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.
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.
Very good Afternoon tea that was filling. Assotment of teas to choose from.
Everything was lovely - ambience, service, food, and wine pairings. We will definitely return!
Excellent place to dine. I would recommend it to anyone anytime.
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.
a local frequent visitor
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!!!
Unexpected well presented very tasty food with excellent choice of B.C. wines.
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!
Chefs were v good. Key waitress was sullen. Otherwise good but expensive evening
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.