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The Bengal Lounge

Closed Now: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Very in character for this restaurant and the hotel

We stayed at the hotel for a few nights with our young kids. I decided to grab a bite by myself at... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
via mobile
Girls drinks

Went here for a drink and to try out the ambience. The waitress was fantastic. Gave us a history of... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2017
Camrose, Canada
via mobile
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good40%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
21 Jan 2018
“Very in character for this restaurant and the hotel”
24 May 2017
“Girls drinks”
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Hours Today: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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721 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada
+1 250-389-2727
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Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Indian curry lunch buffet, the courteous and professional service and the ambience of the restaurant in the Empress Hotel were all wonderful. Next time I visit Victoria, I will make it a point to enjoy a lunch here again.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for a few nights with our young kids. I decided to grab a bite by myself at this restaurant. The food, dessert and drinks were fantastic. And it almost reminded me of a time in a Previous life where I...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Went here for a drink and to try out the ambience. The waitress was fantastic. Gave us a history of the building and area. The drinks were fancy and at $16-18 they should be. Not sure they were any better than others for less but...More

Thank ivanhoe
Reviewed December 8, 2016

Look -- I get it ok? The Bengal Lounge smacked hugely of European Colonialism . . . white supremacy. Ok. Time to reno and bring the beautiful antique bar into 2016. It's now a space ship. Large bar in the center of the room that...More

Thank Jeanette G
Reviewed August 31, 2016

The Bengal Lounge was a perfect place, but sadly is gone now! I was very disappoointed that the Empress has replaced the Bengal lounge with a very modern lounge. I don't think the new lounge which replace the Bengal is fitting to the Empress. Too...More

Thank KathyA1306
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Fairmount, and went to make a reservation at their Resturant.And was told ,that it had closed for good.And in the renovations of the Fairmount, they advertise they will be opening a new Resturant .

Thank Diane P
Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Showing my kids the lounge and then decided at the spur of the moment to eat there. Chicken pot pie, fish and chips and lettuce wedge with chicken were all great. The cocktail I had was like Xmas in a glass, gin, elderberry liquor with...More

Thank Kdopdx
Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Great place for a special occasion lunch! The lounge is large and has many different furniture types, from plush, comfortable chairs to standard table and chairs. The lunch buffet was $30 per person but included many different curry choices, including ones for the vegetarian among...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink and ended up staying for another. Lenny and the crew were great. Beyond the amazing drinks and environment, service was over the top.

Thank Phil H
Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

The Bengal lounge is located in the Fairmont Empress hotel. It offers a great Indian themed restaurant (with a number of non Indian dishes) in a casual and comfortable setting. They much buffet ($37) is a great option.

Thank Marc D
Reviewed October 22, 2015

Treat yourself to a calm hour enjoying a classic cocktail and great jazz piano. Lovely room, great service, comfortable.

Thank joan g
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