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The Dining Room

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



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.

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

2013, 2014 Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

2015 Open Table Diner's Choice Awards

2015 Diners' Choice Winner
Please note admission to The Gardens is required. Reservations are recommended. (Please call for reservations more than 90 days out.)

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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)

Sunday, May 10, 2015 Mother's Day Tea

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.


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 High Tea Menu



April 1 - 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 Lunch Menu for April 1 - 30th , 2015

Children's Menu and Activity Sheet


2014 Summer Lunch Menu (for reference only)



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.

(2014 Menus for reference only)

2014 Summer Dinner Menu

Christmas Season Dinner Menu
Christmas Day Dinner Menu


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 2015 Summer Gourmet Picnic Menu 



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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