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The Dining Room

Dine in the original Butchart family residence while enjoying spectacular views of the Private Garden, or the Italian Garden and Tod Inlet. The Dining Room Restaurant is the perfect venue for a romantic dinner, a social gathering with friends, a family celebration, or a corporate event.



2017 Named one of the Top 100 Restaurants in Canada by OpenTable for the third year in a row.

2017 Named one of the Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada for the third year in a row

2016 OpenTable Diner's Choice Award

2011 TASTE Wine List Award for Best Showcase of Island Wines.


Reservations are recommended and are required in many cases. Call, or book on OpenTable

Call: 250-652-8222

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Afternoon tea

High Tea

October 1 to November 30
January 7 - March 31
12 pm – 3 pm

High Tea expands the selection of hot traditional delicacies and savories which may include a candied ginger scone, warm delicacies, savoury tea sandwiches and house-made sweets.

view: High Tea Menu

Seasonal/ Christmas Afternoon Tea

December 1 - January 6
12 pm – 4 pm (Christmas Day 1:00-2:30pm)

view: Seasonal Afternoon Tea Menu

The following menus are also available:
- Children's
- Vegetarian
- Gluten Free (with 24 hours' notice)



March 1 - September 30th
11:30 am – 3 pm

Lunch is served seasonally. The menu is renewed each season, with innovative dishes built around local Island-raised foods.

View: Summer Lunch Menu
(for reference only)

The following menus are also available:

  • Gluten free (with 24 hours' notice)
  • Vegetarian
  • Children's


June 15 to September 15
5pm – 8pm*
December 1 to January 6
5pm - 8pm

The dinner menu offers a showcase of the best ingredients from our surrounding farms and suppliers.

View: 2017 Holiday Menu

Christmas Dinner
December 25th only

Currently Sold Out - Waitlist Being Taken

4 pm – 7:00 pm*

Join us for a magical evening in The Dining Room Restaurant.  Enjoy and festive meal and stroll The Gardens after your Christmas Dinner and enjoy the light display. 

View: Christmas Day Dinner Menu
Christmas Dinner
Children's Christmas Dinner

View: Summer Dinner Menu
(for reference only)


Gourmet Picnics

Firework Saturdays and Special Event days

Our Gourmet Picnics are presented in our wicker basket with a checkered tablecloth, white linen napkins and stainless steel cutlery. Try pairing with one of our local wines or beers for a truly unique experience. You are welcome to sit at a table, or on the lawn. A covered area is available in case of inclement weather or for accessibility issues. Reservations strongly recommended.

2017 Summer Gourmet Picnic Menu (for reference only)


Afternoon Tea

April 1 - September 30
Begins at 12pm, end time varies throughout the season

Afternoon Tea is served in the Spring, Summer and Christmas seasons. Afternoon Tea includes warm traditional delicacies, savory tea sandwiches and house-made sweets.

View: Summer Afternoon Tea Menu (for reference only)

The following menus are also available:

  • Vegetarian
  • Children's

Available year round

Wines are carefully selected from as close as our back yard, and as far away as Australia and Spain. A huge selection of award-winning BC wines is also available, with an ample selection of wines by the glass. All wines selected lend themselves to our cuisine, and our knowledgeable staff is ready to help you decide. We participate in BC’s Bring Your Own Wine Progam

Wine List (Prices and selection may change)

2015 Certificate of Excellence


** Note: Admission to The Gardens is required. Reservations are recommended.

Menu items and pricing subject to change without notice.

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