The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room
- 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
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Wonderful service, treats and views
I fulfilled one item on my bucket list, afternoon tea at the Buchart Garden Dining Room. Service was the best and most obliging that I have ever had. I can’t say enough about their accommodation to my dining needs. The chef and staff prepared an exquisite and tasty meal. The tarragon tart was my favourite!
I can’t say thank you enough to the staff. I had a wonderfully decadent and restful afternoon. Thank you so much!
Had a really nice time and the food and setting was great. The only issue was there a lot of wasps out on the deck
We had a very enjoyable morning at the Butchart Gardens that we capped off with a
wonderful afternoon tea at the Dining room. Excellent attentive service with delicious
sweet and savoury items. This was a great way to cap off a beautiful morning
My third time there this year, can hardly wait to come again
We travelled from our of province for a week, so of course we had to stop off at Buchart Gardens and enjoy an afternoon tea in The Dining Room. The service was amazing, the tea was wonderful, the food was alright. We enjoyed the trifle a lot, the sandwiches were mediocre, the bread didn’t seem fresh, It was a bit dry, the combinations of fillings offered were decent but nothing incredible. We really enjoyed the quiche, sausage roll and the scones were amazing! Overall it’s a very pricy afternoon tea, I don’t feel the value for $100 for 2 is really worth it. I would say if you never experienced it before, you would have to try once but it’s not something, we would do again.
A lovely table overlooking the private garden. Food was delicious with generous portions. Lots to take home. A very fun and unique experience.
Beautiful inside the dining room, and the afternoon tea is everything you could possibly want. Bring your appetite, because there is a lot of delectable food!
We had a lovely full tea, with a view of the Gardens. Food was excellent and the service was attentive. Highly recommend it especially if you have an annual pass to the Gardens!
Beautiful setting, well spaced tables, excellent food. It didn't look like enough initially but certainly turned out to be. Only suggestion would be for a bit more savoury and a little less sweet foods.
Excellent service de thé, pris sur le patio avec vue sur le jardin. Atmosphere très agréable et service exceptionnel.
Excellents thés, pâtisseries, mini quiche, roulé à la saucisse, scone, bons petits sandwichs plus traditionnels.
High Tea at the Butchart Dining Room was everything I dreamed it would be. The service was impeccable. We got there earlier than our timeslot and were accommodated and and seated. Loved the entire array of high tea sweets, sandwiches and selections of teas. The English trifle was delicious and I particularly want to say how refreshing and pure the Creme Anglais was.
A wonderful dining experience. The service was great, and the food plentiful. We even got to bring home some of the sweets! Would highly recommend for anyone wishing to go.
Better than tea at the Fairmont Empress at half the price, combined with the amazing gardens makes this a must see for anyone.
Love the Butchart Gardens dining room! My favourite part is that their vegan menu is just as wonderful as the rest of the menu and the vegan food is delicious. They really go the extra mile to ensure the vegan food is enjoyable which a lot of places don’t.
A wonderful place to visit and have tea. But not for those who are short on cash! 36 to get into the gardens and then 42 for the tea
Everything was fab. Incredible value especially compared to the Empress.
The food and service are excellent and the dining room is beautiful, will certainly come back again.
Amazing afternoon tea with incredible views.
the sandwiches tasted stale, there was more mayo stuff that product, the desserts were bland, actually very disappointed overall with the food (except the tea). was looking forward to this as last time did this in 2016. now will definitely not recommend you afternoon tea to anyone.
I took my mother for afternoon tea/lunch in the Diningroom for her 80th B-day. I heard that Butchart gardens offered a gluten free lunch and me being Celiac I was happy to hear this. The food was fabulous and no belly ache so obviously Gluten Free ingredients were used.
Would highly recommend afternoon Tea and the walk around the gardens was beautiful
Wonderful time celebrating my friend's birthday, great food!!
Lovely afternoon tea in a great and peaceful environment
Tea at the Butchart Gardens is always a treat. The food the service the surroundings are all wonderful. I look forward to many more visits.
We had the vegetarian high tea by a window overlooking the Italian garden on a rainy day. Can't say enough good things about it. Service, food, ambiance all exceptional.
Excellent service. Awesome tea. Highly recommend this place. Beautiful spot for tea
We had our first afternoon tea and it was lovely. We overlooked the gardens. The tea selection was abundant; I tried their black tea infused with fruit which was milder. The food was plentiful and tasty. We lived in London for 4+ years and did many British teas. This ranked with the best and the views were even better. Will return.
Accommodated our dietary restrictions without notice thanks
Had a wonderful birthdaybafternoon tea experience :)
Afternoon tea is delightful as everyone in. I Tories knows. The service is par excellence. They will even change your tea if you don’t like the one you chose.
Absolutely fell in love with Butcharts again. Tea was just an extra bonus. Loved the whole experience!
Lovely setting and service. If you get a chance to sit outside on the patio overlooking the Italian Gardens, watch out for wasps in the summer time.
Lovely afternoon Tea - tasty and classy— beautiful ambiance
Relaxing and clean environment. Server was prepared and service fast.
Like usual, the food was amazing, so filling and the atmosphere is so unique. We are already planning our next 2 tea dates!
Excellent service, beautiful and peaceful venue.
The food not as good as it used to be. The Trifle and scone are lovely but The strawberry jam is too firm and sweet for a true cream tea scone and the Devonshire (style) cream leaves a lot to be desired. Even real whipped cream would be better if Devonshire is now too expensive.
The egg salad really lacked flavour but the tarragon quiche was both unusual and delicious. The ham and salmon were both lovely as well. The chicken was flavourful but too dry and needed more chicken and the cucumber sandwich should have fewer slices and be much thinner. The madeleine needed more orange as there was no flavour to it. The cassis tart filling was absolutely delicious but we had to put the white chocolate aside as it totally overpowered the beautiful cassis inside.
I still believe you do the best High Tea in Victoria and on the island and I will still return and will still recommend you to others. However; I do think my critiques are valid, especially the lack of real Devonshire and lack of strawberry taste in the jelle that is too firm and sweet.
Thankyou though for a lovely 2 hours in the afternoon. 🌻
Delightful afternoon tea. Economical compared to the option at the harbour, and just as good!
Always enjoy going to Butchart for the afternoon tea. I believe it is the best around . I go at least
Once a year and have been doing so for years. It’s wonderful.
Sweet looking dining room. Wonderful service & the high tea was presented beautifully.
We requested patio because we felt more comfortable dining outdoors due to covid, but they told us patio was not opened because of bees around the area. We were guided to an indoor table and within minutes, other tables were being seated outdoors. We felt pressured to dine indoors. We had young kids and made reservations 3 months in advance. Closer to our travel date, we found out outdoor dining could not be reserved. I called them days in advance and the host made a note that we would prefer outdoors. We also went right at opening to kindly explain the situation and yet the host wouldn't accommodate. I would understand if the patio was truly closed, but not sure why other groups were able to eat outdoors and we weren't? Would I eat there again? Probably not.
The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room is rated 4.8 stars by 2806 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.