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The Dining Room Restaurant - Butchart Gardens
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$39
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: Located in the former Butchart residence, this cozy atmosphere is sure to complete your experience at The Butchart Gardens. See The Butchart Gardens' website for hours and menu details. Reservations are highly recommended and required in many cases. Currently serving high tea in the afternoons.
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We spent our wedding anniversary at the gardens and at the last minute decided to eat here. Wow, we had no expectations but the food, the service and the whole experience were excellent and made our day extra special. Best meal out in a 2 week trip to British Columbia.

1  Thank AlsagerZippy
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

This is a unique little known gem located over looking the Italian garden portion of Butchart Gardens. In the warm months ask for a deck seating. wonderful relaxed professional friendly service, interesting food presentation. My wife and I ate a seafood appy with salad , local chicken and a tenderloin, interesting veggy combinations, all prepared to perfection.Topped with a lemon rubarb dessert. completeing the evening off in the summer months starting at 7:30 is live music with varying types being featured each evening. Last evening was a wonderful swing band and female soloist with guests invited on stage to dance the evening away ! Owe, if you happened to be there on a Saturday evening in the summer, fabulous fireworks at dark !

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Thank Rochne
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Very good,but more of acafe style,plenty to choose from.
Staff also very friendly.You should eat after looking aroud the
Gardens.

Thank DuncanAuckland
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

The dining room is a great spot, but the food did not measure up to the location. The gardens are magnificent, and the restaurant is in a corner of the Butchart's historic home. Dishes need improving.

Thank DJ D
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

If you have the opportunity to have tea and delectable treats among beautiful flowers in the garden, all while sitting outside on their porch - why would you say no? I found this to be significantly less pretentious than the Empress and a much better value! We had their last afternoon reservation on a Saturday and found it to be quiet and relaxing. There was nothing like sitting outside, in the shade, watching all the visitors, viewing the flowers, and noshing on various treats. It was a little hot for tea but I'd still do it all over again.

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Thank Christina T
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