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7:00 PM

The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room

1137 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion (62)
  • Worth the Drive (55)
  • Romance (47)
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Regional American (Northwest), Afternoon Tea, Canadian
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Hours of Operation
High Tea 12:00pm - 3:00pm

March 1 - September 30

Afternoon Tea:
April 1 - September 30

High Tea:
October 1 - November 30 & January 7 - March 31

Christmas Tea:
December 1 - January 6

June 15 - September 15 &
December 1 - January 6

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Phone number
(250) 652-8222
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Travis Hansen
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Cross Street
Wallace Drive
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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.

During the busiest holiday season dates (December 1-10 and December 16 to January 1) those arriving between 5 pm and 7 pm may have to wait 30 minutes or more to pay and park. Please plan your visit accordingly.
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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
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The Butchart Gardens Summer Entertainment Calendar can be found at
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1137 People Are Saying
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4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Charming sunroom setting surrounded by exquisite orchids and other potted plants. They were serving high tea rather than lunch and it was lovely, with hot items as well as the usual sandwiches and sweets, all beautifully presented on the requisite tiered stand. And the insulated pot kept the tea nice and hot. This was my third Butchart high tea -- and I look forward to a fourth.

SJPatz (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful afternoon tea in a special setting.....consistently good tea, food and service. Whenever I am in Victoria, this is my preferred spot for a positive tea experience. Off season is calm and relaxed, yet the quality of food and service is still excellent.

MaryL (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good Afternoon tea that was filling. Assotment of teas to choose from.

Alison1234 (Portland)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was lovely - ambience, service, food, and wine pairings. We will definitely return!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent place to dine. I would recommend it to anyone anytime.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The view of the dining room was beautiful inside and out. The building and room is exquisite and decorated just enough. The service person did not hover over you but gave good information about the tea and asking if the was anything else she could help with. I enjoyed the food and felt the size was enough. I liked the fact we could explore the rest of the rooms and a person was available to answer the many questions we had.
This is a very special place to take someone.
But then Butchart always does right.
Thank you
a local frequent visitor

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Dine around Victoria : it was an amazing 5 course meal and we chose to do the wine pairing. Every bit was delicious and all 4 of us were equally impressed. The presentation was beautiful and the service was top notch!!!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Unexpected well presented very tasty food with excellent choice of B.C. wines.

HighTea (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We were glad to have a reservation as the restaurant was full. Service was excellent and so was the food. We were expecting to make a light lunch out of high tea, but were surprised by the generous amount of food that left us quite full. We'll definitely go back!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Chefs were v good. Key waitress was sullen. Otherwise good but expensive evening

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We visited this restaurant during the Christmas light display. It was an absolutely beautiful setting. They have LIVE music via a pianist, she was fantastic. My dinner was not as tasty as I expected and it was only luke warm. The service was excellent!

TanyaO (Portland)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

High tea was lovely and in a fantastic space. The staff was very attentive and we would definitely return again. One thing I wished that we had known was that we could have switched out a few items. Although we don't have allergies, we didn't realize that we could have said no tuna salad and have something else.

Great special occasion activity and experience.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

This experience provided the exact break I needed. After a walk around the gardens my meal was well up to expectations. The reception and service was outstanding.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

I found the albacore tuna appy and roasted beets, totally delish! The perogies were just okay. I had recently made perogies and thought mine were better. The duck inside was too well done. Creme fraiche and garnish was refreshing.
The pavlova dessert could be less hard and chewy. I almost asked for a steak knife to cut into it. Sauce was devine!
The apple tattin crust was chewy and mushy. Sauce was way too sweet.
The amuse bouche we had the luxury of experiencing was the best!
Loved the cooked brussel sprouts accompanying the lamb. Cooked to perfection.
Service was terrific! Very attentive staff.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

My friend and I have a season ticket and try to make this occasion an annual event. We plan to attend in the summer for the fireworks and plan to have dinner beforehand in your beautiful dining room.