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“The buffet was uninspiring” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bengal Lounge - CLOSED

The Bengal Lounge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Indian, Bar, Asian, Canadian, Contemporary, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
“The buffet was uninspiring”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 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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Thank Angie L
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“fabulous atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank theresehop09
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victoria, b.c.
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best curry buffet ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 Thank Kettledrums
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Throwback to another era.”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Douglas B
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Front of house ruined the night”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

We were looking forward to have pre-dinner drinks in this beautifully decorated colonial style room however we were greeted on entry by someone who obviously didn't want to have us there. Despite being empty and being told they didn't take reservations we were told there were no tables available to us. Upon pushing we got one of the many available tables but front of the house ruined our experience. Surely Fairmont could do much better than that!

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5 Thank Roopet9
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