The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room
Afternoon Tea 11:00pm - 4:00pm
Lunch 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 7:00pm
October 1 - November 30 & January 7 - March 31
December 1 - January 6
Absolutely worth it. It’s pricey, but it comes with ambiance and good service. Wonderful view of the garden.
Alejandra are server was excellent ! She made the High Tea awesome !
We were visiting from the US and wanted to experience High Tea. Since we were visiting the Butchart Gardens we decided to have it there and it was WONDERFUL!!! Our favorite was the hot sausage roll and the very lemony lemon tart. Definitely recommended!!
Being that all other places are fully booked, we were very fortunate to get a reservation here. Even though we booked for 1:15 we were fortunate to get our table moved up to 11:45am. While seating outside was a bit chilly since we were closed to the wall it was definitely not so bad. The scenery was absolutely divine and the service was very responsive and explanations were done beautifully. We stayed for high tea x3 and the creativity of the food and presentation was excellent.
Definitely will be wanting to return again next year.
Even on a grey day with a little drizzle, High Tea at Butchart Gardens transported us to a quieter, more graceful time. Classics were delicious as expected, especially the little sandwiches. Dessert items were light and delicious. More food than two could eat, so we took home a box of goodies to eat later.
The setting is lovely, the flowers exquisite, all as expected and thoroughly enjoyable. We will remember this a long time.
Beautiful gardens, great setting, they do an excellent afternoon tea
I very rarely post a negative review, but we felt the dining room lost focus on this particular evening. We were booked for 1930 on an evening when a mini concert was on at 2000. Although the restaurant emptied to about 3 tables as we got there, we suffered a series of miscommunications. Bread failing to arrive. Main course arriving late because "the chef is a bit frazzled". A "hold the blue cheese" request being forgotten. The remedy arriving after the rest of the course had been eaten. An offer of a free dessert commuted to no alternative compensation or even apology when we said we didn't need a dessert. All round a shame as there was some evidence of good skill and creativity if only consistency and service could be addressed.
Spectacular dinner. Everything was absolutely divine. I had the roasted chicken and my mother had the ricotta gnucci - both were excellent and beautifully presented. In particular, we thought the rose mousse with raspberry gelee dessert was to-die-for. The service was also very good - warm and attentive. We had a wonderful meal, enjoyed the gardens, and then took in some great entertainment on the stage. Perfect evening out to celebrate a birthday.
Our family of 4 went for afternoon tea in the Dining Room. We were seated inside the tearoom after a short wait. They accommodate children with a kids' menu. Tearoom service was excellent. Hostesses were okay. The sandwiches were delicious. Sweets were okay. Scones were a little dry. Overall, the beautiful garden view is worth the experience.
A pleasant oasis within Butchart Gardens. A peaceful respite from the tourist hordes outside. Beautiful view of the gardens. Attentive service and good food.
So delightful. I would've liked those little checkered shortbreads, but I think that's just me.
The Dining Room for afternoon tea is perfect. How can it not be with The Butchart Garden as your setting. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The wait staff are delightful. I definitely will go again.
A unique dining experience overlooking the gardens, set in the original Butchart residence. The tea service was authentic in every way. My pasta dish was expertly prepared.
We ate out on the patio on a recent hot night. What a great place to eat, with the light fading on the gloriously coloured garden. The food didn’t disappoint either. Fresh and tasty food - the Wagyu beef entree being the hands down favourite among other strong dishes.
A wonderful dinner after an afternoon in the gardens and before the evening entertainment. Fit right in to a enjoyable day at The Butchart Gardens.
Wonderful service - great food.
Lovely setting. Excellent service. Poor food over all.
This was our first visit to Buchart Gardens and the grounds are spectacular. Reservations for lunch or tea are a must during the busy season. We had afternoon tea and fully enjoyed ourselves. I wish there were more tea selections but the 8-10 types were certainly not lacking.
For our 40 Wedding Anniversary, my husband took me to Victoria. The Butchart Gardens were a "must see". I have celiac disease and, with 24 hr. notice, I partook of a delectable and scrumptious Afternoon Tea. Every item was gluten free and delicious!!
Our lovely hostess even set the table with an edible , Happy Anniversary sign.
Even though it was August and warm, the gardens were magnificent. We were over come with all the gardens but my favorite was the Sunken Garden.
My visit and tea have been the height of my 40th celebration!! Not to mention the Lord blessing me with a wonderful husband. I would do it all again!
Vacation with friends
The woman sitting next to us had a loud and pedantic conference call on her speaker phone.
At another nearby table parents did nothing to control their screaming children.
The most beautiful setting with delicious food. So glad we went there during our visit to the gardens. Recommend making a reservation.
It was my granddaughter’s first High Tea. There were 4 generations at that table that day. This was an extension of her 2nd birthday celebrations. We had a wonderful day.
Service was great,food was poor quality and very expensive, ambience perfect!
Way overpriced and extremely small portions.
Had the albacore Tina appy, garbage tuna old and below acceptable restaurant standards.
The tenderloin dinner was great meat cooked properly but sat
On some sourdough something, extremely disappointing, just ate the meat.
Our daughter loved her spaghetti and ate the whole bowl.
She is 5 and was the only member of our team that would go back.
Too bad for such a beautiful location, complete Tourist Trap!
Excellent ambience and food, but a bit pricey. Had to wait for a 5 pm table for about 15 minutes, but was eventually seated on the terrace in a very nice spot.
It was lovely! Everything I imagined it would be and more. I loved it so much. It was delicious and beautiful and the ambiance was perfection. Definitely coming back.
Excellent afternoon tea in lovely surroundings. Attentive service.
We had afternoon tea; it was wonderful. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They offered a great vegetarian option, as well as a traditional option with salmon, chicken, and sausage. We went for our anniversary and were surprised with a thoughtful “happy anniversary” chocolate. I highly recommend afternoon tea! Be sure to make a reservation for this popluar experience, we saw many people turned away because they filled up quickly!
Beautiful grounds! Quaint room for tea! Excellent service!
Another wonderful meal in a great setting. We come for all our special occasions and are never disappointed.
Our server, Jason, was great. Professional, helpful and friendly.
Our 44th wedding anniversary was completely perfect with a dinner in a setting that could not have been duplicated anywhere else. Thank you.
Loved Afternoon Tea! It's something we wanted to try on our trip to Victoria, and The Dining Room didn't didn't disappoint! Our table was near a small fenced off garden. We were able to enjoy the beautiful flowers of Butchart Garden during our tea!
Absolutely beautiful. The gardens are a little piece of heaven on earth. We enjoyed afternoon tea outside and it was perfect. If you find yourself in Victoria do yourself a favor and go to Butchart Gardens.
we were early celebrating mom in laws birthday with High Tea. It was perfection!
A chocolate Happy Birthday was presented to her in a gorgeous and affordable High Tea.
Went for high tea and the food and service was wonderful. Being vegetarians we asked for the special menu and the selection and food was excellent. They also offered a vegan selection, which did not include any dairy. There was such a variety and the server was very knowledgeable about the food, teas, and wines. The teas were ones especially produced by the Butchart Gardens and they offered a large variety and we really liked the ones we chose. Three wines were recommended by the restaurant to go with the high tea. We order that combination of wines, as recommended by the server, and she even recommended which food should be eaten with each of the wines. By providing them as a combination there was enough wine for each part of the meal without having large glasses of each. We sat on the deck overlooking the gardens and it was a very calm quiet atmosphere we will certainly go back when next visiting the Butchart Gardens.
Book ahead for patio seating.
View of Italian gardens is amazing.
A great additional experience to visiting Butchart Gardens!
Beautiful setting to enjoy a good meal in the gardens before the summer evening outdoor concert.
Fabulous service - waiter and manager both! They went out of their way to help me with a food issue. Elegant place and food was amazing. We particularly liked the chicken salad. Beautiful location.
We booked a table at Butcharts for late afternoon/early dinner. Online reservation allows for dietary restrictions and I asked for a vegan option. It was our 20th anniversary and I stated that on the online reservation as well, however we were not acknowledged for that even though we have had every anniversary dinner for the last 20 years there. However, they did call and tell me what their vegan option was and confirmed that it worked for me and it was delicious. My non-vegan hubby was wishing he had my meal too! All-in-all, I was very impressed that they went out of their way to create a memorable meal for me.