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“Absolute elegance”
Review of The Bengal Lounge - CLOSED

The Bengal Lounge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Indian, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Reviewed March 29, 2013

What a surprise, we thought we were getting a curry menu, but on the contrary the food was varied, modern and sophisticated. The service was 5 star and so was this restaurant. The huge fireplace, high back chairs and slowly spinning ceiling fans added to the old world charm. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank johnandbridgette
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Impressive atmosphere. We went there for drinks and appetizers. Very good drinks list. There was a jazz trio playing. Attentive service. We didn't go for the buffet but I heard it's very good.

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Thank zahadran
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Variety, service and the uncompromising Curry Buffet. I had the pleasure to try a variety of their drinks and was very happy and impressed. I will certainly go back. Cheers

Thank sherrielis
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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.

Thank Karen v
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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.

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Thank Kamala4812
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