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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 by OpenTable for the third year in a row


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

January 7 - March 31
October 1 to November 30

12 pm – 3 pm

View: High Tea Menu

From January 15th - February 28th, enjoy "A Taste of Spring" special offer, including admission and tea.
View: Menu and details

The following menus are also available: 




March 1 - September 30th
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

March 1st - 30th
Enjoy the Spring Lunch and Admission Package

The following menus are also available:

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

April 1st - September 30th
Stay tuned for the menu. In the meantime, view the 2017 Summer Lunch Menu, for your reference



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

Check back in the spring for the summer dinner menu.


Gourmet Picnics

Firework Saturdays and Special Event days

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.

Check back for the April 1st menu. In the meantime, here is the Summer Afternoon Tea Menu, for reference only.

The following menus are also available:

  • Vegetarian
  • Children's
  • Gluten Free, with 24 hours' notice

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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