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“A ChristmasTradition”

The Dining Room Restaurant - Butchart Gardens
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$40
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Wallace Drive
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
Description: Open for High Tea only from January 7th to February 28th, 2017. Served from 12pm - 3pm. Reservations recommended. One of two restaurants (the Blue Poppy is the other, more casual style) in the renowned Butchart Gardens. The Dining Room Restaurant is located in the former residence of the Butchart family and is surrounded by gardens. Fresh local ingredients and local wines make for exceptional experiences. Afternoon Tea is served in the warmer months and during the Magic of Christmas season. High Tea during the rest of the year. Patio seating is available during the warmer months. Dining Room reservations can be made on The Butchart Gardens website or via OpenTable.
Brentwood Bay, BC
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A ChristmasTradition”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Always find a date for a Christmas dinner at Jenny's Diner. Lovely spot. Great walks before or after dinner. Always festive. Just nice.

  • Visited December 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great way to end a trip to Butchart Gardens”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Had to wait a short while for our table. Dinner was quiet and romantic with great food. We had lamb and salmon as our mains and both were quite good. They accommodated a special order of vegetables with a great ad hoc item. For dessert we had the hot apple tarte tatin which was wonderful.

  • Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Be prepared for superior snobbery”
Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

I didn't actually eat here. Due to a lack of reservation, I was very rudely turned away, after being left to linger in the lobby for more than 10 minutes. Sometimes a bad restaurant experience does not actually require food.

Visited December 2013
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best High Tea”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

We went for the High Tea at the Dining Room after strolling the gardens. The service was attentive, the surroundings beautiful and the food delicious. It was the perfect end to our Butchart Gardens visit!

Visited October 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice place to grab a bite”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We just had pie and coffee, so I can't judge the meals at this restaurant. It was clean and the service was good.

Visited October 2013
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