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“The cherry on top of a Louisbourg cake!”
Review of Beggar's Banquet

Beggar's Banquet
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Louisbourg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$47
Cuisines: Canadian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Join us for a tantalizing evening of music, dance and storytelling, and a magnificent 18th century feast!As you arrive, don a period costume and take your seat in the Beggar’s Banquet tent, a beautiful 18th century inspired backdrop for the perfect evening of entertainment and dining. Costumes optional but recommended.Your choice of four delicious, hot entrees and enjoy local, fresh seafood including lobster and crab. Fully Licensed, 6-8pm nightly.Everyone welcome—the fun is for all ages!
Ontario, Canada
1 review
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“The cherry on top of a Louisbourg cake!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We attended the Beggars' Banquet on July13,2014 after visiting the Louisbourg Fortress for the day. This was the cherry on top of the cake! The staff was exceptional and were most welcoming when we arrived to don our 18th century period attire. We felt at home and willing to partake in the festivities of food, food, more food, live music, laughter and a bit of dancing. Sabine the local town wench, and also owner of this fine establishment sets the tone for the whole evening with her stories and shananigans! It is evident she is passionate about giving her visitors the best experience possible and she loves to entertain both young and old. Our party of six loved every minute of this superb dining and entertainment experience and would highly recommend it as the must do event after a day at the Fortress. I am sure this venue will continue to create memorable moments for all who attend for years to come. Bonne Chance Sabine et Etienne and staff, we lift up our hot buttered rum to you !!!
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  • Visited July 2014
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linda733, Guest Relations Manager at Beggar's Banquet, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Like Marie Antoinette said "let them eat cake" We're pleased to be the cherry on your cake. We truly enjoy putting on the BB every night. It's our fifth year and we're as excited about it as the first. We do have a little more experience at it mind you.

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South Mountain, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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“The perfect end to a wonderful step back in history. ..”
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

After spending the day in Fort Louisbourg, we partook in the"Beggar's feast" to finish our experience. What a fantastic climax to our day! My wife and I, as well as our sons, who are 9 & 15, enjoyed the traditional meal as well as the dramatical fun that accompanied our evening. Delicious food and wonderful entertainment, both by Etienne (MC/musician), and "Sabine" (actress/historian). Fantastic, polite, service...my boys, as well as my wife and I, throughly enjoyed our experience. I highly recommend this event to complete your day at the fort and totally submerse yourself in the colorful history of Canada and the Maritimes.
Please note that one must have an open mind to throughly emmerse oneself in the evening. .. through costume, history, and imagination. Some may simply observe, but the best seat in the house is when participating in the fun.
My sons, Tristan and Coleman, went to bed smiling, as well as a bit more historically educated.

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linda733, Guest Relations Manager at Beggar's Banquet, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
It's always an honour to be part of someone's good memories. It pleases us to no end when we hear that our playtrons had a great time. It is a nice way to live a bit of history and to remember interesting tidbits. Sabean is surely well versed in Louisbourg 18th century life. We're so glad you shared your evening with us with tripadvisor.
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“Fun filled experience”
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

This was the best experience which everyone must take part in. A group of 14 took part in this dressup fest. The staff and food were exceptional. The 18th century atmosphere and costumes was enjoyable and fun. many laughs lots of memories every should experience (both young and old)

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linda733, Guest Relations Manager at Beggar's Banquet, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
We want to thank for taking part in our Beggars Banquet. We truly love hearing that our playtrons come away with a good experience while with us. Thanks for sharing in your review of us. Your patronage and expressions are appreciated.
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Halifax, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“A unique setting with great food and a brilliant and very entertaining proprietor”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Right from the moment you enter the front door you are made to feel welcome. You are escorted into an evening set in the 18th century. This begins with the selection of costume for the evening. They are very organized and there is costume for everyone. Once you are garbed you make your way to the 18th century themed dining tent. Here you get to enjoy music, story and the comic entertainment of the proprietor; Sabine. We even did a bit of dancing. The wait staff were very attentive. The food is plentiful and well prepared. I had the Halibut which was fresh and perfectly cooked. This is a great experience for young and old alike. I highly recommend it.

  • Visited July 2014
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linda733, Guest Relations Manager at Beggar's Banquet, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
We're so happy you came to play and partake of the Beggars Banquet. We enjoy sharing this with our guests. This is our fifth year and we are still excited about our unique dining experience. We love hearing from you. Thanks for sharing.
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Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
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“The highlight of our trip out East.”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

This place was the highlight of our whole trip to Nova Scotia. Dressed up in Acadian garb, we enjoyed the most delicious entertaining meal ever. The music was lively the chowder was incredible and the lobster/halibut delicious!!!! The singer made it lively as well as the visit from Sabine ;) watch your boys blush haha. Do not pass over this place :) perfect ending to a day at the fortress.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank ChristinaB42
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linda733, Guest Relations Manager at Beggar's Banquet, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
What an honour, to be the highlight of someone's trip. We never tire of hearing that our guests had an enjoyable time. Thanks so much for partaking in our fun dining experience.
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