Dear hubby took me to Butter this afternoon.
It was like walking into a Laura Ashley store in the early 90's - super feminine, lotsa flours and pastels for the decor. Loved the chandeliers. Loved the genuine bone china place settings. Staff were all early twentish and casual, but neat and tidy.
There was no question in our mind that we were both going to have the tea on the tiered plates for about $28 per person.
Our server offered us a selection of tea - we were ordering two teas so we could choose two teas. I had the Earl Grey Cream. We also had the Butter Breakfast. We each got a medium sized pot and were each offered extra water mid way through. Both teas were delicious.
The tower tiers of tasty treats were also outstanding. The bottom plate had the sandwiches, two each of: a roast beef with basil, an egg salad with pea shoots, a curry chicken croissant and a teeny tiny quiche. My favourite was the curry chicken. I really liked the other - but the bread was just a touch dry on the egg salad - it could also have used some ..... welll... BUTTER on the bread. Other than that - it was all very high quality, homemade and tasty.
The middle tier held two each of two types of scone: cinnamon raisan and walnut. Both were tasty, relatively moist and went well with the devonshire cream and jam accompaniment.
The top tier held the dessert bits - my favourite here was the lemon cake and the lavender and lemon shortbread thing. All were very good.
We were full at the end. It doesn't look like a huge amount of food when considering it is just little sandwiches, scones and desserts - but both hubby and I have healthy appetites and we had elegant sufficiency (in other words - we were stuffed to the gills!).
The bill came to a little over $70 with tax and generous tip.
We will go again for a special occasion afternoon tea. :)
I have been to several tea places both in Vancouver and Victoria - this place ranks the top in Vancouver and area thus far (the best in Victoria is the White Heather - you can check out my review on Dine Here).