One of Victoria’s favorite meeting places. The curry buffet is a well-loved local ritual, though it isn’t cheap, and it probably won’t be the best curry you’ve had, either. Still, you do get all the butter-chicken and papadums you can eat, so there is that. Besides, this high-ceilinged colonial room is so comfortable, with its palm trees, deep leather chairs, and mementoes of the Raj, you might find it becoming your favorite hangout, too, especially once you’ve tried the tea-infused 1908 cocktail.
Fairmont Empress Hotel, 721 Government St
Our Rating Neighborhood Central Victoria Hours Daily 11:30am–11pm Phone 866/540-4429 or 250/384-8111 Prices Main courses C$19–C$28; curry buffet C$30–C$32 Cuisine Type Pub Fare/Indian Web site Bengal Lounge
MapFairmont Empress Hotel, 721 Government St Victoria
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