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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.



2016 Named one of the Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada for a second year in a row

2016 OpenTable Diner's Choice Award -- 4 years in a row.

2016 Diners' Choice Winner
2016 Named one of the Top 100 Restaurants in Canada by OpenTable for the second year in a row.

2013, 2014, 2015 Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

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

January 7 - March 31
October 1 to November 30
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.

From January 15th to February 28th, enjoy a High Tea and Admission special called "A Taste of Spring". View details here.

Click menu links below to view:

High Tea Menu

Gluten Free High Tea Menu
(we require 24-hours notice to prepare gluten free)

The following menus are also available:

  • Vegetarian
  • Children's


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.

March 1st - 31st menu:

Spring Lunch Menu

Spring Lunch Promotion



June 1 - 14
5pm - 7pm
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. Enjoy seasonally inspired, locally influenced dishes, tastefully paired with selections from our extensive local BC wine list. 2017 dinner menus will be published in the spring.


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.

The summer picnic menu will be published in the spring.


Afternoon Tea

April 1 to April 30
12pm - 3pm
May 1 - September 30
12pm - 4pm
December 1 to January 6
12 pm - 4 pm

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

2017 Mother's Day Afternoon Tea Menu

The summer afternoon tea menus will be published in March 2017.


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 Program.

View 2016 Wine List

2015 Certificate of Excellence


* Menu items and pricing subject to change without notice.
** Note: Admission to The Gardens is required. Reservations are recommended. (Please call for reservations more than 90 days out.)

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