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Butchart Dining Room Restaurant in "Top 100 " for 2nd Straight Year


January 21, 2016

The Dining Room Restaurant receives Top 100 recognition for the second year in a row
The Dining Room Restaurant Named One of the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada by OpenTable Diners

Victoria, BC., January 21, 2016
– The Butchart Gardens is pleased to announce The Dining Room Restaurant has been named one of the Top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada by OpenTable for the second year in a row. The list of winners is derived from more than 275,000 reviews for approximately 1,600 restaurants submitted by OpenTable diners across the country.

“We are extremely proud of the whole team,” said Bob Parrotta, Director of Food Services. "We use seasonal local ingredients, including herbs and flowers grown on site, our goal, to exceed customer expectations, every single day. This is what sets us apart and makes for a unique dining experience.”

“All 100 restaurants on this list exemplify the best of what Canadian dining has to offer,” said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. “From exceptional food and hospitality to an unforgettable dining experience, these restaurants are truly the best in the country. We congratulate The Butchart Gardens' Dining Room Restaurant for this achievement.”

Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between December 1, 2014, and November 30, 2015, all restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the “overall” category along with that restaurant’s rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area and the average number of restaurants reviewed by diners who reviewed that restaurant.

For more information about all of the restaurants on this list, please visit http://www.opentable.com/m/100-best-restaurants-in-canada/.

About The Dining Room Restaurant
The Dining Room Restaurant is located in the original Butchart family residence at The Butchart Gardens. The 120 seat restaurant which offers spectacular views of the Private Garden,  the Italian Garden, and Tod Inlet is noted for its autumn/winter High Tea and spring/summer Afternoon Tea service. Lunch and dinner service is seasonal throughout the year and traditional gourmet picnics are available during the summer on Firework Saturday and Special Event nights.

About OpenTable
OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 17 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 33,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation.


Media Contact:
Bob Parrotta
Director of Food Services
The Butchart Gardens