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“High Tea Done Right”

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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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: --The Dining Room restaurant is currently closed, re-opening January 15-- 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 November 4, 2018

On a recent visit to Butchart Gardens 2 of us decided to treat ourselves to their advertised High Tea. What a wonderful experience! The service was attentive but not intrusive. The tea selection was just right, and the tea quality was very high. The nibbles were just enough and all were fresh and delicious. Best of all, the price was a fraction of other HIgh Tea establishments on Vancouver Island. Well worth it and highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Knowwhatimesayin
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Two styles of service: English Tea and a more standard lunch.I would definately make reservations. We did not, but still had a very nice lunch on the outside porch. The English Tea looked lovely. A great mix of cultures enjoying themselves and the staff was most accomodating to all in explanations and service.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Jamie L
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We wanted to experience High Tea while in Victoria B.C. So many of the options were very expensive and did not offer a vegetarian version. It was delicious and reasonably priced. We sat outside a had a wonderful view of the gardens. A reservation is helpful. The gardens are beautiful. You can take a bus to the gardens if you are traveling without a car.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank islandcrazy
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

What a treat. We spent a couple of hours walking the gardens and then had the pure pleasure of dining right in the middle of the gardens...lunch was great...service was great and the wine list very good. After lunch...we continued to enjoy the gardens...great stop that I recommend highly!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank johnlQ571ZJ
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

We had Tea at the Empress, which is iconic and lovely. Do it once in your life, certainly, if only to say you did.

Next day, we had a full tea here, so we couldn’t help comparing the two experiences. Butchart won, handily. The food was slightly better (the hot savories were what put them out in front), the atmosphere was quiet and pleasant, service very good, and the price was about half as much. Seriously, what The Empress charges is crazy.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rhodab357
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