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Lotus Lounge

Mansarovar Ghat, Varanasi, India
+91 98 38 567717
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Ranked #18 of 131 restaurants in Varanasi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Continental
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Maybe people love the rooftop overlooking the Ganges so much that they forget about their taste buds. The sauce of my chicken curry had less taste than your usual Indian food - even in the UK - and the chicken itself was abysmal. It was so overcooked that (once I scraped off the sauce) it was a brown/black colour and... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Heard rave reviews about this place....thought it was going to be a international cusine fare...more like backpackers delight....but food was goodish..... Nice views of the ganges. Only.customers were tourists...so a good meeting place.

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Nomansland, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Had a simple stir fry, it was tasty and a break from spices. The lemonade with mint was very refreshing. Service wasn't exactly brilliant but it wasn't awful either. Stunning location right on the river and great to watch the world go by.

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Paris, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

There are not so many options to have dinner in the ghats area. Lotus Lounge is one of them. The food is ok, and you eat facing the river which is always magical, either sitting at a table or lying on matresses. A little music, a tad more light and a more smiling staff would do no harm...

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The setting for the Lotus Lounge is brilliant, the views over the Ganges and surrounding Ghats make it unique. However the staff seem disinterested with was surprising considering the popularity of the place, but then again I could have been spoilt by local restaurants who cant seem to do enough for you. When it came to order, the first two... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A perfect location for dinner and watch the river from a height. Nice taste of western food, a good place if you want some salad, pasta and non-Indian food. And they and one of the fastest serving restaurant in India.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I came back twice during my short visit to Varanasi just for the momos. So tasty! Stunning view of the Ganges.

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This place has a very nice view of the Ganga. The food is decent and their coffee is good. WiFi is available.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The food was okay. We went there to feed our six year old some familiar food but expected more Indian food, location was good, service okay. Definitely lacked character. Went there because lonely planet rated it. Bad call I think

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

awesome place and very good food. no one would imagine there's a eating place so good up there. the view from the place is breathtaking. speghatty and pasta are must try with fresh fruit juice. very friendly staff...

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