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Lotus Lounge

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D 14/27, Mansrowar Ghat | Bangali Tola, Varanasi 22100, India
+91 98 38 567717
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 135
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  • 112
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to relax

The lounge is a great place to spend your afternoon (or morning). The staff is really quick and friendly, seating is really comfortable and the restaurant gives you a nice view. The food is average, not bad but certainly not the best either. However it's a good spot to relax and drink a fresh juice!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Joëlle S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The lounge is a great place to spend your afternoon (or morning). The staff is really quick and friendly, seating is really comfortable and the restaurant gives you a nice view. The food is average, not bad but certainly not the best either. However it's a good spot to relax and drink a fresh juice!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

With a nice view of the Ganges, and an international menu, Lotus Lounge is a great place to meet other backpackers. The food is just average and adequate, the prices are slightly above average compare to other places in the area. To get to this place, just walk along the river front and look up. Otherwise, it'll take you forever... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Lotus Lounge is a best place to eat in Varanasi, with a good view of the Ganges. I ate thai curry and momos also, everything was great. The service was really good with friendly staff . Try this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I've been here a couple of times. The place has a very nice view and it's one of the better places to actually relax, since most places don't have such a relaxing lounge. The food is good but more expensive then most other places, it's also of a somewhat higher quality. The staff is very friendly. Worth a try, to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Loved this place. A full and varied menu. Orders taken promptly and drinks served straight away. Nice fresh food you can see being cooked through a little hatch. Food was plentiful and tasty. Free fast wifi. A great place to eat and relax. The whole place including the toilets was very clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Varanasi doesn't seem to offer that much in terms of gastronomic delights, but we ate at the Lotus Lounge a couple of times (for breakfast and dinner) and it was pretty good. It's got a nice chilled atmosphere and a solid view of the wide Ganges flowing past. The menu has a mix of international dishes (from pasta to Thai... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Loved the location, just superb. Food great, enjoyed. I very stupidly left my (very expensive) Smartphone. Went back when I realised - the staff had found it and management had locked it securely away. My fault however I was grateful for the honesty - it had all my contacts/e-mails/photos. Management said a tip was unnecessary....absolutely I left one anyway

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Lotus Lounge is a small restaurant that sits next to the Ganges. The views are fantastic and the soft mattresses on the floor mean you can spend some time relaxing here. The food is delicious and caters for international and local tastes. The restaurant even offers free wi-fi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This place is perfect to chill after wandering in the little streets of Varanasi or after the boat ride. After trying other rooftops in town, this one with the comfortable beds is definitely the best one! Great service, great view, free WiFi, really quiet = perfect! Ps very good ice tea and Nutella pancake

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to have lunch or have a drink for escape the hot days, good food and good service. Nice view at the river Ganga.......

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: D 14/27, Mansrowar Ghat | Bangali Tola, Varanasi 22100, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 98 38 567717

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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