The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room
Lovely ambience and excellent food and service. White linens and real silverware makes this an afternoon tea not to be missed. Great value, and the incomparable Butchart Gardens too right outside!
So nice that there were not tour buses filled to the max at the gardens and lots of room in the dining area!!
Peaceful experience with distancing and other protocols in place. Most relaxed meal I have ever had here as there were fewer guests. Superb service. The afternoon tea selections were delicious and beautifully crafted. We did not feel rushed and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Oh, and the gardens are to die for as is the dining room setting. What a treat!
We had a lovely tea for our friend’s birthday. Service and food was all very good and greatly enjoyed.
There were 5 of us and we were given the best service one had allergies one a child . Very good high tea!
The cost of admission to the gardens plus tea was less than tea at the Empress and the view was a lot prettier. Tea started with a heavenly English Trifle that made my inner child jump up and go Whee! Dessert first!
The plate of assorted food did not look like a lot at first but we were not able to finish it and took some home after wards. Everything has that baked same day freshness that I find very important and they were all sinfully rich and delicious. We were offered a choice of tables with different views and physical distancing was maintained at all times. Service was very polite and attentive, Well worth the cost. We did our walking about the gardens before lunch and I am glad we did, after wards we were too full to do much walking.
We have been going to the afternoon tea for many years for many different reasons - it has never been a disappointment. This time our visit was for our 52nd anniversary. Due to the Covid-19 virus we asked to be seated outside. It was truly wonderful. Great attention and service, outstanding food as always, and beautiful views. An occasion to remember as we hoped it would be, especially with respect of the staff and their attention to the issues around Covi-19. It is hard to imagine a nicer way to celebrate our anniversary.
We have always enjoyed High Tea at Butchart. The service this past Father's Day was excellent. The tea was served piping hot (just the way my wife likes it), the sandwiches were excellent as were the sweets. We also were able to sit outside on the veranda which was a nice feature. If you are a pass holder, I think High Tea at Butchart's is the best in the area overall in terms of ambiance, price, and quality.
I made reservations for two and then revised it to 4....on Open Table, but this did not get to the restaurant. Luckily they did have a table.
Such a beautiful setting! We sat in the conservatory and had beautiful views of Butchart Gardens as we sipped our tea and had our lunch. I was very happy with the vegan afternoon tea menu. Very tasty and very filling and had to ask for a doggy bag. I'm still enjoying the treats the day after my visit.
We went there last weekend . The food was wonderful. I have been to many high tea's but this one was the nicest. The flowers and room gave you a lovely peaceful experience. I would definitely go back.
Exquisite and delectable High Tea, such a lovely way to celebrate a special birthday~
We had high tea. Sandwiches were OK the sweets were excellent. Did not care for the loose tea as the strainer given was not adequate. The setting is beautiful.
Good value. Great location. You can tour the gardens and visit the gift shop as part of your visit.
Have been to the dining room at Butchart many times over the years and the service, food and ambience is always top notch. Obviously a bit different with C)VID-19 restrictions in place but nothing that really distracts from what Butchart has to offer.
Lovely. It was the perfect, authentic spot to celebrate our family milestone.
I have tea at the Butchart Gardens every 2-3 months. The food, ambience and service is good. The scone, truffle, sandwiches, quiche and sausage roll are excellent. My one comment for improvement would be the desserts. They are not that great. Often a bit dried out. The boxed truffle is not good at all. The lemon tart is good, the rest I often don’t bother eating.
All the food was excellent and the staff was knowledgeable about allergy concerns.
For a high tea the ambience is for me high in importance. It is the perfect setting. The best in Victoria and I have been to most of them. Of course, the food is well thought out and prepared! The truffle to start was light and tasteful. The petit sandwiches Provided a nice range of style and taste. The scone, not too big. As usual, not all consumed, but then a taste to take with you. Everything was very carefully brought to us and social distancing and the server’s masked were appreciated.
Well done, Butchart’s our Central Saanich Gem!
Our party included two young children.
they did not receive napkins or cutlery and their drinks were never served.
Had a lovely time. Have been before and will go again.
High tea service is much better than the Empress Hotel at half the price.
Was a wonderful experience and well worth the price
Impeccable from start to finish. the high tea was delicious and plentiful - fabulous for our anniversary.
Very excellent service and a very lovely day!
The food was very good and the knowledge of our server regarding the food and the mix of teas, wines and food was very much appreciated!
Looking forward to returning!
We had Hight Tea. I would recommend it but only once - for the experience. The food is not up to the standards suggested by the price. We would not go again.
High tea at the Butchart was delightful. The service with Alejandra was absolutely outstanding! She catered to our every whim. She made the experience ever so much better. The food was good, but not exceptional. The sweet course needed some work. The variety was good and the ambience was absolutely outstanding.
We (2 couples) made reservations for high tea at the dining room in the gardens. As season ticket holders we didn't have to pay the admission into the gardens which can add $24 - $30 onto your meal. Overall our experience was outstanding. It was a sunny, spring day so we arrived early enough to walk through the gardens. There were flowering cherry trees, crocuses and many other floral delights, and no crowds.
In the dining room we were seated in a sunny corner with white linen tablecloths and napkins. Our server was lovely and efficient. All 4 of us had the high tea package served on a tiered tray preceded by scones with cream and jam. A choice of loose tea came in individual large chrome pots Both hot and cold delicacies and tasty desserts provided an ample meal leaving us unable to eat anything else for about 7 hours. A bonus was the 10% discount for being members!
To me, high teas in Victoria seem pricey everywhere, but this one was far less than others and totally worth it.
Delicious food, great service at a one-of-a-kind location!
We had 4 ladies out celebrating a birthday. 2 of us had been before and loved it...the other 2 were really delighted.The setting was beautiful and the food was extremely tasty.
We love having high tea in the Dining Room. The setting is phenomenal and the food is excellent.
The timing of our visit for High Tea at Butchart Gardens coincided with Spring Prelude - and that made the visit a real highlight of our visit to Victoria. I would recommend this experience to others because of the wonderful ambiance in the dining room where tea is served.
A simply wonderful place to have a leisurely, upscale, and delicious afternoon tea.
Went for High Tea. Sever knowledgeable Food marvelous
We go regularly as a group of friends (aged 20-75) for afternoon tea and it’s always a wonderful experience. Friendly, knowledgeable service, delicious food & tea, relaxing and lovely atmosphere.
Enjoyable as always! We ladies always go for tea and a tour of the Spring Prelude garden every February. We are so blessed to live so close to Butchart Gardens and never get tired of visiting.
Loved the room. Loved the view. Loved the orchids in the room. Loved the food. It’s just a special place for my daughter and I. They would have catered to my gluten request too.
We enjoyed a lovely Spring High Tea. The food was well presented and explained. Our server was attentive. An overall wonderful experience!
The food was OK, but very ordinary. Nice setting and atmosphere.
This was a really fun experience and a great addition to a day at the gardens. The menu was delicious and our hostess was sweet and attentive.
The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room is rated 4.7 stars by 2251 OpenTable diners.
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