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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 102
    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
Nice view

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.......

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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San Marino
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
16 helpful votes 16 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Courtenay BC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We enjoyed the good food and good prices and located overlooking the Ganges River. Located just north of Kedar Ghat and just north of the Kedareswar B&B which was a great place to stay.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

No idea why people say the food is bad or average - it was really good (we tried momos and some chicken in gravy - liked both). Yes, I agree, it wasn't the best food I've ever tried in India, but the atmosphere was really nice and food was tasty - what else do you need after half a day... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Came here after reading in Lonely Planet that it was a great place to chill out, totally agree with that but they also said the food was average! Maybe they've changed chef since then or something, but the food was awesome. I had the chicken schnitzel and my boyfriend had the chicken satay. Really great place!

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Ontario, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great food and service, safe-for-westerners food, comfortable, great view of the Ganges. Right near Shiva Ganges View.

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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: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, 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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