|Bengal Lounge entrance|
The interior is has a library or reading room feel to it, with a touch of safari....
I'm sure it's the wall hanging that evokes the latter.
|Fireplace at end of room.|
Recently, four of us dropped into the Bengal room to fill our tummies with pakoras, dahl, tandoori chicken and a host of other Indian treats. It's buffet time! The curry buffet runs every day in the lounge for lunch and dinner. The food is elegantly displayed in large copper pots and comes with all of the curry trimmings.
We filled our Fairmont china with pakoras, lamb curry, tandoori chicken, dahl, vegetable curry, naan and papadums. Everything is quite tasty and stays very hot at the buffet. For me, it's one of the best ways to have Indian food. With a buffet, you get the variety of serving dishes family-style....but I can take a heap of something I really love without fear of stealing someone's fair share.
|Salad and condiment side|
|Butter. Soft. Seats.|
Although you don't need to dress like Colonel Mustard, you'll still feel like you're sitting in his study.
Fairmont Empress Hotel
Lunch daily, 11:30am-2pm
Dinner daily, 6-9pm
A la carte menu
250-389-2727 (lunch reservations only, dinner is walk-in only)
Facebook: The Bengal Lounge