Benchmark’s quality & presentation’s outstanding

Benchmark is Niagara college’s NOTL restaurant and they live up to their motto of 5 star quality for 3 star prices.

The value I got for the $20 “trust us” 3 course tasting menu (selected by the apprentice chefs) is outstanding. (Or $25 with wine or beer.)


First up was a green salad with smoked salmon and scallop terrine. Excellent. Loved the light dressing.


The main was a buttermilk chicken sandwich with homemade slightly crispy fries. Fries are amazing. I love that it comes out on a hot plate. What a great combo with the Dijon mustard, coleslaw and garlic aioli.


From the dessert picture, do I have to say anymore? The Lemon bar was quite tasty. But you’ll need a knife or your fingers as it crumbled when I stuck a fork in it.

Overall what a great meal and awesome value too. I’d definitely recommend any foodies to check this out. I know I’ll be back for sure.


About Marsha Idella

It's my Edible Journey! I love food. I love love love chef tastings. Eating out inspires my home cooking. I’m passionate about sharing the foods I’ve tasted – made by someone else or me. I love sharing my journey through food, advising where to eat and what to eat. Sometimes it’s a homemade meal, a nearby restaurant, a culinary vacation or a food themed event. I love sharing food photos and their descriptions just as much as eating, but I also need to archive my foodie photos and recommendations thus far so that I don’t forget where I’ve been. Sometimes it is about eating the same thing twice – especially when you want to share that experience with someone or just relive it. “This is amazing, you gotta eat this”
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