
We have visited Butchart several times now for tea and have enjoyed each visit very much. The setting is lovely!
Outstanding dining experience while visiting the Gardens to view the phenomenal Christmas lights! Food was expertly prepared and exceeded expectations. Having an outstanding meal in a setting that defies description was icing on the cake. Honored our wish for a window table. Service was very nice as well. Highly recommend!
Fantastic dinner and service. Just an over all wonderful evening.
A lovely way to have the full experience of the Gardens.
I requested a gluten-free tea when I reserved and was so pleased that I was served the same selection as my friends. Every item was delicious. Thank you!
Amazing food and service. Waitress had many helpful suggestions about the menu. Our only issue was the piano music was lovely, it was quite loud which made conversation difficult. We will be back next year as it has become our annual event to kick off the season. This was our 4th year doing this and it definitely sets the mood for the season. Thank you many times over.
What a wonderful treat this was since we were visiting for the Christmas lights. Although a bit pricey, everything was simply delicious! You for sure got what you paid for. Can't wait to go again.
Another lovely tea experience at Butchart Gardens Dining Room! This year we decided to take tea at 3pm to line up with the sun setting to enjoy the Christmas Lights in the gardens afterwards. The ambiance of the dining room with its lovely decorations and great service made for a special outing for our family this holiday season. The food was great. My Mum especially enjoys the sandwiches, my husband the trifle. I recently had to give up wheat and had a gluten-free tea which they very careful arranged. It was quite enjoyable. Thank you Butcharts for such a lovely experience!
Although the food was tasty and we were full when we left, the portions looked smaller
Suggestion: make the layers appear more 'decorative'. Not overloaded, just a touch. A bit of parsley, curl cut carrots, etc. Or things that are obviously only for decoration. Even paper doilies can make a plate look like there is more on it.
Provide a knife with a serated edge for sharing pieces. A larger milk container.
We walked the gardens to see the Christmas lights and ended in the dining room. A special way to end a festive night
Certainly one of the best restaurants in the region. A shame that they require people to pay the garden entry fee though. We have seasons passes but it meant that our friends were unwilling to join us. Great ambiance and service. And food!
Delicious variety of pastries, sandwiches and desserts! Loved the ambiance of the dining room and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend afternoon tea in the dining room.
Such an amazing experience! The view was exceptional as well as the food! They were very accommodating towards dietary restrictions and made the meal I wanted without gluten or dairy! Every bite was heavenly! The waitress was very knowledgeable about all the food as well as the gardens. Great conversation!
I was very impressed with the service they provided, they were very accommodating to a couple of my requests and I’m so thankful to them all, especially our server, who helped make our visit a very wonderful and enjoyable one. It was a bucket list item for my sister who has been given a terminal diagnosis.
Excellent in a beautiful setting. Highly recommend.
Amazing holiday afternoon tea! Excellent service.
Best value around Victoria. Not snobby, great food, plenty of food, great ambience. We loved it after s cold walk through the gardens. And you can get an alcoholic drink if you so desire.
It was an amaing experience. Would definitely recommend to a friend.
We had a fully Gluten Free menu! Would go back in a heartbeat.
We have enjoyed many High Teas at The Gardens. The staff are always so kind and willing. We also love the seasonal changes to both the gardens and the menu. No trip to Butcharts would be complete without the high tea.
Afternoon tea at Butchart Gardens is my favourite place in Victoria. The ambiance is soothing, but elegant. The food is delicious and the service is impeccable. We celebrated our birthdays and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Thank you Butchart!!
Best high tea experience, being able to enjoy the food as well as the view. This is my third time and I like this fall menu the best. Much more savory. The tea selection has something for everyone and the prices are reasonable. I like it better than the high tea at the empress.
High tea here was simply awesome! Rain kept most away from the Gardens the day we were there. Sweet and savory delicacies made our taste buds dance happily. And, the tea was equally amazing. This is a great alternative to the Empress at half the price. The Gardens are delightful year round and should not be missed.
The food was great!
We enjoyed afternoon tea at Garden
And after that enjoy for walk
Outstanding food in an elegant setting surrounded by one of the world's most beautiful gardens. Truly an amazing experience.
I took my girlfriend to Butchart for afternoon tea. I had booked online for two. I am on a budget. We both thought because there was 1 tray we were paying for only 1 serving so much to my surprise I was charged for 2! I did not clarify with the server ahead of time but neither did the server nor the website state 1 platter serves 2 people. I had been before for tea but it had been awhile. I do budget for an annual pass & do use. Now that I am off work on long term disability, I do not feel I can treat anyone again to high tea. I would advise that the website and server clarify the portions/cost.
Beautiful tranquil afternoon tea . Sandwiches and sweets were delicious. Large window to view the gardens. And A fire to take the chill off