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“Great food and variety”
Review of The Bengal Lounge - CLOSED

The Bengal Lounge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Indian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food and variety”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Authentic and could enjoy at own pace - soup, salad, dinner, snacks and dessert. All very good! Waiter was excellent and liked being seated by a window.

Visited March 2013
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Bellevue, Washington
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Atmospheric, delicious, unique”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

The Bengal Lounge feels like a step back into the British Raj, right down to the tiger skin above the fireplace and the old-fashioned fans hanging from the ceiling. The atmosphere is wonderful, and the curry buffet is an outstanding choice for lunch. The lamb coconut curry and butter chicken were particularly delicious, and the pappadams were shatteringly thin and crisp. A lovely finale on the buffet table were tiny ramekins of a satiny cardamom creme brulee. Service was gracious and friendly throughout our leisurely lunch. Given the elegant surroundings and ample buffet offerings, this is a decent value for a splurge lunch.

  • Visited March 2013
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Oakville
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Unique place”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Beautiful, interesting décor similar to what one would imagine would be in an old British establishment in India. Leather couches and a lot of dark wood. Choice of good beers. Great Indian food.

Visited March 2013
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Edmonton
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A special place”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

The Bengal Lounge has been one of my favorite places for a special occasion in Victoria for years. We had lunch there on March 14 and as usual, the service was excellent and the food was very good. The Bengal Room is gorgeous and the surroundings make the meal an event all on their own. The curry buffet is always delicious - it is hard to avoid overeating! The one quibble I have is the cost - prices are very high.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank JESEdmonton
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Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“good, spicy food in a kitsch environment”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Nice environment, even though a little kitsch (with fake tiger skins on the wall), the indian lunch buffett is really good, spicy, rich and of good quality, definitively worthy!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank giadas
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