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Festive Villa

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Chauka Ghat, Varanasi 221002, India
0091 9889294475
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7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 22
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and view

A nice place overlooking Assi Ghat, with good, fresh and cheap food. Ate here several times during our stay. Nice virgin-cocktails here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
ChriMo_015
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Delft, The Netherlands
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New Delhi, India
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nothing festive about this villa, unfortunately. I went there for lunch one afternoon and found the place to be deserted, except two boys in their teens sitting on the 'reception counter'. Cut-to: the food we ordered was not bad.. but the amount of oil and spices was too high. The tables were not well kept and we had to ask... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I first found Festive Villa when I was on the steps at Assi Ghat and it started to pour down with rain! I ran into the restaurant for cover and ordered a drink while I waited for the rain to stop. While waiting I looked at the menu - I wasn't hungry at the time but the impressed me so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We went here, as though it would have a nice view over Assi Ghat. However, we had to sit upstairs (with a tree blocking the view), lots of the tables had dirty plates and cups. We had to clear our own table to find somewhere to sit- it didn't look like a waiter had been upstairs for a while. Then... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A nice place overlooking Assi Ghat, with good, fresh and cheap food. Ate here several times during our stay. Nice virgin-cocktails here.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

this restaurant was great and had the best view of the ghat and you could look across at the whole of Varanasi. This was our favourite ghat in the end as it was still busy and a lot to watch but cleaner and prettier than the other ghats. Great service and great food just complete the experience.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A wonderful restaurant run by a tremendously friendly and caring family, serving great food at reasonable prices .... all overlooking Assi Ghat. So you can spend happy hours enjoying great views of all the activities on the Ghat. Well worth a visit.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Paneer butter massala, chana massala and aloo mattar so delicious! One of the best food we had! I totally recommand This restaurant..

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had paneer tikka masala which was a little bland. Garlic naan very tasty. Apple pie good. Service excellent. Prices ok/average. Good location directly on/above Assi Ghat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Most westerners seemed to pass by the Festive Villa in favour of the Pizza bar next door. I'm pleased I did not. The food was lovely, very fresh, wonderful taste, prompt service and very reasonable price indeed, Great location overlooking the beach and ghats, with tress providing shade on the small terrace, I stopped off for lunch, and imagine it's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've had Thalis in various restaurants in Varanasi. This was the best. The daal and vegetable curry was really tasty. The paneer side was perfect - not too heavy even though it's butter paneer. The paratha and garlic naan were delicious. And unlike other restaurants, they don't skimp on the desert (by eg offering you ice cream). They give you... More 

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Additional Information about Festive Villa

Address: Chauka Ghat, Varanasi 221002, India
Phone Number: 0091 9889294475
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chauka Ghat, Varanasi 221002, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: 0091 9889294475

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian, International
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm

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