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“Awesome golf and Fabulous Food”
Review of Benz Lounge, Patio & Bistro - CLOSED

Benz Lounge, Patio & Bistro
Price range: US$7 - US$27
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The casual atmosphere welcomes everyone, whether you are looking for a custom-made espresso drink and hearty breakfast to start your day, planning a lunch out with the girls, or want to catch the golf highlights over a beer and appies. During the summer months, the spacious patio offers spectacular views of the ninth green, and is the ideal place to hang out with friends and neighbours. We are proud to serve a variety of fresh appetizers, salads, burgers, and daily features, as well as a full wine list and drink menu.
Nanaimo, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome golf and Fabulous Food”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Tonight I took the gang out to Ben's Restaurant at Fairwinds Golf and Country Club.
It was Pasta Night. I have to say we all were very pleasently surprised. First they have two chefs set up with everything you need for your pasta. First pick your meat and vegetables and then the sauce. They cook it up right there. Awesome. We can;t wait to go back for the Prime Rib Night.

  • Visited March 2014
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Helpful?
Thank Janiesbus
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Kyla_marketing, Assistant Manager, Marketing & Communications at Benz Lounge, Patio & Bistro, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Thanks for the great review! We are happy to hear you had a great dining experience at our Pasta Night and we look forward to serving you on Prime Rib Night!

Thank you,

Kyla Karakochuk
Assistant Manager, Marketing & Communications
Fairwinds Community & Resort
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great golf-not so great food”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

This is one of my favourite courses on Vancouver Island. Lots of challenges and they keep it in great shape. The members who live here are a bit cliquish but I guess that's to be expected when a course is surrounded by $1mil plus homes. The rates are good value for the level that they keep this course at. But the food is just OK at best. We had the halibut and chips and a hamburger and fries. There were fewer fries on both plates combined than strokes I took on the course and I'm not a bad golfer. 2 pieces of halibut that were consumed in about 6 bites and some kind of coleslaw that tasted like cardboard. The insult was $16.95 for something that probably cost them about $3 to make. With a beer and tax and tip it was $26 for what amounted to an appie -the beer was OK at least.
Come for the golf but pass on eating here.
Play golf

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank yvrbs
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Kyla_marketing, Assistant Manager, Marketing & Communications at Benz Lounge, Patio & Bistro, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
I read your review and I am happy to hear that your golf experience was great, but was concerned to hear that you weren’t happy with your dining experience. Our goal is to provide great customer service and food to all our guests. We would like to hear more about your experience and invite you to contact our Director of Golf at 1-888-781-2777 ext 3 so that we can ensure our level of service is at its best. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We look forward to seeing you again, and are always happy to receive feedback so we can continue to improve our service.
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Canada
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“What a great place with great food!”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

This is the 4th time we have gone to and really enjoyed the ambiance, the excellent, attentive service and delicious food at this lovely golfing resort/restaurant. Fairwinds is just a short 15 minute drive from Nanaimo and is tucked amidst beautifully manicured greens, ponds, flowers, fountains, and nature at its best. All 8 of us really enjoyed the Mother's Day Brunch that had the best, fresh, beautifully presented and prepared food with such a great variety. The Manager and his team go out of their way to ensure the guests are happy and very satisfied. Great place and food has been constistently really good. I would highly recommend for any occasion especially at this time of the year.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank viislandgirl
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Kyla_marketing, Manager at Benz Lounge, Patio & Bistro, responded to this review, 21 May 2013
Thanks for your review! The Mother's Day is one of our most popular events - it sells out every year. I am glad you had such a great experience, we never get tired of hearing that! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your Mother's Day! We looking forward to seeing you on your 5th time back at Fairwinds!

Kyla Karakochuk
Assistant Manager, Marketing & Communications
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Nanaimo BC
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great location for a local to go for lunch...with a nice drive out to Fairwinds Golf Course”
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Great place to venture to for a lunch if you want to take in a drive about the area..about 10 minutes from Nanaimo Nice drive through Nanoose Bay and you are there..excellent views from the clubhouse over the 18th hole..lunch specials are very reasonable prices and delicious.

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank AllensNanaimoBC
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Kyla_marketing, Manager at Benz Lounge, Patio & Bistro, responded to this review, 1 May 2013
Thank you for the great review! The drive is nice and short - a lot of people expect it to be longer than it really is! The patio actually overlooks the 9th hole and 1st fairway - looks can be deceiving! We are glad you enjoyed your experience, and hope to see you again soon!
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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best kept secret”
Reviewed 31 March 2013

The deck in the summer is fabulous and the food was great especially the yam fries and they have an excellent salad dressing ... a spicy peanut thai dressing that's to die for.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank s w
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Kyla_marketing, Assistant Manager, Marketing & Communications at Benz Lounge, Patio & Bistro, responded to this review, 3 April 2013
Thanks for your response! Great to hear you enjoy our yam fries! We hope to see you back again soon!
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