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The Dining Room

Enjoy fine dining in the former Butchart residence while taking in spectacular views of the gardens.

 

FINE DINING

Dine in the original Butchart family residence while enjoying spectacular views of the Private Garden, or the Italian Garden and Tod Inlet. Meals are professionally prepared by our talented culinary team who use seasonally fresh local ingredients. The Dining Room Restaurant is the perfect venue for a romantic dinner, a social gathering with friends, a family celebration, or a corporate event.

Awards
The 2011 TASTE Wine List Award for Best Showcase of Island Wines, recognizing a wine list that best showcased the wines of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

Please note admission to The Gardens is required. Reservations are recommended. (Please call for reservations more than 90 days out.)

*Reservations for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will commence on November 1st at 8am. Regretfully, we cannot take any reservation requests for those days before then.

Call: 250-652-8222 or 

What Visitors Are Saying

"You can't go wrong with the food here!"
"The High Tea they serve here is amazing!"
"The service was attentive, the surroundings beautiful and the food delicious."

See more reviews on Open Table.
See more reviews on Trip Advisor.

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Afternoon Tea

April 1 to September 30
12 pm – 3 pm

Afternoon Tea is served in the Spring and Summer. It’s a traditional repast, made popular in England hundreds of years ago. We offer it as an afternoon indulgence or as a lunch. Afternoon Tea includes warm traditional delicacies, savory tea sandwiches and house-made sweets. View Menu (for reference only)

Additional versions
Vegetarian Afternoon Tea Menu
Child's Afternoon Tea Menu
*Gluten Free Afternoon Tea available with 24 hours notice, items the same as our regular menu but with gluten-free ingredients.

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High Tea

October 1 to December 31; January 1 to March 31
12 pm – 3 pm*

High Tea is served from October 1st through the winter months. High Tea expands the selection of hot traditional delicacies and savories which may include a Cornish pasty, roasted vegetable and cheese quiche, or a chicken and mushroom vol-au-vent. View High Tea Menu

Additional versions
View Vegetarian High Tea Menu
View Gluten Free High Tea Menu
View Child's Afternoon Tea Menu

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Lunch

April 1 to September 30
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 Lunch Menu for September 15-30, 2014 (for reference only)

Children's Menu and Activity Sheet

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Dinner

June 15 to September 15
December 1 to January 6

5 pm – 8 pm*

A favorite with locals and visitors alike, the dinner menu offers a showcase of the best ingredients from our surrounding farms and suppliers. Enjoy seasonally inspired, locally influenced dishes, tastefully paired with selections from our extensive local B.C. wine list.

Christmas Season Dinner Menu

Christmas Day Dinner Menu

Christmas Day Gluten Free Dinner Menu

Christmas Day Vegetarian Dinner Menu

Christmas Day Kids' Dinner Menu

Kids' Christmas Menu and Activity Sheet

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Gourmet Picnics

Firework Saturdays and Special Event days
Reservations strongly recommended

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.

View 2014 Summer Gourmet Picnic Menu 
(For reference only)

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Wines

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 Program

View 2014 Wine List



TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence

* Menu items and pricing subject to change without notice.

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