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“Had brunch.”
Review of Benz Lounge, Patio & Bistro - CLOSED

Benz Lounge, Patio & Bistro
Price range: $7 - $27
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The casual atmosphere welcomes everyone, whether you are looking for a custom-made espresso drink and hearty breakfast to start your day, planning a lunch out with the girls, or want to catch the golf highlights over a beer and appies. During the summer months, the spacious patio offers spectacular views of the ninth green, and is the ideal place to hang out with friends and neighbours. We are proud to serve a variety of fresh appetizers, salads, burgers, and daily features, as well as a full wine list and drink menu.
Nanoose Bay, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Had brunch.”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Food was awful, furniture tired and greasy, carpets stained. The setting is a middle class golf course in a large housing development on prime ocean front/view acreages on the Nanoose Bay Peninsula. It's a shame that the quality of our food was so low: Fozen hash browns? Sandwich bread TOAST? Jams and jellies in those little vinyl pods? sigh

1 Thank Rivularis
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  • English first
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English first
nanaimo bc
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Not as good as it was”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

New chef again....Fairwinds has changed over the past 4 years. Miss the quality and service of the former Chefs Barry and Trevor. Never back to what it was. Last 2 times blah. Protien overdone on all 3 orders. Sent back and recieved the same again overdone. The ambiance of classic is gone. Unless its an affair I dont feel this is my Golf course of choice for meals any longer

Visited May 2012
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Kyla K, Manager at Benz Lounge, Patio & Bistro, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Good afternoon,

My name is Charles Stephen, Food & Beverage Manager for Fairwinds Golf Club. Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience. Our Head Chef, Dan Vogt, has been with us since 2006. We strive to achieve great, consistent food with a high expectation. It is with feedback from guests like yourself that enable us to improve on quality, customer service, and the atmosphere. I would love to hear more specific feedback from you so we can make any necessary adjustments to deliver a higher standard for you and our other customers. Please contact me at 250-468-9915 ext 3 or by email at cstephen@fairwinds.ca. I look forward to hearing from you.

Charles Stephen
F&B Manager, Fairwinds Golf Club
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Vancover Island
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Breath taking”
Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch today. This place has a view to die for & our lunch was also great. Delicious burgers & the clubhouse was made will real grilled chicken breast, ham, bacon & cheddar...mmmmm.
The server was also top notch!

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Our Local "Cheers"”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

This restaurant is in a lovely setting and has good management. If you're a tea aficionado like me, try theirs. It comes loose leaf in a french press. I think they're still doing Thursday Afternoon Tea Time. We usually come for breakfast or their holiday buffets in addition to tea. Their prices are not as high as you'd expect for this location.

Visited May 2012
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Parksville, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ladies Night”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Wow.. fabulous Ladies night! Great little lesson before a best ball game! The tapas and wine along with the prizes were superb! Great service!! Excellent night! I would recommend this to all my friends! Great for beginners and experienced golfers that just want to get out and have some fun!

Visited July 2012
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