The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room

4.8
2917 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2917 people are saying
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Lowseas
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casenia and Jessica were very welcoming and their service was prompt and friendly. The staff even remembered my preference for unsweetened ice tea and Dave, the manager, prepared some and chilled it the day before we arrived. Tea in the Dining room is always a memorable occasion and we enjoyed it again, with friends.

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HeatherW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful setting among gorgeous plants. A special treat!

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TrevorD
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Wonderful! Needs fifty characters. 123

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JoanF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nicely prepared tea and excellent service. Maybe too many sweets but is just a personal choice.

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marilynm
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect tea party. Snow was falling, the Christmas lights were shining brilliantly against the late afternoon winter darkness and the fresh tea offerings simply wonderful. If only Tom Selleck had been at our table….

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JudyR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ideal location and the tables were well spaced; the food was delicious and beautifully presented; we were not rushed. We all enjoyed everything about our dining experience after strolling through the gardens admiring the Christmas lights.

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Frances
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Dining Room at Butchart Gardens is quiet and in a lovely setting; with window views to the Christmas lights, at this time of year!

Food is high quality and served in appropriate style, it was quick and the salmon was a generous serving.

The Unsworth Charme de Lisle at $11.00 a glass is excellent value for this delightful 'Islan'd wine!

Our young server may have been somewhat anxious; we wanted to let her know she did not need to 'bob and curtsy'! Her attention and lovely smile will always be appreciated, no need to 'gush' over diners!

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ScottH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best day of my life was when I married my wife. She and I are frequent visitors to Butchart Gardens, but last night was our first time eating in The Dining Room. After enjoying the magnificently-crafted flavours and superb ambiance, I have a new best day of my life. ;-)

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GwynethA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining room at Butchart Gardens is a fabulous place for a fine meal! We were a group of 4 celebrating 2 anniversaries and all agreed it made them very special. The food was amazing, especially the scallop appetizer and the tenderloin entrée. The server recommended the tiramisu for dessert and promised to be light and full of flavor and she was right, it was a perfect finale to our meal. Our thanks to the chefs and our server for a memorable evening

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BeckyL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great way to cap off a walk through the wonderful Christmas lighting. The food was delicious and the ambiance was great.

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ELMM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely to break bread in a dining room with linen bedecked tables, a chef's kitchen that offered a delectable assortment of dishes, professional service and beautiful views out to the gardens. We framed our dinner with garden strolls before and after, perusing the fabulous light creations, first in the waning twilight and ending in a pitch dark backdrop. Thank you for keeping the holiday spirit alive. I'm thrilled that we will be back to celebrate a birthday in a few days!

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chuck
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A stunning setting and excellent food. Quite pricey but great for a special occasion.

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AaronH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Dinner. Beautiful scenery. Excellent evening. The table ordered the Salmon, Chicken and Beef, all were outstanding. We met the Chef Travis his attention to detail and enthusiasm were obvious and he gave us one of the best meals we have had in ages. We eat alot of salmon and don’t usually order it at restaurants as we tend to find it is overcooked and are disappointed. This was not the case. Probably the best salmon we have ever had at a restaurant! Thank you Butcharts and chef Travis

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DiandDave
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time having New Years Eve dinner at the Garden and it was absolutely perfect again! This year perhaps better as the Christmas lights were shining brightly. Definitely our favourite place for dinner and for relaxing walking through this amazing garden.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Felt very safe in the main dining area--food was very good-my wife's chicken entree could have been a little warmer .I had the salmon and it was fine-overall very good quality and value and we had an excellent server.

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Keith
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great service
Delicious food, best I have tasted
Surpasses any restaurant or cruise ship
We have been on

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Ambience always good, Gardens always spectacular though this year covid spread prevention measures poor

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KarlK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host was most accommodating and our server was excellent!!!

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LilyF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a local
It was spectacular as always!
Wonderful staff as well

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DeannaP
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A lovely quiet place to have dinner. The surroundings are beautiful. The staff attentive. The food interesting.

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LenoraJ
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to be amazed that in spite of all restrictions Butchart Garden Dining Room continues to be outstanding in all areas!

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CorryannN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around. If you enjoy quiet dining in a comfortable setting, this is the place for you.

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JOEKN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have done the tea one other time. This was a magical experience with all the exterior lighting. The food was fabulous. The ambience was great inside. The wait staff were gracious and accommodating. There was virtually no noise level to speak of. We enjoyed ourselves. I would recommend it to everyone!

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KathrynPM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our experience. I love that they update the High Tea menu to match the season as well. Excellent food and atmosphere.

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Lonnie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Melissa our server was wonderful, professional and kind. The French onion soup was delicious. The ambiance was wonderful and we all enjoyed ourselves.

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CameronF
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always, having high tea at Butchart. This time it was snowing outside and cozy. Magical evening for us, thank you Butchart Gardens. 😊

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CarmenC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect afternoon! Delicious food and tea followed by a lovely walk through the gardens. The snow added to the ambiance. Thank you!

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ArturoA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, and great great service! Definitely will come back in the summer

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vipdew1
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely charming experience. The meal was excellent with professional server who equally provided exceptional and warming attention to detail at this celebratory Christmas Eve dinner. My applause to all! Happy Holidays.

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vipJenniferC
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner was fantastic! The salmon was perhaps the best I’ve ever had!

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JandB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea experience. With all of the incredible decorations, it's a great time to enjoy this experience.

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DonnaK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Butchart Gardens' Dining Room has great food and a wonderful ambiance. I've been to the Dining Room several times, and it's always great.

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BarbaraD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, wonderful meal and delightful waitress. Always a lovely place to be during the holidays.

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MauriceR
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The French onion soup was very good and very hot. The beef tenderloin was very tender but some of the vegetables were not to my taste.
However, the chocoalte dessert was outstanding.
The. service was a bit slow but we had an excellent waitress.

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ChristyG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

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JanetP
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner, excellent serving staff, delightful surroundings.

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DarcyB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner and a walk through Butchart Gardens is a very special Christmas tradition in our family. Wouldn't miss it!

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BillS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner with family during Christmas holidays

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AngieN
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional cuisine amazing ambiance and service !!

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The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room is rated 4.8 stars by 2917 OpenTable diners.

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