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Tue, 1/23
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10:30 PM
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The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room

4.7
1128 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Northwest
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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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Northwest, Afternoon Tea, Canadian
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Hours of operation
NOW SERVING:
High Tea 12:00pm - 3:00pm


SEASONAL MENUS:
Lunch:
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

Dinner:
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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Neighborhood
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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
http://www.bctransit.com/regions/vic/?p=1.txt
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Entertainment
The Butchart Gardens Summer Entertainment Calendar can be found at http://www.butchartgardens.com/activities/calendar/
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1128 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 7, 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!

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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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 6, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 4, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We've enjoyed high tea and dinners in the dining room on special occasions, particularly new year's eve in the dining room. Usually enjoyable despite the high prices, however this year my holiday menu entree was disappointing. The soup was excellent, but the Pacific Ling cod dish had an overriding heavy saltiness that took away my appetite for it. Belatedly, I realize it was prepared with a caper anchovy butter sauce which would explain the briny salty flavour. I only noted the issue to the courteous friendly server at the end of the meal - my fault. When I was debating between the salmon and cod entrees I wish she'd drawn my attention to the cod entree's strong salty feature.

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NJCA 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

The staff accommodated our special occasion as noted in the reservation. We stopped into the restaurant to see if we could get a drink 1.5 hours ahead of our reservation time because it was so cold outside, and they were actually able to seat us early on NYE. Service was friendly and mostly quick, views were great, and the food was delicious and well worth the expense. Overall great experience!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The food was wonderful. I was so glad to have gotten
a reservation for New years.

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GMcR 
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Superb high tea in the late afternoon and then a stroll through the gardens as the lights come on. Happy New Year!

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