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“Great service”
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: Business meetings, Romantic, 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.
Cincinnati, OH
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421 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stopped in here after a recommendation from our B&B for an afternoon drink and appetizer. Our server was very friendly and attentive. I tried a specialty cocktail (very good) and my husband had 2 drinks. We ordered the prawn appetizer which was very large and delicious. They also serve a mix to munch on. The atmosphere was great. It is pricey, but it was worth the experience for us.

Visited September 2013
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Sun City West, Arizona
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great cocktail”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed an afternoon break here. My 'Bengal Tiger' cocktail - dark rum, apricot brandy and fruit juice was excellent. Both the hostess and our server were friendly and helpful. We also liked the spiced roasted cashews. It was pricey but we felt it was a fun experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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269 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Piece Of History”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised to find named restaurant in the Empress Hotel. I grew up in Kolkata (then Calcutta) for a long time capital of the East India company. Anyway, the restaurant looks dated with plush large arm sofas ( needs better maintenance) and has a tiger skin hung on the wall as a centre piece.

Found the food to be not that authentic and the buffet was not something I would remember.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank kolkatacool
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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent cocktails”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We decided to try this lounge for cocktails one afternoon. The room is definitely showing it's age. But what it lacks in upkeep it makes up for in the great cocktails. We were mildly disappointed in the worn and stained leather furniture and the used bandaid on our seats when we entered. I ordered the "1908" and it was WONDERFUL! We found a recipe online after we got home and tried to unsuccessfully recreate the drink. We wanted to go back again while we were in Victoria but we were set back by a rainy night.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank cjaynel
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Vancouver, BC
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181 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

I used to love the famous Curry Buffet here, but that was many years ago. Food has gone downhill. Curries were murky and poorly executed. The chicken was horribly old- tasting. Such a shame, as the room is quite nice. Service was slow, our drinks took quite awhile to arrive. Not the place it once was.

Visited August 2013
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