Ben's Lounge and the satellite dining room support the highly rated 18 hole Fairwinds Golf Course. It also functions as a casual restaurant for the surrounding Fairwinds and wider Nanoose Peninsula Community. It serves excellent "Pub" style food and beverages. As a Fairwinds residents, my wife and I are frequent visitors and we have never been disappointed with the food or the warm and friendly servers.
The main dining room which seats up to 100 customers is mostly used for theme dinners in the winter off season. For example this winter, Fridays are "Pasta" Nights, a buffet style, cooked to order three course feast for under $25. The restaurant is not open for dinner every night in the off season so you should call ahead to check.
During the busier summer months the lounge hours are extended to coincide with opening hours on the Golf Course. The dining room is often closed as they are busy serving primarily smorgasbord dinners for "Mens and Womens" night's, tournament and other golf related events. It is also a favorite
venue on weekends for wedding receptions and the like.
To sum up: Ben's Lounge is open to the public - longer hours in the summer, shorter in the winter. Excellent food, interesting and varied menus with efficient, friendly service. The dining room experience is to the same high standard, but not always available.
It is unfortunate that the previous reviewer had such a poor experience. This is certainly not consistent with our many happy outings to this fine establishment.
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