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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 149
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  • 124
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 10
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  • 16
    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
Beautiful outlook and a menu that has variety.

This restaurant was in a great location. It is up high enough to be cool and you can get away from the heat of the day. The menu is varied and would suit most tastes. It is clean and I enjoyed the food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Fran M
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Newcastle West, Australia
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Newcastle West, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant was in a great location. It is up high enough to be cool and you can get away from the heat of the day. The menu is varied and would suit most tastes. It is clean and I enjoyed the food.

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Thank Fran M
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this place on recommendation from Lonely Planet and found it was closed. Another shop owner said that government officials had closed it down due to them not having correct permits for opening in the first place?? Not sure if this is correct though.

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Thank alison g
Ashford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the Indian chef left in December and the restaurant is now closed - bit of a pain having walked along the Ghats to find it ! We walked back and ate in the Dolphin. A hike up the stairs but a very good view and good value food. Would recommend this one if you aren't keen on walking through... More 

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Thank Philip B
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

It was like an oasis among all the dirty streets. Breakfast was very nice. It has a beautiful view of Ganga!

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Thank melischi
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I came here a couple of times just to relax, read my book and take in the great Ganges view. Really nice breakfast options and great coffee! Highly recommend lotus for a break from the hustle and bustle of Varanasi.

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Thank BethRutts
Santa Marta, Colombia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Great view and a nice place to relax. Food is good. Had a terrific gaspacho and salad nicoise. The pasta was ok but probably not for lack of trying but because of the local product limitations. Fun it a great place. I

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The view of the Ganga is unbeatable at this restaurant. If you are looking for a beautiful, relaxing meal, definitely come here. The food is mostly international, and there are a lot of intereresting dishes from all around the world; germany, russia, mexico, thailand... I got the salad nicoise. It was really small but I still enjoyed it. My friend... More 

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Thank CamsterV
Guildford
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This cafe is in a great location and is an ideal stopping place while walking along the Ghats. They make delicious coffee and Indian snacks

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Thank tangier
Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Nice view, high class food, but a little expensive restaurant in this area where near the ghat. Relax environment. Valuable to try.

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Thank lovelovetaiwan
London
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Beautiful setting above the Mansrowar ghat to enjoy the river views with a refreshing drink and then explore the bustling life of the alleys and shops behind.

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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: Chinese, Asian, Indian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
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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