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“Not overly impressed”
Review of The Bengal Lounge - CLOSED

The Bengal Lounge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$30
Cuisines: Indian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, 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.
Victoria, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Not overly impressed”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Buffett style food .... it was barely warm ...we have tried it three times and each time it was not worth the cost. They need to make sure their food is hot !!!!!

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Thank Cathy c
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Victoria, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Character and History”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Sip a fine single malt or martini, relax in the deeply cushioned leather chairs, and enjoy a tasty curry buffet in a little bit of empire from long ago.

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Thank 57Duke
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Nanaimo, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A special place for a drink or a nice meal”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Good service and food in a classic setting. The Empress is a gorgeous setting and I have always enjoyed having a drink in the Bengal Room. On this visit we had the Indian buffet and were quite happy with the food. The ambience is very British colonial, so it seems to really fit a visit to Victoria.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank brockman98
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Victoria, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“mmmm...”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

All I can say is truly tasty!! You will like it I have little doubt!

Visited April 2011
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Thank Ashley B
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Laguna Beach, California
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Cool colonial curry buffet”
Reviewed 16 February 2012

I would skip the high-priced and famous tea and go straight to the cool Bengal colonial lounge with the tiger skin on the wall. You're not going to see too many of those in your life, luckily! Seriously, the service is simply lovely from solicitous, professional men and women servers, the drinks are very nice (even my custom non-alcoholic drink), and the curry buffet is an excellent old-school experience at a reasonable price. It also contains vegetables, salad, and several other options as well. I felt like I was living a Brit expat life a few decades ago---and it was fun.

  • Visited October 2011
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