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“Always fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bengal Lounge - The Fairmont Empress Hotel

The Bengal Lounge - The Fairmont Empress Hotel
721 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
250-389-2727
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Ranked #30 of 1,086 restaurants in Victoria
Price range: $25 - $99
Cuisines: Indian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Belleville
Description: Drawing inspiration from Queen Victoria's role as the Empress of India, this colonial style lounge is known throughout Victoria for its authentic curry buffet and signature cocktail menu. While new restaurants and lounges appear in Victoria regularly, The Bengal Lounge is a favorite of residents and visitors alike. Overlooking our stately gardens, the richly appointed Bengal Lounge offers not only a delicious curry lunch and dinner buffet but also an impressive international a la carte menu. Cocktail and martini aficionados will appreciate our vast selection of signature drinks. The Bengal Lounge is a licensed lounge and all guest must be 19 or older.
Victoria, Canada
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205 reviews 205 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Always fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I love to treat myself to the Bengal Lounge a few times a year. The ambiance is always fantastic, the curry buffet, the best in town, and taking a walk around the inner harbour - always a delightful combo.

Visited November 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“The buffet was uninspiring”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Lacked flavours totally. Need a revamp and fresh hands in the kitchen to live up to its name. The hot buffet had very less choices and prolonged sitting has made it a bit dry.

Visited September 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“fabulous atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Service was fantastic, atmosphere was lovely, drinks were expensive. They had a new age/fusion kind of entertainer that really added to the experience. Great place to go for a night cap after a walk around the harbour

Visited November 2012
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victoria, b.c.
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“Best curry buffet ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Fantastic curry buffet every day. Amazing ambience, terrific food and great service - you really want to linger.

Visited November 2012
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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“Throwback to another era.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The Indian buffet is quite good. The atmosphere is very laid back and comfortable. Love the giant fans on the ceiling.

Visited November 2012
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