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“High Tea Time”

The Dining Room Restaurant - Butchart Gardens
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$38
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.
Los Osos, California
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“High Tea Time”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We were able to reserve a table for tea, high tea, that is, within a half hour of arriving at Butchart Gardens. We were hungry and the tiny tea sandwiches were devoured; they we worked our way through the cookies and desserts, all the while drinking cups and cups of hot black and green tea. Very little was left on the tiered stand when we finished. A lovely way to spend an hour or two.

Visited May 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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“Pleasant enough but nothing special.”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Enjoyed the high tea at the Dining Room Restaurant though the food was average at best. I was expecting some really nice squares or tarts but everything was rather tasteless. The service was good and the surroundings were nice so I suppose that's what you are paying for. I can't comment on any of the meals off the menu. Keep in mind that Butchart Gardens are amazing and what they do best (flowers) so perhaps one shouldn't expect the food to be that good.

  • Visited May 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Great restaurant in middle of Butchart”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Whilst visiting the gardens we stopped off and had a very tasty and lovely lunch in the Dining Room. Not sure if it was because someone else was picking up the bill but i really enjoyed it and allowed for another walk round the great gardens

  • Visited June 2013
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North Saanich, BC
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“Lovely lunch in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I had a cheddar potato soup for $10 and creme brulee for dessert. Both beautiful done, delicious and all in all very enjoyable. Eating here at The Dining Room is a special event - for a less expensive choice the coffee shop is fine.

  • Visited April 2014
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Vancouver, Washington
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“Tea at the Gardens”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Tea at the Gardens was great fun! Nice room with a good view of the Gardens. More food than either of us could eat and all of it delicious.

  • Visited April 2014
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