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High tea in the garden - The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room, Brentwood Bay, BC

The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room

4.8
4.8
4358 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Regional American (Northwest)
Enjoy the stunning floral display gardens, plus the restaurant's historic surroundings and contemporary, fresh local foods. Located in the original Butchart family residence, you can experience spectacular views of the Private Garden, the Italian Garden and Tod Inlet. Indulge in Afternoon Tea in our Spring and Summer seasons, or our High Tea which offers more warm savories from October through the winter months. Lunch and dinner are served seasonally with a strong presence of local sustainable ingredients. Choose from our award winning showcase of Vancouver Island wines. Enjoy adding to your awareness and appreciation of local grapes and vintners. Please note that admission to The Butchart Gardens is required in order to access The Dining Room Restaurant. Our current admission rates are at www.butchartgardens.com

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 63 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Northwest), Afternoon Tea, Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Wed 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 652-8222
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party contact
    groupres@butchartgardens.com: (250) 544-4478
  • Neighbourhood
    Central Saanich
  • Cross Street
    Wallace Drive
  • Parking Details
    The Dining Room Restaurant is located within The Butchart Gardens, so admission to The Gardens is required. You will be guided to your complimentary parking spot.
  • Public 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
  • Entertainment
    The Butchart Gardens Summer Entertainment Calendar can be found at http://www.butchartgardens.com/
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,358 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Best Ambience

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Regional American (Northwest)

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Food

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Service

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Ambience

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Value

  • Vancouver Island

    Great for brunch

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for groups

  • Vancouver Island

    Healthy

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Vancouver Island

    Most Booked

4,358 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, lots of new things to try. Left there feeling satisfied and it was definitely an experience I'll never forget!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue. Obviously there will always be a certain food that someone doesn't like, when you have such a variety. Overall a very charming experience.

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  3. serenaw

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    really a treat to dine here. i went with some friends for the afternoon tea, and all of our dietary requirements were taken seriously. our server was also great at explaining what our meal was, and reassured us that we could consume everything. we sat outside, so of course the atmosphere was perfect. i would recommend and go again!

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  4. Heidi

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a note - you have to pay to get into the Gardens to then get to the restaurant - it’s not included in the price. It was a lovely experience! Pilar was a fantastic server and the food was decidant!

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  5. Abbey

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is wonderful and the portions are great. Our server was excellent and we had a lovely table overlooking the garden.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were out on the patio. It was lovely! Definitely need a reservation.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an awesome experience! I was there with my fiancé celebrating our engagement, as he proposed moments before in the gardens. The staff made us a special congratulations placard out of chocolate! Overall an amazing, delicious afternoon tea. My fiancé loved it, and he usually isn't a fan of tea or tea sandwiches. I have never seen someone eat trifle as fast as he did!

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  8. Tara

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband, myself and two out of province friends of ours went to the afternoon tea at Butchart Gardens on June 7. We had a lovely table overlooking the gardens and with a water view as well. Our server was Jason and he was very knowledgeable, professional, friendly and personable. Two of us ordered the flight which was quite lovely. The tea and food were delicious as always! They catered to our table of food restrictions including one vegetarian, one savoury only, one no shellfish and one no pork or beef. Our friends had the best time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience as well as the gardens and gift shop. Thank you Jason!

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  9. Papa

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food excellent wait staff. All in all a glorious afternoon tea.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful! Everything was presented so beautifully and was delicious. I had low expectations for the finger sandwiches because those types of foods tend to be kind of dry and meh, but they were moist and flavorful! Great teas and scones (and I don't even like scones!) The desserts could be improved (the mini vanilla cupcake was completely forgettable--I love desserts but I didn't even bother eating all of it, the lemon mousse cake needs more tart punch--go for a puckering lemon bar instead! The chocolate torte was lackluster--consider a luscious brownie with nuts and caramel in it instead, the carrot cake could've been moister and filled with more texture--like little pineapple tidbits or something to make it more toothsome.) Very lovely server who gave us great recommendations of other things to do in Victoria and we never felt rushed by her. But my favorite part were the lush flower arrangements throughout the dining room--absolutely stunning.

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FAQs

The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room is rated 4.8 stars by 4358 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 63 times today
Google Map for The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room

800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Wallace Drive
  • Neighbourhood
    Central Saanich
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Wed 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Northwest), Afternoon Tea, Canadian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    The Dining Room Restaurant is located within The Butchart Gardens, so admission to The Gardens is required. You will be guided to your complimentary parking spot.
  • Public 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
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    The Butchart Gardens Summer Entertainment Calendar can be found at http://www.butchartgardens.com/
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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