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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 30
    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
Good breakfast in a chilled environment

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
MrandMrsTuck
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Stoke Newington, London
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Nomansland, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
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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Stoke Newington, London
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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240 reviews 240 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
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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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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San Marino
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We ate at Lotus Restaurant and it was really nice. When I told the owner that I love baked potatoes he gave me an extra big portion. Both local and international dishes were good and the view over the Ganges River is great. Also, it was a very hygienic place.

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Barnet, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I only had the momos here and I personally didnt enjoy them. Have had much better food for half the price.

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Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Although the food was ok and the waiting staff lovely the owners customer service was appaling. I was charged 30 rs for a small cup of hot water that I needed to dissolve my medicine into. 30 rs is the same price I was paying for a 1l bottle of mineral water! When I questioned whether this was a mistake... More 

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Went here to have breakfast after a couple of days of eating at other places. Menu is quite small and prices are a bit high compared to nearby cafes and you have to pay 13.5 percent tax on top of your final bill. Food was average, indeed! You have better choices in Varanasi but the view was nice ;)

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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: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?